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Pariroo Rattan

Pariroo Rattan

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Pariroo Rattan is a PhD student in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Fellow at the Program on Science, Technology and Society. She is interested in thinking closely about the politics of narratives of “progress” in relation to institutions of knowledge production. In particular, her dissertation will focus on how the introduction of scientific methods in theoretical and applied Economics has shaped discourse on “development” and explore contestations on the ground.

Before starting her PhD at Harvard, Pariroo completed her Master’s degree in Development Economics at Yale University on the KC Mahindra Scholarship. After which, she spent a year conducting research to understand construction of macroeconomic ‘growth’ across Yale University, University of Oslo, London School of Economics and College De France. Pariroo holds a BA in Economics from the University of Delhi.