Jigar Bhatt is a PhD candidate at Columbia University focusing on how economic knowledge shapes our social and built environment. He holds a Masters in City Planning from M.I.T. and Bachelors in economics from Northeastern University. Jigar has several years of experience in social policy evaluation in the U.S. and infrastructure development in Southern and Western Africa. He is committed to reducing inequities and empowering the public to engage in debates on the economy.