Sahil Gandhi


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I am an urban and real estate economist. I am a lecturer at the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester. 
I was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Urban Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, and a visiting fellow at Brookings Institution (India Center). I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles.
My research is in the field of urban economics, real estate and housing economics. My recent papers are on vacant housing in India, migration and tenure choice, housing supply in Mumbai etc. My research is published in the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Cities, Environment and Urbanisation, among others.
I have bylines in international and Indian media -- The Washington Post, The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, Livemint among others, and my research has been cited or quoted in The Financial Times, The Straits Times, BBC, Livemint and others.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Areas of expertise

  • HB Economic Theory
  • Urban Economics
  • Real Estate Markets

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Urban Institute


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