Dr. Palash Baruah is an Associate Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). He is a Statistician by training and is involved in sampling design for various studies conducted by the NCAER. He has been involved in many large-scale studies at the NCAER relating to agriculture, households income & expenditure, youth, impact of communication on economy, small borrowing, tourism economy, health satellite accounts, economic impact of airport operations, fisheries etc. His areas of research interest includes morbidity and public health, demography, inequality, etc. Prior to joining NCAER, he was associated with the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi.