I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University, Sonepat, India. Previously, I have taught at the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.

My primary research interests include empirical development economics in the field of gender, labor and agriculture. As part of my research agenda on gender and labor, I am currently working on issues around stagnation of women's labor force participation in urban India and decline in female employment in rural areas - exploring both the supply side and the demand side linkages. My other projects in the area of gender examine links between economic shocks and women's employment, gender and sanitation, and violence against women. In the context of COVID-19, my research examines resilience of supply chains in agriculture and manufacturing sectors in India.

Other affiliations:

  • Member, The Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE)

  • Affiliate, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, Monash University, Australia

Contact details

Email: kanika.mahajan [at] ashoka [dot] edu [dot] in

Twitter: @kanmahajan

Address: AC04-814, Ashoka University, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonepat, Rai, Haryana, India, 131029