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Girish Bahal

Associate Fellow

Girish N Bahal is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. Girish’s principal interests are in Macroeconomics, Labour, and Development Economics. During his doctoral research on “Essays on the Macroeconomics of Social Transfers and Public Investment” at the University of Cambridge, Girish worked on quantifying transfer spending multipliers and on understanding the labour market effects of large employment guarantee schemes in India such as the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Girish has worked with organisations like the Reserve Bank of India, Global Development Network, and the International Monetary Fund. His current research work is on migration, misallocation, and the identification of various distortions and imperfections in labour markets in India. Girish holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Delhi.


  • October 2016- Present: Associate Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi


  • 2013-2015: Teaching Fellow and Supervisor of Studies
    Faculty of Economics, and Jesus/Newnham/Murray Edwards/St Catharine's College


  • June- September 2015: Economist at the Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC


  • 2011-12: Research Member, Global Development Network, New Delhi


  • July - September 2010: Intern, The Department of Economic Analysis and Policy, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai



  • PhD in Economics, University of Cambridge, 2017


  • MPhil in Economic Research, University of Cambridge, 2010


  • Diploma in Economics, University of Cambridge, 2009


  • BSc Hons. Mathematics, University of Delhi, 2008




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Research Interests

Economic Policy
Rural Development