Aparajita Bakshi is a development economist researching on rural incomes, livelihoods, socio-economic inequalities and rural transformation, and village level statistical systems in India. She holds a Ph. D in Economics from the University of Calcutta, India (2011) and an M.Phil in Applied Economics from Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
She is co-author of the book titled ‘A New Statistical Domain in India: An Enquiry into Gram Panchayat-Level Databases’ with Jun-ichi Okabe of Yokohama National University, published in 2016, which received the 2017 award of the Japan Society of Economic Statistics.
She has also published on social inequalities in land ownership, incomes and income diversification of small farmer households, and on various aspects of the rural economy of West Bengal.
She is editorial board member of the journal Review of Agrarian Studies.