Hema  Swaminathan

Hema Swaminathan

Associate Professor at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Hema Swaminathan is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Public Policy of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Her recent research focuses on inequality in income and wealth distributions between men and women, and female labour participation in India. She is currently working on survey methodology to collect improved data on several domains; individual-level data asset ownership and wealth, decision making by women, and women’s engagement with the labour market. She was PI on the Gender Asset Gap project, a comparative study of Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka (India). The project demonstrated the feasibility of collecting individual-level data on assets and wealth and has generated the first ever estimates of gender asset and wealth gaps.