Ph.D. (Economics of Education), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), 2013;
M.A. (Economics), University of Hyderabad, 2006
Broad Areas of Interest: Economics of education, education and health, education and labour market, applied development economics
Specific Research Interests: Private provisioning of education and market policies, learning inequality, school choice, family investment in education, skills and skill development
Assistant Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU (August 2015 - Present);
Assistant Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), ICSSR, New Delhi (2013 to 2015);
Research Fellow, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi (2012 to 2013).
China-India Visiting Scholar Fellow (2021-22), hosted jointly by Asian Century Foundation & Ashoka University
Vice-President, International Longevity Economics (EIDLL) Network, Paris, France (Since February 2020)
Advisory Member, Delhi Effective Education and Pedagogy Cluster (DEEP-C), Delhi Science and Technology Cluster, Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India
Collaboration with University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the project - Living systematic reviews of the literature to collate evidence on priority policy areas that guide health workforce monitoring, impact assessment, and normative guidance, funded by World Health Organisation (WHO);
Collaboration with Stanford University, USA on the project - Assessing and Improving the Quality of Higher Education - An International Comparative Study.
“Household expenditure on secondary education in Haryana (India): levels, patterns and determinants”, Millennial Asia (2022) (Co-authored) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09763996211073230
“Who all access private coaching in higher education and how much do they spend? Evidence from India”, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (2021) (co-authored). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13547860.2021.1954302
“Do private schools really produce more learning than public schools in India? Accounting for student’s school absenteeism and the time spent on homework”, International Journal of Educational Development (2021) (co-authored).
“Determinants of Private School Choice in India: All about the Family Backgrounds?”, Journal of School Choice, (2020) (co-authored). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15582159.2020.1852517
“An Empirical Analysis of Household Expenditure on Engineering Education in Odisha”, Millennial Asia, January 2021 (co-authored). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0976399620969892
"Computer science skills across China, India, Russia, and the United States”, PNAS, National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116 (14): 6732-6736, March 2019 (co-authored). https://www.pnas.org/content/116/14/6732
“Student assessment of quality of engineering education in India: evidence from a field survey", Quality Assurance in Education, 27 (1): 103-126, February 2019. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-02-2015-0004
“NEET for Medical Education Finding a Balance”, Economic and Political Weekly, 51 (35): 16-19, August 2016. http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/35/commentary/neet-medical-education-finding-balance.html?0=ip_login_no_cache%3D924b7680937467eefe133c84e0ddf24f
"Role of Private Sector in Medical Education and Human Resource Development for Health in India", Economic and Political Weekly, 51 (3): 71-79, January 2016. http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/3/special-articles/role-private-sector-medical-education-and-human-resource-development
"Growth of Engineering Education in India: Status, Issues and Challenges", Higher Education for the Future, 3 (1): 93-107, Sage Publications, January 2016. http://hef.sagepub.com/content/3/1/93.abstract
“Contextualising Educational Studies in India: Research, Policy and Practices”, Edited Volume with Suresh Babu G. S, Routledge India (Global edition & South Asia edition)
“Changing Landscape of Professional Higher Education in India: What Do We Know and What Do Recent Data Tell Us?”, in India’s Economy and Society: Lateral Explorations, Springer (Eds. Sunil Mani & Chidambaran G. Iyer) (2021) (Co-authored).
“Expanding Education Market and Parental Choice for Secondary Schools in India: Evidence from IHDS Data”, in Universal Secondary Education in India: Issues, Challenges and Prospects, Springer (Ed. Jandhyala B G Tilak), 2020.
“Pattern and Determinants of Household Expenditure on Higher Education: Evidence from Rural Odisha”, in The Future of Higher Education in India, Springer (Ed. Sudhanshu Bhushan), 2019.
“Parental Choice for Schools in the Changing Context of the State and Market in India”, in Education and Public Sphere: Exploring the Structures of Mediation in Post-Colonial India, Routledge (Ed. Suresh Babu G. S.), 2020.
"Inequality in Access to Higher Education in India between the Poor and the Rich", Social Development Report 2018, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, for Council for Social Development, New Delhi, 2019 (Coauthored).
"Explaining the Role of Parental Education in the Regional Variation of Infant Mortality in India", Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 2(3): 544-572, Wiley Publications, September 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app5.97/abstract
“Explaining Gender Discrimination in Employment and Earnings of Engineering Graduates in India”, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, 29:3, 225-246 (2015).