Rahul De

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Political Economy of India, Informal Labor, Marxian Political Economy, Capitalism and Crisis, Political Economy of Mass Media, Economics of Sports, Economics of Digital Media

Biography

Rahul De is a faculty with the School of Arts and Sciences.

Rahul is a senior lecturer in Economics. He has received his PhD in economics from the University of Hyderabad. His PhD thesis studies the history of capitalist development in India since independence. Having grown up in the nineties, Rahul experienced some of the drastic transformations that the Indian economy went through post-liberalisation in 1991, which include the introduction of private television channels, internet, cell phones and malls. Life in the 1990s was vastly different from everyday life for his parents’ generation in the 1960s and 1970s. 

His research is oriented towards understanding how these changes came about and what are its socio-political-economic consequences. He has recently published a paper in Economic and Political Weekly tracing the role of private media in shaping economic policies in India. He is also interested in applying economic theory to areas not traditionally considered as part of the discipline. His is currently working on understanding the economics of the Indian Premier League. 

Having done his education in economics from Delhi (BA) and University of Hyderabad (MA), he found his classroom education insufficient to understand contemporary India. This motivated him to become a teacher to ensure that students gain a more wholesome understanding of economic theory and how it can be used to understand the world around them.

Rahul has played basketball and cricket at university level and is actively involved in coordinating the sports program at the school of liberal studies.

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