IIM Calcutta, India, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Economics Group, IIM Calcutta, India
Labor economics, development economics, economics of education, gender
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Expert in the Minimum Wage Committee of the Government of India (2021)
Assistant Professor, IIM Calcutta (June 2017–April 2019); Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur (August 2011–May 2017), Research Associate, DIW Berlin (August 2009–August 2011)
PhD Economics, Washington University, St Louis, 2009
"Beyond the average: Ethnic capital heterogeneity and intergenerational transmission of education." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 163 (2019): 551–569 (with S. Schueller and K. F. Zimmermann).
"School feeding and learning achievement: Evidence from India’s midday meal program." Journal of Development Economics 139 (2019): 249–265 (with R. Jayaraman).
"Stigma of sexual violence and women’s decision to work." World Development 103 (2018): 226–238 (with A. Mukherjee, S. Reddy Rachapalli, and S. Saha).
"English language premium in a globalizing economy: Evidence from a policy experiment in India." Economics of Education Review 50 (2016): 1–16 (with S. Kapur).
"Formal contract enforcement and entrepreneurial success of the marginalized." In: Opportunities and Challenges in Development. Springer, 2019 (with R. Kumari, A. Mukherjee, and S. Saha).
High-quality enclave networks encourage labor market success for newly arriving immigrantsImmigrants tend to live in clusters within host countries. Does clustering in ethnic enclaves explain the persistent differences in skill, employment rates, and earnings between immigrants and the native population? Empirical studies consistently find that residing in an enclave can increase earnings. While it is ambiguous whether employment probabilities are also affected or whether earnings benefits accrue to all immigrants, irrespective of their skill levels, it is clear that effects are driven by enclave “quality” (in terms of income, education, and employment) rather than enclave size.MoreLess