Address: Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, West Bengal, India.
38 Chanchal Sarani, Santoshpur Kolkata-700075
Ph. D. in Economics (Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, 1999)
Field of Specialization
Economics of Education
ECourses Taught / Teaching
Development Economics (PG - 1)
Development Economics (M.Phil-2)
Economics of Education
Journal Papers Published
“Revisiting the Relationship between Social capital and Income of the Informal Workers: An Empirical Analysis from Hooghly District of West Bengal” (with Breeta Banerjee), Indian Journal of Labour Economics (forthcoming)
“ Determinants of Enrolment of Girl Children in Primary education in Rural India: A Region-Based Analysis” (with Puja Biswas) Indian Journal of Human Development (forthcoming)
Determinants of Health Expenditure among the Informal Workers of India: Is it always Catastrophic? (with Rajyasri Roy) Journal of Health Management (forthcoming)
Enhancement of Farm income among the Marginal Farmers in West Bengal, India: Importance of Micro-Credit and Co-operative Farming (with Pubali Goswami): Asian Development Policy Review 10(S), pp. 226-240, 2022
“Accessibility of Institutional Credit among the Agricultural Labour Households and its Impact on their Livelihood” (with Sangita Das) Prajnan XLX, No. 4, 2021-22
“Causes behind Tenancy Contract among the Marginal farmers of West Bengal, India and its Impact on their Livelihood” (with Pubali Goswami) Artha Vijnana Vol: LXIV, March, 2022, pp. 1-19
“Women’s participation in Higher Education in India: An Analysis Across the Major states on India” (with Sanghita Ghosh) Indian Journal of Human Development 15, Issue-2 August 2021 pp. 275 – 294
“Occupational diversification as Livelihood strategy among the Agricultural Labour Households of West Bengal, India” (with Sangita Das), Management and Labour Studies (Sage), Vol: 47, No.1 February 2022, pp. 40-58.
“Financial Sustainability of a Health Micro-Insurance Scheme: A Theoretical Investigation” ( With Souvik Dasgupta) International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economics (forthcoming)
“Evaluation of Decent Work Index for Informal Workers: An Empirical Study from Hooghly District, West Bengal, India” (with Breeta Banerjee) Indian Journal of Human Development (Sage) Vol.14, No.1 April (2020), pp. 77-98
“Demand for Micro-insurance of Health among the Informal workers: A discrete Choice Experiment in India” (with Sauvik Dasgupta); International Journal of Behavioral and Health Care Research 7, No.1 (2019), pp. 1-19
“An Analysis of Poverty among the Informal Workers of India” (with Rajyasri Roy) Theoretical and Applied Economics XXVII (2020), No.1 (622), pp. 87-104
“Subjective Well-being of the informal workers: An Empirical Study for Hooghly District of West Bengal, India” (with Breeta Banerjee) International Journal of Happiness and Development, Vol.6, No.1, (2020), pp. 1-25
Learning outcomes in Elementary Education in Rural India: An Inter-state Comparison” (with Puja Biswas) Journal of Rural Development38, No.1 January-March 2019 pp. 30-54
“Gender Parity Index in Primary Education in Rural India” Turkish Economic Review(with Puja Biswas) Vol.6 No. 2, 2019 pp.104-125
“Gender Wage Gap in the Agricultural Labour Market of India” Journal of Economics and Political Economy(with Sangita Das) Vol.6 No.2, 2019 122-142
“Factors Influencing Yield Rate in West Bengal Agriculture” (with Pubali Goswami) Productivity,60, No.2 July-September 2019 pp. 204-213.
