PhD in Economics,University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, 2002.
Thesis Title: “The Luxury of Not Working: Considering the Effects of Poverty and Schooling Returns on Child Labor in Vietnam.”
Thesis Advisor: Pham Hoang Van
MA in Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA and
MA in Economics, University of Kalyani- India.
Assistant Professor, Centre for Economics and Finance, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
Fellow in Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.
Lead Economist at Comat Technologies– Bangalore and Mumbai.
Assistant Professor -MATS School of Business, Jain Group Institution, Bangalore.
Consultant: A Business Consultancy Company, Mumbai.
Teaching Assistant: University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.
Applied Development Micro-economics -
Gitanjali Sen* (with Rakesh Basant). 2014. "Access to Higher Education in India: an Exploration of its Antecedents." Economic and Political Weekly. December 20.
Gitanjali Sen* (with Rakesh Basant) (December 2014): "Parental Education as a Criterion for Affirmative Action in Higher Education", World Development, Volume 64, Elsevier publications, pp 803-14, DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.07.007.
Gitanjali Sen (with Rakesh Basant) (2013): "Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action," Higher Education: A Reader, edited by Jandhyala B G Tilak, EPW and Orient BlackSwan, part of a UGC- funded project on social sciences.
Gitanjali Sen (with Rakesh Basant) (2010): "Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action," Economic and Political Weekly, Vol xlv no. 39, Sep.
Gitanjali Sen (2010): "Trade and FDI Related Reforms in the States," Academic Foundation, Delhi, May.
Sen, Gitanjali (2011): "Participation in Higher Education: A Comparison of Under-representation across States of India," presented at Winter School, Delhi school of Economics, New Delhi, Dec 10-13.
Sen, Gitanjali (2011): "Participation in Higher Education: A Comparison of Under-representation across States of India," presented at CESI, University of Hyderabad Nov 24.
Sen, Gitanjali (co-authored with Rakesh Basant) (2011), "Who Participates in Higher Education: Further Explorations," presented at the XXIst Annual General Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 20-21 December.
Sen, Gitanjali and Rakesh Basant (2011): "Access to Higher Education- Further Exploration,"- presented in a conference on "Higher Education: New Trends and Challenges," organised jointly by the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, held on July 28-29.
Sen, Gitanjali (2011): "Participation in Higher Education: A Comparison of Under-representation across States of India," presented at Global Conclave in Higher Education, at NUEPA, New Delhi, Jan 27-29.
I specialize in Development economics and interested to work in Applied Microeconomics areas. I have been working in various places, including public policy think tank, Indian academia, and in consultancy firms for about past 11 years. My research interests include policies for inclusive development through participation in education and employment, and access to finance. I am interested in studying poverty and inequality, living standards, child labor, and returns to education. Earlier, I have worked in areas of affirmative action in Indian Higher Education in an ESRC (UK) funded project. Presently, I am working in areas of access to finance and its link to poverty and inequality; gender and education. Most of my work till date use large household survey databases, including NSS, NFHS, NCAER, DHS, LSMS of World Bank. At the beginning of my professional career, I was involved in a project attempting to evaluate the impact of introduction of ICT in large scale public program, which in turn, could be attributed to my continued interest in programme evaluation.
ECO 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 415 - Development Economics (Undergraduate Elective)
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