Associate Professor

Dr Shrabani Mukherjee

Department of Economics


  1. Applied Microeconomics, Game Theory
  2. Poverty & Inequality
  3. Rural Finance, Financial Inclusion



Krishnath College, Calcutta University


Kalyani University


CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University


CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University


  • 26 July 2017 – 4th Nov, 2020 | Associate Professor | Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune.
  • July, 2014 - July 2017 | Assistant Professor | Madras School of Economics, Chennai
  • 2013- 2014 | Faculty | BITS-Pilani University (K. K Birla Goa Campus)
  • 2012- 2012 | Visiting Faculty | Asutosh College, Calcutta University
  • 2011 - 2012 | Senior Consultant | Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Limited, Kolkata
  • 2009 | Associate Fellow | National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi
  • 2007 | Consultant | The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, GOI.

Research Interest

  • Development Economics
  • Industry, Rural Financial Markets
  • Poverty and Rural Development: Tracking Poverty Gap, Inequality, Transition and Economic Mobility, Inter-generational mobility
  • Education/Human Capital formation
  • Public Financial Management- Budget, State Finance, Municipal Finance


  • Life member of The Indian Econometric Society


Papers in Referred Journals
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2007), ‘An Alternative Measure of Efficiency in Use of Electricity in India: A State wise Assessment’- ‘Indian Economic Review’ – a refereed journal published from the Delhi School of Economics , July-December 2008, Vol. XXXXIII, Number
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2008): ‘Decomposition of Final Electricity Consumption in India: A State wise Assessment’- ‘Special article’ section of ‘Economic & Political Weekly’ (EPW), Vol. XLIII, No.3, January 19, 2008.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013):‘Growing Dependence on Transfers and Rising Disparity in Municipal Finances in India: Evidence from Thirteenth Finance Commission’, Coauthored with Debdulal Thakur, IJEF, e-ISSN: 2321-5933, p-ISSN: 23215925.(May.–Jun. 2013), Pp31-41.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013) : ‘Right to Education and Infrastructural Facilities in Schools of West Bengal: A brief Review’, -coauthored with Debdulal Thakur, Communique, Volume 7, Number 1 (Issue funded by Indian Council of Social and Scientific Research (ICSSR), New Delhi) March 2013, ISSN 0973-8584.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013): ‘Coexistence of Formal and Informal Credit Markets in India –-A Study of Entrepreneurial Choices for House-based Industries’, Research in Applied Economics, Macrothink Institute-USA, ISSN 1948-5433, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2013.
  • Shrabani Mukherjee (2015): Parent’s Choice Function for Ward’s School Continuation in Rural India: A Case Study in West Bengal, Margin- The Journal of Applied Economic Research, co-authored with Debdulal Thakur, Sage publications.
  • Shrabani Mukherjee (2016): Entrepreneurial Choice of Investment Capital for House Based Industries: A Case Study in West Bengal, Review of Market Integration, Sage Publications, vol. 7(3), pages 214-241, December.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2019): “Tracking Financial Inclusion in India with Special Focus on SHG Initiatives, Indian Journal of Human Development”, SAGE Publication, New Delhi. Coauthored with Debdulal Thakur and Subhadri Sankar Mallik.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2017): “Covariate and Idiosyncratic Shocks and Coping Strategies for Poor and Non-poor Rural Households in India” co-authored with Kailash Pradhan in Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2018): “Technical Efficiency of Agricultural Production in India: Evidence from REDS Survey”, co-authored with Kailash Pradhan, South Asia Economic Journal, Sage Publications.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2019): “A Brief Taxonomy of Rural Credit Market in West Bengal: Evidences from a field survey”, Manpower Journal, Published by National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development, Coauthored with Debdulal Thakur.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2018): “The Income Transition in Rural India: Evidence From Aris/Reds Surveys”, Journal of Economic Development”, Vol 43, Issue 2, Coauthored with K C Pradhan.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2020): “Measuring the Social and Political Diversity and Their Impact on Income Inequality”, co-authored with Vivek Jadhav, International Journal of Academic Research & Development (IJAR&D).