“Push and (or) Pull? Drivers of Labour Force Participation in Indian Agriculture” (with Sangita Das) Indian Journal of Labour Economics62, No.3, 2019 pp.413-430
Impact of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on Crop Diversification in West Bengal Agriculture” (with Pubali Goswami)Agricultural Situation in India Vol LXXIV January 2018 No.10 pp. 16-24 (published in April 2018)
“Some Insights into National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme on the Basis of Field Investigation” Amity Journal of Economics, February 2017
“Employment Generation among Women in NREGS: A Synthesis on the basis of Micro-Level Field Investigation” (with Sanjib Talukdar) Journal of Economics and Political Economy, March 2017
“Influence of NREGS on Agricultural Wage Determination in West Bengal: A Dynamic Panel Approach” (with Sanjib Talukdar) Indian Journal of Labour Economics 59, No.3, pp. 381-396 2016
“Asset Creation Through NREGP in Private Land and its’ Impact on Net Farm Income of the Marginal Farmers” Agricultural Situation in India Vol: LXXIII, July 2016, No.4, pp.24-30
“Asset creation through National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and its impact on West Bengal Agriculture: A District Level Analysis”; (with Sanjib Talukdar) Journal of Global Economy, Vol. 12, No.3, Sept 2016, pp.151-166.
“Effectiveness of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme to Check Migration among Rural Households” Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 34, No. 2 pp. 123-133, June 2015
“Quality of Education among Primary School Children receiving Mid-day meal: Evidence from a Quasi Experiment”, The Empirical Economics Letters, Vol.13, No.11, November 2014.
“Impact of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGP) on the Rural Poor: A Simple Theoretical Discourse” (with Sanjib Talukdar) Arthaniti Volume XIII (No. 1-2), 2014
“An Evaluation of Financial Inclusion through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme” Prajnan, XLII,No.4 January-March 2014
“Mobilization of Personal Savings among Microfinance –participating Households: A survey in West Bengal, India”. Journal of Rural Cooperation, Vol 41, Issue-2 (Fall) June-December 2013.
Effective Public Policy which can reduce Gender Discrimination in the Agricultural Labour Market: A Theoretical Investigation” The Asian Economic Review, Vol.55, December 2013, pp.429- 442.
“SGSY: How much beneficial across Socio-Religious Community?”(with Arghya Kusum Mukherjee), Journal of Rural Development, April-June 2013, pp. 213-135
“Linkage Between Microfinance Participation and Securing Employment through MGNREGP”, Indian Journal of Economics and Research, Vol.2, No. 1, January-February 2013, pp. 22-29
“Microcredit and Women’s agency: A Comparative Perspective across Socio-Religious Communities in West Bengal”;(with Arghya Kusum Mukherjee)Gender Technology and Development, Vol.16, Issue-1, March 2012, pp.71-94.
“Assessing Empowerment through Generation of Social Capital”(with Suranjana Mitra)International Journal of Business and Social Research2, No.6, Nov-2012, pp. 72-84.
“Can Microfinance Program and NREGS Jointly improve the Economic Condition of the Participating Rural Households? A Social Experiment” Asian Journal of Empirical Research2, No.2 June 2012, pp. 40-54
“Enhancement of Social Capital through Participation in Microfinance: An Empirical Investigation” The Empirical Economics Letters, Vol.11, No.3 March 2012, pp.231-238 (published in June 2012
“Swarnajayanti Gram SwarojgarYojona as a Safety Net: Evidence from Murshidabad District of West Bengal” (with Arghya Kusum Mukherjee) Bangladesh Development Studies XXXV, March 2012, No.1 pp.79-103, published in July 2012
‘Savings, Lending Rate and Skill Improvement in Microfinance Participation Operating Through Public-Private Cooperation’ IUP Journal of Managerial Economics. November 2011.
‘Effectiveness of Microfinance under SGSY Scheme to Reduce Poverty and Vulnerability of Rural Households: A Natural Experiment’, IUP Journal of Financial Economics, September 2011
‘Impact of Swarna Jayanti Gram SwarojgarYojona (SGSY) on Health, Education and Women Empowerment’ (with Arghya Kusum Mukherjee) Microfinance Review, June 2011.
‘Joint Versus Individual Liability in Microfinance – A Comparative Impact Evaluation through Natural Experiment’, Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, June 2011.
