An alumnus of University of Delhi, MDI Gurgaon and University of Warwick, Gaurav worked as a banker for most of his professional life of 18 years prior to joining Azim Premji University in Feb21. Immediately before this, Gaurav was consulting with LabourNet- a private sector firm focused on skilling, employment and livelihoods for blue-collared workers in rural and urban India.
He has previously taught as a visiting faculty in Economics and has also published in The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Decision and The Asian Journal of Law and Economics. His recent research work has focused on India’s IT-BPM Industry, MGNREGA, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, India’s Asset Reconstruction Market and role of policy measures in exacerbating rather than limiting the Global Financial Crisis of 2007/08.
Issues concerning livelihoods/ employment and financial inclusion are at the heart of his research interests.