Dr. Anisha Sharma is Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University. Her research interests are in the area of development economics, labour economics, firms, and public policy. Her recent research examines how strong social norms against female employment increase the costs of skills investments for women, contributing to economy-wide skill shortages as well as a gender earning gap. Anisha completed her doctorate in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2016. Before that, she received an MSc in Financial Economics (2008), and an MSc in Economics for Development (2009) from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA (Hons) in Economics (2007) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.