Sharmadha Srinivasan is an Associate at IDFC Institute. Her research focuses on the link between infrastructure investment and job creation, healthcare as re-architecturing welfare, and regional divergence. Prior to joining the IDFC Institute, Sharmadha worked at the Belgian Consulate in Mumbai as an Economic Affairs and Diplomacy Assistant to the Consul General. She also worked at Gateway House, a foreign policy think tank, as a researcher covering geo-economic and international trade issues. She had earlier interned at Espirito Santo Securities in the capacity of an economist, and at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London as a researcher. Sharmadha has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and a Master’s degree from the University of Warwick.