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Dinesh Kumar Tiwari

Associate Fellow

Dinesh Kumar Tiwari is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. He is an anthropologist with rich experience of conducting large scale primary household surveys, qualitative interviews and experimental data collection.  He has worked with the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, the World Bank and the Center de Sciences Humanies, Embassy of France (Palanpur Study) in the past. He is a part of the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) team and is currently working on discrepancies in income and consumption expenditure that are reported in IHDS-II. His areas of interest include migration studies, ethnographic research and experimental economics. 


  • October, 2013-Present: Associate Fellow, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi
  • May, 2010- September, 2013: Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi 
  • April, 2008- April, 2010: Research Associate, Center de Sciences humanies, Embassy of France, New Delhi
  • July 2010-September 2010: Central Experimenter, the World Bank
  • November 2007-June 2008:Central Experimenter, the World Bank
  • April 2005-September 2005:Survey Supervisor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi
  • June 2004-March 2005: Anthropologist, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi


  • PhD Anthropology, Sagar University, 2003 
  • MSc Social Anthroplogy, 2000
  • BSc Anthroplogy, Botany, Zoology, 1997




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Research Interests

Rural Development