Anil Deolalikar

Anil Deolalikar has been Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy since February 2013 and a Professor of Economics at UC Riverside since 2003. Prior to this he taught at the University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. He is a development economist who has published extensively on the economics of child nutrition, health, education, poverty, and social protection in developing countries.  In addition to his research, Deolalikar has extensive public policy experience and has served as an adviser to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, UNDP, USAID, and a number of developing country-governments and international organizations.   

 

Deolalikar received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University, a Diploma in Economics from Cambridge University and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.  

 
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Sonalde Desai

Sonalde Desai is a Professor at NCAER with a joint appointment as Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. She directs the NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC), a newly established Centre by NCAER with its consortium partners, University of Maryland and University of Michigan. She is an internationally known 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 focuses on India, she has also undertaken comparative studies across South Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. At present, Sonalde Desai is leading the India Human Development Survey (IHDS), India’s only nationally representative panel study with interviews in 2004–05 and 2011–12. The next wave of IHDS is planned for 2019-20. The IHDS is used by over 9,000 users worldwide and has led to nearly 500 papers and dissertations. Desai is a member of the editorial committee of Population and Development Review and has served on the editorial advisory boards of many Indian and international journals. At present, she chairs the International Outreach Committee of the Population Association of America.   

She has published articles in a wide range of Indian and international sociology and demography journals and is a frequent contributor to The Hindu.

 
Neerad Deshmukh

Neerad Deshmukh is a Research Associate. His areas of interest include labour economics and studying informal industries. He is passionate about pursuing interdisciplinary research in social sciences.  At NCAER he is working National Data Innovation Centre assisting in literature review, questionnaire development and data analysis. He has completed his MA in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 2015 and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics. His Master’s thesis studied how informal industries are coping up with changes in the economy.

 
Amaresh Dubey

 
Prabir Kumar Ghosh

Prabir Kumar Ghosh is a Fellow at NCAER. Currently, he is involved in coordinating all-India level survey work and analysis of large scale primary data. His research interests include development economics, human development, income, expenditure, poverty & nutrition, demography, and budgetary analysis on social sector & poverty alleviation programs. 

 
Jeffrey S. Hammer

Jeff Hammer is the Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor of Economic Development in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University where he teaches economic development and the economics of health policy in poor countries. Prior to this, he worked for 25 years at the World Bank where he concentrated on various issues related to public economics, public expenditures and the social sectors, particularly health.  His current research is on the quality of medical care in India, absenteeism of teachers and health workers, the determinants of health status and improving service delivery through better accountability mechanisms. His B.A. from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. from MIT are both in Economics.

 
Ruchi Jain

Ruchi Jain is a Senior 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. 

 
Charu Jain

Dr Charu Jain is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. Prior to this she had worked at TNS India Ltd and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), New Delhi. Her areas of research interest include socio-economic issues, gender and educational studies, consumer studies and developmental changes. She has worked in the area of large scale consumer studies, industrial surveys, housing studies, agriculture and macro-economic policy issues. Her current research focuses on the agricultural outlook and handloom sector. She received her PhD in Economics from School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.

 
Sreejith E Karunakaran

 
Arpita Kayal

Arpita Kayal is the Programme Manager at National Data Innovation Centre project. She has previously worked in social sectors where she has been involved in project management and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, advocacy, financial and human resource management, both at grass root level organization and national level program.

 

Arpita has a MA in English Literature from Rabindra Bharati University and a Masters in Social Welfare from the Netaji Subhash Open University. 

 

 

 
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