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Mousumi Das

Area: Economics


Areas of Interest

Development Economics, Applied Econometrics

Name: Mousumi Das
Designation: Assistant Professor


  • Research interests: Development Economics, Applied Econometrics
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Government of India, Major Grant awardee (Principal Investigator), Pathways from Agriculture to Nutrition: Evidence from Indian Districts with special focus on Madhya Pradesh
  • Consultant, World Bank, Washington D.C.
  • Associate Fellow (National Council of Applied Economic Research) (Director General, Dr Shekhar Shah's office)
  • Visiting Fellowship, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C.
  • Awards:
    • Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship awarded by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) 2015
    • University Grants Commission (UGC) - JRF/SRF
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals:
    • Food & Nutrition Policy
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Das, M., A. Sharma & Babu, S. C. (2017). Pathways from Agriculture to Nutrition in India: Implications for Sustainable Development Goals (revise and resubmit Food Security)
    • Das, M. & Babu, S. C. (2017). Healthy Eating Index, Preliminary draft prepared (WIP)
    • Migration
    • Sharma, A. & M. Das (2017). Migrant Networks in the Urban Labour Market: Evidence from India, Journal of Development Studies, published online July 25 2017
    • Chandrasekhar, M. Das & A. Sharma (2015). Short-term Migration and Consumption Expenditure of Households in Rural India, Oxford Development Studies, vol. 43(1), pp. 105-122
    • Poverty, Risk & Inequality
    • 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, 7(4), pp. 668-687
    • Suryanarayana, M. H. & Das, M. (2014): How Inclusive is India’s Reform(ed) Growth?, Special Article, Economic and Political Weekly, 49 (6), pp. 44-52
    • Das, M., A. Sharma, Vulnerability to food insecurity: Evidence from rural India (considered for submission to special issue of Review of Income & Wealth)
    • Education
    • Imparting and Assessing Skills, Background Chapter for the New Skills at Work Initiative (NSAWI) funded by J.P. Morgan, and housed at NCAER
    • Gender
    • Gender wage inequality among internal migrants: Evidence from India (with A. Sharma, IIM Indore) (WIP)
    • International Trade
    • Intra-industry trade related issues: Evidence from India (with C. Veeramani, IGIDR) (WIP)
  • Referee work: Food Security, Journal of Rural Studies, Journal of Quantitative Economics, China Agricultural Economic Review, MARGIN The Journal of Applied Economic Research, Handbook of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century Understanding the Inherent Dynamism, Edited by Prof. Ashima Goyal
  • Other activities: Trained in the classical dance forms of Bharatnatyam and Kathak, Fine Arts

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