Dr. Shamika Ravi is Visiting Senior Fellow in Political Economy at IDFC Institute. Dr. Ravi is Fellow of Governance Studies Program, at Brookings India and Brookings Institution Washington D.C. Her research is in the area of Development Economics with a focus on financial inclusion, health, gender inequality and democracy. Dr. Ravi is a visiting professor of Economics at the Indian School of Business, where she teaches courses in Game Theory and Microfinance and is also affiliated with the Financial Access Initiative of New York University. She is part of the Enforcement Directorate of Microfinance Institutions Network in India and has served as a director on boards of several leading microfinance institutions. Professor Ravi has published extensively in academic journals and writes regular opinion pieces in major newspapers. Her research work has been featured and cited by BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times and most national and regional newspapers and magazines in India.