Hemanshu Kumar is Assistant Professor in Economics at Ashoka University. His research interests lie in the area of development economics, public economics, economics of identity, gender, and applied econometrics. His work has focused especially on the salience and evolution of inequalities among historically disadvantaged groups in India.
Hemanshu brings wide-ranging undergraduate as well as graduate teaching experience to Ashoka. He has taught courses at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), the Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi), St. Stephen’s College (University of Delhi), and to US undergraduate students at a study abroad program at the Delhi centre of IES Abroad.
Prior to joining Ashoka, Hemanshu has also been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and under the Growth and Economic Empowerment of Women (GrOW) program, a collaborative research initiative in which the University of Göttingen and the Delhi School of Economics are partners.
Hemanshu received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 2016. He also holds Master’s degrees in Economics from Northwestern University and the Delhi School of Economics.