Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

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The Mumbai Center is developing research, education, and public programs that focus on understanding India's growth as a major global economy as well as addressing its persistent poverty and rising inequality. We plan to partner with various departments at Columbia University, including the Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Columbia Business School for deepening research and public dissemination activities in this area. Areas of interest include advancing economic opportunities for women, global economic mobility, finance, entrepreneurship, and skill development.

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