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
Research Fellow, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, USA (July 2023 – present)
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), 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
Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi
Expert Member of the Project Appraisal Committee of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Moti Bagh, Delhi
External Examiner, PhD. Proposal Evaluation, IGIDR, Mumbai
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) of the project titled "Women and science, gender inequalities in higher education and scientific careers: Examples of engineering and medicine in India", funded by the Women and Science Chair at Paris Dauphine-PSL University, Paris;
Collaboration with the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the project titled "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);
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) of the project titled "Assessing and Improving the Quality of Higher Education - An International Comparative Study", funded by Stanford University, USA.
1. Regional and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Access to Pre-Primary Education in India: Evidence from a Recent Household Survey", International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy (2023) (Co-authored). https://ijccep.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40723-023-00117-4.
2. Policies and Practices of Managing Higher Education in India: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Experience. Journal of Development Policy and Practice (2023) (Co-authored) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/24551333231175758
3. "Do parental resources reduce the gender gap in math for primary school-going children? Evidence from India", Education 3-13 (2022) (co-authored) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03004279.2022.2133546
4. "An Analysis of School Shifting Patterns in India: What Do Recent Data Tell Us?", Journal of Social and Economic Development (2022) (Co-authored). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40847-022-00192-2
5. Neo-liberalism, compulsory education and compulsion to pay: Magnitude, patterns and determinants of household expenditure in Indian Punjab", Review of Development and Change, Sage (Co-authored), (forthcoming)
6. “Analysing the role of household resources to reduce the gender gap in private school enrolment: Recent evidence from India”, Social Change, Sage (Co-authored), (forthcoming).
7. "Socioeconomic Inequality in Accessing Professional Higher Education in India: New Evidence from a Household Survey", The Indian Economic Journal, Sage (Co-authored) (forthcoming).
8. “How Much do Households Spend on Professional Higher Education in India? Results from a National Survey”, Indian Journal of Human Development 16(1): 77-96 (2022) (Co-authored). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/09737030221099880
9. “In the middle of Hope and Crisis: In the Middle of Hope and Crisis! What Union Budget 2022-23 offers for Education?”, Economic and Political Weekly, 57 (25): 18-23, June 2022 (Co-authored). https://www.epw.in/journal/2022/25/commentary/middle-hope-and-crisis.html#:~:text=The%20Union%20Budget%20for%202022,2.6%25%20of%20the%20total%20budget
10. “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
11. “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
12. “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). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738059321000481?dgcid=author
13. “Determinants of Private School Choice in India: All about the Family Backgrounds?”, Journal of School Choice, (2020) (co-authored). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15582159.2020.1852517
14. “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
15. "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/doi/10.1073/pnas.1814646116
16. “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://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/QAE-02-2015-0004/full/html
17. “NEET for Medical Education Finding a Balance”, Economic and Political Weekly, 51 (35): 16-19, August 2016. https://www.epw.in/journal/2016/35/commentary/neet-medical-education-finding-balance.html
18. "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. https://www.epw.in/journal/2016/3/special-articles/role-private-sector-medical-education-and-human-resource-development
19. "Growth of Engineering Education in India: Status, Issues and Challenges", Higher Education for the Future, 3 (1): 93-107, Sage Publications, January 2016. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2347631115610223
20. "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
21. “Explaining Gender Discrimination in Employment and Earnings of Engineering Graduates in India”, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, 29:3, 225-246 (2015).
22. “Growth of Engineering Education in Delhi: Trends, Patterns, and Challenges”, IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, 33(2-4): 113-125 (2014).
1. “Contextualising Educational Studies in India: Research, Policy and Practices”, Edited Book with Suresh Babu G. S, Routledge India (Global edition & South Asia edition) https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781003098997/contextualising-educational-studies-india-pradeep-kumar-choudhury-babu-suresh
2. “Policies and Practices of Financing Higher Education in Asia-Pacific Countries”, in International Handbook of Education Development in Asia-Pacific (eds. Wing On Lee, Phillip Brown, A. Lin Goodwin & Andy Green), Singapore: Springer Nature (2022) (Co-authored). https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-2327-1_92-1
3. “Changing Face of Higher Education and Development in Asia-Pacific”, in International Handbook of Education Development in Asia-Pacific (eds. Wing On Lee, Phillip Brown, A. Lin Goodwin & Andy Green), Singapore: Springer Nature (2022) (Co-authored). https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-2327-1_125-1
4. “Globalization, human capital accumulation and dynamics of transnational migration of youth: the case of India”, in Children and Youths’ Migration in a Global Landscape: Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Emerald (Eds. Atterberry, A. L., McCallum, D. G., Tu, S., & Lutz, A.), (2022) (Co-authored). https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S1537-466120220000029010/full/html
5. “New Political Economy of Sustainable Development”, in Dilemmas in World Politics: Exploring the Frontiers (Ed. Suratha Kumar Malik), Sage (2022) (Co-authored). https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/dilemmas-in-world-politics/book283583#contents
6. “Engineering Education in India”, in Changing Higher Education in India, (Eds. Saumen Chattopadhyay, N. V. Varghese & Simon Marginson), Bloomsbury (2021) (Co-authored). https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/changing-higher-education-in-india/ch8-engineering-education-in-india
7. “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). https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-0869-8_11
8. “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. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-5366-0_6
9. “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. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-32-9061-7_10
10. “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. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781351024181-8/parental-choice-schools-changing-context-state-market-india-pradeep-kumar-choudhury
11. "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). https://india.oup.com/product/india-social-development-report-2018-9780199494361