Fall Intern, Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative

Kaustubh (KC) Chahande served as a Fellow at the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality’s Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative. Kaustubh provided research, writing, and data analysis for various projects on issues such as federal block grants, behavioral health, and deep poverty. He has a keen interest in income and wealth inequality in the U.S.

Previously, Kaustubh served the Embassy Dialogue Committee of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where he helped facilitate communication between embassy representatives in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. higher education community.
Kaustubh earned a Master’s degree in Economics with a concentration in Financial Economic Policy from the American University in 2018. During his time at the American University, he researched the VIX volatility index using data from Google Trends and worked for the Asian Studies Research Council, where he assisted with various research projects spanning the East Asia region. At the graduate level, Kaustubh has also conducted research on the determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Kaustubh has a BSc. in Economics from Symbiosis School of Economics in Pune, India, where he served as the Economics Editor of the college magazine and newsletter. During his time there, he conducted primary and secondary research on Participatory Planning processes in the city of Pune.

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