The Jain Family Institute


Sidhya Balakrishnan


Director of Research

Sidhya leads the research initiatives in Income Share Agreements and Basic Income. 

Sidhya holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University, where she focused on Economic and Political Development and Econometrics. Her research interests lie in research design and causal inference, and how inequalities can be addressed in development policy design. She has previously worked in end-to end pilot design, implementation, and analysis for government and international development partners at Educational Initiatives, an educational assessment organization in India. She has also worked with international development organizations like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in different capacities. She also holds a degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, India.

Michael Stynes