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Prof. Neha Bailwal
Assistant Professor - Economics
Email: neha.bailwal@flame.edu.in
Prof. Neha Bailwal received her Ph.D. in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; Master’s Degree in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia University; Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Delhi.

Prof. Neha Bailwal is an Assistant Professor of Economics at FLAME university. She received her Ph.D in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia University and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Delhi University.

After completing her Ph.D, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany, for a year. In her post-Ph.D. work experience, she also undertook short-term roles as a visiting scientist at the Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute Delhi, and as a visiting researcher at the Chair of Political Economy & Development at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Neha’s research work broadly focuses on development issues in rural India, with a specific focus on education and caste discrimination. Her research mainly aims to understand why despite best attempts and promising policy reforms, there exists a persistence gap in economic outcomes across social groups in India. In some of her recent work, she investigates the issue of caste discrimination in school provision and its impact on educational outcome gaps across social groups in rural India. She also looked at how village social structure affects the learning outcome of children belonging to marginalised caste groups.



  • Village Dominance and Learning Gaps in Rural India, 2024 (with Sourabh Paul), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 219, pp: 52-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2023.12.027

  • Caste Discrimination in Provision of Public Schools in Rural India, 2021 (with Sourabh Paul), The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 57(11): pp 1830-1851.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2020.1862796

  • Importance of Primary Health Care in Delhi in the Times of COVID-19, 2020 (with Taniya Sah, Rituparna Kaushik), Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 14(3):pp 527-535.

  • Mohalla Clinics in Delhi: A Preliminary Assessment of their Functioning and Coverage, 2019 (with Taniya Sah, Rituparna Kaushik, Neisetuonuo Tep), Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 13(2): pp 195-210.

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