Abhinav Kapoor

Abhinav  Kapoor
  • Graduate Student
  • School of Planning, Design and Construction


I am a PhD student at the School of Planning, Design and Construction with concentration in Urban and Regional Planning. For my PhD, I plan to study the socio-economic and demographic impact of urbanization in the rural-urban interface in a few Asian cities. I will also explore how the urbanization process within these peri-urban zones affects the environment and how can we, as a society deal with this tense relationship through public policy and private action. Having received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics, I have also done an MPhil in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. Prior to coming to MSU I was working as a Senior Economist at the Foundation for Agrarian Studies located in Bengaluru, India. Here my work was focused around collecting and analyzing village data to understand the contemporary rural economy.