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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.
Dhanaraj, S., Mahambare, V. 2019. “Family structure, education, and women’s employment in rural India”, World Development, 115: 17-29.
Narayanan, S., Dhanaraj, S. 2018. “Child Work and Schooling in rural north India: What do time use data say about tradeoffs and drivers of human capital investment?”, Indian Journal of Human Development, 12(3): 378–400.
Dhanaraj. S., Mahambare, V., Munjal, P. 2018. “From Income to Household Welfare: Lessons from refrigerator ownership in India”, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 16: 573.
Dhanaraj, S., Gopalaswamy, A. K., Suresh Babu, M. 2017. "Trade, Financial Flows and Stock Market Interdependence: Evidence from Asian Markets", Empirical Economic Review, 7(1).
Dhanaraj, S., 2016. Effects of parental health shocks on children’s schooling: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India, International Journal of Educational Development, 49: 115-125.
Dhanaraj, S., 2016. Economic vulnerability to health shocks and coping strategies: evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India, Health Policy and Planning, 31 (6): 749-758
Dhanaraj, S., and S. Gade. 2013. Universal PDS in Tamil Nadu: Efficiency and Equity Dimensions, Journal of Social and Economic Development, 15(2).
Dhanaraj, S., Gopalaswamy, A. K., Suresh Babu, M. 2013. Dynamic interdependence between US and Asian markets: An empirical Study. Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 5(2), 220-237.
“With better and more accessible childcare, more women will join the workforce”, (with Vidya Mahambare), Hindustan Times, 14 Nov 2017.Media mention: "Great Indian Family doesn't help working women", Livemint, 19th Feb 2019. “The hidden truth behind India’s low refrigerator ownership”, The Economic Times, 24th Mar 2017. 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.