IFMR GSB faculty member — Sumit Mishra, Assistant Professor, Economics and Data Science has published an impactful research paper. His paper “Fractal urbanism: City size and residential segregation in India” co-authored with Naveen Bharathi (Harvard University), Deepak Malghan (IIM – Bangalore), and Andaleeb Rahman (Cornell University) was published as a forthcoming article on World Development — an A journal as per the ABDC list and listed amongst the top-five development econ journals. The paper presents the first-ever large-scale snapshot of urban residential segregation in India at the neighbourhood-scale. The analysis from 147 largest cities in contemporary India shows how caste-based residential segregation is independent of city size (with the sample including all cities in India, with at least 0.3 million residents in 2011).
Access a copy of the paper here. For detailed summaries of the paper, visit here and a commentary in Ideas for Indiahere.
An international development economist, a renowned academic, a seasoned educator, and higher education administrator — Dr Sunder Ramaswamy (Vice-Chancellor of Krea University) interacted with students, counsellors and parents of students, sharing his expert insights on what it takes to think and become an Economist in today’s world. Dr Sunder shared in detail about all the career possibilities that come with pursuing the subject, drawing from his rich career experience, whilst elaborating on the right tools that help make one an exceptional Economist.
Dr Madhuri Saripalle – Associate Professor of Economics at IFMR GSB, Krea University – co-authored a chapter on Mango Value Chains in India as part of an edited volume titled ‘Transforming Agriculture in South Asia: Role of Value Chains and Contract Farming’. Published by Routledge, the study analyses numerous markets and value chains for mango namely HOPCOMS, SAFAL, APMC and pre and post-flowering contracts with wholesale agents that have different implications for farmer profitability.
‘The Economics of Small Things’ authored by Dr Sudipta Sarangi was e-launched recently, followed by a detailed discussion about the book and a fun Q/A session hosted by Krea University. In conversation with Dr Sunder Ramaswamy (Vice-Chancellor, Krea University) and Dr Madhuri Saripalle (Associate Professor of Economics at IFMR GSB, Krea University), Dr Sarangi shared his writing experience, elaborated on why he chose pop-culture and examples with an Indian context to present some deep concepts, in addition to explaining his fascination for human behaviour and its relationship with Economics. Watch the recording of the session here.
IFMR GSB faculty member — Sumit Mishra, Assistant Professor, Economics and Data Science has published another impactful research paper. His paper “Diversity Deficit and Scale-Flip” co-authored with Naveen Bharathi (Harvard University), Deepak Malghan (IIM – Bangalore), and Andaleeb Rahman (Cornell University published in the Journal of Development Studies, using data from more than half a million villages in India, shows that greater caste-diversity is associated with better public goods access in rural India.