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Nijara Deka

Associate Fellow

Nijara Deka is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. She is an applied micro-economist with interests also in macroeconomics and economic growth. Her primary areas of research include Poverty and Social Inequality, Deprivation and Human Development, Labour and Informal Sector, Economics of Education and Health, Social Protection and Sustainable Development. In her doctoral research, she analysed multidimensional deprivation of urban poor households. She received her PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. 

 
Experience

  • September, 2019- Present: Associate Fellow, NCAER
     
  • July, 2018 -August, 2019: Consultant, NCAER 
     
  • August, 2016 – September, 2017: Senior Research Associate, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies 

 

Education

  • PhD in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2017
     
  • MPhil in Economics, Gauhati University, Assam, 2010
     
  • M.A in Economics, Gauhati University, Assam , 2008 

 

 
  • Research

Contact

ndeka@ncaer.org

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Research Interests

Human Development
Labour
Poverty