Harsh is an Associate at IDFC Institute. His research focuses on projects related to urban governance, data empowerment and privacy. Prior to joining IDFC Institute, he worked as an Economics Teaching Fellow at the NYU Stern School of Business. Harsh has also been a Research Assistant to several NYU professors analysing topics such as ‘Shadow Banking around the World’ and ‘Social Media Entrepreneurship’. Harsh holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stern School of Business, New York University. He majored in Business and Political Economy with minors in Computer Science, Mathematics and Public Policy Management. Upon graduation, he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international honorary society of collegiate schools of business. For his honours thesis, Harsh analysed the economic and cultural factors that impact the habit of open defecation in India. After presenting his findings, he was interviewed about his work and featured across NYU Stern’s social platforms.