Sunny Malhotra

Analyzing the Regulatory Roots of Inequality

Dr. Steven K. Vogel and I will be looking at how rules shape market outcomes in a variety of fields. Specifically, we will be looking at the ways formal regulations and informal practices affect inequality in areas ranging from entrepreneurship to labor markets. Through a combination of economics, political science, and political economy literature and theory, we hope to use this information to better understand the ways governments can promote more equitable outcomes.

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Thank you so much for providing this invaluable opportunity to pursue my passion in political economy research. It means the world to me to be able to explore these topics in greater detail. I hope to uphold the Berkeley tradition of stellar research and public service.
  • Major: Economics and Political Science
  • Mentor: Steven K. Vogel, Political Science