Vaibhav Sahgal is Principal, Americas on Economist Impact’s policy and insights practice. He is a quantitative economist by training and has led a variety of consulting engagements across the domains of technology, critical infrastructure and finance. His areas of focus include: scenario-based estimation of the economic impact of emerging 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, Rothschild (Global Financial Advisory), and the World Bank Group (IBRD), respectively.
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