Associate Professor

Dr. Gitanjali Sen

Department of Economics

Interests

  1. Economics of Education
  2. Impact studies
  3. Labor and Human development

Education

1994

University of Calcutta
India
Bachelors

1996

Kalyani University
India
Masters

2002

University of Missouri-Columbia
USA
Masters

2002

University of Missouri-Columbia
USA
Ph.D

Experience

  • April 2013 – July 2018, Assistant Professor | Shiv Nadar University, UP, India
  • Nov 2011 – Oct 2012, Assistant Professor | Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyd
  • Nov 2007 – July 2011, Fellow | Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
  • June 2005 – Aug 2007, Lead Economist | at Comat Technologies– Bangalore
  • April 2004 – May 2005, Assistant Professor | Jain Group Institution, Bangalore
  • Jan 2004 – April 2004, Consultant | Mega Ace Consultancy, Mumbai
  • Jan 1999 – May 2002, Teaching Assistant | University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Research Interest

  • Education
  • Health
  • Access to finance
  • Impact studies
  • Labor
Mentoring detail
  • Ongoing PhD: Advisor: 1; Committee member:
  • Masters Thesis completed: Advisor: 2
  • UG Thesis completed: 6
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Awards & Fellowships

  • 1999 - 2002: Graduate Teaching Assistantship from University of Missouri-USA

Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Royal Economic Society

Publications

  • “How Much Does Having a Bank Account Help the Poor?” Gitanjali Sen* and Sankar De. The Journal of Development Studies, Sep. DOI: 1080/00220388.2017.1355455 (2017)
  • “Access to Higher Education in India: an Exploration of its Antecedents.” Rakesh Basant and Gitanjali Sen*.  Economic and Political Weekly, December 20, (2014)
  • “Parental Education as a Criterion for Affirmative Action in Higher Education,” Rakesh Basant and Gitanjali Sen*, World Development, Elsevier publications, December, (2014).
  • “Affirmative action in Higher Education: Insights from Recent Empirical Research,” Rakesh Basant and Gitanjali Sen. ORF Issue Brief No. 49, New Delhi, (2012).
  • “Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action,” Rakesh Basant and Gitanjali Sen.  Higher Education: A Reader, edited by Jandhyala B G Tilak,  EPW and Orient BlackSwan, part of a UGC- funded project on social sciences, ISBN: 978-81-250-5131-2, (2013).
  • “In Search of Fair Grades,” The Financial Express, Rakesh Basant and Gitanjali Sen, 11 December (2010).
  • “Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action,” Rakesh Basant and Gitanjali Sen. Economic and Political Weekly, 45(39), Sep (2010).
  • “Trade and FDI Related Reforms in the States,” Gitanjali Sen*, Academic Foundation, Delhi, May, ISBN: 9788171888252, (2009).
  • “ICR/OMR Technology – Bettering Lives.” Gitanjali Sen*, T. Gering, S Ramakrishnan, Published by i4d- the monthly magazine for ICT4D, December (2006).
  • “The Luxury of Not Working: Considering the Effects of Poverty and Schooling Returns on Child Labor in Vietnam.” Gitanjali Dutta, Thesis: University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, Dec, (2002).

Ongoing Work

  • Quota-based Affirmative Action in Higher Education: The Impact on Other Backward Classes in India (with Rakesh Basant), submitted.
  • Benefits of Integrated Child Development Services: Later Life Evidence (with Gaurav Dhamija), submitted.
  • Lasting impact on health through the lenses of severity in earthquake (with Gaurav Dhamija).
  • Impact of RTE on quality of education (an ASER project).
  • Skill mis-matches and intergenerational persistence (with Gaurav Dhamija).
  • Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer (with Chandan Jain)

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