ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SATTVA VASAVADA SENGUPTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ashoka University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 9

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" To be a Millennium Fellow means to be an active participant in the field of social impact and social science. As a student leaning towards the field of academia, I find it very important to be a participant at the field level with organisations engaged in creating a social impact. This makes me understand the ground reality better, and thus take my understanding of the world to a higher level. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Research into Rural Labour Markets

I intend to do academic research on rural labour markets in India - it will involve me partnering with organisations pan-India to collect simple qualitative data that would be used to enhance my research. My specific research topic is labour market disequilibrium and the economics of identity. I plan to see how rural identity interacts with economic institutions like the labour market - and how it affects unemployment dynamics. I posit that because rural identity is dependent on how fellow villagers evaluate your actions, self-interested wage bidding (in the downward direction) is constrained, and hence labour markets remain in a neoclassical "disequilibrium" (unemployment). I further plan to develop a model that explains this phenomenon

About the Millennium Fellow

Sattva Vasavada Sengupta is an economics major interested in the field of development economics. He likes to observe his surroundings and formulate random theories in his head. Outside the field of academia, Sattva is an avid road cycling enthusiast.