Anna David Thottappilly is a Ph.D. student in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Her primary research interest lies in looking into issues related to development and social mobility. She is interested in policy-oriented research that could aide in bridging the inequality gap. Prior to Cornell, Anna worked in the capacity of Assistant Professor at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. Anna received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She graduated with third rank for the Economics Masters program from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. As part of her MPhil dissertation, she analyzed how intellectual property rights in the Indian agricultural markets could effect farmers, as the institutional setup in India was trying to adhere to the WTO requirements.