Dr. Himadri Palikhe is a Senior Economist at Monument Economics Group. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her dissertation explores how firms’ internationalization affects women’s participation in informal labor. She has also studied the effects of environmental policy uncertainty on business decisions. Dr. Palikhe has effectively leveraged applied microeconomics and econometric tools to generate analytic insights. She has taught economics courses to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Tennessee, and worked as a research assistant at Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
Dr. Palikhe also holds an M.B.A. from Kathmandu University, Nepal. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in economics, Dr. Palikhe held several leadership positions at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), a German international development organization; most recently, she was the Deputy Chief Technical Advisor for Trade Promotion Program at GIZ. She has over eight years of experience in the arenas of economics, business, and policy, successfully fostering improved business climate and promoting international trade. Throughout her career, Dr. Palikhe has effectively managed mixed-method research frameworks to advise governmental groups and businesses for better collaboration and growth. Dr. Palikhe has extensive experience working with governmental agencies, private firms, business associations, international agencies in both national and international contexts.