Sudipa Sarkar

Assistant Professor of Economics


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Sudipa is an Assistant Professor of Economics at National Law School of India University, Bangalore where she teaches in the Master’s Programme in Public Policy. Sudipa’s research interests are in the broad areas of Labour and Development Economics. In particular, her research focuses on future of work and social inequality. Her research has been published in several peer reviewed international journals including Research Policy and World Development.

Before joining NLSIU, Sudipa worked initially as a Research Fellow and later as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick from 2017 to 2022. During her time at Warwick, she worked on a number of research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK, European Commission, and United Nations University (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki. She has also supervised MSc and PhD dissertations, and tutored UG Economics students in Warwick. Sudipa remains associated with Warwick as an Honorary Associate Professor.

Sudipa received Marie Curie PhD Fellowship from the European Commission and completed her PhD in 2017 at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Salamanca, Spain. She has also been a visiting researcher at European Foundation for Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), Dublin. She has experience working in several other research organisations and projects such as Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, Institute of Rural Management Anand, and Young Lives Project (led by Oxford University). Sudipa has been awarded with Prof MJ Manohar Rao Award for the year 2019 from the Indian Econometric Society (TIES).

In a personal capacity, Sudipa served as a member of the Oxfam Great Britain’s Policy Advisory Group from 2018 to 2021.

Published journal articles

Measuring the impact of AI on jobs at the organization level: Lessons from a survey of UK business leaders (with Wil Hunt and Chris Warhurst) – published in Research Policy Volume 51, Issue 2, March 2022, 104425.

Employment Transitions of Women in India: A Panel Analysis” (with Soham Sahoo and Stephan Klasen) published in World Development, Volume 115, March 2019, Pages 291-309

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Employment Change in Occupations in Urban India: Implications for Wage Inequality “, published in Development and Change, 50(5): 1398–1429, 2019.

Educational mismatch in Europe at the turn of the century: Measurement, intensity and evolution” (with Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo, Raquel Sebastián and José-Ignacio Antón), International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 39 No. 8, pp. 977-995, 2018.

Employment Polarization and Over-education in Germany, Spain, Sweden and UK”, Empirica (2017), doi:10.1007/s10663-017-9372-8

Does Teaching Quality Matter? Students Learning Outcome Related to Teaching Quality in Public and Private Primary Schools in India” (with Renu Singh), International Journal of Educational Development, 41 (2015) 153-163.

Children’s Experience of Multidimensional Deprivation: Relationship with Household Monetary Poverty” (with Renu Singh), The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 56 (2015) 43-56.

Wages and Informal Labour Markets in India: Whither premiums on human capital investments?” (with Jeemol Unni), Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2013.

Changing Occupation, Changing Skills: Graduate Labour Market in India” (with Jeemol Unni), Vikalpa, Vol. 37, No. 3, April-September, 2012.

Articles in Working Paper Series:

Employment Transitions of Women in India: A Panel Analysis” (with Soham Sahoo and Stephan Klasen), IZA Discussion Paper No. 11086, October, 2017.

Learning Environments in Andhra Pradesh, India: Children’s Academic Self-Concept and Mathematics Achievement” (with Renu Singh), Young Lives Working Paper 137, Young Lives, UK, March, 2015.

Education and Employment: An Exploration of the Demand Side Story” (with Jeemol Unni), Institute for Employment Research Working Paper, University of Warwick, UK, December, 2011.

Book Chapter:

“Employment and Education. An Exploration of the Demand Side Story” (with Jeemol Unni) in Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (eds), Navigating the Labyrinth. Perspectives on India’s Higher Education. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, pp. 157-184.

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