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Urvi Neelakantan

Urvi Neelakantan is a senior policy economist in the Research Department. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 2010, she was an assistant professor of consumer finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently on leave at the Reserve Bank of India's Center for Advanced Financial Research and Learning.

Neelakantan's research interests are in consumer finance, labor and demographic economics, and macroeconomics. Her current research examines the relationship between human capital, financial investments, and economic outcomes and well-being across different types of individuals. Neelekantan earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 2005.

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