Pooja Balasubramanian, PhD

Function: Researcher

Specialization: Social Economics

Work areas:

  • Povery and Inequality
  • Structural change
  • Social protection and inclusive policies
  • Financial inclusion and indebtedness


since 12/2020 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Researcher, Research Programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems"
1/2016-11/2020 University Göttingen
Research Associate
9/2014-9/2015 Luxembourg Institute for Socio Economic Research (LISER)
9/2014-9/2015 KU Leuven and Luxembourg Institute for Socio Economic Research
MSc Social Policy Analysis
9/2013 - 10/2014 Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD) and JPAL
Research Associate
9/2012 - 9/2013 School of Oriental and African Studies
MSc Development Economics
4/2009 - 4/2012 St. Xaviers College, University of Mumbai
BA Economics

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces