- Affiliated Scholar
Vaidehi Tandel is a Lecturer in Real Estate at the Henley Business School in University of Reading. She is an economist working in the areas of land and housing markets, political economy of urban governance, and municipal finance. Before joining the University, she was Junior Fellow at IDFC Institute — a public policy think tank based in Mumbai. She was also a Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York.
Her papers have been published in Journal of Urban Economics, Cities, Environment and Urbanisation, Journal of Asian Economics, among others. Her research has been featured in The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Straits Times, Livemint and others. Her ongoing work looks at the politician-builder nexus in Mumbai, agglomeration economies in India, and climate change and adaptation across cities in developing countries.