Amaresh Dubey

Amaresh Dubey is currently Professor of Economics at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Senior Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). He is Co-PI for the India Human Development Survey. He has earlier been Senior Fellow at NCAER, and on the faculty of North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He has been visiting Researcher/Professor at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi Centre; University of Manchester; Queen’s University and University of Ulster, Belfast; University of East Anglia, Norwich; University of Maryland, College Park; and Aarhus Business School and Aarhus University, Aarhus.
His research interests include poverty assessment, human development, education and labour markets. He has published five books and monographs (three co-authored and two co-edited), including the widely acclaimed monograph on poverty, Counting the Poor: Where are the Poor in India? He has also published several articles and papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals and edited volumes. He has worked on several policy papers and project reports for Department for International Development, the World Bank, various Ministries of Government of India, and State Governments. He has served on Central and State government committees including as Member of the Special Task Force for identifying the special development needs of the Jammu Region (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India).
He received his MA in Economics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Santanu Pramanik

Santanu Pramanik is a Senior Fellow at National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the Deputy Director of the National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) at NCAER. He is a statistician and survey methodologist by training. His research interests lie in survey methods, data quality, remote monitoring of data collection activities, randomised controlled trials, small area estimation, and the application of these methods across different substantive domains including vaccination, labour force participation, healthcare expenditure, and family planning. Prior to joining NCAER he worked as a Research Scientist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and as a Survey Statistician at NORC, an independent affiliate of the University of Chicago.

Ruchi Jain

Ruchi Jain is a Senior Research Analyst at NCAER. She is a demographer by training and has received PhD and MPhil degrees in population studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Her primary research interests are in public health, gender, reproductive and sexual health and migration. At NCAER, she has worked on various projects like IDRC, IHDS, and Rural Housing. Currently, she is working with the National Data Innovation Centre. Her doctoral work focused on assessing behaviours of the single migrant women in Delhi and its impact on their sexual and mental health. She is a recipient of the UGC-NET fellowship for lectureship. She was also awarded JR Rele award for the best research paper. She has also published high impact articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Pallavi Choudhuri

Pallavi Choudhuri is a Senior Fellow at the NCAER-National Data Innovation Center (NDIC). Her primary research interests are in development, informality, poverty and inequality, and gender. At NDIC, her recent work has focused on leading experiments related to measurement gaps in income and consumption data and women’s time use. Prior to joining NCAER, Choudhuri taught courses in Economics at the Grand Valley State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She has a PhD. in Economics from the University of Wyoming.

Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar is an IT Helpdesk Executive at NCAER. As an IT professional, he is skilled in hardware and networking. His role entails maintaining technical and administrative procedures, providing technical support on IT infrastructure/incident management and ensuring effective technical solutions. He has a Diploma in Computers and Networking, and is currently pursuing a BCA/MCA Integrated Programme at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.