Tiesta received her PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2020. Her research work is focused on agricultural economics and labor economics. Within agricultural economics, her research is rooted in understanding the economics of eco-friendly crop production technologies. Issues of interest include estimating the value and viability of non-chemical preventative pest management strategies such as the use of drones (UAVs) for scouting pests. She also studies the effectiveness of payment for environmental services (PES) for bio-diversity conservation. Within labor economics, she works on understanding the role of luck on worker's compensation.


PhD in Applied Economics (University of Minnesota); MSc Economics (IGIDR); BA (Hons) Economics (Jesus & Mary College, Delhi University)

Research Interests:

Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Labor & Personnel Economics, Pest Management, Bio-diversity Conservation and Payment for Environmental Services (PES)


IIT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016