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 A. 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 A. 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 S. Iyer (University of Cambridge) and A. 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 (an older version with a different title: CAMA working paper) with D. Lenzo

Social Capital and Distress Borrowing: Evidence from Covid-19 in India with Z. de Souza and A. Shrivastava

Program Capital: The Cumulative Effect of Public Workfares (an older version with a different title: Cambridge working paper)

"The Effect of Supply Base Diversification on the Propagation of Shocks" with C. Jenkins and D. Lenzo

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

"Covid-19, Religion, and Health" with S. Iyer and A. Shrivastava

"Does Anticipated Discrimination Explain Gender Segregation in the Labor Market?" with J. Feld and A. Shrivastava

"Epidemics and Mass Gatherings" with S. Iyer and A. Shrivastava

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