Kadambari Shah is an Associate at IDFC Institute. Kadambari has a post-graduate degree in Economics and Finance from the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE), affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Her research interests include Macroeconomics and Interdisciplinary Economics, as seen in her dissertation, ‘Analysing Total Factor Productivity Growth as an Exit Strategy for the Middle-Income Trap’.
Prior to MDAE, Kadambari graduated from St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), majoring in Economics and English Literature with a minor in Anthropology. She was on the Editorial Board of the Economics and English departmental journals and the annual College Magazine. She was awarded the St. Xavier’s College Golden Jubilee Scholarship for excellence in academics, extra-, and co-curricular activities, and was the Top Ranker in English Literature in the B.A. programme.
Kadambari was selected to represent India at international academic conferences at Harvard University, USA (on ‘Building Sustainable Cities’), and the University of Cambridge, UK (as ‘Head of the Press Corps’). In an online collaboration between the University of Stuttgart (Germany), St. Louis University (USA), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai (India), she engaged in extensive coursework and fieldwork on ‘Globalisation and Mobility’. Kadambari also initiated and organised TEDx conferences at Xavier’s and MDAE.