Vaidehi Tandel

Vaidehi Tandel


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I am an economist working in the areas of urban economics, real estate, political economy, and public finance with a focus in India.

Previously I was Lecturer in Real Estate at the University of Reading and Junior Fellow at IDFC Institute in Mumbai. I was a postdoctoral visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York.

My research has been published in the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Cities, Environment and Urbanisation, BMJ Open, among others. My work has been featured in The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Straits Times, Livemint and others.

My ongoing research looks at the politician-builder nexus in Mumbai, the impact of mandatory disclosures on housing markets, and climate change and adaptation across cities in developing countries.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy


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