Ph.D. (Economics) awarded in 2002 from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The title of Ph.D. thesis is “Macroeconomic Dis-equilibrium and the Black Economy in the context of Stabilisation Policy in India”.
M.Phil. (Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1991, with First Class). The title of the dissertation was “Private Corporate Investment in India, 1966-87”.
Economics of Education with focus on education policy, governance and financing of education; Public finance with focus on tax evasion and the black economy.
Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Since April 1, 2010.
Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, joined on April 1, 2004.
Senior Economist, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy from May 15, 2000 to March 31, 2004.
Economist, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi from October 10, 1995 to May 14, 2000.
Lecturer, St. Stephen`s College, University of Delhi, in 1995, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi, 1990 to 1992, Hindu College, University of Delhi in 1989
Vice President, Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) 2015-16.
President, Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) 2017-18.
* Worked as a consultant to the project The Role of Tax Heavens: In Global Governance and Regulation In the External Finance Equation for Economic Development funded by the Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF), Breiviksveien 40, 5045, Bergen, Norway during 2012-2015.
* Principal Researcher (PI) of a project entitled ‘Doing Research-Assessing research Environment for Social Sciences in India and Bangladesh’ being funded by Global Development Network (GDN). Project duration one year starting from 21 January 2015.
1. Education and Economics: Disciplinary Evolution and Policy Discourse (2012) New Delhi: Oxford University Press (ISBN: 978-0-19-808225-5).
2. Macroeconomics of the Black Economy (2018) Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan (ISBN: 978-9352872817)
3. Changing Higher Education in India, Saumen Chattopadhyay, Simon Marginson, N. V. Varghese (eds.), London: Bloomsbury Academic (December 2021) (ISBN 978-93-5435-873-9)
4. A Neoliberal Approach to the Policy Making in Indian Higher Education during the Post-Liberalisation Era (2019) (co-authored with Aishna Sharma) edited by Pradip Kumar Biswas and Panchanan Das (Singapore: Springer).
5. National Education Policy, 2020: An Uncertain future for Indian Higher Education, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LV, No. 46, pp. 23-27.
1. Quest for Excellence in Indian Higher Education: Negotiating the trade-off between autonomy and accountability in Manisha Priyam (ed) Reclaiming Public Universities: Comparative Reflections for Reforms Routledge (26 April, 2022). (ISBN 9780815387176).
2. Funding of Higher Education in Pursuit of Excellence: Challenges before Public and Private Funded Universities. In: Raj Kumar, C., Mukherjee, M., Belousova, T., Nair, N. (eds) Global Higher Education During and Beyond COVID-19. Perspectives and Challenges, Springer, Singapore (28 April 2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-9049-5_13.
3. Higher Education in the Post-Covid Era: India and the World, Chapter in ‘The Covid-19 Pandemic: Indian and the World Economic and Social Policy Perspectives’ edited by Rajib Bhattacharyya, Ananya Ghosh Dastidar and Soumyen Sikdar, Routledge, (October 2021).
4. Union Budget 2022-23: Re-envisioning the purpose and delivery of Higher Education, Economic and Political Weekly, (9 April, 2022), Vol. 57, No 15, pp. 16-18.
5. Analytical Models of Tax Evasion in a Black Economy: Lessons for Macroeconomic Analysis and Fiscal Policy in India, Aarthika Charche (Fiscal Policy Institute Journal of Economics and Governance), Vol. 6, No. 1, 2021, pp. 65-76.