Paaritosh Nath

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Industrial Labour Markets in India
  • Skill, technology and Human Capital Development
  • Labour Law Regulations in India
  • Transitions in Urban Labour Markets


Paaritosh is a labour economist by training interested in the questions surrounding decent work in India. He completed his PhD 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 research areas include trajectory of growth of industrial labour markets, impact of labour laws on employment generation and processes of skill acquisition and upgradation. He is currently working on a panel data based enquiry on transitions in urban labour markets in India.

He has previously worked with the Karwan-e-Mohabbat in New Delhi where he looked at the political economy of hate crimes in India.



Published Papers

Book Chapters

  • Nath, P. (2013). Purdah, Patriarchy and Accumulation. In Muslims in Urban India: Development and Exclusion. New Delhi: Concept. 
  • Lahoti, R., Basole, A., Abraham, R., Kesar, S., & Nath, P. (2021). 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


Working Papers