Research interests: Financialization of economies; labor politics; corporate governance; inequality and economic justice; international and comparative political economy; and global finance.
Bio: Puneet Bhasin works on the political economy of global finance, labor politics, and corporate governance. His current research addresses critical intersections between these areas by examining why financial modes of accumulation exacerbate income and wealth inequality, varyingly, across industrially advanced nation-states. In this regard, his doctoral dissertation—supported by Brown University, the Social Science Research Council, and the Tobin Project—analyzes the variance in equities-centered ‘financialization’ of the American and German economies from 1980 to 2005. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Weatherhead Scholars Program, Puneet plans to explore multi-fractal analysis as a method for advancing his research on the distributional effects of modern finance and its attendant activities. Puneet completed his Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from Brown, an M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to academia, Puneet worked for McKinsey & Company and Deloitte & Touche, followed by brief project engagements with two policy research organizations in India, namely, the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur and the IFMR-Center for Micro Finance, Ahmedabad.
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