Girish Bahal

Senior Lecturer in Economics

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]

Selected Publications

A Tale of Two Programs: Assessing Treatment and Control in NREGA Studies World Bank Economic Review, 2022

Supply Variabilities in Public Workfares with A. Shrivastava. Journal of Development Economics, 2021

Estimating the Impact of Welfare Programs on Agricultural Output: Evidence from India American Journal of Agr. Economics, 2020

Crowding-Out or Crowding-In? Public and Private Investment in India, with M. Raissi and V. Tulin. World Development, 2018


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

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

Deconstructing Aggregate Fluctuations (an older version with a different title: CAMA working paper) with D. Lenzo

Aggregate Fluctuations, Network Effects, and Covid-19 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)

"When Firms Matter: propagation of Firm-Level Shocks through Production Network" with A. Shrivastava (draft coming soon)

"Covid-19, Religion, and Health" with S. Iyer and A. Shrivastava (draft coming soon)

"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