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Economics Fellow shares insights with UK government


Dr Sriya Iyer, Fellow of St Catharine's College (2000) and University Reader in Economics, recently addressed the Department for International Development (DFID) at the invitation of the Chief Economist's Office.

Her presentation on 'The Economics of Religion in India' was part of the DFID Economics Seminar Series, which supports dialogue between civil servants working in government offices across the UK and leading external experts.

Dr Iyer commented, "Thank you to the Chief Economist's Office at DFID for this valuable opportunity to discuss my research with economists and non-economists working hard to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty. I was delighted to be asked so many interesting and pertinent questions, and our frank discussions provided many helpful directions for my future research."

Before the seminar, Anna Rudge, senior economic adviser to the Chief Economist, conducted a 3-minute interview with Dr Iyer on her main research findings, which is available below. This video will enable DFID to share these insights with a wider audience.

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