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Gitanjali
Sen
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
C320F
Block-C, Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Buddh Nagar Uttar Pradesh
India
91-0120-7170100
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Dr. Gitanjali Sen is an Associate Professor, at the Department of Economics, Shiv Nadar University, UP. She specializes in Development Economics and is working in Applied Microeconomics areas that are relevant to public policy. Her research interest is in areas of inclusive development, particularly, on access to education, health, employment, finance, and their role in the study of poverty and inequality. Some of her current works include study of early life health and its connection to later life outcomes, diversity in higher education and labor market outcomes. Earlier, she has also worked in areas of child labor and returns to education. Her interests also include impact evaluation of social sector programs. She has published in internationally acclaimed journals like World Development, The Journal of Development Studies and the Economic and Political Weekly.

Before joining the faculty of Shiv Nadar University in April 2013, she has been at the faculty of Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, where she has conducted training programs for the officers of the Indian Economics Services, Indian Statistical Services and Indian Revenue services. She has also worked in public policy think tank Observer Research Foundation, at the faculty of Jain group of Institutions in Bangalore, and for an Information Technologies Company as Lead Economist on impact evaluation projects. The latter involved study of an IT intervention in the Public Distribution System of India, which was a collaborative project with J-PAL-USA. Being in the area of applied economics, she has worked in ESRC funded project, on consultancy projects, designing survey tools, collection of data through primary surveys and training the field staff and such. Earlier, at Shiv Nadar University, she has served as the member of Ethics Committee on Research, the committee of Board of Studies for the university and the committee for graduate studies in Economics.

She has taught courses in Development Economics (Undergraduate and graduate level), Applied Econometrics (graduate), Basic Econometrics for Undergraduates, Intermediate Microeconomics, Research Methodology, Principles of Economics, Managerial Economics and Business Statistics, to name a few. She has participated in a workshop on teaching MITx course, conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in Nov-Dec 2018.

Dr. Sen is a Masters and PhD in Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, in the year 2002, and received her undergraduate degree from University of Calcutta, India.

SSRN page: http://ssrn.com/author=694788

Educational Qualifications 
PhD in Economics
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
MA in Economics
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
MA in Economics
University of Kalyani
Work Experience 
2019
Associate Professor,
Shiv Nadar University,
Uttar Pradesh
I currently work here
20182019
Associate Professor,
SRM University ,
AP
20132018
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University,
Uttar Pradesh
20112012
Assistant Professor,
Administrative Staff College of India,
Hyderabad
20082011
Fellow,
Observer Research Foundation,
New Delhi
20052008
Lead Economist ,
Comat Technologies,
Bangalore and Mumbai
20042005
Assistant Professor ,
Jain Group Institution,
Bangalore
2004
Consultant,
Mega Ace Consultancy,
Mumbai
19992002
Teaching Assistant,
University of Missouri-Columbia,
USA
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Applied Development (Micro-economics) areas:-

  • Education
  • Health
  • Poverty, inequality and Living Standards
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Impact studies.
Conferences (Select): 
  • Dec, 2019, Conferece in Development Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
  • Oct 2019, Sustainability and Development Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
  • Aug 2018, Conference by Center for Public Policy-Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
  • June, 2018, Invited talk at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.
  • May 2018, Conference on Health Economics, Essen, Germany.
  • April 2018. Invited lecture at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.
  • Dec 2017. International conference on Development Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • Nov 2017. Invited lecture on symposium in higher education, at Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi.
  • June, 2017, Development Economics conference, University of Gottingen, Germany.
  • June, 2017. Invited talk at Wuppertal University, Germany.
  • March, 2017. Conference in KU Leuven, Belgium.
  • February, 2017. National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi.
  • Jan 2017, Econ World Conference, Rome.
  • Dec 2016, International Conference on Development Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • Feb 2016, EconWorld2016, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dec 2015, International conference on Development Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • Dec 2015, at 11th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development‏, at Indian Statistical Institute- New Delhi, India.
  • Jan 2015, Invited discussant at the Workshop on ‘Gender violence and curriculum development,” organized by the Harvard South Asia Initiative and Public Health Foundation in India, New Delhi.
  • July 2014, National Council of Applied Economics and Research (NCAER), New Delhi.
  • Feb 2014, invited discussant at a conference on ‘Women in Higher Education,’ at Colombo, Sri Lanka, Organized by the British Council, UK.
  • Nov 24, 2011: Conference, CESI, University of Hyderabad.
  • Dec 2011. Winter School, Delhi School of Economics.
  • December, 2011: International conference on Development Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • July, 2011: Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
  • Jan, 2011: Global Conclave in Higher Education, at NUEPA, New Delhi.

 

Awards(Selected): 

REVIEWER

World Development, The Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Developing Areas, Development and Change, Journal of Business Economics and Statistics, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Journal of Modeling in Management, Review of Market Integration.

