Avinash is interested in environmental issues in developing countries, especially India. His current research explores the welfare impact of air pollution in India. He holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and Post-graduate Diploma (MBA) in Rural Management from IRMA. Avinash is a pre-doctoral fellow in the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and a fellow of Sustainability Science Center. He worked on water and energy policy with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for 4 years before coming to the US for higher studies.