Anand Shrivastava

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Labour Economics
  • Economics of Culture and Religion
  • Economics of Conflict
  • Networks in Economics
  • Computational methods in Economics


My research interests are in two primary areas. I am interested in the processes that govern employment and earnings of Indian workers and I have contributed to three State of Working India reports alongside other academic work in this area. I am also interested in the interaction between economics and culture, including religion, and have published some academic work in this area. Methodologically, I mostly work with microeconomic models and secondary datasets, but in ongoing work I am also using computational methods like simulations to understand complex phenomena such as networks.

I have a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. I also have an MPhil and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. I also have experience working in the private sector in technical and administrative roles. 

In recent years I have served as the Programme Coordinator for the School of Arts and Sciences, and was the Admissions, and the Placements coordinator for the School before that.



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