Angarika Rakshit

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Political Economy
  • Structural Transformation
  • Labour Economics
  • Employment
  • Indian Economy


Angarika is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University. She is also completing her PhD on employment growth in India’s manufacturing sector from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). 

In 2021, Angarika was a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Massachusetts Amherst for nine months.

Prior to joining the PhD programme, Angarika completed her Master’s degree in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Calcutta University. 

Angarika’s doctoral research focuses on understanding the different trends and patterns of employment growth in the Indian manufacturing sector, particularly with respect to changing firm size, labour market flexibility, and informality. 

Her research interests include labour economics, political economy of development, and structural transformation of the Indian economy.