Mohit Agrawal is a Ph.D. candidate in the economics department at Yale University. Mohit is an applied microeconomist and uses structural techniques to study US healthcare, education, and politics. He is currently researching campaign finance reform–specifically, how public financing of elections influences who chooses to run for office, who chooses to donate to candidates, and who chooses to vote. Mohit previously worked for the Department of Defense and worked in analytics at President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign headquarters in Chicago.
Mohit majored in mathematics and minored in computer science at Princeton University. As a Mitchell Scholar, Mohit studied economics at the National University of Ireland-Galway. Mohit then won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied statistics and received an MBA.