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Dr Sweta Gupta
Department of Economics, Drayton House
30 Gordon Street
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  • Research Fellow
  • Dept of Economics
  • Faculty of S&HS

I completed my Masters from the University of Oxford, and hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. Currently I am working as a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics, UCL. Previously, I was a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies with a focus on the role of state and non-state actors in education. I have 7 years of experience leading and managing projects in India, Latin America, and conflict-affected African countries on these themes, working with NGOs, international organisations, and governments.

Research Summary

My broad research interests are development, education, gender and intra-household. Within these areas, I am currently working on a range of exciting studies - The evaluation of universal preschool system in India, The evaluation of Teacher Professional Development programme in African context, The measurement of teacher well-being in conflict and fragile African countries, The evaluation of ‘Gratuite’ (free school policy) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethnic and gender marginalisation in educational participation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and The effects of COVID-19 school closures in low income countries. 

Teaching Summary

I have three years of teaching experience at the University of Sussex Business School. 
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Finance and Economics: 15 credit Undergraduate Year 1 module
  • Introduction to Statistics including Excel workshops: 15 credit Undergraduate Year 1 module
  • Advanced Microeconomics: 15 credit Undergraduate Year 2 module
  • Climate Change Economics Excel workshops on climate model: 15 credit Undergraduate Year 3 Elective

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