Dev Patel is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance and a third-year PhD student in the Harvard Economics Department. Under this fellowship, he is examining how expanding the poor’s access to formal financial institutions impacts structural transformation during India’s rural banking boom. His other research studies questions in gender and education, often through a behavioral or historical lens. He obtained his A.B. in economics with a secondary in mathematics from Harvard College in 2016.