I am currently a PhD Student at the LSE's Department of Geography and Environment. I am a part of the Economic Geography Cluster.
Previously, I have worked at the Centre for Social and Economic Policy (formerly Brookings Institution India Center), New Delhi, where I specialised in housing and property rights. I hold a Master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (2017-2019), where I specialized in Urban Policy and Governance, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi.
Currently, I am interested in the factors that make housing unaffordable in India, inefficiencies in housing markets and figuring out what impact, if any, does the legacy of colonialism on regulation have.
I love making maps, petting cats, and exploring cities.
Prof Christian Hilber
Prof Olmo Silva
- Patranabis, S., & Gandhi, S. (2021). Can property rights improve access to toilets for the urban poor? Evidence from India. CSEP Working Paper (September 28, 2021). https://csep.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Can-property-rights-improve-access-to-toilets-for-the-urban-poor.pdf
- Gandhi, S., Green, R. K., & Patranabis, S. (2021). India’s housing vacancy paradox: How rent control and weak contract enforcement produce unoccupied units and a housing shortage at the same time. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3811975
- Warnford Scholarship
- Ami and Raj Kotecha Scholarship