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Mousumi Das

Area: Economics


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Name: Mousumi Das
Designation: Assistant Professor


Dr. Mousumi Das holds a doctoral degree from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), an advanced research institute established by the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai. She was a Visiting Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington D.C. as a Sylvia Lane Mentor awarded by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), U.S.A. She was working as an Associate Fellow with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi before joining IFMR. She is also consulting for the World Bank, and recently received a scholarship from the European Union. Her broader research interests are in the space of public policy focusing on food & nutrition, education, health, migration and gender related issues with a strong interest in applied micro-econometrics. Research publications

  • Sharma, A. & M. Das (2017). Migrant Networks in the Urban Labour Market: Evidence from IndiaJournal of Development Studies, published online July 25 2017
  • Prioritising Agriculture to Nutrition Pathways, July 2017 Issue of Yojana, published by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (available at New Delhi
  • Das, M., A. Sharma & Babu, S. C. (2017). Pathways from Agriculture to Nutrition in India: Implications for Sustainable Development Goals, IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 1649, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C.
  •  Suryanarayana, M. H. & Das, M. (2015): The Poorest Might Catch Up: Rawlsian Convergence vs. Pseudo-Convergence, Journal of Global Studies in Economics, vol 1(1), pp. 7-19, 2393-9974
  • Brzeska, J., Das, M., & Fan, S. (2015): Social protection for poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, China Agricultural Economic Review, vol. 7(4), pp. 668-687
  • S. Chandrasekhar, M. Das & A. Sharma (2015): Short-term Migration and Consumption Expenditure of Households in Rural IndiaOxford Development Studies, vol. 43(1), pp. 105-122
  • Suryanarayana, M. H. & Das, M. (2014): How Inclusive is India’s Reform(ed) Growth?, Special ArticleEconomic and Political Weekly, vol. 49 (6), pp. 44-52
  • Measures, Spatial Profile and Determinants of Dietary Diversity: Evidence from India, previously Dietary Diversity and Child Nutrition in Rural India: A Quantile Regression Analysis, IGIDR WP-2014-045 review)
  • Misleading (Persuasive) Advertising in Mixed Markets: Non-profit orientation and welfare outcomes with A. Sharma (under review)
  • Das, M. & Babu, S. C. (2017). Healthy Eating Index (under review)
  • Das, M. (2017). Vulnerability to food insecurity: Evidence from rural India (considered for submission to the special issue of  Review of Income & Wealth)
  • Nutrition transition under increasing urbanization in India: Policy implications for achieving Sustainable Development Goals with D. Debnath, S. Babu and P. Westhoff (selected for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Annual Meeting, Chicago Illinois 2017)
  • Fixing the broken education system in India, New Skills at Work India (NSAWI) (funded by J.P.Morgan) & NCAER Labour Economics Research Observatory (N-LERO)(
 Work in progress
  • Asian Enigma on Child Under-nutrition: An Indian Version and its Verification vide Structural Equation Modeling Approach (with Suresh Babu, IFPRI Washington D.C.)
  • Gender wage inequality among internal migrants: Evidence from India (with A. Sharma, IIM Indore)
  • Liberalization and Intra-Industry Trade in India with Dr. C. Veeramani (I.G.I.D.R)
Scholarships:  Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Oxford Development Initiative, Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), University of Hohhenheim, International Economic Association (IEA), Royal Economic Society U.K. , Canadian Development and Economics Study Group, Human Development and Capability Association,  Asian Population Association Referee: Journal of Rural Studies, Journal of Quantitative Economics, China Agricultural Economic Review, Food Security, MARGIN The Journal of Applied Economic Research (JAER), Handbook of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century Understanding the Inherent Dynamism, Edited by Dr. Ashima Goyal (Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council , PMEAC)

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