Golam Rabbani

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Firm Dynamics
  • Labour Economics
  • Informal Economics
  • Industrial Economics


Golam Rabbani is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. He is currently completing his PhD on constraints to firm transition in the Indian manufacturing sector from Sikkim University, Gangtok, Sikkim.

Golam has a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the Department of Economics, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, and a Bachelor’s degree from Malda College, Malda, West Bengal.

His PhD research focuses on understanding the small firm transition in Indian manufacturing, specifically, examining the role of access to finance, infrastructure, and labour regulations in explaining the transition of small firms, and investigating the productivity and wage implications of such transition.

His research interests are in the fields of development economics and applied microeconomics with a focus on firm dynamics, labour markets, industrial economics, and informal economy in developing countries.