Published Research by CSE Fellows


Bahal, Girish and Anand Shrivastava. 2021. Supply variabilities in public workfares. Journal of Development Economics, Volume 150.

Surbhi Kesar, Rosa Abraham, Rahul Lahoti, Paaritosh Nath & Amit Basole. 2021. Pandemic, informality, and vulnerability: impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in India. Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement.


Gupta, Gaurav and Basole, Amit. 2020. India’s Information Technology industry: prospects for growth and role in structural transformation. Decision 47341–361.

Bhattacharya, Snehashish, and Surbhi Kesar. 2020. Precarity and development: production and labor processes in the informal economy in India. Review of Radical Political Economics 52(3): 387-408.

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.

Basole Amit and Amay Narayan. 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, Rahul and Soham Sahoo. 2020. Are educated leaders good for education? Evidence from India. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization176, 42-62.

Chaudhary Latika, Jared Rubin, Sriya Iyer, and Anand Shrivastava. 2020. Culture and colonial legacy: Evidence from public goods games, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 173, 107-129.

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



Abraham, Rosa. 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.

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

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

Nath, Paaritosh. 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.