Research

    Completed Papers:    


1. "Nipping her in the Bud: Investigating into a Disguised Form of Gender Bias in Educating Girls in a Developing Economy Framework".                                                                                                                                                                                                            Full Text
     Revise and Resubmit to Quarterly Journal of Economics.

2. "Female Empowerment and Gender-Based Violence: An Investigation into Microfinance Beneficiaries in a Patriarchal Societal Structure”.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Full Text

     Revised and Resubmitted to International Journal of Conflict and Violence.

3. "Does Participation in Microfinance really ensure Gender Empowerment? Exploring implications of lack of exit options for women in the Indian societal structure”.                                                                                                                                                       Full Text
                                                                                                                                        
     Revised and Resubmitted to Feminist Economics.

4.
"Are Public Sector Wage Hikes Good for the Public? Examining Its Role in Accentuation of Inequality and Perpetuation of Poverty " : with Panchali Banerjee (1st year, M.Sc. in Economics, University of Calcutta).

                                                                                                                                                                                    Presentation  Full Text

Presented in the National Seminar on Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development, organised by Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India, March 2011, and the full paper is due to be published in the Conference Volume published by the Department of Economics, Visva-Bharati University.

                                                  

5. "The Pharmaceutical Industry in India : A Market beyond Perfect Competition ".                                                    Presentation Full Text

  The paper was presented in Young Student Economist Meet : State Level Inter-College meet, organised by Jadavpur University, Kolkata, December 2008. The paper was awarded the Second Prize in the Paper Presentation Competition.
                         

6. "Political Economy of Oil and its Implications for India " : with Dwaipayan Dutta, Avishek Bhowmick & Devraj Bharati (Bidhan Nagar College).                                                                                                                                                                                   Presentation  Full Text

  Presented in Confluence 2008 : State Level Inter-College meet, organised by St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, September 2008. The paper was awarded the Gold Medal in the Paper Presentation competition and the abstract was published in the Journal of the Department of Economics, St. Xavier's College.

7. "Economic Hazards caused due to an Imperfect Market Structure and Asymmetric Information in the Pharmaceutical Market in India " : with Debosree Banerjee (Bidhan Nagar College).                                                                                                                                      Presentation  Full Text                                                                                                                                        

  The paper was presented in a State Level Inter-College Seminar, organised by Presidency College, Kolkata, in December 2007. The paper was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Paper Presentation competition
 
        

8. "Future of Retail Trade in West Bengal" : with Antara Rudra, Mohar Dey and Aniket Saha (Bidhan Nagar College) .                                                                                                                                                                                    Presentation  Full Text

   Presented in Confluence 2007 : State Level Inter-College meet, organised by St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, September 2007. The paper was awarded the Gold Medal in the Paper Presentation competition and was published in the Journal of the Department of Economics, St. Xavier's College.   



    Working Papers: 


1. "An Investigation into the Distortionary Effects affected by Disproportionate Public Sector Wage Hikes in India and its Causal Relationship with Vote-Bank Politics”.

     Manuscript in Preparation.


2. "Is the Mid-Day Meal Scheme not Enough to Raise Retention of Older Students in School? Evidence from a School in Rural West Bengal”.

     Manuscript in Preparation.


3. "Reservation in Indian higher education : True Affirmative Action or opportunistic Vote-Bank Politics?.

     Presented in the National Seminar on Nature, Causes and Consequences of Social Exclusion, organised by The Institute of Social Research and Applied Anthropology, BIDISA, at Chittaranjan, West Bengal, India, March 2012. 


4. "Corruption eating our children’s lunch? : Exploring avenues of its propagation in the Mid Day Meal Scheme in India".


5. “Are Indian students making incorrect career choices? An Investigation on the backdrop of Personality Types”.


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