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Upasak Das is a Presidential Fellow of Economics of Poverty Reduction at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. He is also an affiliate of the Centre for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. He received his Ph.D. from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. His primary research interests include Development Economics, Social Norms, Political Economy, and Public Policy.
Posts by Upasak Das
Arresting the spread of Covid-19 requires collective action by communities, which is likely to be more challenging in settings with high diversity. Using district-level data from India, this article e...
Fund allocation for MNREGA has seen a steady decline in real terms over the last few years. Analysing official MNREGA data along with survey data from Rajasthan, this column shows that in the face of...
Questions have been raised regarding the quality and usefulness of assets created under MNREGA. To examine the validity of the scepticism, this column reports results from a study of MNREGA assets in...
MNREGA mandates that a third of all workers under the programme should be women. But how gender inclusive has the implementation of the Act been? This column uses nationally representative data to an...
- Upasak Das
- 21 November, 2014
The problem of political clientelism becomes imminent in decentralised systems where certain individuals or groups associated with the political party locally in power, get preferential access to sca...
- Upasak Das
- 25 June, 2014