AEASP 2023 Scholar Nidhi Nair

Nidhi Nair

Nidhi Nair graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2022, with degrees in Economics and Mathematics-Statistics. Nidhi served as the President of the UConn Undergraduate Economics Society and as the founding director of the Invisible Hand Speaker Series, an annual conference hosted at UConn with the goal of bringing diverse scholars and researchers to speak on campus.

She is passionate about analyzing the role of financial exclusion in stymieing upward mobility in the United States and wrote her senior honors thesis on the link between the financial literacy rates of undergraduate students and per-pupil funding in the high school districts they graduated from. In the past, Nidhi worked at the UC Berkeley Labor Center, the Brookings Center, and the Cato Institute. In the fall, Nidhi will be studying at Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar. In her free time, Nidhi enjoys making dinner with her family, going on walks, and stoking her raging caffeine addiction.