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Reducing poverty and achieving improvements in human development, remain the biggest concerns for Indian policy makers. This research theme focuses on the gamut of socio-economic issues that are central to the discourse on India's growth story.
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Asrar Alam

Asrar Alam is a Research Analyst at NCAER. Since January 2011 he has been working on NCAER’s landmark study, the “National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure (NSHIE)”. Involved since its inception, Asrar has actively contributed to the sampling process, data collection and cleaning techniques. Other than this, he has also worked on two other projects titled “Mobile India Revisited” and “Assessing the Effectiveness of Small Borrowing in India”. His expertise lies in questionnaire design, handling large and complex data bases and data analytics. He has sound knowledge of statistical software such as STATA and SPSS. 

 
Debasis Barik

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. 

 
Tarujyoti Buragohain

Tarujyoti Buragohain is an Associate Fellow at NCAER., Her research interests include infrastructure and energy issues. She has written several project reports for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Human Research Development.  She has been a member of the Advisory Committee for Monitoring and Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaics in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy,  a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Tribal Development Research in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and is a life member of Bhartiya Arthik Shodh Sansthan and the Input–Output Research Association.

 
Pallavi Choudhuri

Pallavi Choudhuri is an Associate Fellow at NCAER with primary research interests in the area of Financial Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization, and Applied Microeconometrics. She currently focuses on areas related to financial inclusion, economic development, and industrial sector analysis in the Indian context. She is also involved in assessing recent trends in Money and Capital Markets for the NCAER publication, Quarterly Review of the Economy. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wyoming. Her dissertation centered on risk and regulation in the banking industry in the U.S. economy.