“Can Microcredit and Job under NREGS jointly bring more Happiness to the Villagers?” IUP Journal of Governance and Public Policy March 2011
“Choice between Microfinance Systems Operating on the basis of Individual Liability Loan Contract or Through Joint Liability Loan Contract” The Asian Economic Review, December 2010
“Group Lending Scheme Operating Primary Agricultural Credit Society: A Critical Assessment” (with Suranjana Mitra) IUP Journal of Managerial Economics, August 2010
“Some Unexplored Economics of Roaming Child Workers” Asia Pacific Journal of Social Sciences, January – June 2010
‘Determinants Influencing a Rural Household’s Preference to Join Individual Liability or Joint Liability Micro Credit Contract Operated by Primary Agricultural Credit Society’Microfinance Review Dec.2009
Impact of SGSY Scheme on Self-Help Group Members in West Bengal, India’ Afro-Asian Journal of Rural Development, 41, No.2 July-December 2008, pp.83-104
‘Effects on Wage and Employment after Implementation of Social Security Norms in the Agricultural Labour Market’ Indian Labour Journal, 49, December 2008, No.12, pp.1115-1123
Conditions of Work and Rights of the Female Domestic Workers of Kolkata’ Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.50 No-4 (2007) Page: 853-866.
‘Wage-Employment Relationship in the Agricultural Labour Market of West Bengal’ Indian Journal of Labour Economics49 No-4 (2006).
Changing Agrarian Structure and The Choice Between Local Labourer and The Migrant Labourer ”. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Oct-Dec, Vol-44, No-4 (2001)
Monitoring and Savings Promotion in Rural Financial Institutions of India- A Rethinking”, The Indian Economic Journal, July-Sept. 2001-02,Vol-49, No-1.
“Health Insurance for Rural Poor and Employment”: The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol-43, No-4, 2000.
“To Migrate or Not to Migrate”: The Indian Economic Journal, Oct-Dec 1998, Vol-46, No-2.
“Consumption Efficiency Hypothesis, Credit Labour Interlinkage and Moral Hazard-Issues in the Economics of Wage Policy”: The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol-41, No-4, 1998.
Switching over to Organic Cultivation and its Impact on Living Wage and Employment in the Agricultural Labour Market” Modern Indian Economy: Essays in Memory of Prof. Alak Ghosh’ Edited by Rajkumar Sen Deep and Deep Publication, New Delhi September 2010
“Financial Performance Analysis of Primary Agricultural Credit Societies in Hooghly District”, (with Suranjana Mitra) Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Microfinance: Essays in Honour of Professor Biswajit Chatterjee, Edited by Ambar Nath Ghosh and Asim K Karmakar, Regal Publication, New Delhi, 2015
“The Impact of MGNRES on Rural Households: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment” (with Sanjib Talukdar)Understanding Development: An Indian Perspective on Legal and Economic Policy Edited by S. Banerjee, V. Mukherjee and S. Haldar. Springer India, 2016.
“Traditional Institutions and Female Beneficiaries of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee in West Bengal” (with Arghya Kusum Mukherjee) in Women’s Entrepreneurship and Microfinance edited by C. Neogi, A.Bhandari and S.Ghosh , Springer India 2017.
Ph. D Thesis Guidance
Arghya Kusum Mukherjee ; Title : Microfinance Under Swarnajayanti Gram SwarozgarYojona (SGSY) : Theory and Empirics (Awarded 2014)
Suranjana Mitra ; Title : Evaluation of Microfinance Operated by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies in Hooghly District, West Bengal (Awarded 2014)
Sanjib Talukdar ; Title: Impact of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) On Rural Economy : Theory and Empirics (Awarded 2016)
Pubali Goswami; Title: Issue related to Agriculture in West Bengal: A District Level Analysis (Awarded, 2021)
Souvik Dasgupta; Title : Micro Insurance of Health : Theory and Empirics (Awarded, 2021)
Breeta Banerjee ; Title : Subjective Wellbeing among the Informal Workers of West Bengal: An Empirical Investigation (Awarded, 2022)
Sangita Das ; Title: Economics of Agricultural Labourers in India with Special Reference to West Bengal (Awarded, 2022)
Puja Biswas: Title: “Some Aspects of Elementary Education in Rural India: An Empirical Analysis” (ongoing)
Rajyashri Roy: Title: “Poverty and Inequality of the Informal Workers of India” (ongoing)
Sanghita Ghosh: "Economics of Higher Education among Women in India” (ongoing)