Faculty Profile


Name : Kaustav  Banerjee
Designation : Assistant Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 405
Off. Phone : 011-26738853
Residence :
Email : kaustav@jnu.ac.in   kaustav.jnu@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


Ph.D in Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2008. Thesis Title: “The Political Economy of Backwardness in Agrarian Systems: The Role of Social Groups, States and Markets” 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Agrarian Development, Political Economy, Economics of Discrimination 


Teaching :
Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Discrimination & Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, JNU (2013 - present).
Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 2012-13.
Lecturer at the School of Development Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), New Delhi: 2009-10
Lecturer at the Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi: 2002-04
Lecturer at the Department of Economics, College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi, New Delhi (on deputation from the Department of Business Economics, DU): July to December 2004

Research :
Project Co-ordinator at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy-Economic Research Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Work involved research and policy formulation for rainfed agriculture and low input animal husbandry in India: 2010-12
Associate Fellow, Council for Social Development, New Delhi. Research work included constructing statistical indices of social development for the Indian states, Social Audit of PDS in Jharkhand, Impacts of NREGA etc. The Social Development Index focused on the dynamics of interlocked inequalities of caste, class and gender in the Indian context: 2008-10 

Awards & Honours


International Collaboration/Consultancy

International Consultant to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Republic of South Africa on Rural Economy Model and Outlook Framework for South Africa, 2016
Consultant for Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nation On decentralized mechanisms for the National Food Security Act, India, 2013 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

Journal Articles
1. "Fight against unemployment: rethinking public works programs" co-authored with Amit Bhaduri and Zahra Karimi Moughari, Real-world Economics Review, issue no. 72, 30 September 2015, pp. 175-185, http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue72/BhaduriEtAl72.pdf

2. "Decentralised Procurement and Universalised Public Distribution Systems - A possible economic mechanism for the National Food Security Act", Economic and Political Weekly, December 24, 2011, Vol No. XLVI No. 52

3. "The NREGA, the Maoists and the Developmental Woes of the Indian State" (principal author), Economic and Political Weekly, July 10, 2010.

4. "Section III: Social Development Index, India" in Social Development Report 2010, Oxford Publishing House, New Delhi, India, September, 2010.

5. "Rights in Theory and Practice: A Case study of the NREGA" in Social Development Report 2010, Oxford Publishing House, New Delhi, India, September, 2010. 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1. "Inclusive State, Excluded People - The Emperor's New Clothes?",Economic and Political Weekly, November 12, 2016, Vol No. LI No. 46

2. "The employment guarantee scheme in India" Amandla!, Issue No.21, Cape Town, South Africa, October 2011.

3. Entry for Keywords in Modern Indian Studies, Oxford University Press (Delhi) in the series "SOAS Studies on South Asia". Entry for "Green Revolution" (2015) 

Patents (if any)