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Vibhav Mariwala

Former Senior Analyst

Vibhav was a Senior Analyst at IDFC Institute. His research focused on state capacity, data governance, urbanisation, and political economy in India. He is also an M.A. Candidate in Anthropology at Stanford University, where he is studying the intersection of trust and culture with commercial transactions in western India. Prior to joining IDFC, Vibhav completed a Bachelors of Arts from Stanford University where he majored in History (with honours) and minored in Political Science and Psychology. He wrote an honours thesis in history on the origins and implementation of centralised state planning in post-colonial India, and the history of the Indian constitution. Vibhav was an editor at The Stanford Daily, Stanford’s student run newspaper, and was also the Co-President of BASES, Stanford’s oldest and largest entrepreneurship club.

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