Kanika Mahajan is Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University. Her primary research interests include empirical development economics in the field of gender, labor and agriculture. Currently, she is working on issues around stagnation of women’s labor supply in urban India, decline in female employment in rural areas – exploring the structural linkages between female employment and agriculture technology and differences in agriculture productivity across male and female farm managers in India, violence against women and women’s political representation.
Previously, she has worked at Ambedkar University Delhi as an Assistant Professor of Economics from 2015-2017 where she taught courses on development economics, econometrics, statistics and microeconomic theory. She obtained her Ph.D. in Quantitative Economics from the Economics and Planning Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, in 2015. She completed her undergraduate studies in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and earned her Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.