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Sarabjeet Dhody Natesan

Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Professor of Economics

PhD, Indian Institute of Technology – Madras

Sarabjeet Dhody Natesan is the Associate Professor of Economics at the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Sarabjeet received her PhD, in Management from IIT-Madras, MS in Industrial Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology / Rutgers University – New Jersey, MBE from Delhi University and BA (Honours) in Economics from Jesus and Mary College,Delhi University.

After her Master’s program at the US, she worked as a Consultant at the UNCTAD, UN, New York City. Her return to India was marked with an entrepreneurial journey to support setting up an innovative design and manufacturing engineering firm. She has taught various courses of Economics and Strategy at Delhi University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Indian Institute of Management-Indore, SPJIMR, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At SPJIMR (Mumbai), Sarabjeet was the Program Head of an innovative Non-Class Room Learning initiative, the ADMAP, which focused on teaching business school students “How to get things done”; administration skills to future managers and leaders.

Sarabjeet’s journey to Krea reaffirms her faith in the power of undergraduate teaching and scripts her interest in co-creating interdisciplinary spaces and capacities for young impressionable minds. She is currently working on her first book on her diverse life experiences.

Sarabjeet’s research areas include Public Policy and Implementation, Migration, Partition and Autoethnography. Her area of research is in the interdisciplinary field of economics and policy implementation. Using quantitative and qualitative methods in evaluating policy learning and outcome evaluation and establishment of contextual factors affecting implementation, her current research is on the role of implementers in efficient and effective policy outcomes. She has researched and published on MGNREGA and its implementation. She is currently working on ‘Bazaars of 1947-Micro Stories of Businesses in Post Partition India.’ Her research explores migration and its economic and social effects. 

Natesan, S.D. and Marathe, R.R. (2015), “Literature Review of Policy Implementation”, International Journal of Public Policy.

Natesan, S.D., and Marathe, R.R., (2016) “Efficiency Benchmarking and Evaluation of MGNREGA Implementing States: Data Efficiency Analysis Approach”. International Journal of Social Economics.

Natesan, S.D., and Marathe, R.R. “Importance of Policy Implementers’ (Sept. 2016) Public Administrative Quarterly.

Sarabeet Dhod Natesan, “Dhoondtey Reh Jao Gey” EPW, 2017 January

Under Review

Natesan, S.D., and Marathe, R.R. MGNREGA Implementation-Reflections, Insights and Analysis

Natesan, S.D., and Marathe, R.R. Policy implementation and evaluation: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach

Conference Papers

Natesan, S.D., and Marathe, R.R., (2014) “ Leadership In Governance: Implementing of Public Policy”, Second International Conference of Management in Governance and Leadership, Babson College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. March 2014. (Won the Best Ph.D paper award).

  • Macro and Micro Economics
  • Strategy
  • International Trade
  • Trade Institutions
  • Administration
  • Agricultural Economics