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Name: Devendra Kumar Bajpai
Designation: Assistant Professor
Center: ICPP
Ext: 363
Masters MS (Global Health) Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2010-11 (degree project yet to submit)MA (Economics) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (2004-06)
Bachelors CSJM University, Kanpur


Research Interests
  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics


Selected Publications
  • Krishna Anirudh and Devendra Kumar (2011) Lineal Spread and Radical Dissipation: Experiencing Growth in Rural India,1993-2005,Economic and Political Weekly,forthcoming
  • Shariff,Abusaleh and Devendra Kumar (2011) Gender Empowerment in India:Concepts and Measurements,Margin — The Journal of Applied Economic Research,National Council for Applied Economic Research,forthcoming


Academic Experience
  • Worked as Consultant, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi.
  • Worked as Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi.
  • Worked as Consultant, Institute of Human Development (IHD), New Delhi
  • Worked as Research Associate, V.V. Giri. National Labour Institute, Noida


Achievements and Awards
  • Scored distinction in ‘Research Methodology’ course in Global Health programme at Karolinska University.
  • Highest grade in Economics of Growth (Part-I & II).
  • Highest grade in Quantitative Economics (Part-I & II)


Work in Progress
  • Socio-economic Development and Change in Sex-Ratio (at birth): Phase to re-examine it.


Research Projects
  • Committee for the consultations on the situation in Andhra Pradesh, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • What’s wrong with a Uniform National Poverty Policy? This study is based on the longitudinal survey which examines the dynamics of poverty on the ground that the reasons that matter for the escape and descent not only differ from one another,they differ considerably across and within states.
  • IFPRI’s Global Hunger Index (GHI): Improvements in concepts and method-This work addressed the methodological refinement through a scale-free smoothening procedure and the selected individual variables which are tilted towards children better captured the dimension of human deprivation in the case of hunger.
  • Policy Induced Employment Generation as a Social Safety Net: A case of National Rural Employment Scheme of India- The analysis used the unit level records from a sample survey of 3200 households to explore the socioeconomic and community level factors that influence enrolment and utilization of NREGS.
  • Changes in India Rural Non-Farm Employment and Income Shares between 1995 and 2005- This work used the multinomial logit model in order to explore the individual, household and community characteristics that are associated with the probability of non-farm employment in rural-India.
  • Distributional Impact of Raising Food Prices and Strengthening Social Safety Nets for mitigating adverse impacts for India and Pakistan, Asian Development Bank.
  • India Human Development Survey (IHDS) is a nationally representative, multitopic survey (Health Environment, Economic Development, Maternal and Child Health, Parental Education and Child Outcomes) of over 41,000 households across India. This survey examines changes in the nature and composition of Indian middle classes in the context of India’s movement from state-capitalism to market capitalism and increasing involvement in the global economy.
  • National Sample Survey (NSS) Determinants of Post-Higher Secondary Enrolment in India, this study examined at disaggregated level the relationship between economic status and enrolments in post-higher secondary education in India.Replicated the NSSO methodology with 61st (2004-05) and 50th (1993-94) round for the calculation of daily per capita calorie, fat and protein intake.



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