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

  1. 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]
  2. 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
  3. Economic and Political Determinants of Social Sector Expenditures: Evidence from Indian States (with C. Paike) Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, 2020,
    13(2): 188-204. [Taylor & Francis]
  4. Motives behind Remittances: A Comparative Analysis of Single and Multiple-migrant Households in India, (Co-Author: Navita Pal), International Journal of Social Economics, 2019, 46(6). [Emerald] available online at https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-09-2018-0444https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJSE-09-2018-0444/full/html
  5. Usage of Formal Financial Services in India: Demand Barriers or Supply Constraints?, (Co-Authors: Abhishek Kumar and Rupayan Pal), Economic Modelling, 2019, 80. [Elsevier] available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2018.11.010
  6. Decomposing Inequality of Opportunity in Immunization by Circumstances: Evidence from India, European Journal of Development Research, 2016, 28(3), pp.431-446. [Palgrave]
  7. Inequality in Maternal Health Care Utilization in India: A Shapley Decomposition Analysis, Journal of International Development, 2015, 27(7), pp. 1141- 1152. [Wiley]
  8. Decomposition of Income-related Inequality in Educational Performance: Evidence from India, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 2013, 11(1&2), pp. 180-198.
  9. Out-of-pocket Health Expenditure: Impact on the Consumption of Indian Households, Oxford Development Studies, 2013, 41(2), pp. 258-279. [Routledge]
  10. 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]
  11. Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure: Pattern, Determinants and Policy Implications, Artha Vijnana, 2010, LII(3), pp. 212-229.
  12. 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.
  • Statistics I
  • Public Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Econometrics of Programme Evaluation
  • Major Issues in Economic Development
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Advanced Economic Theory: