Vaibhav Sahgal is senior manager, North America on Economist Impact's Policy and insights practice. He is a quantitative economist by training and has led a variety of client engagements across the domains of technology, critical infrastructure and finance. His key areas of focus include scenario-based estimation of the economic impact of artificial intelligence/ machine learning technologies, evaluation of the business case for investing in ethical AI, assessment of the role and contribution of global innovation networks, measurement of the global prevalence of online violence against women, development of technology and infrastructure-focused benchmarking tools such as the Safe Cities Index and the Global Infrascope for public-private partnerships in infrastructure, analysis of infrastructure financing costs/ volume and estimation of project construction costs across countries, sustainable financing trend analysis, and the development of a variety of macroeconomic, demographic and consumer outlook studies. Prior to joining The Economist Group, Vaibhav gained experience in the fields of asset management (sales and trading), corporate and investment banking, and trade and economic competitiveness, working at HSBC India Growth Fund, Rothschild Global Financial Advisory, and the World Bank Group (IBRD), respectively.
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