B.Sc. (Research) Economics, Shiv Nadar University; Masters of Arts in International and Development Economics, Yale University

Faculty Supervisor: Climate Impact Lab, Michael Greenstone

Nishka Sharma is a pre-doctoral fellow at EPIC, where she works with the Climate Impact Lab, a multi-institution, multidisciplinary research group co-led by EPIC Director Michael Greenstone that works to quantify the impact of climate change. She earned her master’s in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a bachelor’s in economics from Shiv Nadar University in India. In the past, Nishka worked as a researcher at the Indian School of Business in India on projects that empirically evaluated the impact of digital identity in social welfare programs. Her current research interests lie broadly in the intersection of environmental and development economics including social impacts of climate change, and how adaptation to climate change can be made more accessible.

“I wish to work towards quantifying the impact of challenges due to climate change in harmony with economic development. I am excited to work with my peers and the experts at the Climate Impact Lab to pursue that goal and contribute to developing scientific strategies to mitigate them. I also look forward to making the most of the learning opportunities that CIL, EPIC, and UChicago have to offer.”