Ashish Kumar Sedai is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington. He completed a Ph.D. in Economics at Colorado State University (CSU) in 2022, master's in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India and worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Delhi from 2012-2017. He currently is a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University and is a contractor for development research at the Asian Development Bank Institute. He specializes in labor, health, gender, and development research and has received the prestigious Warren Samuel’s prize from the Association for Social Economics for his research on “Gendered effects of piped water in India". Other notable works include the analysis of electrification in developing economies and its impact on household welfare and women empowerment, informal finance and women empowerment, political institutions and pollution, care shocks and time use. His research papers have been published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Energy Economics, World Development, The Energy Journal, Economics of Ageing, Journal of South Asian Development, and Economic and Political Weekly. He has also worked as a consultant, specializing in applied economic development research for the World Bank, United Nations and 2M Research.