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Urbashee Paul

PhD in Economics


Motivated by the challenges that stem from economic inequality, Urbashee Paul is pursuing her PhD in Economics. Raised in a lower middle class family in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she experienced first-hand the crippling effects of poverty and inequality. She wants to better understand the barriers to opportunities faced by youth in the U.S. and other countries. Paul hopes that her work will yield solutions to mitigate the economic inequality they may face later in life.

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Urbashee’s Path

“A lot of the crucial steps that brought me to where I am today happened during my teenage years, and that helped me break out of the economic barriers that life threw at me,” she says. “If I hadn’t broken out of these barriers at the crucial age between high school and college, I could have been in a very different place now.”

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