Dr. Chaitanya Talreja

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics


Educational Qualifications

  • 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

Area of Research

  • 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.


Dr. Chaitanya Talreja is a distinguished economist whose research and contributions span various critical aspects of economic development, inequality, and demographic dynamics in India. He has authored notable publications, including “Service sector growth and inequality in India,” which analyzes household consumption spending, and “Why Services cannot be the Engine of Growth for India,” co-authored with Dr. Anirban Dasgupta, shedding light on key economic issues. With a focus on economic development strategies in the Global South, structural change, and Indian economy. He is currently delving into emerging research areas such as economic development policies, urban economics, and non-anthropocentric approaches to progress and conservation, emphasizing holistic social interactions’ impacts on humans and the environment.


  • 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