Priya Sankar is a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability research financial crises and financial stability policy. She is also a Dartmouth alumna who double majored in Economics and Government, writing a thesis on Fourth Amendment theory. She has a passion for finance, economic policy, political theory, and law.
ABOUT PRIYA SANKAR
Priya's professional pursuits involve economic policy and finance, which much of her coursework at Dartmouth examined. She is currently employed as a Research Associate writing cases for the Yale Program on Financial Stability's New Bagehot Project. At YPFS, she established a comprehensive tracker of governmental policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and managed a team of 36 interns, while writing cases and blog posts about specific government interventions to respond to financial crises. She was previously employed as an investment banking analyst in New York City at Hypatia Capital. In this capacity she performed financial modeling and analysis and dabbled in marketing. In spring 2017, she performed economic policy research and governance policy research for the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. At Brookings, she focused on financial regulation under the guidance of Aaron Klein and Czech Jewish history research for former Ambassador Norman Eisen to help him write his book, The Last Palace. She intends to pursue economics professionally and obtain a doctoral degree in the field. In early 2018, she was the Apple Campus Representative to Dartmouth College.
Priya's academic focus at Dartmouth was on financial economics and international comparative politics. She followed her passion for academia through extensive research within the Dartmouth College Department of Government in the areas of Kenyan politics and media bias surrounding the 2016 US election. She has also performed research on the relationship between presidential approval ratings and the performance of various stock indices with different levels of media coverage and used Twitter sentiment analysis to predict asset performance. In addition, she researched local governmental policies like Maine’s educational income tax refunds and New Hampshire’s government-owned liquor stores under the guidance of Professor David Blanchflower, of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. She completed the Tuck School of Business's Pre-MBA program, the Undergraduate Business Bridge in December 2017. She also wrote a senior Honors Government thesis titled Redefining the Fourth Amendment: Searches and Seizures in the Age of Technology.
At Dartmouth, Priya was also heavily involved in Women in Business, Dartmouth College Fencing Club, Dartmouth Finance Society, Dartmouth College Parliamentary Debate Team, and the Tabard Co-Educational Fraternity. She held executive positions in the latter two. She was also a War and Peace Fellow, and a Rockefeller Center Peer Mentor. Her volunteer experience was concentrated at Dartmouth College Hillel in which she participated in Project Preservation twice, and led the program in 2019. During this program she helped educate students about Jewish and Holocaust history and helped preserve it by restoring and documenting lost Jewish graves in Europe. Currently, she volunteers as a Dartmouth Admissions Ambassador and is a social media manager for the Dartmouth Club of New York City. In her free time, Priya enjoys cooking, traveling, running, and squash.
BA, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Double Major in Honors Government and Economics; Minor in Jewish Studies
LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL
High School Diploma - GPA 4.6
National AP Scholar, Spanish Honors Society, Varsity Fencing Captain, Dean's List
TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Completed the Tuck Undergraduate Business Bridge Program in December 2017