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About Aparajita Goyal

Aparajita Goyal is a senior economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region of the World Bank in Washington DC. Her research focuses on microeconomic issues of development, with a particular emphasis on poverty, technological innovation in agriculture, access to markets, and intellectual property rights. Her work has been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Development Economics, and has also been featured in popular press such as Frontline, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and others. Within the Bank, she has worked on operations, policy advice, and analytical activities in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia since joining the Young Professionals Program. Outside the Bank, she has worked with ActionAid in London and the Right to Food Campaign in India. She obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.


2008 - Present Senior Economist, World Bank

Research Interests

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Technology Innovation and Adoption and Agriculture, Access to Markets, Gender, Intellectual Property Rights, R&D

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Contact Information

Poverty and Equity Global Practice
The World Bank, 1818 H St. NW
Washington D.C. 20433, USA
Tel: +1 202-458-1760
Email: agoyal3[at]worldbank[.]org

Published and Forthcoming Papers (10)

Policy Contributions (10)

Other Publications (4)