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Prof. Rupa Korde
Assistant Professor - Public Policy & Economics
Email: rupa.korde@flame.edu.in
PhD Business Economics, University of Mumbai; PGDBM, M.A. & B.A. in Economics from M.S. University, Vadodara

Rupa Korde is Assistant Professor of Economics at FLAME University. She teaches courses like Thinking Like an Economist, Economics of Industry, Innovation and Strategy, Gender Economics and Labour Economics in the Undergraduate Programme. She has over a decade of teaching experience with reputed institutes like Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Symbiosis International University, and has also conducted Study India Programmes for Students of NTU Singapore. She has also been designated as a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO Fellow), Maastricht since its inception in 2017.

While working at IIM Ahmedabad, she was a part of a research team, led by the Late Prof. C.K. Prahalad of University of Michigan that worked on developing metrics to measure the economic change in India. Her research interests include gender issues and labor market dynamics, on which she has co-authored, presented, and published various scholarly papers at international and national levels. Few of her research papers have been presented at conferences organized by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA). In addition, she has authored textbooks on various branches of Economics for limited publication. Presently, she researches the salary structure in India across industries and occupations, minimum wage structure and living wages across countries and role of gender in labour markets, as a team member of Project Paycheck India, which is a research initiative at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; supported by WageIndicator Foundation, Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam. She also publishes various industry reports reporting the wages and working conditions in the formal labour market in India, in collaboration with Monster India and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

She is currently pursuing her PhD in Economics from Mumbai University. She has a Masters’ Degree in Economics (M.A.) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (P.G.D.B.M.) from The M. S. University of Baroda. She has been a merit holder throughout her college education and was awarded several merit-based scholarships by the M. S. University of Baroda.


Presently, Prof. Korde researches the salary structure in India across industries and occupations as a team member of Project Paycheck India, which is a research initiative at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad; supported by Wage Indicator Foundation and University of Amsterdam.

Publication Remarks
Paper: Job Satisfaction in India : Pay check survey- Dec 2013 Dec-13
Paper :Minimum Wage Setting and its impact on Industrial Relations in Asian Countries: A Cross-country Comparison Presented at 3rd RDW conference: Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth (3-5 July 2013), ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
Paper: Indian labor market and the position of women: What do the Wage Indicator (Paycheck.in) Indian survey data reveal? Presented at 8th IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development, Bonn Germany in August, 2013.
Paper: Gender Pay Gap in the Formal sector- 2006 – 2013 [Preliminary Evidences from Paycheck India Data] Sep-13
Working Papers : 1) Minimum Wage Fixing : A cross country comparison 2) Bonus Payments in India 3) Global Financial Crisis & Indian Labor Market Policy : A comparative case study of IT/ITES Industry & Diamond industry) 2013