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Department of Economics
Shampa Bhattacharjee
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
  • PhD. Economics, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, 2016 (Expected)
  • Master of Science in Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 2008
  • B.Sc. Honours, Economics, Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 2006
Professional Experience:
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, University of British Columbia, 2009-2015
  • Business Analyst, Wipro Technologies, 2008-2009
Research Interests
Development Economics, Health Economics, Political Economy
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Book Chapters:

The Evolution of Gender Gaps in India (2015) (with Viktoria Hnatkovska and Amartya Lahiri) in India Policy Forum 2014-15, volume 11, Brookings Institution and National Council of Applied Economic Research, ed. by Subir Gokarn, Arvind Panagariya, Shekhar Shah, ( New Delhi: Sage publications)

Working papers:

Timing of Elections and Infant Mortality: Evidence from India

Fertility Rate, Child Mortality and Female Labour Force Participation in India

Sibling Rivalry and Child Survival: Evidence from the study of Twins in India
Executive Summary
Ms. Bhattacharjee’s primary area of interest is development economics with a focus on India. Her work is also related to health economics and political economy. Her present research focuses on the impact of political competition on infant health outcomes in India.

She has written an interesting paper to look at how elections (state assembly elections in her dataset) affect developmental outcomes like infant mortality.

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