Dr. Wilima Wadhwa has been Director of ASER Centre and, sinceJuly 2015, has taken over as Head of the Centre. She has been associated with the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) since its inception in 2005. She is the architect of the ASER survey and other primary research studies currently undertaken by ASER Centre. ASER’s unique approach to measuring learning outcomes has been recognized nationally and internationally and has also been adapted by several other countries in Asia and Africa. Dr. Wadhwa earned an undergraduate degree, with Honors, inEconomics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, post graduate degrees in Economics from Delhi University and University of California, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California.She has been published extensively and teaches statistics and econometrics at the University of California (Irvine), and the Indian Statistical Institute (New Delhi). She has also been a member of various government committees, including the Working Group for the Revision of Wholesale Price Index Numbers, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Dr. Wadhwa’s other research interests include development and monetary economics.