I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Prior to this, I have worked as an Assistant Professor in the Business Environment (Economics) Area at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. I have also briefly held faculty positions at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester as well as the Department of Economics at FLAME University. I completed my PhD in Economics from the University of Houston, USA.
I am also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) at Monash Business School, Monash University and a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).
In January 2023, I was awarded the "Prof M J Manohar Rao Award" by The Indian Econometric Society which is an annual award given out to young economists under the age of 35 who are working in India in recognition of their early career research in quantitative economics.
My research interests are in the fields of empirical issues in development economics with particular focus on the economics of education, labor, health, gender and human capital in general. Other than these, I take keen interest in topics in political economy of development such as public policy implementation, electoral behavior as well as behavioral economics perspectives on public institution efficacies.