Former Collaborating Researcher
Smita Srinivas is a collaborating Researcher for New Directions in Social Policy. At the time of her collaboration, she was the Director of the Technological Change Lab (TCLab) and faculty member at Columbia University, a Visiting Professor in Economics and IKD at the Open University (UK) and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the International Development department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research and professional interests lie in economics and political economy, and institutional analysis in economic development theories. The substantive focus of her work is technological change and industry transformation, analysis of industry sectors, the political and planning questions of welfare in nation-states and cities, and the challenges of combining economic and social policies.