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Debayan Pakrashi

 

 

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Debayan Pakrashi

Associate Professor

Department of Economic Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Office: Room 607, Faculty Building

Ph: 0512-259-6107;

Email: pakrashi@iitk.ac.in

Skype: debayan.pakrashi

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications:

  • “Do caste-based quotas worsen discrimination-induced gender inequality? Field experimental evidence from India” with S. Sahoo (IIT Kanpur), Yves Zenou, Asad Islam and Liang Choon Wang (Monash). forthcoming Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization [ABDC Journal Ranking A*] [5-year Impact factor 2.261].

  • “Experimental Evidence on Adoption and Impact of the System of Rice Intensification.” with Asadul Islam (Monash Uni), Christopher Barrett (Cornell Uni), Ummul Ruthbah (Monash) and Md. Malek (Uni of Tokyo) forthcoming American Journal of Agricultural Economics [ABDC Journal Ranking A*] [Impact factor 3.028]. BBC article [Download]

  • “Raising COVID-19 Awareness in Rural Communities: A Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh and India” with Firoz Ahmed (Khulna), Asad Islam (Monash), Tabassum Rahman (Newcastle) and Abu Siddique (TUM). Minor R&R Review of Economics & Statistics [ABDC Journal Ranking A*] [Impact factor 4.345].

  • “Stigma, Misconception and Discrimination in the time of COVID-19: A Field Experiment in India” with Asad Islam (Monash), Liang C. Wang (Monash) and Michael Vlassopoulos (Southampton) forthcoming Social Science & Medicine [SJR-Q1] [5-year Impact factor 4.241] Monash Impact article [Download]

  • “Determinants and Dynamics of Food Insecurity During COVID-19 in rural Bangladesh” with Firoz Ahmed (Khulna), Asad Islam (Monash), Tabassum Rahman (Newcastle) and Abu Siddique (TUM) forthcoming Food Policy [SJR-Q1] [5-year Impact factor 5.341] [ABDC Journal Ranking B].

  • “Mobilizing P2P Diffusion for New Agricultural Practices: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh” with Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford Uni) and Asadul Islam (Monash Uni) forthcoming World Bank Economic Review [ABDC Journal Ranking A] [5-year Impact factor 2.494].

  • “He’s in a better place but she’s not: Health status of widows in India” with Ayush Agrawal (IIT Kanpur) and Chitwan Lalji (IIT Kanpur) forthcoming Journal of Development Studies [ABDC Journal Ranking A]. [Download]

  • “Daily weather only has small effects on wellbeing in the US” with Chitwan Lalji (IIT Kanpur & IIM Kozhikode) and Paul Frijters (LSE) Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 2020 Vol 176: 747-762 [ABDC Journal Ranking A*] [5-year Impact factor 2.261]. [Download]

  • “Microcredit Program Participation and Labour Supply Behaviour of Rural Households” with Asadul Islam (Monash Uni) forthcoming Journal of Development Studies, 2020 Vol 56(10): 1927-1946[ABDC Journal Ranking A] [Impact factor 1.531]. [Download]

  • Microcredit Program Participation and Labour Supply Behaviour of Rural Households, with Asadul Islam (Monash Uni) forthcoming Journal of Development Studies [ABDC Journal Ranking A] [Impact factor 1.531]. [Download]

  • Can Referral Improve Targeting? Evidence from a Vocational Training Experiment, with Asadul Islam (Monash Uni), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford Uni) and Md. Malek (Uni of Tokyo).forthcoming Journal of Development Economics [ABDC Journal Ranking A*] [5-year Impact factor 3.996]. [Download]

  • “Roommate effects in Health Outcomes” with Paul Frijters (London School of Economics), Asadul Islam (Monash Uni) and Chitwan Lalji (IIT Kanpur) Health Economics, 2019. Vol 28: 998-1034. [ABDC Journal Ranking A*] [Impact factor 2.319]. [Download]

  • “Heterogeneity in Peer Effects in Random Dormitory Assignment in a Developing country” with Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) and Asadul Islam (Monash Uni) Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 2019. Vol 163: 117-134. [ABDC Journal Ranking A*] [Impact factor 2.140]. [Download]

  • “Can eating five fruit and veg a day really keep the doctor away?” with Chitwan Lalji (IIT Kanpur) and Russell Smyth (Monash Uni) Economic Modelling, 2018. Vol 70: 320-330. [ABDC Journal Ranking A] [Impact factor 1.844]. [Download]

  • “Migration and Discrimination in Urban China: A Decomposition Approach” (with Paul Frijters, UQ) Review of Income and Wealth, 2017. Vol 63(4): 821-840. [ABDC Journal Ranking A] [Impact factor 1.211]. [Download]

  • “Microcredit Program Participation and Household Food Security in Rural Bangladesh” with (Asadul Islam, Chandana Maitra, Debayan Pakrashi and Russell Smyth) Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2016. Vol. 67(2): 448-470. [ABDC Journal Ranking A] [Impact factor 1.545]. [Download]

  • “Do all activities ‘weigh’ equally? How different physical activities differ as predictors of weight” (with Grace Lordan, LSE) Risk Analysis, 2015. Vol. 35(11): 2069-2086. [Impact factor 2.898]. [Download]

  • “Make Time for Physical Activity or You May Spend More Time Sick!” (with Grace Lordan, LSE) Social Indicators Research, 2014.  Vol. 119 (3): 1379-1391. [ABDC Journal Ranking A] [Impact factor 1.648]. [Download]

  • “Do WTO Members employ less child labor?” (with Professor Eugene Beaulieu) Master thesis submitted to the Indian Growth and Development Review, 2013. Vol. 6(1):148-159. [ABDC Journal Ranking B].

