Microenterprises in India – A Multidimensional Analysis

Amit Basole and Vidya Chandy | October 16, 2019
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Fiscal Transfers and Inflation: Evidence from India

Girish Bahal and Anand Shrivastava | December 18, 2019
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Towards higher female work participation in India: what can be done?

Santosh Mehrotra and Sharmistha Sinha | January 23, 2019
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Recrafting Indian Industry: A Note

Aseem Shrivastava | May 4, 2018
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A Policy Proposal for Green Jobs in India

Rohit Azad and Shouvik Chakraborty | April 7, 2018
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Analysis of Payment Delays and Delay Compensation in MGNREGA

Rajendran Narayanan, Sakina Dhorajiwala, and Rajesh Golani | April 7, 2018
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Women Workers in India – Labour Force Trends, Occupational Diversification, and Wage Gaps

Bidisha Mondal, Jayati Ghosh, Shiney Chakraborty, and Sona Mitra  | March 7, 2018
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An Approach to the Problem of Employment in India

Deepankar Basu | March 7, 2018

We are happy to release the first research paper under the new CSE Working Paper Series.

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Where has all the jobs data gone?

Rosa Abraham, Janaki Shibu, Rajendran Narayanan | February 1, 2019

This article appeared in the Business Standard , January 30th, 2019.

The RTIs and the responses to the RTIs referred to in the article are included here.


Status of NSSO 2017-18 EUS


     Response to RTI


Press Release (11th June, 2018): Government Takes Measures to Bring More Transparency in Employment Related Data Releases


Status of LB 2016-17 EUS


     Response to RTI

Follow-up RTI on LB 2016-17 EUS


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Jobless Growth Plagues India

Amit Basole | June 12, 2017
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Published Research by CSE Fellows

CSE Team | August 30, 2019


Abraham, R. 2019. Informal Employment and the Structure of Wages in India: A Review of Trends. Review of Income and Wealth (forthcoming)

Goel, Deepti, and Kevin Lang. 2019. Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants. ILR Review 72(2): 355-381

Kesar, Surbhi, and Snehashish Bhattacharya. 2019. “Dualism and structural transformation:The informal manufacturing sector in India”. The European Journal of Development Research. doi:10.1057/s41287-019-00228-0.

Nath, P. 2019. Employment Scenario and the Reservation Policy. Economic and Political Weekly, LIV (19), 56-61.


Iyer, S., & Shrivastava, A. 2018. Religious riots and electoral politics in India. Journal of Development Economics, 131, 104-122.

Bhattacharya, Snehashish, and Surbhi Kesar. 2018. “Possibilities of transformation: The informal sector in India”. Review of Radical Political Economics 50(4): 727-735.

Deshpande, Ashwini, Deepti Goel, and Shantanu Khanna. 2018. Bad Karma or Discrimination? Male-Female Wage Gaps among Salaried Workers in India. World Development 102: 331-344.


Abraham, R. 2017. “Informality in the Indian Labour Market: An Analysis of Forms and Determinants,” The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Springer;The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), vol. 60(2), pages 191-215, June.

Basole A. 2017. What Does the Rural Economy Need: Analysis of the Promises for Rural India, Economic and Political Weekly Union Budget 2017-2018 Special Issue, March 4, 2017.


Basole A. 2016. Informality and Flexible Specialization: Apprenticeships and Knowledge Spillovers in an Indian Silk Weaving Cluster, Development and Change, Vol 47, No.1, pp.157-187.

Lahoti, R., & Swaminathan, H. 2016. Economic Development and Women’s Labor Force Participation in India. Feminist Economics, 22(2), 168–195. https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2015.1066022

Khanna, Shantanu, Deepti Goel, and René Morissette. 2016. Decomposition Analysis of Earnings Inequality in Rural India: 2004-2012. IZA Journal of Labor & Development 5:18.


Basole A. 2015. Authenticity, Innovation and the Geographical Indication in an Artisanal Industry: The Case of the Banarasi Sari, The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 18:3/4, pp. 127-149.

Basole A, Basu D, and Bhattacharya R. 2015. Determinants and Impact of Subcontracting: Evidence from India’s Informal Manufacturing Sector, International Review of Applied Economics, 29:3, pp.374- 402.

Basole A and Basu D. 2015. Non-Food Expenditures and Consumption Inequality in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, No. 36, pp. 43-53.

Basole A and Basu D. 2015. Fueling Calorie Intake Decline: Household Level Evidence from Rural India, World Development, Vol. 68, pp. 82-95.


Nath, P. 2014. Labour Market Flexibility and Employment Growth in India’s Organised Manufacturing Sector, 1990-2010. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 57 (4), 465-499.

Sood, A., Nath, P. and Ghosh,S. 2014. Deregulating Capital, Regulating Labour: The Dynamics in the Manufacturing Sector in India. Economic and Political Weekly, LXIX ( 26 & 27), 58-68


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