Dr. Renuka Sane is a Consultant at IDFC Institute. She is currently an associate professor at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Delhi. Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. Her research agenda lies in creating new knowledge in household finance, especially on household choice in financial instruments such as credit, pensions, insurance and equity markets, as well as consumer protection in finance. She was a peer reviewer for the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) on consumer protection. She was also on the research team for the Bankruptcy Legislative Reforms Committee (BLRC) on the insolvency of individuals (2015) and the research team for the DEA Committee on Mis-selling (2015). Her academic papers have been published in Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Policy and Reform, Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, Macroeconomic Dynamics, World Bank Economic Review, and the BE Journal of Applied Economics and Policy.
She is also interested in research and policy on the criminal justice system in India. She has been involved in the first crime victimisation survey in Mumbai and Delhi carried out by CHRI. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales and holds an M.A. in Economics from Mumbai University.