Microenterprises in India – A Multidimensional Analysis

Amit Basole and Vidya Chandy | October 16, 2019
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State of Working India 2019

Centre for Sustainable Employment | April 15, 2019
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State of Working India 2018

Centre for Sustainable Employment | September 27, 2018
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Pandemic, informality, and vulnerability: Impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in India

Surbhi Kesar, Rosa Abraham, Rahul Lahoti, Paaritosh Nath, Amit Basole | June 26, 2020
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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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Hunger Grows as India’s Lockdown Kills Jobs

Rahul Lahoti, Amit Basole, Rosa Abraham, Surbhi Kesar and Paaritosh Nath | May 29, 2020
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Locked down in distress

Sakina Dhorajiwala and Rajendran Narayanan  | May 9, 2020
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Patents vs. the Pandemic

Joseph E Stiglitz, Arjun Jayadev and Achal Prabhala  | April 23, 2020
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Privatising a public good

Surbhi Kesar, Devika Dutt and Zico Dasgupta  | December 20, 2019
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Common Service Centres The Emperor’s New Clothes

Inayat Sabhikhi, Rahul Lahoti and Rajendran Narayanan | November 1, 2019
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The need for urban employment scheme (in Hindi)

Amit Basole and Rajendran Narayanan | April 4, 2019
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The politics of information

Rajendran Narayanan , Rakshita Swamy and Nikhil Dey  | April 4, 2019
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Focus on Small Towns and It Will Be Boomtown India

Methew Idiculla, Amit Basole and Rajendran Narayanan  | March 31, 2019
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Guaranteeing urban jobs

Rajendran Narayanan, Amit Basole and Mathew Idiculla | March 30, 2019
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The shape of an urban employment guarantee

Mathew Idiculla, Rajendran Narayanan and Amit Basole | March 29, 2019
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Where has all the jobs data gone?

Rosa Abraham, Janaki Shibu, Rajendran Narayanan | January 30, 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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An imaginary friend

Sakina Dhorajiwala and Rajendran Narayanan  | November 1, 2018
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Employment and wage challenges (in Hindi)

Amit Basole and Anand Shrivastava | October 3, 2018
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More Proof that India’s Creating Fewer Jobs: This is Why

Amit Basole and Arjun Jayadev | September 28, 2018
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Did the Indian economy create nearly 13 million jobs in 2017?

Amit Basole and Anand Shrivastava | September 5, 2018
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Social identity and perceived income adequacy

Ashwini Deshpande and Deepti Goel | June 13, 2018
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Identifying an effective teacher in public schools in Delhi

Bidisha Barooah and Deepti Goel | December 26, 2017
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Long-run trends in rural wages

Amit Basole  | October 24, 2017
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Intellectual property for the twenty-first-century economy

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Dean Baker and Arjun Jayadev  | October 23, 2017
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Jobless Growth Plagues India

Amit Basole | June 5, 2017
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The decline of rural earning inequality in India

Deepti Goel, Shantanu Khanna and Rene Morissette | April 5, 2017
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A guarantee, an illusion

Rajendran Narayanan , Sakina Dhorajiwala | February 14, 2017
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Jobless growth still the leitmotif

Amit Basole  | February 2, 2017
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In Defence of Activism in Universities

Rajendran Narayanan | December 21, 2016
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Women and the Indian job market: Glass ceiling or sticky floor?

Ashwini Deshpande and Deepti Goel | June 10, 2016
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No Guarantee In Mahabubnagar

Chakradhar Buddha and Rajendran Narayanan | February 4, 2016
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Obama Versus Obamacare

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Dean Baker and Arjun Jayadev  | February 10, 2015
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What explains declining calorie consumption in India?

Amit Basole and Deepankar Basu  | June 16, 2014
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Did the metro help reduce air pollution in Delhi?

Deepti Goel and Sonam Gupta | May 17, 2013
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India’s Patently Wise Decision

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Arjun Jayadev  | April 8, 2013
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Published Research by CSE Fellows

CSE Team | June 29, 2020



Basole A and Narayan A. 2020. Long-Run Performance of the Organised Manufacturing Sector in India: An Analysis of Sub-periods and Industry-level Trends. Economic and Political Weekly, March 7, 2020.


Goel, Deepti, and Ashwini Deshpande. 2020. Social Identity and Perceived Income AdequacyReview of Development Economics, 24(2): 339-361


Lahoti, R., & Sahoo, S. 2020. Are educated leaders good for education? Evidence from India. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization176, 42-62.


Sood, A and Nath, P. 2020. Labour Law Changes Innocuous Mistakes or Sleight of Hand?. Economic and Political Weekly, LV(22) 33-37.



Abraham, R. 2019. Informal Employment and the Structure of Wages in India: A Review of Trends. Review of Income and Wealth, 65: S102-S122.


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. 2020. Dualism and Structural Transformation: The Informal Manufacturing Sector in India. The European Journal of Development Research, 32: 560–586.


Lahoti, R., & Mukhopadhyay, R. 2019. School choice in rural India: perceptions and realities in four states. Economic and Political Weekly54(49), 51-57.


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


Nath, P. 2019. Driving down the Perilous Path. Economic and Political Weekly, 54(42). ISSN (Print) – 0012-9976.


Nath, P., Siddiqi, U and Sood, A. 2019. Thinking Growth or Thinking Employment. India Exclusion Report 2018-19. (5th ed.). New Delhi: Yoda Press.



Basole A. 2018.Understanding India’s Jobs Crisis, in Education, Employment and Employability Landscape of India. Volume 10, Issue 5 NHRD Network Journal, January 2018.


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.


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



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. The Politics and Economics of Demonetisation (Hindi). Pratiman, June 2017.


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.


Lahoti, R. 2016. Questioning the “Phenomenal Success” of Aadhaar-linked Direct Benefit Transfers for LPG. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 52.


Swaminathan, H., Lahoti, R., & Suchitra, J. Y. 2012. Gender asset and wealth gaps: Evidence from Karnataka. Economic and Political Weekly, 59-67.


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.



Basole A. 2014. The Informal Economy from a Knowledge Perspective. Yojana Development Monthly, October 2014.


Basole A. 2014. Dynamics of Income Inequality in India: Insights from World Top Incomes Database. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 49, No.40, pp.14-17.


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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