Arjun Srinivas

Associate - Practice | asrinivas at iihs dot ac dot in

2014    MSc Economics, Madras School of Economics, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Chennai
2012    BA Economics (Hons), Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi



Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Kolar
Languages: English, Hindi,  Kannada, Telugu

Arjun Srinivas has a Master’s in Economics from the Madras School of Economics. At IIHS, he currently works with the CARIAA-ASSAR, a climate change and adaptation project, focused on semi – arid regions in India. His research interests lie primarily in the sphere of development economics, and he is involved in the assessment of socio-economic vulnerability of communities, with a particular emphasis on climate related risks.


He is conversant with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Within the CARIAA project, he has contributed in the following capacities.

  • Selection and scoping of the research sites, including mapping them with GIS software.
  • Participating in the qualitative research through coordinating focus group discussions by conducting interviews for the oral life histories.
  • Developing the socio-economic household survey instrument and leading the digitising and administering of the surveys electronically through tablets.
  • Analysis of all primary data obtained
  • Authoring of blog posts/ academic articles.


He has also contributed Op-ed pieces based on his research, which have been published in portals such as The Wire and Citizen Matters. He has a keen interest in questions of political economy and well-being and contributes to the research being conducted under the School of Economic Development at IIHS. He has also taught at the Urban Fellowship Program.


Prior to IIHS, Arjun has worked with Equifax, a leading credit bureau, as an Analytics Consultant. His role was to leverage Equifax’s data assets (financial, utilities and demographic data) to provide analytical insights to a variety of clients. He also has prior experience in journalism, having interned with The Economic Times, India’s leading financial daily, where he authored articles that were featured in the print edition.

Research Projects at IIHS

 2016 Identifying grants/fellowships and conferences for themes relevant to the SED as part of BID Committee.


Research Projects at IIHS

2013 Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)