Upasak das

Upasak Das

Presidential Fellow
University of Manchester

I am currently working as a Presidential Fellow (Academic) in Economics of Poverty Reduction, (lecturer with probation) at the Global Development Institute (GDI) in University of Manchester. I am also a research affiliate at the Centre for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics. I worked as a post-doctoral fellow with the Penn Social Norms Group (PennSONG), University of Pennsylvania on measuring the social networks relevant for and the social drivers behind behavior related to sanitation and open defecation in Bihar and Tamil Nadu (both rural and urban). Apart from this, I am also interested in issues related to social protection programs, education, social norms, health and empirical political economy. I primarily work on Development Economics, applied Econometrics and Impact Evaluation. I primarily work on Development Economics, Applied Econometrics and Impact Evaluation. I was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum where I taught courses on Impact Evaluation, Development Economics and Mathematical Economics. In GDI, I take a course on social norms and some lectures of Mathematical Economics, gender and education and poverty measurement. I completed my Ph.D. from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai in 2015.