Arka Roy Chaudhuri is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Shiv Nadar University. He did his PhD from the University of British Columbia. His research fields are Development Economics, Economics of Education, Political Economy and Labour Economics. He has worked on the efficacy of affirmative action policies, evolution of inter-group differences and the long-term consequences of colonialism. His present research focuses on political economy issues such as public good provision and education economics topics such as gender differences in STEM take-up and classroom peer effects.