Navjot Sangwan

Dr Navjot Sangwan PhD, MSc, BA (Hons)

Lecturer in Economics

Navjot Sangwan joined the University of Greenwich in 2019 as a Lecturer in Economics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Durham University, an MSc in Economics from the University of East Anglia and a BA (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University. Previously, he worked as a researcher at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. His work has also been published in World Development, Project Syndicate, The Guardian, The Korea Herald and Developing Economics.

Research / Scholarly interests

Navjot Sangwan is interested in research on microfinance, poverty reduction, women's empowerment, the economics of discrimination, education, health, social inequalities and impact evaluations.

Recent publications


Sangwan, Navjot and , Tasciotti, Luca (2023), Time to remit: the effect of remittances on household consumption and dietary diversity in India. Sciendo. In: , , , . Sciendo, IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 14 (1) 2520-1786 (Online) (doi:

Sangwan, Navjot and , (2023), Make microfinance great again: can flexibility in repayments improve business outcomes in North India?. The Indian Economic Association. In: , , , . The Indian Economic Association, The Indian Economic Journal 0019-4662 (Online) (doi:

Sangwan, Navjot and , Tasciotti, Luca (2023), Losing the plot: the impact of urban agriculture on household food expenditure and dietary diversity in sub-Saharan African countries. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Agriculture, 13: 284 (2) . pp. 1-20 2077-0472 (Online) (doi:

Saha, Bibhas and , Sangwan, Navjot (2019), Credit where credit's due: The enabling effects of empowerment in Indian microfinance. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, World Development, 122 . pp. 537-551 ISSN: 0305-750X (Print), (doi:

Working paper

Sangwan, Navjot and , (2020), 3000 Years of Discrimination and Counting: How Caste Still Matters in the Indian Credit Sector. In: , , , . , Greenwich Papers in Political Economy (doi: ).