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Nikita Aggarwal

Visiting Fellow


Nikita Aggarwal is a lawyer and fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Her research explores the legal and ethical challenges due to emerging, data-driven technologies, with a particular interest in fintech. She has written widely on topics ranging from the gig economy to AI crime, the demise of Big Tech platforms and the regulation of algorithmic credit scoring. Prior to entering academia, Nikita practiced as an attorney for several years, first at Clifford Chance LLP and most recently in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund. She continues to advise the IMF as a short-term expert on financial and fiscal law. In addition to digital ethics and regulation, her areas of expertise include financial regulation and sovereign debt management. Nikita is a qualified solicitor of England and Wales. She earned her LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is completing a Ph.D. in AI and Law at the University of Oxford. 

Nikita Aggarwal