Aditi Bhowmick

Aditi Bhowmick

India Director

Development Data Lab

I currently serve as India Director at Development Data Lab, where I am building a gender-economics research agenda for South Asia (with colleagues), raising funds for our research and work with open data, and leading outreach and partnerships.

A few projects that I have bottom-lined since 2020 include – a large-scale study of in-group gender and religious bias in the Indian judiciary, development of the largest open-access judicial data platform and assembling excess mortality data that enabled our interdisciplinary paper estimating excess Covid mortality in India, in Science.

I am a June 2020 graduate of the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Prior to graduate school, I worked on large-scale evaluations of education and early childhood development programs across Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with J-PAL South Asia in India.

  • Development
  • Gender
  • Intergenerational Mobility
  • Open Data
  • MPA in Economics and Public Policy, 2020

    Princeton University

  • BA in Economics and Political Science, 2016

    Cornell University


(2022). English Proficiency, Gender and the Occupations of Childhood Immigrants in the US. Journal of Labor Research.

Cite Article

(2022). COVID mortality in India: National survey data and health facility deaths. In Science.

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(2021). Big, Open Data for Development: A Vision for India. India Policy Forum.

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Working Papers

(2022). In-group bias in the Indian judiciary Evidence from 5 million criminal cases. Working Paper.

PDF Cite Code Dataset Project Video Commentary in EPW Media-Indian Express Media-the Hindustan Times Media-the Print Op-ed-Bar and Bench

Recent Talks

Applied Development Economics Conference 2022
Research Presentation
IMPRI Data Discourse
Seminar on Open Data