Dr. Shrabani Mukherjee

Associate Professor, Economics

Dr. Shrabani Mukherjee

Associate Professor, Economics

She is currently working as Associate Professor at Shiv Nadar University Chennai. She teaches Microeconomics, Game Theory, ‘Theories, Model of Economic Development and Distribution’, Economic Growth for PG courses and ‘Econometrics’ for Ph. D course work.

Previous Employment

2017 –2020: Associate Professor, Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis International University, Pune.
2014 – 2017: Assistant Professor, Madras School of Economics, Chennai
2013- 2014: Faculty, BITS-Pilani University (K. K Birla Goa Campus).
2011 – 2012: Senior Consultant, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Limited, Kolkata.
2009 – 2011: Faculty (Associate Fellow), National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.
2007 – 2008: Consultant, The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, GOI.
2006- 2007: Researcher, Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), New Delhi.
2005- 2005: Project Associate, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi.

Main Research Interest

Development Economics / Interdisciplinary Research
Rural Financial Markets, Poverty and Rural Development, Education/Human Capital formation

Educational Background:

Ph.D (CESP, JNU, New Delhi),
M.Phil (CESP, JNU, New Delhi)
M.A. (Kalyani University, WB)
B.Sc Hons (Calcutta University, WB)

Referee of Journals:  

  • Margin- The Journal of Applied Economic Research, SAGE Publication.
  • Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer Publication.
  • Studies in Microeconomics, Sage Publications.
  • International Journal of Rural Management, Sage Publications.

Fully Funded Project Based Study Reports

  1. ‘Sustainable Development Goals for Rural Maharashtra: Achievements & Constraints’ funded by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
  2. ‘Rural Development Infrastructure Index Including Physical, Social and Institutional Dimensions’ funded by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
  3. “Examining Financial Position of the Local Bodies (Rural and Urban), Tamil Nadu” funded by Fifth State Finance Commission constituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  4. ‘How Households Save and Invest: Evidence from NCAER Household Survey’, funded by SEBI-NCAER. New Delhi.
  5. ‘Rural Governance & Inclusive Growth’, funded by NCAER (India)-IDRC (Canada), New Delhi.
  6. Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (PPTA) report for Government of West Bengal (GoWB), 2012 funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Drafted the chapter on ‘Improving Service Delivery in Education in West Bengal’.
  7. Provided research assistantship to Dr. Anuradha De for a project on ‘Public Expenditure on Education in India: Recent Trends and Outcomes’, Research Project of RECOUP & University of Cambridge, 2005, New Delhi.
  8. Provided research assistantship to Dr.D.K. Shrivastava (Senior Fellow-NIPFP & Member 12th Finance Commission, GoI) in preparing the Uttar Pradesh Human Development Report.

Invited Talks/Seminars

  1. Conducted multiple Faculty Development Programme on Advanced Econometrics, Factor Analysis, Research Methodology 
  2. Delivered lecture for the Graduate Students, University of Cincinnati along with Prof. Michael Jones, Academic Director, MS in Applied Economics, Economics Department, University of Cincinnati, 2020.
  3. Presented Paper in Two International Conference in 2017-18 in IIM Trichi (in Dec, 2017).
  4. Presented Paper in Two International Conference in BITS-Pilani (Goa) (Feb, 2018)
  5. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2016): “Is Financial Inclusion Cause or Outcome? A State-Wise Assessment in India” presented at 52nd Annual Conference of ‘The Indian Econometric Society’ held at IIM, Kozhikode, between 4-6-January’2016.
  6. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2015):’Parent’s Choice Function for Ward’s School Continuation in Rural India: A Case Study in West Bengal’, Retreat Seminar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.
  7. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2011): ‘Rising Disparity In Municipal Finances: Evidence From India’ , Co-authored with Debdulal Thakur, paper selected for presentation at the 9th International GLOBELICS conference, held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-17 Nov,2011.
  8. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2010): ‘Causality between Institutional Rural Credit and Economic Output in India: A State Wise Analysis’ selected for presentation at the Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, 27-29 September 2010 at Hilton Hotel, Hawaii, USA
  9. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2007): An Alternative Measure of Efficiency in Use of Electricity in India: A State wise Assessment’,43rd Annual Conference of ‘The Indian Econometric Society’ held at IIT, Mumbai between 5-January’2007.
  10. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2006): Decomposition of Final Electricity Consumption in India: A State wise Assessment’, 42nd Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar between 5-7 January’2006.
  11. Participated as an invitee at the international conference on ‘Transport & Millennium Development Goals’ held on 14-15 April, 2005 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The conference was conducted by Asian Institute of Transport Development, New Delhi.

Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals

1. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2007), ‘An Alternative Measure of Efficiency in Use of Electricity in India: A State wise Assessment’- ‘Indian Economic Review’ – a refereed journal published from the Delhi School of Economics , July-December 2008, Vol. XXXXIII, Number 2.

2. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2008): ‘Decomposition of Final Electricity Consumption in India: A State wise Assessment’- ‘Special article’ section of ‘Economic & Political Weekly’ (EPW), Vol. XLIII, No.3, January 19, 2008.

3. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013):‘Growing Dependence on Transfers and Rising Disparity in Municipal Finances in India: Evidence from Thirteenth Finance Commission’, Coauthored with Debdulal Thakur, IJEF, e-ISSN: 2321-5933, p-ISSN: 23215925.(May.–Jun. 2013), Pp31-41.

4. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013) : ‘Right to Education and Infrastructural Facilities in Schools of West Bengal: A brief Review’, -coauthored with Debdulal Thakur, Communique, Volume 7, Number 1 (Issue funded by Indian Council of Social and Scientific Research (ICSSR), New Delhi) March 2013, ISSN 0973-8584.

5. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013): ‘Coexistence of Formal and Informal Credit Markets in India –-A Study of Entrepreneurial Choices for House-based Industries’, Research in Applied Economics, Macrothink Institute-USA, ISSN 1948-5433, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2013.

6. Shrabani Mukherjee (2015): Parent’s Choice Function for Ward’s School Continuation in Rural India: A Case Study in West Bengal, Margin- The Journal of Applied Economic Research, co-authored with Debdulal Thakur, Sage publications.

7. Shrabani Mukherjee (2016): Entrepreneurial Choice of Investment Capital for House Based Industries: A Case Study in West Bengal, Review of Market Integration, Sage Publications, vol. 7(3), pages 214-241, December

8. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2019): “Tracking Financial Inclusion in India with Special Focus on SHG Initiatives, Indian Journal of Human Development”, SAGE Publication, New Delhi. Coauthored with Debdulal Thakur and Subhadri Sankar Mallik.

9. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2017): “Covariate and Idiosyncratic Shocks and Coping Strategies for Poor and Non-poor Rural Households in India” co-authored with Kailash Pradhan in Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer.

10. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2018): “Technical Efficiency of Agricultural Production in India: Evidence from REDS Survey”, co-authored with Kailash Pradhan, South Asia Economic Journal, Sage Publications. 

11. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2019): “A Brief Taxonomy of Rural Credit Market in West Bengal: Evidences from a field survey”, Manpower Journal, Published by National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development, Coauthored with Debdulal Thakur.

12. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2018): “The Income Transition in Rural India: Evidence From Aris/Reds Surveys”, Journal of Economic Development”, Vol 43, Issue 2, Coauthored with K C Pradhan.

13. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2019): “Tracking Financial Inclusion in India: A Study of SHG Initiatives”, Indian Journal of Human Development, SAGE Publications, vol13, Issue 1, Pp 32-46.

14. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2020): “Measuring the Social and Political Diversity and Their Impact on Income Inequality”, co-authored with Vivek Jadhav, International Journal of Academic Research & Development (IJAR&D).

15. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2020): “Triggers and Barriers of Financial Inclusion: A Country-wise Analysis”, Asian Economic and Financial Review, AESS. 10 (9), 970-988 

 16. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2020): “Budgetary Advocacy for North-Eastern Region in India: Assessing the Practice of State Finance, SAGE-UK (co-authored with Vivek Jadhav and Debdulal Thakur, (Submitted).

17. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2021): “Managing Schools for Achieving Goal 4 of the SDGs in India: Examining School Governance for Primary Schools in Rural Maharashtra”, Management in Education, SAGE-UK (Co-authored with Rujuta Joshi and Debdulal Thakur, forth coming) 

Books/Book Chapters

  1. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2019): ‘Agriculture and State Policies: Some Critical Issues’, co-authored with Shrabani Mukherjee in P. Das and P. Biswas (Eds), ‘Indian Economy: Reforms and Development – Essays in Honour of Manoj Kumar Sanyal’, Springer. Singapore
  2. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2012): ‘Environmental Costs of Thermal Energy Generation: Notion and Estimation’, in Sachhidananda Mukherjee & Debasish Chakraborty (eds),’ Environmental Scenario in India- Successes and Predicaments’, Routledge, UK.
  3. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2011): ‘Does the democratic decentralization really create responsible governance in rural India?’- Gramsurajya: Rural Governance & Inclusive Growth, Newsletter, Issue 3, May 2011, NCAER-IDRC, New Delhi.
  4. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2013): ‘Fiscal Stress & Education Expenditure: A Tale of Two Indian States’- Co-authored with Debdulal Thakur, LAP, Germany, ISSN-978-3-659-42704-6.

Newspaper Article

Mukherjee, Shrabani (2007): ‘Numbers alone can be misleading’, Economic Times, May 8, 2007, New Delhi. (Coauthored with Dr.Satish C.Jha, Member- PMEAC, Govt. of India).

Working Papers:

1. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2015): Entrepreneurial Choice of Investment Capital for House Based Industries: A Case Study In West Bengal, Working Paper No 97/2015, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.

2. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2015): Parent’s Choice Function for Ward’s School Continuation in Rural India: A Case Study in West Bengal, co-authored with Debdulal Thakur Working Paper No 106/2015, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.

3. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2015): The Income Transition in Rural India: Evidence from ARIS/ REDS surveys, co-authored with Kailash Pradhan Working Paper No 109/2015, Madras School of Economics, Chennai. 

4. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2016): “Is Financial Inclusion Cause or Outcome? A State-Wise Assessment in India” co-authored with Subhdri Sankar Mallik, Working Paper No 132/2016, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.

5. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2016): “Covariate and Idiosyncratic Shocks and Coping Strategies for Poor and Nonpoor Rural Households in India” co-authored with Kailash Pradhan Working Paper No 139/2016, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.

6. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2016): “Anatomy of Input Demand Functions for Indian Farmers across Regions”, co-authored with Kailash Pradhan Working Paper No 150/2016, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.

7. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2017): “Technical Efficiency of Agricultural Production in India: Evidence from REDS Survey”, co-authored with Kailash Pradhan Working Paper No 161/2017, Madras School of Economics, Chennai.

8. Mukherjee, Shrabani (2018): “Examining the Status of Educational Outcomes Vis a-vis School Governance for Primary Schools in Rural India: A Case Study in Dapoli Block, Maharashtra”, Symbiosis School of Economics Working Paper Series, Co-authored with Rujuta Milind Joshi

Administrative Work:

  • Head, Centre for Quantitative Learning and Application
  • Head, Research
  • Academic Review Committee
  • Programme Review Committee
  • Faculty Advisor
  • Member, Board of Studies
  • Examination Moderation