Nishant Chadha is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Shiv Nadar University and member of the Joint Working Group in Critical Thinking and Knowledge Systems. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Shiv Nadar University, Nishant Chadha finished his PhD at the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2012. His research interests lie in the intersection of Economics and Political Science with a special focus on the developing world. His current work focuses on the role that economic changes have played in political developments in India in the recent past. He is interested in how India's social organization (along caste and religious lines) interacts with its democratic institutions to shape the political environment and policy-making. In his future research he would like to understand how India's political institutions need to evolve to keep pace with the requirements that the rapid economic expansion of India imposes on them.