Debasis Barik is an Associate Fellow at NCAER, working with the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) team. His research interests lie in public health, demography, migration, gender, labour and social security. His dissertation was centered on the health and economic implications of ageing population in Indian states. His current research focuses on health and health systems. His other research interests include analysing the issues arising out of demographic transition in India.
Mousumi Das, an Associate Fellow at NCAER, recently submitted her PhD thesis at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai on “Food Security in India: Measures, Issues and Policy Imperatives”. Her broader research interests are on food policy and labour economics, with a strong interest in applied micro-econometrics. She recently returned from a visiting fellowship at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC as a Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellow awarded by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). She is presently part of the Skill India project team at NCAER.
Sonalde Desai is a Senior Fellow at NCAER with a joint appointment as Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. She is a demographer whose work deals primarily with human development in developing countries with a particular focus on gender and class inequalities. While most of her research focusses on India, she has also undertaken comparative studies across South Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has published articles in a wide range of sociology and demography journals. At present, she is leading a large national representative panel survey, India Human Development Survey, at NCAER.
Ruchi Jain is a Research Analyst at NCAER with a background in Population Studies. Her areas of research interest are maternal and child health, reproductive and sexual health, migration and rural development. At NCAER, she has worked on various projects like IDRC, HDPI and Rural Housing. She holds a doctorate degree in population studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Her thesis focused on the risky behaviours of the single migrant women in Delhi. She was a recipient of the UGC-NET fellowship for her PhD at IIPS.
Anushree Sinha, Senior Fellow, joined NCAER in 1989 and has held several positions since then. Before assuming her current position, she was NCAER’s Principal Economist during 2001-2003. She worked in macro- economic analyses including Macro Forecasting Modelling at NCAER. In her current research she uses general equilibrium frameworks to analyse the impact of policies and external economic shocks on the social sector including the informal and female workers. She is a post- doctorate from the Department of International Development, University of Oxford and has been a Fulbright-Nehru Lecturing Professor at Rutgers during 2013-14.