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Abhishek Chakravarty is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Essex. His research focuses on issues in development economics, demography, the economics of gender, and the impacts of government policy on maternal and child health. He is currently working on projects that analyse the impact of land reforms in West Bengal on gender bias in child health investments, how increases in dowry costs affect early life survival chances of girls in India, and how fertility limits placed on local Indian politicians affect family planning and political aspirations. Abhishek received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from University College London, and also holds an M.A. Economics degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a B.A. (Honours) Economics degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Posts by Abhishek Chakravarty
While land reform has been shown to have benefits like increased agricultural productivity and access to credit, not much attention has been devoted to investigating its impact on gender inequality wi...
Some Indian states debar individuals with more than two children from contesting local elections. This column finds that while the law has significantly reduced fertility among the general population...