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Himani Mehta

Himani Mehta works on the 1 World Connected project, specifically on a large-scale longitudinal mixed-methods study to measure the effects of mobile internet use on women’s socioeconomic well-being in Ghana and Bangladesh.

Himani has designed interventions tested through randomized control trials, conducted behavioral lab experiments, and developed panel surveys for data collection in Africa and South Asia through her time at Precision Agriculture for Development and the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics. She uses econometric and statistical techniques for data analysis as well as qualitative research methods to study social norms.

Before joining Penn, Himani worked as a management consultant at Kearney in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, where she advised large telecommunication providers on digital transformation projects and helped them develop better negotiation strategies for overall cost reduction. She holds a Master’s in Behavioral and Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s in Technology (Materials Science Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India.