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Manisha Chakrabarty
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Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Joka, D.H Road Kolkata-700106
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Academic Background: 
Ph.D. Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. Master of Science University of Calcutta, India, with Specialization in Statistics And Econometrics. Bachelor of Science University of Calcutta, India
Courses Taught: 
Macroeconomics; Econometric Methods (PGP, PGPEX, PGDBA); Applied Macroeconometrics; Financial Econometrics (PGP), Managerial Economics (PGPEX-VLMP), Micro Economics (PGPEX), Advanced Predictive Modelling (PGDBA) Quantitative Research Methods (FP course) ;Topics in Advanced Econometrics (FP course); Applied Economics (FP)
Best Research paper award 2011 in the International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis and Its Application to Management; Centrum catolica, LIma, Peru-14-16th September, 2011


Consulting Interests: 
Gender Issues, Inclusive Growth particulalrly for target groups of population, Program Evaluation, Education , Poverty Analysis.
Work Experience: 
Joined Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 2007 Visiting Faculty, Statistics Department, University of Bonn, November, 2013. Visiting Scientist, Statistics Department, University of Bonn, April-May, 2008. March, 2006- August, 2006 Visiting Scientist, Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute. January, 2004- January, 2007 Lecturer (Assistant professor) , Economics Department, Keele University, UK. November, 2000- December, 2003 Post-Doc Fellow, Economics Department, University of Bonn, Germany. March, 2000 - October, 2000 Visiting Research Associate, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. September, 1999 - February, 2000 Lecturer in Economics, BKC College, Calcutta. May, 1999- August, 1999 Research Associate, Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. March, 1998 - July, 1998 Visiting Post-doc Fellow, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.
Current Projects: 
Research Projects: UK-India Education and Research Initiative by British Council on " Financial Development and Corporate Governance – in India" Food Price Movements and Living Standards of Rural Households: An Analysis Based on Farm-Household Model


Journal Publications: 
From 2000 Onwards 1. A Framework for the Simultaneous Measurement of Spatial Variation and Temporal Movement in Prices in a Heterogeneous Country: the Dynamic Household Regional Product Dummy Model, [jointly with Amita majumder and Ranjan Ray, )forthcoming "Review of Income and Wealth". 2016. 2.How should Engel's law be Formulated [ Jointly with Werner Hildenbrand]. European Journal of History of Economic Thought (October , 2015). 3.Preferences , Spatial Prices and Inequality [Jointly with Amita Majumder and Ranjan Ray], : Journal of development Studies (August, 2015) 4. Household Budget Share Distribution and Welfare Implications: An Application of Multivariate Distributional Statistics [ Jointly with Amita Majumder and Jeff Racine] (Journal of Applied Statistics, May, 2015) 5. Educational Attainment in India: What Drives Transition? with SUMON KUMAR BHAUMIK , Money and Finance, February, 2013. 6. Absolute Convergence under Cross-sectional Dependence: Theory and Evidence [with Samarjit Das and Ajoy Pal] : Journal of Economics and Econometrics Vol. 55, No.3, 2012 pp. 46-77 7. Whither human capital? The woeful tale of transition to tertiary education in India [Jointly with Sumon kumar Bhaumik], Applied Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 19(9), pages 835-838, June, 2012. 8. “Engel’s Law Reconsidered” (Jointly with Werner Hildenbrand, University of Bonn, Germany), Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2011. 9. Earning Differences Between Chinese and Indian Wage Earners, 1987-2004 (Jointly with Olivier Bargain, Sumon Bhaumik, Zhong Zhao), Review of Income and Wealth, series 55, special issue 1, July, 2009. 10. Is Education the Panacea for Economic Deprivation of Muslims? Evidence from Wage Earners in India, 1987-2005 “ (Jointly with Sumon Bhaumik); “Journal of Asian Economics”, 20(2): 137-149, 2009 11. “Does move to market have an impact on earnings gap across gender? Some evidence from India"" (with Sumon Bhaumic), Applied Economic Letters 15(8): 601-605, 2008. 12. “On the distributional Effects of Income in an Aggregate Consumption Relation"" (with Anke Schmalenbach and Jeff Racine), Canadian Journal of Economic, November-2006, Vol 39, No:4. 13. “The relative cost of children: The case of rural Maharashtra, India"" (with Amita Majumder) , Journal of Policy Modelling, (2003) 25: 61-76. 14. “The effect of current income on aggregate consumption"" (with Anke Schmalenbach), The Economic and Social Review, (2002) 33(3): 297-317. 15. ‘Gender-Bias in Children in Rural Maharashtra -An Equivalence Scale Approach’, Journal of Quantative Economics, Vol-16, No-1, 51-65, 2000.
Coincident Test and Convergence Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence in the Proceeding of the ICCS-X, Tenth Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Science, Vol2, Volume name: Statistics for Development and Good Governance. Edited by Z. Amin and A.S. Hadi., Page-324-363, 2011.
Books/Book Chapters: 
“An Analysis of the Determinants of Fertility Behaviour in South India at the Village level"" (with Guilmoto, C.Z.) , The Winds of Demographic Change in South India, Edited by Guilmoto, C.Z. and Rajan, S.I., Saga Publications, New Delhi (2005): 324-356. Testing for Absolute Convergence: A Panel Data Approach (with Samarjit Das, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta), in Econophysics & Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques Edited by Banasri Basu, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Satya R. Chakravarty, Kausik Gangopadhyay, Springer, 2009. Estimating Equivalence Scales Through Engel Curve Analysis (with Amita Majumder, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta), in Econophysics & Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques Edited by Banasri Basu, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Satya R. Chakravarty, Kausik Gangopadhyay, Springer, 2009. Earnings Inequality in India: Has the Rise of Caste and Religion Based Politics in India Had an Impact?” (Jointly with Sumon Bhaumik) in the Handbook of Muslims in India, Edited by R Basant and A Shariff, OUP, New Delhi, India, 2009. Earning Capacity, Efficiency, and Poverty: A Study on Rural West Bengal and Orissa'. In V. Charles & M. Kumar (Eds.), Data Envelopment Analysis and Its Applications to Management.Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (10): 1-4438-4132-3, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-4132-0,87-105, 2012.
Research Interests: 
Broad Area of Research Interest Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Applied Finance. Specific Area of Research Interest Demand Analysis, Aggregation in Consumption, Economics of Household, Inequality and Gender Bias, Income distribution, Economics of Education and Human Labour, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression Methods.