Mahesh is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at MIT. Mahesh’s research is focused on development economics. Mahesh’s current projects are on understanding various aspects of international work-related migration including valuing the tradeoffs potential migrants are willing to make, their learning of mortality risks, and responsiveness to various push and pull shocks. Mahesh graduated from Dartmouth College in 2008 with a major in Economics and Mathematics. He worked at the World Bank in Kathmandu from 2008-2011 before starting graduate school at MIT.