Kriti Upadhyaya

Research Associate, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

Kriti Upadhyaya is a research associate for the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she specializes in U.S.-India economic ties and Indian federal economic reforms. Kriti leads the Chair’s efforts in managing and updating the India Reforms Scorecard 2019-24, which tracks 30 big-ticket and high-impact federal business reforms that can unlock India’s growth and job creation potential. Kriti also supports the Chair’s efforts in U.S.-India defense and higher education cooperation projects and sends out the quarterly newsletter Partnership 2020. Kriti has contributed to various leading media outlets on issues focused around India’s economic agenda. She also appears on Indian media panels as a policy analyst. Prior to joining the CSIS, Kriti was at a financial and compliance due diligence firm in Maryland. Kriti’s experience in India involves being a core organizing committee member for the Delhi Literature Festival, project manager at CineDurbar, researcher at the India Policy Foundation, features writer at Millennium Post, among others. Kriti has a B.A. in political science from Hindu College at Delhi University and M.A. in international affairs from the School of International Service at American University.


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Email: KUpadhyaya [at]
Tel: 202.775.3114