Priyadarshi Amar

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics | Political Methodology





Research Interests:

Historical Political Economy, Inequality and Representation, and Institution


Priyadarshi Amar is a Ph.D. Student in Political Science and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His interest lies at the intersection of political economy and development economics with a focus on South Asia. For his dissertation, He plans to examine the role of colonial interventions in explaining contemporary political outcomes and attitudes of scheduled castes.

Since 2016, Priyadarshi has also been working as a research associate for Rikhil Bhavnani on multiple projects examining the role of local institutions in economic development.

Previously, Priyadarshi worked as a research assistant to Sisir Debnath (Indian School of Business) and Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics). He has an M.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics from the King’s College London, and a B.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Delhi.

Office Hours:

Mondays: 9.30-10:30am at TA room in North Hall.

Fridays: 2:00-3:00pm at TA room in North Hall.