Research Associate

Ranjan Sapkota

Based in Austria

I am an aspiring economist with a strong academic interest in the intersection of Economics and Data Science. Initially, my journey at Equitech began with an inaugural cohort of scholars at the Civic Tech Institute (CTI), where I have had the privilege of learning the importance of AI/ML in the public policy domains. 

Prior to my time at Equitech Futures, I dedicated myself to data-oriented research at a research think-tank, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment (SAWTEE). My work at SAWTEE revolved around various aspects of data analysis, including forecasting, data processing, visualization, and management using statistical tools such as STATA and R to drive meaningful insights. My contributions extended to the formulation of research reports and periodic briefs, spanning a wide array of topics ranging from macroeconomic analysis and Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action) to innovative export strategies and the transitioning of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Currently, I am pursuing my Master's degree in Economic Policy at Central European University (CEU) in Austria. I hold an Undergraduate degree in Economics, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research from Ashoka University in India.

Through these experiences, I have been developing my skills in economics and data science, and I am excited to continue exploring the dynamic synergy between these two fields in my future endeavors.