Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay is an associate professor at the Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi). He is specialized in econometric methods applied to topics in the field of education in developing countries (especially India). Recent topics of research include the impact of better school infrastructure on rural schooling attendance, how to design teacher transfer programs and the impact of the distribution of human capital on growth and development. He has also worked on issues related to public policy: in particular, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), a big public workfare program in India, the political economy of its implementation and the effects of NREGS on education and borrowing. In the past, he also worked on issues related to health: the economic effects of HIV-AIDS and Cancer (Health).
“Higher Education and Prosperity: From Catholic Missionaries to Luminosity in India” (with Amparo Castelló-Climent and Latika Chaudhary), The Economic Journal, Online DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12551
“Does Access to Secondary Education Affect Primary Schooling? Evidence from India” (with Soham Sahoo): Economics of Education Review, Volume 54, October 2016, pp 124-142
“Local Funds and Political Competition: Evidence from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India” (with Bhanu Gupta): European Journal of Political Economy, Volume 41, January 2016, pp 14-30
“Mass Education or a Minority Well Educated Elite in the Process of Growth: the Case of India” (with Amparo Castelló Climent): Journal Of Development Economics, Volume 106, Nov 2013, pp 303-320
“Is India better off today than 15 years ago? A Robust Multidimensional Answer” (with N. Gravel), Journal of Economic Inequality, Volume 8, Issue 2, 2010, pp 173-195