Indian Statistical Institute, India, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute
Microeconomic theory, development economics, and public economics
Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, India, 2010–2012; Professor, Durham University, UK, 2009–2010; Associate Professor and Reader, University of Nottingham, UK, 2006–2008
PhD Economics, University of California, Riverside, 1997
“Linguistic assimilation and ethno-religious conflict.” In: Buchholtz, W., and D. Ruebbelke (eds). The Theory of Externalities and Public Goods: Essays in Memory of Richard C. Cornes. Berlin: Springer, 2017; pp. 219–242.
"Why pay NGOs to involve the community?” Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 86:1 (2015): 7–31 (with R. Burger and T. Owens).
“A model of nongovernmental organization regulation with an application to Uganda.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 64:1 (2015): 71–111 (with R. Burger and T. Owens).
“'Arranged' marriage, co-residence and female schooling: A model with evidence from India.” In: Mukhopadhyay, H., K. Ghosh Dastidar, and U. Sinha (eds). Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011; pp. 337–367 (with P. Maitra and D. Mukherjee).
“Contraction consistent stochastic choice correspondence.” Social Choice and Welfare 37:4 (2011): 643–658.
Productivity growth and low unemployment have not been matched by comparable rises in wagesThe Indian economy entered an ongoing process of trade liberalization, domestic deregulation, and privatization of public sector units in 1991. Since then, per capita output has increased significantly, while the overall unemployment rate has remained low. However, labor force participation rates have fallen sharply, especially for women. In addition, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, an overwhelming proportion of the labor force continues to work in the informal sector, and there is little evidence of a sustained rise in wages for either unskilled rural or factory workers.MoreLess