Abhik Banerji is a Senior Research Analyst based in Mumbai, India.
At the One Health Trust, Mr. Banerji served as one of the primary investigators on the cross-sectional study on values and preferences for COVID-19 self-testing which is funded by FIND and aims to determine the viability and utility of COVID-19 self-test kits in Peru, Brazil, Kenya, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, and the Philippines. He is collaborating with other One Health Trust researchers on a paper on the impact of co-residence with parents-in-law on women’s empowerment and labor force participation. Mr. Banerji is also working on the Longitudinal Youth Learning Outcomes in India project and was a principal supervisor for the endline survey in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. There, he oversaw training and implementation of survey tools to collect data on learning outcomes, perceptions around gender norms, and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health across 80 villages and 4,800 children.
Before joining the One Health Trust, Mr. Banerji worked as an economic consultant at the National Institute of Urban Affairs for the City Master Plan of Delhi 2041. He helped develop spatial policies to define the city’s economic and employment potential for the next 20 years. He also worked in the International Monetary Fund Research Department, where he contributed to studies on the political economy of growth and inequality. Before graduate school, Abhik was involved in evaluating cost and outcomes data for the Tanzania Free Basic Education Policy at the World Bank.
Mr. Banerji received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Economics and Statistics from York University and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from Georgetown University.
His research interests include economics related to gender, health, and labor.