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The doctoral program in Economics is designed to create a knowledge base to conceptualize and analyse economic problems with real-life applications. This program aims to produce a generation of economics scholars capable of conducting independent, original, academic, and practice-based research. Therefore, the modality of the program will be based on creating transferable skills across several fields and integrate activities that develop the ability to work with real-life problems using big datasets.

Doctoral candidates have an opportunity to gain critical knowledge in various fields by enrolling in specialised courses, attending workshops and seminars, and doing independent studies. They can also expand their breadth in economics by taking advantage of the interdisciplinary academic space provided by the different schools at FLAME University. The program will train researchers to think systematically, access, and process big data using advanced econometrics and computational techniques, and answer questions from various subfields in economics such as development economics, health economics, macro and financial economics, international economics, behavioural economics, and experimental economics. The intensive training under the mentorship of a team of highly skilled faculty advisors would give the doctoral candidates a strong foundation for writing their dissertation and preparing for their future careers.

PhD guides and Research Interests

 
Prof. Amarpreet Singh Ghura

Prof. Aditya Bhan
Ph.D. - Quantitative Economics | Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Research Interests: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, Cybersecurity, National Security


Barun Kumar Thakur

Barun Kumar Thakur
FPM – Environmental Economics | NITIE - Mumbai

Research Interests: Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management, Development Economics, Water Resource Economics


debasis rooj

Prof. Debasis Rooj
Ph.D. – Economics | Northern Illinois University - USA

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Development Economics


Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury

Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury
Ph.D. - Economics | University of Utah - USA

Research Interests: Development Economics and Policy, Experiments in Economics, Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction


Prof. Kanish Debnath

Prof. Kanish Debnath
FPM - Agriculture | IIM - Ahmedabad

Research Interests: Developmental economics, Behavioral Economics, Microfinance


Prof. Reshmi Sengupta

Prof. Reshmi Sengupta
Ph.D. - Economics | Northern Illinois University - USA

Research Interests: Development Economics, Health Economics, Econometrics - Health Financing, Child Health, Maternal Health, Food Security, The Economics of Aging, Mental Health, Agricultural Economics


Prof. Sunil Rajpal

Prof. Sunil Rajpal
Ph.D. – Economics | Central University - Gujarat

Research Interests: Health Economics, Healthcare Financing, Public Health Policies, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Ageing, Poverty


Prof. Yashobanta Parida

Prof. Yashobanta Parida
Ph.D. – Economics | Centre for International Trade & Development, JNU, - New Delhi

Research Interests: Political Economy of Natural Disasters, Applied International Trade, Firm Productivity, and Economics of Tourism


Prof. Yugank Goyal

Prof. Yugank Goyal
Ph.D. – Law and Economics | Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands

Research Interests: Institutional Economics, Governance, Public Policy, Culture, Regulation, Higher Education, District development