Akshay Govind Dixit
Former Research Fellow
Akshay Govind Dixit is a Ph.D. student of Political Economy and Government at Harvard University. He is a James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Ph.D. Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration, and a recipient of the Amartya Sen Fellowship for Students from India. He studies how people form beliefs about fairness and inequality, and how that shapes their support for redistributive policies in India. In ongoing research with Rachel Brulé, he is examining the effect of climate change-induced weather shocks on women’s collective political engagement in Bangladesh.
In the past, Akshay has done research on youth civic engagement and accountability in public services, as a Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and prior to that at Save the Children. He spent two years in Bangladesh as a Research Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action