Vibhav Mariwala

Vibhav is a senior analyst at IDFC Institute and a part of the Data Governance Team. His research focuses on state capacity, data governance, urbanisation, and political economy in India. Towards the same, he brings his academic background in anthropology, history, political science, and psychology. Alongside his role at IDFC Institute, Vibhav is also an M.A. Candidate in Anthropology at Stanford University, where he is studying the intersection of trust and culture with commercial transactions in western India. Prior to joining IDFC, Vibhav completed a Bachelors of Arts from Stanford University where he majored in History (with honours) and minored in Political Science and Psychology. He wrote an honours thesis in history on the origins and implementation of centralised state planning in post-colonial India, and the history of the Indian constitution