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Academic Background

Madhuri Kamtam is a Ph.D. researcher in International Development  at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Her research areas are labor economics, the political economy of development, gender, caste, econometrics, and social policy. Her Ph.D. research looks at labor laws, welfare, and collective action in home-based occupations, with a focus on the beedi industry in India. 

Madhuri completed her undergraduate degree in Economics (Hons) at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, and her MSc. in Development Economics at SOAS, University of London. She was extensively involved in fieldwork for her master’s thesis in the Telangana region to examine and analyze issues around labor and employment, focusing on NREGA, mine, cine, and beedi workers. 



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Economics, SOAS, University of London

1 Sep 201930 Sep 2020

Award Date: 31 Dec 2020

Bachelor of Economics, Azim Premji University

1 May 20161 Jun 2019

Award Date: 28 Jun 2019


  • Economics (General)
  • Social Sciences (General)
  • Statistics in Social Sciences

Media Expertise

  • Economics
  • Sustainable development

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