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Welcome to my webpage! I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Indian Institute of Management Amritsar. Previously, I was a Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Chair of Political Economy and Development, University of Zurich (Switzerland) and a Visiting Scientist (post-doc) at the Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore. I have a PhD in economics from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a Masters in economics from University of Hyderabad. My pre-PhD work experience included stints at Tata Motors Limited, Mumbai, erstwhile Planning Commission, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and an internship at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi. My research fields are empirical political economics (elections, corruption, public welfare programs, institutions), development and labour economics, and economics of crime

Email: sitakanta764@gmail.com, spanda@iimamritsar.ac.in    Twitter: @stkntp