Nikita Aggarwal

Fellow, UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy

Nikita Aggarwal is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA’s Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. Her research and teaching interests lie in financial regulation, consumer law, law and technology, philosophy of law, and international economic law. Her current research focuses on the evolving relationship between consumer credit markets, technological innovation, and distributive justice. Before coming to UCLA, she was a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She has also held visiting and affiliated research positions at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, the Oxford Internet Institute, the Oxford Faculty of Law, the European Corporate Governance Institute, and Queen Mary University of London. Prior to academia, she was a lawyer for the International Monetary Fund where she advised countries on financial and fiscal law reform and worked extensively on initiatives to reform the legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring. She continues to advise the IMF as a short-term expert. She began her legal career at Clifford Chance LLP, where she specialized in EU financial regulation and sovereign debt restructuring.

Aggarwal received her B.A. in law (LL.B., first class honours) at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is completing a Ph.D. in law at the University of Oxford. She is a Solicitor of England and Wales. Aggarwal’s publications have appeared in the Cambridge Law Journal, Finance and Development, the Capital Markets Law Journal, and Internet Policy Review, among others.