Aparajita Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka. An applied microeconomist by training, she holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside. Her research interests are in the areas of development economics, health economics and public policy. Professor Dasgupta’s current research examines the long term consequences of early childhood shocks on human capital accumulation in developing country settings. She also has extensive field work experience in Andhra Pradesh for her research work which examines the causal impact of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in buffering impacts of drought shocks on long term nutritional outcomes in children. Professor Dasgupta has also worked as an evaluation specialist at 3ie where she managed and reviewed research of Impact Evaluation grants in cross-country settings. She served as the Fred.H.Bixby Post Doctoral Fellow at the Population Council, where she worked on impact evaluation and cost effectiveness of an HIV prevention service in New Delhi, India.
Link to research publications: https://sites.google.com/ashoka.edu.in/aparajita-dasgupta/research
Class or caste? A study on the role of caste and wealth status in school choice decision