Published Research by CSE Fellows

Jha, Mrinalini and Amit Basole. 2023. Labour Incomes in India: A Comparison of Two National Household Surveys. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 2023.

Bahal, G., Iyer, S., Shastry, K., and Anand Shrivastava. 2023. Religion, Covid-19 and Mental Health. Cambridge Working Papers in Economics CWPE2302

Ticku, R, A Shrivastava and S Iyer (eds). 2023. Economic Shocks and Religious Conflict in Medieval India. CEPR Press Discussion Paper No. 17986, 2023.


Basole, Amit. 2022. Structural Transformation and Employment Generation in India: Past Performance and the Way Forward. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 65(2), 295-320.

Bahal, G., Shrivastava, A. 2022. Fiscal transfers and inflation: evidence from India. Empirical Economics 63, 1837–1858 (2022).

Goel, Deepti, Rosa Abraham and Rahul Lahoti. 2022. Improving Survey Quality Using Paradata: Lessons from the India Working Survey. IZA Discussion Paper No. 15041.

Abraham, Rosa and Anand Shrivastava. 2022. How Comparable are India’s Labour Market Surveys? Ind. J. Labour Econ. 65, 321–346 (2022).

Jha, Mrinalini, and Rahul Lahoti. 2022. Who Was Impacted And How? Covid-19 Pandemic And The Long Uneven Recovery In India, WIDER Working Paper 2022/105 Helsinki: UNU-WIDER, 2022.

Abraham, R., Lahoti, R. & Swaminathan, H. (2021) Childbirth and women’s labour market transitions in India (revised). WIDER Working Paper 2021/149. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.


Nath, Paaritosh and Amit Basole. 2021. Did Employment Rise or Fall in India between 2011 and 2017? Economic and Political Weekly, August 21, 2021.

Buddha, C., Dhorajiwala, S., and Narayanan, R. 2021. Can a machine learn democracy? AMCIS 2021 Proceedings. 8.

Abraham, R., Basole, A., Kesar, S. 2021. Down and out: The Gendered Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on India’s Labour Market. Economia Politica.

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.

Basole, Amit. 2021. Labour, Livelihoods, and Employment in the 2021–22 Union Budget. Economic and Political Weekly, February 27, 2021.


Adhikari, A., Goregaonkar, N., Narayanan, R. et al. 2020. Manufactured Maladies: Lives and Livelihoods of Migrant Workers During COVID-19 Lockdown in India. Ind. J. Labour Econ. 63, 969–997 (2020).

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.



Rajendran Narayanan and Sakina Dhorajiwala. 2019. The Namesake: Human Costs of Digital Identities. Economic and Political Weekly, December 9, 2019.

Narayanan, R., Dhorajiwala, S. & Golani, R. 2019. Analysis of Payment Delays and Delay Compensation in MGNREGA: Findings Across Ten States for Financial Year 2016–2017. Ind. J. Labour Econ. 62, 113–133 (2019).

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.



Vivek S, Rajendran Narayanan, Dipanjan Chakraborty, Rajesh Veeraraghavan & Vibhore Vardhan. 2018. Are Technology-enabled Cash Transfers Really ‘Direct’? Economic and Political Weekly, July 28, 2018.

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.