Dr. Chaitanya Talreja

Assistant Professor, Economics


Dr. Chaitanya Talreja

Assistant Professor, Economics

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Educational Background:

Ph.D. in Economics, 2021- South Asian University, New Delhi, India.

Dissertation topic: Exploring growth and Inequality in Post-reform India: The role of services, manufacturing and their interlinkages

MA in Economics, 2014, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Masters Thesis: Girl Child Discrimination in 21st Century India: Where does the Shoe Pinch?

B.A. (Hons.) Economics, 2012, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, India

Research Interest:

Economic development strategies in the Global South, Structural Change, Indian Economy, Inequality

Emerging research interest areas: Economic development and regulatory policy, urban economics, non-anthropocentric strategies/alternatives to anthropocentric value systems in progress and conservation. Interested in inquiries that enhance our understanding of social interactions and their consequences for both humans and non-human beings.


Research papers and Publications

Journal Publications

  • “Service sector growth and inequality in India: An analysis of household consumption spending” The Indian Economic Journal, Forthcoming.
  • “Why Services cannot be the Engine of Growth for India”, (with Dr. Anirban Dasgupta) The Economic and Labour Relations Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 629-653.
  • “India’s Demographic Dividend: Realities and Opportunities”, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 57., No. 1, pp. 139-155, 2014

 Working Papers

  • “Technological structure, productivity and demand regimes in the Indian manufacturing: A sub-sectoral analysis”, Working Paper, 2021


  • “Mobility, Livelihood and People: Understanding The Social-Environmental Impact Of E-Rickshaw Implementation In Matheran” (Co-authored with Dr. Suhas Bhasme)
  • “Swiss Banks/Offshore Banks, Tax Havens, Hawala: Answers To Some Common Questions” (co-authored with Prof. Arun Kumar, Prof. Saumen Chattopadhyay and Ashu Tewari), Report funded by SNF, Bergen, Norway, 2014


Co – Principal Investigator, Social Environmental Assessment of E-rickshaw introduction at Matheran, Maharashtra (With Dr. Suhas Bhasme)

Media, Magazines and Blog articles

Courses Taught:

Current: Indian Economy, to be updated further

Past: Basic Principles of Economics, Economics for Regulation and Urban Economics