Rama Pal

Associate Professor
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Ph.D., Economics, 2010

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

M.A., Economics, 2004

University of Mumbai

Research Interests: 

Inclusive Development, Migration, Heatlh and Education, Applied Econometrics.


Courses Taught: 
  • Statistics I

  • Public Finance

  • Health Economics

  • Econometrics of Programme Evaluation

  • Major Issues in Economic Development

  • Applied Econometrics

  • Advanced Economic Theory

  •  Analyzing Determinants of Remittances with Endogenous Migration Decision: Evidence from India (with Navita) Migration and Development: 2022, 11(1) DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2020.1719692 [Taylor & Francis]

  • District-level Analysis of Inequality in Malnutrition among Children: Evidence from Maharashtra, India (with Rekha V.) Regional Economic Development Research, 2022, 3(1). : https://doi.org/10.37256/redr.3120221023

  • Economic and Political Determinants of Social Sector Expenditures: Evidence from Indian States (with C. Paike) Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies202013(2): 188-204. [Taylor & Francis]

  • Motives behind Remittances: A Comparative Analysis of Single and Multiple-migrant Households in India, (Co-Author: Navita Pal), International Journal of Social Economics, 201946(6). [Emerald] available online at https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-09-2018-0444

  • Usage of Formal Financial Services in India: Demand Barriers or Supply Constraints?, (Co-Authors: Abhishek Kumar and Rupayan Pal), Economic Modelling, 201980. [Elsevier] available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2018.11.010
  • Decomposing Inequality of Opportunity in Immunization by Circumstances: Evidence from India, European Journal of Development Research, 2016, 28(3), pp.431-446. [Palgrave]
  • Inequality in Maternal Health Care Utilization in India: A Shapley Decomposition Analysis, Journal of International Development, 2015, 27(7), pp. 1141- 1152. [Wiley]

  • Decomposition of Income-related Inequality in Educational Performance: Evidence from India, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 2013, 11(1&2), pp. 180-198.

  • Out-of-pocket Health Expenditure: Impact on the Consumption of Indian Households, Oxford Development Studies, 2013, 41(2), pp. 258-279. [Routledge]

  • Measuring Incidence of Catastrophic Out-of-pocket Health Expenditure: with Application to India, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 2012, 12(1), pp. 63-85. [Springer]

  • Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure: Pattern, Determinants and Policy Implications, Artha Vijnana, 2010, LII(3), pp. 212-229.

  • Determinants of Expenditure on Education: An Empirical Analysis using State Level Data, (Co-Author: A. Chakrabarti), Economic and Political Weekly, 2006, 41(15): 1465 – 1472.