Nishtha Mishra is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce and Madras School of Economics with a B.A. and M.S. in economics, respectively. Prior to joining RAND, she interned with the Economic Research Division of the Confederation of Indian Industry. Her policy interests include international economic relations, private sector growth, international trade, labor markets, developing countries, and energy issues.