Shikha Dalmia was a senior analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.
A more complete archive of her work can be found here at Reason.com.
Dalmia is a columnist at The Week and writes regularly for Reason magazine. Her work also appears in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications such as The Times of London, Time, USA Today and The Daily Beast. She previously served as a columnist for Forbes and the Washington Examiner.
Dalmia's feature on sanctuary churches won the first prize in immigration reporting at the 2019 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was co-winner of the first 2009 Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism for her columns in Forbes and Reason.
From 1996 to 2004, Dalmia was an award-winning editorial writer at the Detroit News, covering a variety of policy issues, including the environment, immigration, Social Security, health care and foreign policy. She also worked as a reporter for the Patriot, a national daily newspaper based in New Delhi, India, where she grew up and earned her B.S. degree in chemistry and biology from the University of Delhi.
Dalmia frequently appears on Fox Business Network, BBC Business Matters, MSNBC and other television and radio outlets.
Dalmia, who taught news writing courses at Michigan State University, earned a Master's degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communications.
She lives in the Detroit area with her husband and son.
Immigration Policy: An Argument for Opening America’s Borders
The empirical and economic benefits of open borders
Detroit Needs a Regime Change
The Motor City must be liberated from its moribund government if it is going to survive.
Keeping Newt Undercover
America doesn't need Dr. Strangelove dealing with Iran's mad mullahs
Alabama’s War on Immigrants
The state's harsh immigration law will only worsen its economic woes.
Liberal Programs Deserve Blame for Income Inequality
The Congressional Budget Office documents income gains for everyone, not just the wealthy.
Don’t Mind the Gap
What matters is income mobility, not income inequality.
Rick Perry Makes a Good Plan Sound Bad
The Texas governor's energy pitch strikes all the wrong notes.
Soak the Rich or Soak the Super Rich?
Harry Reid's "millionaire' surcharge" is a new move in the old Democratic game of class warfare.
Why Smart Presidents Do Stupid Things
The GOP's growing anti-intellectualism is a response to intellectuals run amuck.