Sourav Sinha (PhD, Economics)

Describe your project:

As a GPE Fellow, I worked on two main projects. The first project entailed designing data analyses strategies that would help WFF advocate for transparency in institutional research on gender gap among faculty. In the second project, I worked alongside peer fellows to analyze Title IX records and visualized how campus environment around sexual harassment has changed over the years.

What are the main skills that you acquired?

A key skill that I acquired in the fellowship was to learn how to convey complex econometric techniques and complicated data visualizations to a diverse audience.

What were the biggest challenges and learning opportunities of the fellowship?

As an economics PhD student, I have a strong foundation in data analyses particularly in the field of labor economics and I was seeking to build upon this experience by applying my economic intuition and data analyses skills to a setting that would have a more actionable impact. This fellowship provided me with a fantastic opportunity to do so, while navigating the very real constraints of administrative research. My mentors in the program were very generous with their time and their help in making the fellowship a fruitful experience for me, and very receptive to new ideas and thoughts. It has been a real pleasure working with the WFF leadership and I look forward to expanding on our ideas in the Fall.