Souvik Dutta completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 2014. He uses both analytical modelling and econometrics in his research. Some of his current areas of interest are in the fields of political economy, microfinance and economics of digital marketing. He has received several research grants from International Growth Centre (IGC), EfD and Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES). Before his Ph.D, Souvik obtained his masters degree in economics from Delhi School of Economics and his undergraduate degree in economics from Presidency College, Kolkata. Before joining IIIT-D, Souvik was a faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.