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Durham University

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Mr Navjot Sangwan, MSc Economics, University of East Anglia

PhD Student in the Business School

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Biography

Navjot is a PhD student working in the field of microfinance where he will explore the variables that limit or encourage the success of microfinance initiatives in various regions of India. Biography: Navjot is a PhD student in Economics at the Durham University with a particular interest in the field of microfinance, development economics, poverty, inequality, cultural economics, and gender. His current research deals with
regional discrimination in the provision of microfinance services in India where he looks into the effects of the culture, gender, occupation, education, human & social capital, political & geographical factors. Prior to joining Durham University, he worked in the field of microfinance in rural parts of India gaining the necessary experience for his research. He also has an MSc in Economics from the University of East Anglia and BA (Hons.) in Economics from University of Delhi. In his spare time, Navjot works on his journalistic
project ‘Bizarre Culture’ an independent magazine focusing on arts, culture, travel, and music.

Research Interests

  • Microfinance
  • Development Economics
  • Development in Emerging Economies
  • Poverty
  • Education
  • Cultural Economics
  • Inequality and Gender

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