Babita Bhatt collaborated with UNRISD for the project Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (2012-2013) and co-authored a think piece "Economic ideals: Gandhian and neoliberal logics in India".
Bhatt is a PhD Candidate at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She previously taught at Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include social capital, capability approaches, and the social economy. Her research has been published at various international conferences, including a co-authored conference paper titled “Institutional Entrepreneurship in Chinese Social Enterprise Context: Effects of Social Network Ties”.