Alok Bhargava is a professor of public policy. He studied economics and econometrics at the London School of Economics. Before joining the School of Public Policy, Bhargava was a full professor of economics at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in econometrics from the London School of Economics. Bhargava has been publishing on important aspects of food policy and population health in several countries. He is an associate editor of the journal Economics and Human Biology. His ability to move between various disciplines has been described as "polymath powers".