Nihar Shembavnekar Economist

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Nihar Shembavnekar joined the Health Foundation in February 2020 as an Economist.

Nihar works primarily on labour market issues in health and social care. His work contributes to supply-side analysis on a range of topics, including low paid staff in the health and care sectors and nurse supply modelling.

Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Nihar worked as a labour market economist at HM Treasury, where he undertook research on minimum wage policy. He also has prior experience in quantitative and qualitative research at Ofgem and ICF Consulting. Nihar holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex, where he also taught a number of undergraduate and postgraduate economics modules, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.

Latest articles


What might COVID-19 mean for England’s nurse supply?


What are the long-term challenges for nurse retention and recruitment following the pandemic? Nihar...

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How is COVID-19 impacting people working in adult social care?


We bring together emerging evidence of the pandemic’s impact so far on a workforce that has for too...

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Addressing the nursing shortfall


Nihar Shembavnekar introduces the REAL Centre's nurse supply model, and explains why we hope it will...

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