Covid-19 Research Papers:

  • “Determinants and Dynamics of Food Insecurity During COVID-19” with Firoz Ahmed (Khulna), Asad Islam (Monash), Tabassum Rahman (Newcastle) and Abu Siddique (TUM). [Download]

  • “Income shocks and Wellbeing in rural Bangladesh: Evidence from large household surveys during COVID 19” with Firoz Ahmed (Khulna), Asad Islam (Monash), Tabassum Rahman (Newcastle) and Abu Siddique (TUM). [Download ]

  • “Awareness Campaigns and Health Behavior: Evidence from Two Rapid Randomized Experiments in Bangladesh and India during COVID-19” with Firoz Ahmed (Khulna), Asad Islam (Monash), Tabassum Rahman (Newcastle) and Abu Siddique (TUM). [Download]

  • “COVID-19 and Women's Mental Health: Evidence from a tele-counselling Intervention in Rural Bangladesh” with Firoz Ahmed (Khulna), Asad Islam (Monash), Tabassum Rahman (Newcastle), Abu Siddique (TUM) and Michael Vlassopoulos (Southampton). pre-results [Dowload]

  • “Stigma, Misconception and Discrimination in the time of COVID-19” with Asad Islam (Monash), Liang C. Wang (Monash) and Michael Vlassopoulos (Southampton). [Download]

Working Papers:

  • Determining the Extent of Statistical Discrimination: Evidence from a field experiment in India, with Asadul Islam, Liang Choon and Yves Zenou (Monash Uni). [Download]

  • Don’t judge a book by its cover:  The role of intergroup contact in reducing prejudice in conflict settings, with Sarani Saha and S. N. Maiti (IIT Kanpur) and Russell Smyth (Monash). [Download]

  • Mobilizing P2P Diffusion for New Agricultural Practices: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh, with Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford Uni) and Asadul Islam (Monash Uni). [Download]

  • How Intensity of Exposure to an Innovation Affects Patterns of Adoption and Impacts:
    Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh on the System of Rice Intensification, with Asadul Islam (Monash Uni), Christopher Barrett (Cornell Uni) and Md. Malek (Uni of Tokyo). [Download]

  • Microcredit Program Participation and Nutrition Security in Rural Bangladesh, with Asadul Islam (Monash Uni).

  • Inequality in access to welfare programs in India: The role of awareness and motivation, with S. N. Maiti and Sarani Saha (IIT Kanpur).

  • Sleeping patterns and psychological wellbeing: Evidence from young adults in the United States, with Chitwan Lalji (IIT Kanpur). [Download]

  • Intergenerational consequences of maternal domestic violence: Effect on nutritional status of children, with Sarani Saha (IIT Kanpur).

Selected Work in Progress:

  • Partition, Forced Migration and Social Identity: Identifying the role of identity in philanthropic behavior with N. Bhattacharya and Sarani Saha (IIT Kanpur) and Liang Choon Wang (Monash Uni).

  • “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: Experimental Evidence on harassment of women in India” with P. Frijters (LSE) and S. Sahoo (IIT Kanpur).

  • “If you know it, then you follow it? Experimental Evidence on following traffic rules in India” with S. Sahoo (IIT Kanpur).

  • “Do caste-based quotas worsen discrimination-induced gender inequality? Field experimental evidence from India” with S. Sahoo (IIT Kanpur), Asad Islam and Liang Choon Wang (Monash).

  • Take-offs, Landing and Economic Growth, with Paul Frijters (LSE). [Download]

Media Publications and columns:

Popular Summary for globaldev

  • Food insecurity during Covid-19 [Link]

Popular Summary for IGC India

  • Can we select the right peers in Indian education? Evidence from Kolkata [Link]

Popular Summary for IGC Bangladesh

  • Technology Adoption and Food Security in Rural Bangladesh [Link]

  • Dr Debayan Pakrashi’s article "Can microcredit improve food security among the rural poor?" (with Asadul Islam, Chandana Maitra and Russell Smyth) appeared on the Ideas for India website in September 2015 [Link] and on the Monash Business School website in October 2015. [Link]

Popular Summary for Behavioral Evidence Hub

  • Incentivizing Referrals in a Farmer Training Experiment [Link]

  • Delivering COVID-19 information across the Digital Divide [Link]

Popular Summary for J-PAL website

  • The Impact of Referrals to Improve Targeting for Agricultural Training in Bangladesh [Link]