Interview Insights: Dr Sandra E. Black (Columbia University, New York)

Dr Sandra E. Black is Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the city of New York. She received her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Dr Black is currently an Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Director of the NBER Study Group on Economic Mobility.  She served as a Member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from August 2015 to January 2017.  Her research focuses on the role of early life experiences on the long-run outcomes of children, as well as issues of gender and discrimination. To learn more about Dr Sandra’s research, please visit:

Interview Insights: Dr Suryaprakash Mishra (National Law University, Delhi)

Dr. Suryaprakash Mishra has been in academia since January 2010 and has been with the National Law University, Delhi, since August 2016. He has earned his PhD (Economics) from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) and an M.S. (Applied Economics & Statistics) from Clemson University, USA. Though he has taught a variety of courses at both post–graduate as well as undergraduate levels, the courses of Microeconomics, Statistics, Business/Managerial Economics, Business Research Methods and Law & Economics have been the ones that he enjoys teaching the most. To read more about his work, please visit:

Interview Insights: Dr Malini Sharma (DRC, University of Delhi)

Dr Malini Sharma is Senior Assistant Professor (currently teacher in-charge), Department of Economics, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. Graduate of economics honors from SRCC, and post-graduate and M.Phil. from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics, DU, Dr Sharma has a teaching experience of nearly 24 years. Dr Sharma has also been principal investigator of two innovation projects of Delhi University. She has presented several research papers in national and international conferences, bagged awards therein and has several publications in various academic journals.

Interview Insights: Dr Naresh Dutt Mathur (Manipal University)

Dr Naresh Dutt Mathur is Professor in the Department of Economics and Director at theSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Law, Manipal University Jaipur. He completed his PhD (price policy in public enterprises) from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. To learn more about Dr Mathur’s work, you can visit:

Interview Insights: Dr Soumyanetra Munshi (ISI, Kolkata)

Dr Soumyanetra Munshi is Associate Professor of Economics at the Economics Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She received her PhD in Economics and M.A. in Economics from Rutgers University, New Jersey, M.S. in Quantitative Economics from ISI, Kolkata, and B.Sc. in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta. Her research interests are in Political Economy, Public Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Game Theory and its Applications, Economic History, and Economic History of Women. Prior to working at ISI Kolkata, Dr Soumyanetra worked briefly at IGIDR and IIM, Bangalore.

Interview Insights: Dr Arunava Sen (ISI, Delhi)

Arunava Sen is Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi for more than 30 years. His research interests are Game Theory, Social Choice Theory, Mechanism Design, and Voting and Auctions. He completed his Ph.D in Economics from Princeton University, his M.Phil (Economics) from Oxford University, his M.A from the Delhi School of Economics and his B.A. from St.Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and an Economic Theory Fellow. He was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal of the Indian Econometric Society in 2000 for his contribution to Economics. He is also a recipient of the 2012 Infosys Prize in the Social Sciences category for his work on “game-theoretic analyses of mechanism design for implementing social choice rules, when individuals have diverse information and incentives.”

Interview Insights: Dr Saroj Rani (Maitreyi College)

Dr Saroj Rani is Assistant Professor of Economics at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. She teaches courses in Political Economy and Microeconomics. Catch a conversation with her as she talks about her experiences in academia!

Interview Insights: Dr Sabyasachi Das (Ashoka University)

Dr Sabyasachi Das is Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University. His fields of specialization are political economy, public economics, and applied microeconomics. He has received his Ph.D. in Economics at Yale University. Prior to joining Ashoka, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. For his research, he is primarily interested in exploring group inequalities that emerge from various democratic processes.

Interview Insights: Dr Saptarshi Mukherjee (IIT, Delhi)

Dr Saptarshi Mukherjee is the Associate Professor of Economics working in the Humanities and Social Science (HUSS) department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. His research interests include mechanism design, social choice, game theory, and bounded rationality; he teaches microeconomics, game theory and mathematical economics. Dr. Mukherjee completed his post-doc from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and his PhD in Quantitative Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi. Prior to working at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Dr. Mukherjee worked briefly at the Jawaharlal Nehru University as well as at IIIT, Delhi. With his several years of experience in the field of game theory, Dr. Mukherjee shares his insights with high-school students.

Interview Insights: Dr Sheena Chhabra (Thapar University)

Dr Sheena Chhabra is Assistant Professor in School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India. While her specialization is in Financial Markets, she teaches courses such as Corporate Finance, Engineering Economics, Total Quality Management, Organization Behaviour, Human Values, IPR and Human Rights, Economic Analysis and Value Engineering and Humanities for Engineers. She has published few research papers in reputed journals and written some book chapters in the area of Finance. She has also worked on Technology Adoption and Management Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs in the Food and Beverage Sector.

Interview Insights: Dr AJC Bose (SRCC, University of Delhi)

Dr Annavajhula J.C. Bose has been with the Department of Economics at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for the last three decades. Earlier he was with the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya for about a year. Author of innumerable research and review articles, book reviews and blog pieces, he is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Economics Society, SRCC.

Interview Insights: Dr Saibal Kar (CSSSC, Calcutta)

Dr Saibal Kar is currently professor of economics at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), India and a Research Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Bonn. He completed his PhD degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA and his MSc degree in Economics from Calcutta University, India. Dr Kar is the Managing Editor of the South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance (Sage) and also serves as the Director (Hon.) of the Eastern Regional Centre, ICSSR. He has authored the book “The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy” (jointly with Sugata Marjit), which was published by the Oxford University Press in 2011. To read more about his work, visit:

Interview Insights: Dr Kiriti Kanjilal (IIIT, Delhi)

Dr Kiriti Kanjilal is the Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT, Delhi). He completed his integrated masters in economics from the University of Hyderabad and his PhD from Washington State University. Dr Kanjilal’s research interests include macroeconomics, behavioral economics, industrial organization, and environmental economics. As the youth of today are often doubtful of opinions and news, here are some opinions of credibility. Catch a conversation with Dr Kanjilal below to explore the nuances in the field of economics.

Interview Insights: Dr Poonam Kalra (St. Stephen’s College, Delhi)

When faced with the dilemma of choosing their career paths, a number of school or college going students are doubtful about what their fields of choice entail. Specifically exploring the field of economics, here are some professional insights of Dr Poonam Kalra, Asst Professor at St Stephen’s College, Delhi. Dr Poonam Kalra has been teaching subjects like Statistical Methods, Econometrics, and Indian Economy for the past 25 years. She has also mentored numerous research projects under the aegis of the Centre for Economic Research at St. Stephen’s College and is currently the head of the Economics Department.

Interview Insights: Dr Ravikesh Srivastava (IMS Unison University)

Dr Ravikesh Srivastava currently serves as the Pro Vice Chancellor at IMS Unison University, Dehradun. Having conducted several international conferences and management development programs, he has a rich experience of over 29 years in the academic field. Dr Srivastava has also co-authored the book, “Managerial Economics – Principles and Worldwide Applications,” which has been recognized as the best selling book of OUP for the last 5 years. He strives to make outstanding contributions in the field of higher education by sharing his knowledge with the younger generations. Catch my conversation with Dr Srivastava as he talks about his experiences and shares valuable insights for high school students.

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