Faculty Details

 Assistant Professor  amrita@gidr.ac.in, amritaeconomics@gmail.com
Amrita Ghatak |   Ph.D. (Economics)
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Academic Qualification
Ph.D in Economics (Submitted in 2012, Awarded in 2013) from University of Mysore through Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), BangaloreThesis title: “Health, Labour Supply and Wages: A Study in West Bengal”MA in Economics (2005) from University of Kalyani, West BengalBA (Honours) in Economics (2003), from KalyaniMahavidyalaya, University of Kalyani, West Bengal

Areas of Research:
Health/Labour – Health and well-being, Health and Labour, Occupational safety and health, Air pollution and burden of diseases
Environment/Institution –Environmental regulations and compliance behavior in dyesindustry
Sanitation – Usage of sanitary facilities, Sanitation and health


Research/Teaching Experience:
  • 3rd June, 2010 to 8th March, 2011 – Research Associateat the Publiic Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, India.
  • 4th November, 2011 to 25th November, 2012 –Research Analyst at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.
  • 26th November, 2012 to 26th April, 2013 – Post doctoral research fellow in Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, Kolkataunder the project entitled “Economics of Low Carbon Kolkata” funded by Leeds University, Uk.
  • 5thDecember 2005 to 6thAugust 2006 – Teaching Economics as Guest Lecturer at the Under Graduate (Honours) level at KalyaniMahavidyalaya (College) under University of Kalyani
Fellowships and Awards:
  • V.K.R.V. Rao memorial award for the best PhD thesis in economics submitted during 2009-2014 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshaiah Trust Scholarship to pursue Ph.D at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, during the period from February, 2010 to July, 2010.
  • SRTT Research Fellowship to pursue PhD at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, during the period from 2008 to 2009.
  • ISEC Fellowship to pursue PhD at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, during the period from August, 2006 to 2008 and 2009 to January, 2010.
Working papers
  • “Health Labour Supply and Wages: A Critical Review of Literature”, Working Paper Series of ISEC, No. 244, Bangalore.
    Published year: 2010
  • “Burden of Income Loss due to Ailment in India: Evidence from NSS data”, Working Paper Series of ISEC, No. 269, Bangalore
    Published year: 2011
  • Occupational Health among Workers in the Informal Sector in India
    Published year: 2015
  • “Burden of Diseases due to Air Pollution in Urban India”, Working Paper Series of GIDR, No. 234, Ahmadabad
    Published year: 2016
Journal articles
  • “Health Labour Supply and Wages: A Critical Review of Literature”, (Indian Economic Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4 Published year: 2010
  • “Impact of Health on Farm Production in West Bengal, India”, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1, Bangladesh Published year: 2013
  • “Impact of Health on Labour Supply and Wages: A case of West Bengal Agricultural Workers”, Journal of Health Management, vol. 16, No. 3, Sage Publications, India
    Published year: 2014
  • “Can low-carbon development be pro-poor? The Case of Kolkata, India”, forthcoming in Environment and Urbanization Published year: 2017

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  • Title: 'Quality of Publication in International Context in Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma (Eds.)', Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues and Policies, New Delhi: Oxford University Press & Indian Council of Social Science Research, pp.312-339.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Amrita Ghatak
    Published Year: 2017
  • Title: India's Social Science Research Publications from an International Perspective
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Amrita Ghatak
    Working Paper No.: 236
    Published Year and Month: September 2016
  • Title: Burden of Diseases due to Air Pollution in Urban India
    Authors: Amrita Ghatak, Debasish Nandy and Suddhasil Siddhanta
    Working Paper No.: 234
    Published Year and Month: July 2016
  • Title: Occupational Health among Workers in the Informal Sector in India
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Amrita Ghatak
    Working Paper No.: 228
    Published Year and Month: September 2015
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  • Title: Women’s perspectives on Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (MGNREGS) of India: study across SAT villages (GIDR-ICRISAT Policy Brief 2)
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra N. Mishra and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Source: oar.icrisat.org/8761/1/GIDR-ICRISAT%20Policy%20Brief%202-Final.pdf
    Published Year: 2014