Mishra Narbadeshwar’s research interest lies in the area of Development Economics. He predominantly works in Economics of Education, Health Economics, Financial Inclusion, and Political Economy. He is primarily interested in causal inference studies. He has done multiple courses on Causal Inference from the doyen like Pedro H. C. Sant’Anna, Scott Cunningham, Jaya Krishnakumar, and Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay.
Before joining Ph.D., he was in the teaching profession. He was an Assistant professor at Loyola College (Chennai) and lecturer at Care Group of Institutions (Trichy). He taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics,) and Mathematics for Economics. He is also the reviewer of the prestigious journal PLOS ONE.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Loyola College, Chennai
I taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, International Economics (at UG level in fall 2018) and Mathematics for Economics, Financial Services, and Portfolio Management (at UG level in winter 2018, and spring 2019). I received the Best Teacher Award as well for the AY 2018.
2. Lecturer, Care Group of Institutions, Trichy
I taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Statistics to UG students. Occasionally, I also taught Economics to standard XI and XII students, CARE School set up with CARE Group of Institutions.
3. Internship, Madras Institute of Development Studies
I did my internship under Prof L Venkatachalam in the area of Behavioural Economics. I studied the contribution of Herbert A. Simon, Daniel Kahneman, and Amos Tversky. My topic was Bounded Rationality: Simplicity amidst Complexity. I worked on the incapability of human to rationalize the unlimited information and how the human ends up being satisficers instead of maximizer. I used the earlier developed framework and axioms in the context of chess game.
4, Independent Research Studies at IFMR-GSB
Fintech and Financial Inclusion: Emerging Trends” (with Sunanda Sangwan), March 2022.
The paper presents an overview of selected literature on the association of fintech and financial inclusion using keyword analysis. Inferring from the results of the data collected from the published work in the Web-of-Science database, we identify and analyse research trends and make recommendations for further research work.
5. Collaborative Work at IFMR-GSB
Impact of WASH facilities on children’s schooling. Does household head gender matter? Some empirical evidence from India. Paper investigates the impact of household head gender and WASH provisions on children’s schooling attainment. Link to the paper.
6. Collaborative work with Prof Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay
I worked as a Research Assistant to Prof Jyoti, PI of the project – “Does Gender-based Awareness Campaign Improve Girls’ Educational and Learning Outcomes? Empirical Evidence from India.” The study uses the quasi-experimental research design and estimate the causal impact of the gender based awareness on the educational and learning outcomes of girls. The paper is co-authored with Sona Mitra, and Prof Sayli Javadekar. Media Coverage to our study is here and here.
Narbadeshwar is a passionate and adventurous person who loves to explore new places and experiences. His favorite activities include traveling to new places, riding bike, working out, and listening to music. He believes that engaging in these activities helps him to stay physically and mentally healthy. Finally, he loves to listen to music and finds that it is the perfect way to relax after a long day.
Moreover, Narbadeshwar is a dedicated educator who enjoys helping others learn and grow. He has been teaching for the past few years and finds it immensely rewarding to be able to help people with their doubts and guide them in their academic journey.
1) M.A. Economics, University of Madras, Chennai
2) B.A. (Hons.) Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi
3) Gold Medalist, MA Economics, University of Madras, Chennai, 2014-2016
4) Master Fellow Scholarship recipient, University of Madras, Chennai, 2014-2016
5) UGC NET (NOV’ 2017, JUL’2018, DEC’2018); KSET 2015; TNSET 2016