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Ph.D. - Economics | Northern Illinois University - USA

Prof. Reshmi Sengupta
Ph.D. in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA; M.Sc. in Economics; B.Sc. in Economics Honors
Associate Professor – Economics

Reshmi Sengupta is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, FLAME University. She teaches mathematics for economics, statistics, and econometrics courses at FLAME. Dr. Sengupta earned her Ph.D. in economics from Northern Illinois University (NIU), USA and her Master’s degree in economics from the University of Calcutta, India. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management from the Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar. She has over ten years of teaching experience both at the undergraduate and the post-graduate levels in the US and India.

Professor Sengupta’s primary research interest lies in the field of applied health economics. In her research work, she uses large-scale unit level datasets and analyzes those datasets using semiparametric and nonparametric econometric techniques. Her research also encompasses areas like labor supply, mental health, aging, tourism, and economic growth. She has many research publications to her credit. Recently she has published one of her research papers in one of the top international (peer-reviewed) journals in economics, the World Development. She has also presented her research papers in several reputed international and national conferences. She has worked as a consultant in the evaluation of the status of Muslim education in India in the Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee Report (Kundu Committee), Government of India. She has provided her research support for the Economic Survey of Jharkhand 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2018-19, for the Government of Jharkhand.

As her other achievements, one of her research papers got the best paper award in the 13th International Conference of Research Development Association, Jaipur. As a Ph.D. student, she received several fellowships, scholarships, awards, and travel grants. She was awarded the Graduate Dissertation Fellowship for her impressive Ph.D. dissertation work on child health and maternal labor supply. During her graduate study at NIU, Dr. Sengupta received Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for her exceptional performance in research and teaching.

Published Work

  • Sengupta, R. and D, Rooj, (2016), An Econometric Analysis on the Effect of Janani Suraksha Yojana on the Utilisation of Antenatal Care by Women from Different Socio-Economic and Demographic Backgrounds in P. Sigamani, N. U. Khan and G Ramachandran, (2016), Public Health Infrastructure in Transition, (eds), New Delhi, Bloomsbury Publishers India Pvt. Limited, ISBN:978-93-85936-22-7, pages 86-111.
  • Sengupta, R. & D, Rooj, (2013), Can Poor Health in the Family Affect Individuals’ Labour Supply Decisions? Indian Journal of Research, ISSN: 2231-6655.
  • Sengupta, R. & D, Rooj (2013), Assessing the Impact of School Quality on School Dropouts: A Study of Schools in the Saharanpur District of Uttar Pradesh, Education and Health, Special Focus on Uttar Pradesh, E&H Foundation and Glocal University Collaboration, The Glocal University Press, ISSN: 2347-5072

Book Review

  • Principles of Economics, N. Gregory Mankiw, Cengage Learning, 2014 edition – regular feedback on book chapters.

Book Chapter Review

  • Skill Gaps and Employability: Higher Education in India, Journal of Development Policy and Practice 1(1) 18–34, edited by Bobby John and Amir Ullah Khan, SAGE Publications India (Pvt) Ltd and Aequitas Consulting Pvt. Ltd, January 2016, doi:10.1177/2455133315612310

Working Papers

  • The Effects of Chronic Health Problems and Disability in the Family on Individuals’ Employment Decision, Working Paper Series, Issue 1, The Glocal University Press, January 2014.
  • How Health Behavior Affects Depression Across Different Age and Gender Cohorts in India?
  • Does Job Card under MGNREGA Increase Women Labor Force Participation in India?
  • An Econometric Analysis of the Factors Affecting Gender Disparity in Muslim Education.

Conference Participation & Workshop

  • Global Conference on Prosperity, Equality and Sustainability, Perspectives and Policies for a Better World, New Delhi, India (2016), The World Bank and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India
  • International Conference and Summer School on Global Public Health Infrastructure in Transition: Challenges and A Way Forward, New Delhi, India (2015), Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • 14th World Congress on Public Health, Kolkata, India (2015), World Federation of Public Health, Geneva, Switzerland and India Public Health Association, Kolkata, India
  • 3rd International Young Scholars Workshop in Public Policy, Changchun City, China (2014), American Society for Public Administration Research, Washington D.C., USA
  • Marginalized Communities in Uttar Pradesh: Socio-Economic Status and the Political landscape, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India (2014), The Glocal University, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Education and Health: Special Focus on Uttar Pradesh, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India (2013), E&H Foundation, New Delhi, India and The Glocal University, U.P., India
  • 13th International Conference on Emerging Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in Global Business, Management, Tourism and Information Technology (IC-GBMTI-2013), Goa, India (2013), Research Development Association, Jaipur, India
  • 80thAnnual Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2010), Southern Economic Association, Tennessee, USA
  • 39th Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2010), Illinois Economic Association, Illinois, USA