Ruchbah Rai

Research Assistant

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Ruchbah Rai is a Research Assistant with the Economy and Growth Programme.

Her current areas of interest lie in the political economy of institutions in developing countries, the interplay of behavioural and political challenges in developing economies, and resource management focused on transboundary water conflicts, sustainability — the socio-economic impact of scarcity on beings.

Ruchbah’s masters’ dissertation focused on the relevance of social and political constructs in solving the Cauvery water dispute by designing a game theory model.


  • Environmental Economics
  • Development and Growth
  • Water Conflicts

Past Position(s)

  • Research Trainee, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi


  • MSc Development Economics, SOAS, University of London
  • BA Economics, St. Xaviers College, Mumbai

Language Fluency

  • Marathi
  • English