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2020): “Triggers and Barriers of Financial Inclusion: A Country-wise Analysis”, Asian Economic and Financial Review, AESS. 10 (9), 970-988.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2020): “Budgetary Advocacy for North-Eastern Region in India: Assessing the Practice of State Finance, SAGE-UK (co-authored with Vivek Jadhav and Debdulal Thakur, (forthcoming).
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2020): “Managing Schools for Achieving Goal 4 of the SDGs in India: Examining School Governance for Primary Schools in Rural Maharashtra”, SAGE-UK (Co-authored with Rujuta Joshi and Debdulal Thakur, forthcoming).
Books/Book Chapters
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2019): ‘Agriculture and State Policies: Some Critical Issues’, co-authored with Shrabani Mukherjee in P. Das and P. Biswas (Eds), ‘Indian Economy: Reforms and Development - Essays in Honour of Manoj Kumar Sanyal’, Springer. Singapore
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2012): ‘Environmental Costs of Thermal Energy Generation: Notion and Estimation’, in Sachhidananda Mukherjee & Debasish Chakraborty (eds),’ Environmental Scenario in India- Successes and Predicaments’, Routledge, UK.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2011): ‘Does the democratic decentralization really create responsible governance in rural India?’- Gramsurajya: Rural Governance & Inclusive Growth, Newsletter, Issue 3, May 2011, NCAER-IDRC, New Delhi.
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013): 'Fiscal Stress & Education Expenditure: A Tale of Two Indian States’- Co-authored with Debdulal Thakur, LAP, Germany, ISSN-978-3-659-42704-6.
Newspaper Article
  • Mukherjee, Shrabani (2007): ‘Numbers alone can be misleading’, Economic Times, May 8, 2007, New Delhi. (Coauthored with Dr.Satish C.Jha, Member- PMEAC, Govt. of India).
Fully Funded Project Based Study Reports
  • ‘Sustainable Development Goals for Rural Maharashtra: Achievements & Constraints’ funded by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) (ongoing).
  • ‘Rural Development Infrastructure Index Including Physical, Social and Institutional Dimensions’ funded by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
  • “Examining Financial Position of the Local Bodies (Rural and Urban), Tamil Nadu” funded by Fifth State Finance Commission constituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • ‘How Households Save and Invest: Evidence from NCAER Household Survey’, funded by SEBI-NCAER. New Delhi.
  • ‘Rural Governance & Inclusive Growth’, funded by NCAER (India)-IDRC (Canada), New Delhi.
  • Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (PPTA) report for Government of West Bengal (GoWB), 2012 funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Drafted the chapter on ‘Improving Service Delivery in Education in West Bengal’.
  • Provided research assistantship to Dr. Anuradha De for a project on ‘Public Expenditure on Education in India: Recent Trends and Outcomes’, Research Project of RECOUP & University of Cambridge , 2005, New Delhi.
  • Provided research assistantship to Dr.D.K. Shrivastava (Senior Fellow-NIPFP & Member 12th Finance Commission, GoI) in preparing the Uttar Pradesh Human Development Report.
Fully Funded Project Based Study Reports
  • Number of Faculty Development Programme conducted at Symbiosis International University presented Papers in National and International Seminars on Research Methodology & Econometrics Tools.
  • Conducted Lectures for Joint class (Students from UC and SSE) at University of Cincinnati, US (2020) along with Prof. Michael Jones.
  • IIM Trichi (in Dec, 2017)
  • BITS-Pilani (Goa) (Feb, 2018)
  • Economics Department, Calcutta University,
  • 52nd Annual Conference of ‘The Indian Econometric Society’ held at IIM, Kozhikode, between 4-6-January’2016.
  • Retreat Seminar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.
  • Resource Person at UGC National Seminar at Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya, Midnapore, West Bengal-2017
  • 9th International GLOBELICS conference, held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-17 Nov,2011.
  • Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference , 27-29 September 2010 at Hilton Hotel, Hawaii, USA
  • 43rd Annual Conference of ‘The Indian Econometric Society’ held at IIT, Mumbai between 5-January’2007.
  • 42nd Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar between 5-7 January’2006.
  • The conference was conducted by Asian Institute of Transport Development, New Delhi.

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