Girish Bahal

Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia Business School.

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Cambridge.

Research interests: Networks in Economics, Macroeconomics, and Labor Economics.

You can find my CV here.

Email: girish.bahal[at]


Supply Variabilities in Public Workfares with Anand Shrivastava. Journal of Development Economics

Estimating the Impact of Welfare Programs on Agricultural Output: Evidence from India. American Journal of Agricultural Economics

A Tale of Two Programs: Assessing Treatment and Control in NREGA Studies World Bank Economic Review

Crowding-Out or Crowding-In? Public and Private Investment in India, with M. Raissi and V. Tulin. World Development

Fiscal Transfers and Inflation: Evidence from India with Anand Shrivastava. Empirical Economics

Religion, Credit and Labour Markets in India with S. Iyer and A. Shrivastava, ed. F. Ibrahim. Oxford University Press (accepted)


2020-2022 Religion and Covid-19 Keynes Fund, University of Cambridge. Joint with Sriya Iyer (University of Cambridge) and Anand Shrivastava (Azim Premji University). Amount: $85,000. Role: Principal Investigator.

2019-2022 Social Identities and the Labour Market Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Joint with researchers from IIM Bangalore and Azim Premji University. Amount: $500,000. Role: Principal Investigator.

Find a full list of all grants here.

Working Papers

Deconstructing Aggregate Fluctuations (submitted) with Damian Lenzo

Program Capital: The Cumulative Effect of Public Workfares (submitted) Older Cambridge working paper version

"The Effect of Supply Base Diversification on the Propagation of Shocks" with Connor Jenkins (draft coming soon)

"Covid-19, Religion, and Health" with Sriya Iyer and Anand Shrivastava

"Pattern Mixing in Networks: A non-linear generalisation of Newman’s Assortativity" with Michael Small and Luke Thomas

"When Firms Matter: propagation of Firm-Level Shocks through Production Network" with Anand Shrivastava

"Does Anticipated Discrimination Explain Gender Segregation in the Labor Market?" with Jan Feld and Anand Shrivastava

"The role of social networks in times of crisis: evidence from Covid-19 in India" with Anand Shrivastava

"Epidemics and Mass Gatherings" with Sriya Iyer and Anand Shrivastava