Indira Hirway has joined the Levy Institute as a research associate with the gender and the economy program. She is director and professor of economics at the Centre for Development Alternatives, an academic research center in Ahmedabad, India. Her areas of specialization include issues in women's employment, time-use surveys, and integrating unpaid work into macropolicies; poverty and human development, social protection, and safety nets; labor market structures and issues in employment generation; sustainable and regional development; and entrepreneurship development programs for economic diversification.
Hirway has published extensively in these areas of specialization and has been a member of multiple committees and working groups for the Government of India. She is the editor of Applications of Time Use Statistics (2003) for UNIFEM and the Government of India, and author of research papers such as "Employment Programmes for Protecting the Vulnerable Poor: Lessons from the Past Experiences in India" in Protecting the Vulnerable Poor in India: The Role of Safety Nets (2005), published by the World Food Programme, New Delhi.
Hirway holds a BA in economics and statistics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad; an MA in economics and statistics from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi; and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bombay.