Amartya Paul

Assistant Professor



PhD in Economics, Centre for Development Studies (affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University), Thiruvananthapuram, 2021 (Submitted, September 2021)

MPhil. in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2014

M.Sc. Economics, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta, 2010

B.Sc. Economics (Hons.), R K Mission Vidyamandira, University of Calcutta, 2008

Research/Academic Interest

Inequality, Poverty, Public Policy, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics


Assistant Professor (September 2021 – present)

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University

Jnanabharti Campus, Bengaluru, Karnataka

VisitingPh.D. Fellow (April 15th – July 14th, 2020)

United Nations University- World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki, Finland

Visiting Doctoral Student (January 1st – March 31st, 2018)

Chair of Development Economics, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany

Other Affiliation

Consultant at Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), New Delhi, India (

Consultant at Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), India

Work/Research Experience

Projects: Strengthening Impact Assessment in CGIAR (SIAC) and Systemwide Livestock Program (SLP)

  • Research Associate, Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi (December 2014 – March 2015)

Project: “Focus on Child under Six – A Survey on Implementation of the ICDS”, New Delhi, India

  • Research Assistant to the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textile, Government of India, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi, India. (September 2012 to November 2012)
  • Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata (July 2010 to August 2011)

Project: “Do food-Price movements affect inequality between rich and poor? Getting Real into Inequality”

Publications/Working Papers

  • Using information and technology to improve efficacy of welfare programs: Evidence from a field experiment in India (with Upasak Das and Mohit Sharma)
  • Working paper versions – WIDER| GDI| CDS
  • Effect of economic policy uncertainty on stock market in different market conditions: A regime switching analysis for G-7 countries (with Srikanta Kundu)
  • CDS Working paper series 503 | Revised and Resubmitted, International Review of Economics and Finance

Popular Writings

  • Sarbajanin Shribriddhi” – Editorial in Bengali on ‘Kanyashree’ published in Anandabazar Patrika. March 16, 2019. (with Upasak Das)

Fellowships and Awards

Visiting Ph.D. fellowship, UNU-WIDER, 2020

Best Paper Award, Young Scholars’ Congress, 2019

Fellowship for Ph.D. internship Abroad, Government of Kerala, India, 2017.

Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Development Studies, Government of Kerala, August 2018- July 2019

Doctoral Fellowship, Indian Council of Social Science Research, August 2015- July 2018


2021:   6th International conference on South Asian Economic Development, South Asian University, New Delhi (Scheduled); 9th Meeting of the Society for Inequality Conference (ECINEQ), 2021 (paper accepted)

2020:   UNU-WIDER Brown Bag Webinar, Helsinki, Finland; XUB Bhuvaneswar

2019:   5th IGC-ISI Summer School at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi; Annual Conference on Contemporary issues in Development Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; 3rd International Conference on Issues in Economic Theory and Policy, Presidency University, Kolkata; Economic Theory and Policy Conference, CDS, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala; Young Scholars’ Congress 2019, University of Kerala, Kerala, India; International conference on “Human Development and Delivery of Public Services in India in the post reform period”, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India