Biography


I am a Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale University.  Beginning in Fall 2017, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University.


My research interests span international and comparative political economy, with a focus on the politics of economic policymaking, business-state relations, and identity.  I have a regional specialization in India, which I study in comparative perspective with Brazil and other democratic settings.


Prior to joining Yale, I was an Analyst, Senior Analyst, and Research Associate at Cornerstone Research, an economics and finance research firm.  I have experience working on complex regulatory disputes related to securities, valuation, and corporate governance.


I graduated in 2006 from Williams College, where I majored in Economics and Political Science (Honors) and conducted research as a Williams College Undergraduate Research Fellow.  During 2005-2006, I studied at Exeter College at the University of Oxford as part of the Williams-Exeter Program at Oxford.


Feel free to contact me, and thank you for visiting my website.




Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

Princeton University

445A Robertson Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544

nikhar.gaikwad at yale dot edu


NIKHAR GAIKWAD