Research


PUBLICATIONS

[1] Can Public Works Programs Mitigate the Impact of Crises in Europe? The Case of Latvia, With Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad (World Bank) and Celine Ferre (World Bank), IZA Journal of European Labor Studies,2:10, 2013,  *PDF*  
[2]
 Are girls the fairer sex in India? Revisiting intra-household allocation of education expenditure, with Geeta Kingdon (University of London), 
World Development, Volume 42, 143-164, February 2013  *pre-publication version*
[3] The Returns to English-Language Skills in India, with Aimee Chin (University of Houston) and Nishith Prakash (University of Connecticut), Economic Development and Cultural Change, 61 (2), 2013 *pre-publication version*   
[4] Changes in Wage Structure in Urban India 1983-2004: A Quantile Regression Decomposition, World Development, 40 (6), June 2012, P 1135–1150 *pre-publication version*
[5] India's Rising Skill Premium: Role of Demand and Supply, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy10(1), Article 94   *PDF* 
[6] A Distributional Analysis of Social Group Inequality in Rural India, Journal of International Development, 2012, Vol 24, Issue 4, 401–530  *PDF* 
[7] [Note] Income Inequality in Rural India: Decomposing the Gini by Income Sources, with Abusaleh Shariff (NCAER), Economics Bulletin, 31 (1), 739-748, 2011   *PDF*
[8] Progress of Participation in Tertiary Education in India from 1993 to 2004, with Andreas Blom (World Bank), Journal of  Educational Planning and Administration, XXIII (2), April 2009, 125-167   *PDF* 
[9] Girls in India: Poverty, Location, and Social Disparities, with Kin Bing Wu (World Bank), Pete Goldschmidt (University of California, LA), and Christy Kim Boscardin (University of California, SF), in M. Lewis and M. Lockheed (eds.), Exclusion, Gender and Education: Case Studies from the Developing World, 2007, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC   *PDF*

REVISION REQUESTED
[10] A Distributional Analysis of Public Private Wage Differential in India, with Nishith Prakash, IZA DP #5132, LABOUR  *PDF*
[11] The Impact of Indian Job Guarantee Scheme on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, IZA DP # 6548, World Bank Economic Review, *PDF*

WORKING PAPERS
[12] Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Education Mobility in India, with Vipul Bhatt (James Madison University), IZA DP # 6549, under review *PDF*
[13] Impact of Private Secondary Schooling on Cognitive Skills: Evidence from India,” with Kin Bing Wu (World Bank) and Geeta Kingdon (University of London) *PDF*  
[14] Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India, IZA DP #7608, under review  *PDF*
[15] Defining Teacher Quality in India, with Geeta Kingdon (University of London)  *PDF*

POLICY PAPERS 
[1] The Employment and Welfare Impact of the Financial Crisis in Latvia, with Ihsan Ajwad (World Bank), World Bank Policy Research Paper, 5960   *PDF* 
[2] Assessing the Employment and Welfare Impacts of the 2009 Recession in Latvia and Turkey, with Ihsan Ajwad (World Bank), Meltem Aran (Oxford University), and Jesko Hentschel (World Bank)   *SLIDES*
[3]  Simulating poverty in Europe : the potential contributions of employment and education to reducing poverty and social exclusion by 2020,with Ihsan Ajwad, Kenneth Simler, Basab Dasgupta, Misha Bonch-Osmolovskiy, and Irena Topinska, World Bank Policy Research Paper, 6660 *PDF*

REPORTS (Team-Member)$$
[1] The Jobs Crisis: Household and Government Responses to the Great Recession in Eastern Europe and Central Asia   *PDF*
[2] India - Attaining the Millennium Development Goals in India: role of public policy and service delivery   *PDF*
[3] BULGARIA: Household Welfare during the 2010 Recession and Recovery  *PDF*
[4] Inequality in South Asia: Implications for shared prosperity, The World Bank, 2013, forthcoming

$$ Core-team member 
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