Tanika Chakraborty

PhD (Washington University, St Louis)

Assistant Professor, Economics Group, Department of Economic Sciences

Research Interest



  • PhD, Economics, Washington University, St Louis, 2009
  • M.A., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 2002
  • B.Sc., Economics, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India, 2000



  • “Kinship Institutions and Sex Ratios in India” (with Sukkoo Kim), 2010, Demography Vol.47, No. 4, pp. 989-1012, Springer

  • “Transfer Behaviour in Migrant Sending Communities”(with Bakhrom Mirkasimov, and Susan Steiner), 2014, Journal of Comparative Economics, doi:10.1016/j.jce.2014.09.004, Elsevier

  • “Trade Liberalization in a Traditional Society: Implications for Relative Female Survival”, 2015, World Development, Volume 74, Pages 158–170, Elsevier

  • "Court-ship, Kinship and Business: A study on the interaction between the formal and informal institutions and its effect on entrepreneurship", (with Anirban Mukherjee and Sarani Saha), 2015, IZA Journal of Labor & Development 4.1: 1-21, Springer

  • “English Language Premium in a Globalizing Economy: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in India” 2015, (with Shilpi Kapur) Economics of Education Review, 50 (2016): 1-16, Springer

  • “Mother’s Autonomy and Child Welfare - A New Measure and Some New Evidence”, 2015, (with Prabal De) Review of Economics of the Household, DOI: 10.1007/ s11150-015-9314-9 Springer

  • "Beyond the Average: Peer Heterogeneity and Intergenerational Transmission of Education" (with Olga Nottmeyer, Simone Schueller & Klaus Zimmermann), 2014, IZA Discussion Paper # 8695


  • Research Fellow, IZA-Bonn, 2009-present

  • Research Affiliate, DIW Berlin, 2011-2012

  • Population Association of America 2012, Honorarium to present at the Annual meeting

  • World Congress of the Econometric Society 2010, Honorarium to present at the Annual meeting

  • Ford Foundation Scholarship, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2000-2002



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Email: tanika[AT]iitk.ac.in


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