Dean, IFMR GSB
PhD - IIT Madras
She is passionate about understanding the financial behaviour of low-income households, rural livelihoods and analysis of Government-provided basic services. Prof Lakshmi has also participated in various field-based studies in Tamil Nadu, including projects sponsored by Harvard University, DFID UK, NSE India, University of California, Irvine and NABARD, India.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (1984), a Master’s in Econometrics (1987) from the University of Madras and PhD from IIT Madras in 2008.