Dr. Surya Nath Maiti

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics


Educational Qualifications

  • PhD Economics, IIT Kanpur
  • Masters of Arts in Economics, Banaras Hindu University
  • Bachelors of Science in Economics, University of Calcutta

Area of Research

  • Applied Microeconomics with particular interest in Development, Health and Labour Econ


Dr. Surya Nath Maiti joined SNU Chennai as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, School of Science and Humanities on 4th September 2023. He has over 7 years of experience in academics.

He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta, Master’s in Economics from Banaras Hindu University and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Prior to his association with SNU Chennai, he has served as an Assistant Professor in BIT Mesra. He was associated earlier with IIT Gandhinagar as a post-doctoral fellow.

He has presented several research papers in National and International Conferences such as Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development (ISI Delhi), Winter School (Delhi School of Economics) and Development Economics Conference (Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, UK) & published articles in reputed Journals like Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Social Indicators Research and Journal of Demographic Economics.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Quantitative Economics and Data Science, BIT Mesra
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar


  1. Don’t judge a book by its cover: The role of intergroup contact in reducing prejudice in conflict settings with Debayan Pakrashi (IIT Kanpur), Sarani Saha (IIT Kanpur) and Russell Smyth (Monash University) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization [ Scimago Q1, ABDC A*] (Job market paper )
  2. Caste, awareness and inequality in access to maternal and child health programs: Evidence from India with Debayan Pakrashi (IIT Kanpur) and Sarani Saha (IIT Kanpur) Social Indicators Research [ Scimago Q1, ABDC A]
  3. Child marriage and reproductive health of Indian women with Debayan Pakrashi (IIT Kanpur), Manoj Maharia (IIT Kanpur) and Abhishek Gautam (ICRW) Journal of Demographic Economics [ Scimago Q1, ABDC B]
  4. Family planning campaigns on television and contraceptive use in India with Debayan Pakrashi (IIT Kanpur), Abhishek Gautam (ICRW), Priya Nanda (Gates Foundation), Kakoli Borkotoky (ICRW) and Nitin Dutta (ICRW) International Journal of Health Planning and Management [Scimago Q2]
  6. Can women dissolve abusive marriages? — Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey of India
  8. Understanding politicians’ wealth and its relations with elections in India with Deepak Singhania (IIT Gandhinagar) and Saad Ahmad Gulzar (Princeton University)
  9. Identifying the determinants of Child Marriage with Manoj Maharia and Debayan Pakrashi (IIT Kanpur)


  • B.H.U Medal, Banaras Hindu University for securing First Position in M.A Economics Examination, 2014 – 08 April 2015
  • Wagle Medal, Banaras Hindu University for securing First Position in M.A Economics Examination, 2014 – 08 April 2015
  • Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission – 05 July 2016
  • Scholarship of INR 40,000, J-PAL South Asia J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia Executive Education Course on Impact Evaluation – 24 May 2016