Dr. Sudipa Sarkar

Assistant Professor, Economics


Co-Director, CSSEIP

Phone Extension: 116 | Direct Number: 08023010634


Academic Programmes

Master's Programme in Public Policy



PhD, Department of Applied Economics, University of Salamanca, Spain
M.A. in Economics, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
B.A. in Economics (Honours), Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata


Before joining NLSIU, Sudipa worked initially as a Research Fellow and later as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick from 2017 to 2022. During her time at Warwick, she worked on a number of research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK, European Commission, and United Nations University (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki. She has also supervised MSc and PhD dissertations, and tutored UG Economics students in Warwick. Sudipa remains associated with Warwick as an Honorary Associate Professor.

She is a recipient of the Marie Curie PhD Fellowship from the European Commission and the Prof MJ Manohar Rao Award for the year 2019 from the Indian Econometric Society (TIES).


Sudipa’s research interests are in the broad areas of Labour and Development Economics. In particular, her research focuses on future of work and social inequality. Her research has been published in several peer reviewed international journals including Research Policy and World Development.

She has also been a visiting researcher at European Foundation for Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), Dublin. She has experience working in several other research organisations and projects such as Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, Institute of Rural Management Anand, and Young Lives Project (led by Oxford University).

In a personal capacity, Sudipa served as a member of the Oxfam Great Britain’s Policy Advisory Group from 2018 to 2021.


Journal articles:

Articles in Working Paper Series:

Book Chapter:

“Employment and Education. An Exploration of the Demand Side Story” (with Jeemol Unni) in Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (eds), Navigating the Labyrinth. Perspectives on India’s Higher Education. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, pp. 157-184

Her Google Scholar profile is available here