Shashank aspires to pursue a career in development policy research after graduate studies. His areas of interest include economic history, political economy of development, governance and social policy – wherein he is particularly interested in research focusing on the Indian subcontinent. He has previously worked as a researcher on the FUSE Survey Project at the Gokhale Institute and as a research intern at the Good Business Lab. He recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.