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Paaritosh Nath

Email: [email protected]

Paaritosh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University. He completed his PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. His doctoral work looked at the dynamics of work, technology and skills in the automobile industry of the National Capital Region (NCR). Prior to joining the School, he was working as a research fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University. His areas of interest include trajectory of growth of industrial labour markets in India, impact of labour laws on employment and processes of skill acquisition and upgradation. He is currently working on the question of transitions in urban labour markets in India. He has previously worked with the Aman Biradari Trust in New Delhi.

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

MPhil (Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

MA (Development Studies) TISS, Mumbai.

BA (Hons) English, University of Delhi.

Areas of Interest
  • Industrial labour markets in India.
  • Skill, technology and human capital development
  • Labour law regulations in India
  • Transitions in urban labour markets.
Courses taught
  • Critical Perspectives on Social Studies-2 (co taught)
  • Policy Analysis
Publications and Writings

Published Papers

Book Chapters

  • Nath, Paaritosh. "Purdah, Patriarchy and Accumulation." In Muslims in Urban India: Development and Exclusion. New Delhi: Concept, 2013
  • Lahoti, Rahul, Amit Basole, Rosa Abraham, Surbhi Kesar, and Paaritosh Nath. "Hunger Grows as India's Lockdown Kills Jobs." In India and the Pandemic: The First Year, Essay from The India Forum. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan

Book Reviews


  • Nath, Paaritosh. Dalit Women’s Status of Employment and Earnings in Rural Punjab. Report. Institute for Development and Communication. Chandigarh, 2019
  • Nath, P., Siddiqi, U and Sood, A. (2019) Thinking Growth or Thinking Employment. India Exclusion Report 2018-19. (5th ed.). (New Delhi: Yoda Press)


Working Papers

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