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Prof. Reshmi Sengupta
Associate Professor - Economics
Email: reshmi.sengupta@flame.edu.in
PhD in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA; M.Sc. in Economics; B.Sc. in Economics Honors

Reshmi Sengupta is Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Chair in the Center for Economics and Public Policy at FLAME University, Pune. She received her PhD  from Northern Illinois University, Illinois, USA, and her M.Sc. from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management from the Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar. Dr. Sengupta has twelve years of teaching experience. Her research interest lies in analyzing large-scale survey datasets using modern econometric methods, primarily in development and health economics, to produce convincing evidence for public policy decisions. Dr. Sengupta has published her work in several national and international journals. She has provided research consultations in the Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee Report (Kundu Committee), Centre for Telangana Studies, MCRHRDI & CDPP, Hyderabad, and Economics Survey of Jharkhand, for the Government of Jharkhand. Dr. Sengupta is also working on research projects funded by national and international grant agencies.


  • Rooj, D. & Sengupta, R. (2022). Forecasting Private Consumption with Digital Payment Data: A Mixed-Frequency Analysis, In John Beirne and David G. Fernandez (Ed.), Harnessing Digitalization for Sustainable Economic Development: Insights for Asia. Asian Development Bank Institute, ISBN 978-4-89974-245-6.

  • Saha, A., Rooj, D., & Sengupta, R. (2022). Loan to value ratio and housing loan default–evidence from microdata in India. International Journal of Emerging Markets. February 15, 2022, doi: 10.1108/IJOEM-10-2020-1272.

  • Rooj, D., & Sengupta, R. (2020). A Multivariate Bayesian Vector Autoregression Analysis of Digital Payment Systems and Economic Growth in India. In John Beirne and David G. Fernandez (Ed.), Macroeconomic Stabilization in the Digital Age. Asian Development Bank Institute,108, ISBN 978-4-89974-225-8.

  • Sengupta, R., and Rooj, D. (2019). The Effect of Health Insurance on Hospitalization Identification of Adverse Selection, Moral Hazard, and the Vulnerable Population in the Indian Healthcare Market. World Development, 122, pp.110-129, doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.05.012.

  • Rooj D., Sengupta R. (2018) Monetary Policy and Private Investment in India: The MIDAS Experience. In: Bhanumurthy N., Shanmugan K., Nerlekar S., Hegade S. (eds) Advances in Finance & Applied Economics. Springer, Singapore. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1696-8_8.

  • Sengupta, R., and Rooj, D. (2018). Factors Affecting Gender Disparity in Muslim Education in India. Journal of Development Policy and Practice, SAGE Publications. 3(1), pp. – 1-28, doi:10.1177/2455133317737936.

  • Sengupta, R., and Rooj, D. (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 (Ed.), Public Health Infrastructure in Transition, Bloomsbury Publishers, India., ISBN: 978-93-85936-22-7, pp 86-111.

  • Sengupta, R. & Rooj, D. (2013). Can Poor Health in the Family Affect Individuals’ Labour Supply Decisions? Indian Journal of Research, ISSN: 2231-6655.



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



  • IGIDR-SPANDAN Workshop. (2022). Does Crop Insurance Promote Nutrition and Good Health among Women and Children in the Agrarian Households of India?. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India 

  • 5th Dvara Research Conference. (2021). Savings, Portfolio Choice and Healthcare-Seeking Behavior – An Empirical Analysis Focusing on Women in their Reproductive Age (15-49 years) in India. Household Finance, Dvara Research, Chennai, India. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 80th Annual Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2010), Southern Economic Association, Tennessee, USA

  • 39th Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2010), Illinois Economic Association, Illinois, USA



  • Research Grant (Principal Investigator), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) & SPANDAN. Grants on SDG Initiatives. Project title: “Does Crop Insurance Promote Nutrition and Good Health among Women and Children in the Agrarian Households of India?” 2020-2022.

  • Research Grant (Principal Investigator), Dvara Research in collaboration with Northern Arc Capital, Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI) at IIT-Madras and Omidyar Network. Grants on Household Finance in India. Project Title: “Savings, Portfolio Choice and Healthcare-Seeking Behavior – An Empirical Analysis Focusing on Women in their Reproductive Age (15-49 years) in India,” 2020-2021.

  • Research Grant (Co-Investigator), Asian Development Bank Institute: Project title “Digitalization & Sustainable Economic Development,” 2020.

  • Research Grant (Co-Investigator), Asian Development Bank Institute: Project title “Macroeconomic Stabilization in the Digital Age,” 2019.

  • Academic Advisor, The IT Journey of Hyderabad, Documenting Hyderabad's Growth as a Global IT Hub, A Study for the Centre for Telangana Studies, MCRHRDI & CDPP, Hyderabad, 2021.

  • Research Consultant, Jharkhand Economic Survey 2015-16, 2016-17, 2018-19, Government of Jharkhand, India.

  • Research Consultant, Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee Report, The Status of Muslim Education in India, Government of India, 2014.