Policy Reports
  • Demographic Change and Implications for Human Development Outcomes and Strategies in Tamil Nadu. World Bank, Background Paper 2022 


  • Rajasthan 2040: Towards Gender Inclusive Growth. World Bank, Background Paper 2022

Working Papers: Economics

  • “Gender Peer Effects in the Workplace: A Field Experiment in Indian Call centers”

Featured in World Bank Development Impact Blog , Ideas for India, IGC Blogpost and Hindustan Times

  • “Effect of Co-residence with Parents-in-law on Female Labor Force Participation” (with Anil Deolalikar and Abhik Banerji)


  • “Environment and Productivity: Evidence from Call Centers in India” (with Sarojini Hirshleifer and Jamie T. Mullins)


Working Papers: Health

  • “A Qualitative Study on Non-prescription Sale of Antibiotics in Pharmacies of New Delhi: Perspectives from Pharmacists, Dispensers and Consumers” (with Jyoti Joshi, Anjana Sankhil Lamkang and Ramanan Laxminarayan)

  • “The Educational and Health Impact of COVID-19 on Children with Special Needs: A Systematic Review” (with Jyoti Joshi and Srishti Goel)

  • “Role of Oxygen Concentrators in Alleviating the Oxygen Crisis in India” (with Ajay Nair, Sharon Buteau, Neetha Joy and Vinith Kurian)

  • “Mental Health of Working Women in China and India: A Mixed-Method Study” (with Dong Zhou and Rishi Bhagawati)

Works in Progress: Economics

  • “Does Certification Increase the Returns to Human Capital: A Field Experiment in India” (with Sarojini Hirshleifer and Opinder Kaur)

  • “Impact Evaluation of the Magic Bus Foundation’s Sports in Girls’ Education Program in India” (with Ramanan Laxminarayan, Subha Mani, and Arindam Nandi)


  • “COVID-19 and Mental Health: Experimental Evidence from India” (with Ramanan Laxminarayan, Subha Mani, and Arindam Nandi)


  • “COVID-19 and Age at Marriage in India” (with Ramanan Laxminarayan, Arindam Nandi and Abhik Banerji)

Works in Progress: Health

  • “Impact of COVID-19 on Children with Disabilities: Evidence from India” (with Jyoti Joshi and Ramanan Laxminarayan)


  • “Understanding the Value of Biobanking using Conjoint Analysis” (with Ramanan Laxminarayan, Warren Fransman and Srishti Goel)

Newspaper and Popular Press

  1. Antimicrobial Resistance and Gender" on CDDEP’s Blog, March 08, 2022 (with Srishti Goel)

  2. Does the gender of your co-worker matter? Evidence from call centres” in Ideas for India, October 05, 2020

  3. The ripple effect of gender inclusivity on India’s economy” in the Hindustan Times, August 02, 2021

  4. “Women must 'lean in’ to be taken seriously in the political sphere” in the Hindustan Times, April 30, 2014 (with Devaki Jain)

  5. Women’s voices in India-China talks” in Gateway House Indian Council on Global Relations, Nov 8, 2013 (with Devaki Jain)

  6. Need progressive masculinities to get feminist view” in The Tribune, August 23, 2012

  7. Strengthening SME sector will open up a new strategy of broad-based, fast growth,” The Economic Times, Sep 22, 2012 (with Devaki Jain)