Anubhav Thakur

Anubhav was born in India. He grew up in New Delhi which is the capital of India and a city of around 30 million people! He moved to the US and attended Sam Houston State University where he majored in math and minored in economics. One of his mentors at Sam Houston State was an SMU PhD alumni, Hiranya Nath (2002 PhD).

Anubhav is a George W. Bush Institute Doctoral Fellow. This is the most prestigious fellowship awarded by the SMU Economics department and is funded by the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. In June 2018, The George W. Bush Institute and the SMU Department of Economics launched the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. By leveraging the strengths of both institutions, The Initiative promotes policy relevant research at the frontier of many important economic issues.

An interesting fact about Anubhav is that he went to an all-boys boarding school growing up.

“I always enjoyed research and naturally felt inclined to do so. I am excited to start my PhD coursework and looking forward to my stay in Dallas (not so much the Dallas traffic).”