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Research Fellows

Ritwik Banerjee

Assistant Professor of Economics (IIM Calcutta, Kolkata)

Research Fellow

Ritwik Banerjee is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India. Prior to that he has worked as Post Doctoral Research, Aarhus University, Denmark, from 2014 – 2015 with an independent grant from the Social Science Research Council of Denmark. He was an Academic Visitor at the Research Department of Federal Reserve, Chicago during the summer of 2012 and a Visiting Scholar at the Economics Department at Harvard University, during...

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Gigi Foster

Associate Professor (University of New South Wales)

Senior Research Fellow

Gigi Foster received her BA from Yale (majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics) and her PhD in economics from the University of Maryland. Foster's research interests and contributions lie in the areas of education, social influence, behavioral economics, and the multi-disciplinary analysis of human behavior in groups. Much of her published work focuses on aspects of decisions related to human capital investment and...

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Paul Frijters

Professor of Economics (University of Queensland)

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Paul Frijters (University of Queensland) Paul Frijters is a Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland and an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University’s Research School of Social Sciences. He is also a Research Director of the RUMiCI project. The project monitors rural to urban migration in China and Indonesia. Paul holds a Ph.D. in welfare and well-being in Russia from...

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Rohini Ghosh

Woman scientist (IIT Kanpur)

Research Fellow

Rohini Ghosh is independent public health consultant working on various projects on Maternal and Child Health, Interaction between Human Nutrition, Growth, Disease and Mortality, Public Health, Psychosocial health of women in India and abroad for approximately 14 years. She received her PhD from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata. She has worked with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, Ben Gurion University, Israel, at IIT Kanpur, and Public Health Foundation of India...

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Asad Islam

Associate Professor of Economics (Monash University)

Senior Research Fellow

He is Development Economist. His recent research focuses on social networks, microfinance, schooling and health, petty corruption, and risk-sharing mechanisms of households. He is particularly interested in issues that can generate public policy...

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Chandana Maitra

Teacher Of Economics (University of Queensland)

Research Fellow

Chandana Maitra is currently teaching at the School of Economics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She received her doctoral degree from the School of Economics, University of Queensland in 2013. She is an applied development economist with substantial knowledge in the areas of food security and maternal, neonatal and child health. She has considerable expertise in survey-based research. Research interests...

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Somesh Kumar Mathur

Associate Professor of Economics (IIT Kanpur)

Senior Research Fellow

Somesh K. Mathur, PhD has nearly eleven years of teaching and research experience at the Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), Delhi prior to his joining the IIT Kanpur(www.iitk.ac.in) in 2008. While teaching at the Jamia he completed his M. Phil and PhD degrees in economics from the Centre for International...

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Deep Mukherjee

Assistant Professor of Economics (IIT Kanpur)

Research Fellow and Founding Member of DPRN

Deep Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Connecticut. He is an applied economist with strong interest in sustainable development policy issues. His research areas are: Agricultural Economics,...

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Rabindra Nepal

Lecturer in Economics (Charles Darwin University, Australia)

Research Fellow

Rabindra Nepal completed his PhD in Economics as a James-Watt PhD Scholar under the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics. Prior to joining the Charles Darwin University, Nepal worked as a Vice Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland. Nepal has also previously worked as a Research Associate in Energy Economics and Policy for the SESAME project co-funded by the...

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Debayan Pakrashi

Assistant Professor of Economics (IIT Kanpur)

Research Fellow and Founding Member of DPRN

Debayan Pakrashi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He is applied micro-economist interested in Behavioural, Health and Economic Development. Prior to joining the Behavioural Science Centre at the University of Stirling as a post-doctoral researcher, he was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Scholar, working on the Rural-Urban Migration in China and Indonesia (RUMiCI) project...

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Arun Kumar Sharma

Professor of Sociology (IIT Kanpur)

Senior Research Fellow and Founding Member of DPRN

A. K. Sharma is Professor of Sociology, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His areas of interest include evaluation of rural development programmes, demography, situation analysis of HIV/AIDS, and mapping of high risk groups. . Sharma has guided 21 Ph.D. students and about 37 research and consultancy projects for national and international agencies like GTZ,...

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Myra Yazbeck

Lecturer of Economics (University of Queensland)

Research Fellow

Myra Yazbeck is currently a Lecturer in the School of Economics, at the University of Queensland. She received her PhD in Economics from Université Laval in 2011 with specialization in Labour Economics and Applied Econometrics. In 2012, she completed a year of post-doctoral studies at McGill University, Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics and Occupational Health, where she developed a research agenda on health inequalities. Yazbeck's dissertation focuses on the impact of social networks...

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Research Affiliates

Rakesh Kumar Pandey

C.E.O. (Shramik Bharti)

Research Affiliate

Presently, Rakesh is working as the Chief Executive Officer in Shramik Bharti. Rakesh is a science graduate from Kanpur University. He started working with Shramik Bharti in 1991 as Community Facilitator. He has attended Management Development Programs at IRMA, studied small business promotion from Durham University, UK and micro-finance...

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Student Members

Chitwan Lalji

Pursuing PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Research Student

Chitwan Lalji received her BA (Economic Honours with Mathematics) from St. Bede’s College, Shimla and her Masters (Specialisation in Econometrics and Agriculture) and M.Phil. in Economics from Panjab University, Chandigarh. The topic of her M.Phil. dissertation was “Inter-State Variations in Rural Industrialisation in India”. During her M.Phil., she simultaneously worked as an Assistant Professor...

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Amay Sapre

Doctoral Student of Economics (IIT Kanpur)

Research Student

Amay Sapre graduated from Symbiosis International University, Pune and is currently a doctoral student in Economics at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Prior to joining IIT, he was a teaching assistant in Economics at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and IIM Indore. He also worked as a UGC-SAP Research Fellow...

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Visitors

Professor Paul Frijters from the School of Economics, University of Queensland and Dr Gigi Foster from the School of Economics, University of New South Wales, Australia visited DPRN at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur from 12-26th of March, 2016.