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Ritika Goel

Personal Statement

I am a PHD candidate in Comparative Political Economy at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests lie in democratic accountability, upward mobility and upward redistribution in the context of rising inequality.  Before coming to Berkeley, I worked in International Development in South Asia including with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group and with the UK Department for International Development (DFID). I have a Masters in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University, and a Bachelors in Engineering from NSIT, Delhi University.   

At Berkeley's Political Science Department, I am a member of the Department's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a representative for Women in Political Science (WIPS) for the academic year 2020-21.  I have been a graduate student instructor for undergraduate departmental courses on quantitative research methods and comparative politics. I am also an Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development at Berkeley.