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Kartik Srivastava is a PhD candidate at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. His research focuses on development economics, labor economics, and political economy. His current projects include studying the role of segmentation in labor markets and in firm networks in India, as well as how the delivery of public services in rural areas can be improved with the use of technology-aided accountability mechanisms. He has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he majored in Economics and Engineering Sciences (Mechanical). Before starting at Harvard, Kartik worked as an RA at the Payments and Governance Research Program at J-PAL, and at DIME and ID4D at the World Bank in Washington, DC.