Sowmya Dhanaraj

Dr. Sowmya Dhanaraj

Dr. Sowmya Dhanaraj

Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. in Development Studies, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. 2017

M.S. (by Research) in Financial Economics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras. 2011

B.E. (Hons.) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) – Pilani, Goa Campus, 2008.

Research Interests :

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles Refereed Book Chapters
  • “Women and work in urban India”, jointly with Vidya Mahambare, in India Development Report 2020, OUP, Forthcoming.
Popular Media Writings Media mention: Refereed Working papers
  • Dhanaraj, S. & Mahambare, V. (2017) Family structure, education and women’s employment in rural India. WIDER Working Paper 2017/195. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.
  • Dhanaraj, S. (2015) Health Shocks and the Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India. WIDER Working Paper 2015/004. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.
  • Dhanaraj, S. (2014) Health Shocks and Coping Strategies: State Health Insurance Scheme of Andhra Pradesh, India. WIDER Working Paper 2014/003. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.
  • Mathematical Statistics, 1st year graduate course, MA Economics
  • Econometrics, 1st year graduate course, MA Economics
  • Applied Econometrics, 2nd year graduate course, MA Economics
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods and Applications, 1st year PGDM (Research & Business Analytics))
  • Probability Theory, 1st year PGDM (Research & Business Analytics and Finance)
  • Statistical Modelling and Inference, 1st year PGDM (Research & Business Analytics and Finance)
  • Applied Multivariate Statistics, 2nd year PGDM (Research & Business Analytics and Finance)
  • “Travel mobility and women’s employment outcomes in urban India”, jointly with Vidya Mahambare, Under Review in Cities
  • “The grandparents effect on children’s education investment: Evidence from rural India,” jointly with Vidya Mahambare, submitted to Economics of Education Review
  • “Are India’s farm debt waivers an opportunistic political tool and how do they impact government finances?”, jointly with Vidya Mahambare and Pragati, under review in World Development
  • “Tamil Nadu”, book chapter in Socioeconomic Profile of Rural India, Vol I: South India, jointly with Vidya Mahambare