MEMBERSHIP

American Economic Association

Scholarly Activity

2019

Select Publications:

  1. Gaurav Dhamija and Gitanjali Sen*. 2019. "Lasting Impact of early life interventions: Evidence from India’s Integrated Child Development Services". 2019. Revise and Resubmit, The Journal of Development Studies. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3062553
  2. Basant, Rakesh and Gitanjali Sen*. 2019. “Quota-Based Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Impact on Other Backward Classes in India,” The Journal of Development Studies,  DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2019.1573987
  3. Sen Gitanjali* and Sankar De. 2017. “How Much Does Having a Bank Account Help the Poor?” The Journal of Development Studies, Sep. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2017.1355455
  4. Basant, Rakesh and Gitanjali Sen*. 2014. “Access to Higher Education in India: An Exploration of its Antecedents.” Economic and Political Weekly, 49(51), December 20.
  5. Basant, Rakesh and Gitanjali Sen*. 2014. “Parental Education as a Criterion for Affirmative Action in Higher Education,” World Development, Elsevier publications, Dec. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.07.007
  6. Basant, Rakesh and Gitanjali Sen.  2012. “Affirmative action in Higher Education: Insights from Recent Empirical Research,” ORF Issue Brief No. 49, New Delhi.
  7. Rakesh Basant and Gitanjali Sen. 2013. “Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action,” Higher Education: A Reader, edited by Jandhyala B G Tilak,  EPW and Orient BlackSwan, part of a UGC- funded project on social sciences, ISBN: 978-81-250-5131-2.
  8. Basant, Rakesh and Gitanjali Sen. 2010: “In Search of Fair Grades,” The Financial Express, 11 Dec.
  9. Basant, Rakesh and Gitanjali Sen. 2010: “Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action,” Economic and Political Weekly, 45(39), Sep.
  10. Sen, Gitanjali. 2010. “Trade and FDI Related Reforms in the States,” Academic Foundation, Delhi, May, ISBN: 9788171888252.
  11. Sen, Gitanjali, T. Gering, S Ramakrishnan. 2006. “ICR/OMR Technology – Bettering Lives.” Published by i4d- the monthly magazine for ICT4D, December.
  12. Dutta, Gitanjali. 2002. “The Luxury of Not Working: Considering the Effects of Poverty and Schooling Returns on Child Labor in Vietnam.” Thesis: University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

Ongoing work:

  1. Lasting impact on health through the lenses of severity in earthquake (with Gaurav Dhamija), submittedhttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3156082
  2. Early life shock and later life educational outcomes (with Gaurav Dhamija)
  3. Impact of cash transfer programs on educational outcome and women’s empowerment.
  4. Parental health and intergenerational outcomes.
  5. Impact of RTE on quality of education.
  6. Intergenerational persistence of human development outcome among marginalized (with Rakesh Basant)
  7. Global recession and the burden of disease (with Nisha Koppa).

Journal Publications (submitted)

Lasting Impact of Early Life Interventions: Evidence from India’s Integrated Child Development Services (with Gaurav Dhamija). 2020, The Journal of Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2020.1762861

Quota-Based Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Impact on Other Backward Classes in India, (with Rakesh Basant). 2019. The Journal of Development Studies,  DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2019.1573987

How Much Does Having a Bank Account Help the Poor? (With Sankar De). 2017. The Journal of Development Studies,   DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2017.1355455

Access to Higher Education in India: an Exploration of its Antecedents. (with Rakesh Basant). 2014. Economic and Political Weekly, 49(51), December 20.

Parental Education as a Criterion for Affirmative Action in Higher Education, (with Rakesh Basant). 2014. World Development, Elsevier publications, December. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.07.007

Affirmative action in Higher Education: Insights from Recent Empirical Research,(with Rakesh Basant) 2012. ORF Issue Brief No. 49, New Delhi.

Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action, (with Rakesh Basant). 2013. Higher Education: A Reader, edited by Jandhyala B G Tilak,  EPW and Orient BlackSwan, part of a UGC- funded project on social sciences, ISBN: 978-81-250-5131-2.

Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action, (with Rakesh Basant), 2010. Economic and Political Weekly, 45(39), Sep.

Trade and FDI Related Reforms in the States, 2010. Academic Foundation, Delhi, May, ISBN: 9788171888252.

Sen, Gitanjali, T. Gering, S Ramakrishnan. 2006. “ICR/OMR Technology – Bettering Lives.” Published by i4d- the monthly magazine for ICT4D, December.

Dutta, Gitanjali. 2002. “The Luxury of Not Working: Considering the Effects of Poverty and Schooling Returns on Child Labor in Vietnam.” Thesis: University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

 

Media and Others

  1. Article for Ideas for Indiahttps://www.ideasforindia.in/topics/human-development/sustained-health-benefits-of-integrated-child-development-services-later-life-evidence.html July 26, 2019.
  2. The Quint coverage: https://www.thequint.com/news/education/ews-quota-delhi-university-private-colleges Feb 9, 2019.
  3. The Indian Express coverage: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/parents-education-could-be-an-alternative-quota-criterion-4744804/ July 11, 2017
  4. The Financial Express coverage: https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/reservations-2-0-promote-kids-of-the-uneducated-build-more-schools/590995/ March 17, 2017.