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Subhasish Dey

Subhasish Dey

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Telephone: +44(0)2476528040

Email: Subhasish dot Dey at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.103

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Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor and Director of UG Student Opportunities in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. I joined Warwick University in January 2019. Before joining here, I was an Associate Lecturer in the Economics Department of the University of York (May 2017 to December 2018) and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics at New College of the Humanities, London (September 2016 to April 2017). I completed my PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester in July 2016.

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Social Protection and Social Policy
  • Impact Evaluation


  • Ph.D. In Economics (University of Manchester)
  • MA in Development Studies (ISS, The Hague under Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • MSc in Economics (University of Calcutta)


EC106 Introduction to Economics- UG1 (Module Leader-Taught 2019 to 2022)

EC310 Topics In Development Economics-UG3 (Module Leader- Teaching since 2019)

EC348 Research Policy Evaluation- UG3 (Module leader)

EC331 Research in Applied Economics-UG3 ( Tutor)

EC202 Microeconomics 2-UG2 (Tutor 2019 to 2023)

EC233 Development Economics (Microeconomics)-UG2 (Tutor 2019 to 2022)

EC961 Introductory Mathematics and Statistics-MSc (Tutor 2019 to 2022)

EC902: Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A-MSc (Tutor 2019 to 2021)

EC910: Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B-MSc (Tutor 2019 to 2021)

EC959: MSc Dissertation (Dissertation Supervisor since 2019)

Teaching Award and Supervision Accomplishment:

  • University Level Best Teaching Award (2015 at University of Manchester);
  • Supervisor of the Year Award (Nominated, 2018 at the University of York);
  • Supervisor of the "Best awarded UG Dissertation" (Divya Sridhar-2019),
  • Supervisor of "Best awarded MSc Dissertation" (Tanisha Ghosal and Lynette Agius-2020);
  • Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence-WATE (2022- Nominated)
  • Supervisor of "Best awarded MSc Dissertation-nominated (Shipra Karan-2022);
  • Supervisor of "Best awarded UG Dissertation (Aditi Bajoria-2023)

Research Awards and Research Grants

  • Faculty of Social Science-Research Development Fund, Warwick (FSS-RDF):2022-23
  • Warwick Internal Scheme for Economics (WISE) award: 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Research Grant from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands: 2022
  • Visiting Professorial Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Study, Uni. of Warwick: 2023
  • Visiting Fellowship Institute of Advanced Study, Uni. of Warwick: 2023

Admin Role:

  • Director of UG Student Opportunities (2019-2023)
  • Member of Internationalisation Steering Committee, University of Warwick
  • Working Group Member of the University’s Social Science Grand Challenge.
  • Organiser of the Department's weekly "Teaching and Learning Seminar Series."
  • Member of GTA Hiring Committee
  • Mentoring support for Teaching Fellows.

Journal Publications and R&R

  1. Dey, Subhasish; Niveditha Lakshmi Narayanan and Poulami Chatterjee (2023): Does The Lockdown Have Any Impact On Covid-19 Prevalence And Fatality? Findings from 60 countries. (Journal of Social and Economic Development, Revise and Resubmit)
  2. Dey, Subhasish and Poulami Chatterjee (2023): Immunise thy children- paving the way for their success: Micro-level evidence from India (Studies in Microeconomics,
  3. Dey, Subhasish and Vidhya Unnikrishnan (2022): Political Meddling in Social Assistance Programme: Panel data evidence from India (Journal of International Development, DOI:
  4. Ghosh, Saikat; Subhasish Dey(2022): Does preschool entry age affect a child’s later development? Evidence from India (Early Childhood Education Journal- Revised and Resubmitted)
  5. Dey, Subhasish and Akseer Hussain (2021): Revisiting Environmental Kuznets Curve With HDI: New Evidence from Cross Country Panel Data, Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/21606544.2021.1880486 
  6. Dey, Subhasish, Ritanjan Das and Ranjita Neogi (2021): Across the Stolen Ponds: The Political Geography of Social Welfare in Rural Eastern India, (World Development, Volume 146, 2021), DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105544
  7. Dey, Subhasish; Jessie Davidson (2021): The Determinants of Non-Covid-19 Excess Deaths During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross Country Panel Study (Studies in Microeconomics). DOI: 
  8. Dey, Subhasish, and Anirban Kundu (2020): Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Putting the cart before the horse. Ideas for India July 2020
  9. Ghosh, Saikat and Subhasis Dey (2020): Public or Private? Determinants of Parents’ Preschool Choice in India, International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, ICEP (2020) 14:3 DOI:
  10. Dey, Subhasish, Katsushi Imai (2022): Workfare as “Collateral”: The case of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, India, Economics Discussion Paper 1412, University of Manchester (R&R World Development)
  11. Dey, Subhasish, Kunal Sen (2022): Do Political Parties Practise Partisan Alignment in Social Welfare Spending? Evidence from Village Council Election in India (R&R Economic Development and Cultural Change)
  12. Dey, Subhasish, and Kunal Sen (2016): Do Gram Panchayat leaders favour their own constituencies in MNREGA fund allocation? Ideas for India December 2016.
  13. Dey, Subhasish (2014): Can MNREGA improve the creditworthiness of participating households? Ideas for India, The Economics and Policy Portal of International Growth Centre, India (Central).
  14. Dey, Subhasish, Arjun Bedi (2010): The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Birbhum, Economic and Political Weekly October 9, 2010, Vol. XLV No. 41

Submitted and Completed Paper

  • Dey, Subhasish and Tanisha Ghosal (2021): Can Conditional Cash Transfer Defer Child Marriage?Impact of Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal, India, Warwick Economics Research Papers No: 1333
  • Dey, Subhasish, Arjun Bedi (2020): Falling Clientelism or Regime-Change Effect? Benefit Incidence of India’s Employment Guarantee Programme: A Panel Data Analysis. (Submitted)
  • Hussain, Akseer and Subhasish Dey (2020): Revisiting Feminisation U-Hypothesis with HDI: New Evidence from Cross Country Panel Data (Submitted)
  • Bandyopadhyay, Anwesha; Subhasish Dey; Pushkar Maitra (2018): Affirmative Action and Quality of Governance: Evidence from Utilization of Funds in Village Councils of India. (First draft ready)
  • Huang, Jinying and Subhasish Dey (2019): Impact of Chinese ‘New Rural Social Pension (NRSP)’ on intergenerational transfer and overall welfare. (First draft ready)
  • Bastaki, Khaled and Subhasish Dey (2020): Does Partisan Politics Affect Crime Incidence? Evidence from US States (First draft ready)
  • Sanjay, Aditi and Subhasish Dey (2020): Does a Legal Ban on Pre-Natal Sex Determination Improve Female Educational Attainment? : Evidence from India (First draft ready)

Placement of my recent research supervisees

  • Akseer Hussain (Graduated 2018, U. of York): Research Fellow, C. for Health Eco, U. of York
  • Aditiy Sanjay (Graduated 2019): Senior Associate, Economic Advisory at Deloitte, Dubai
  • Khaled Bastaki (Graduated 2019): Pursuing PhD in Economics at the University of Essex
  • Divya Sridhar (Best UG dissertaton, 2020); Economics Consultant, PwC Strategy
  • Tanisha Ghosal (Best PGT Dissertation, 2020): Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia
  • Niveditha Lakshmi Narayanan (Graduated 2020): Studying PHD, Economics at Cornnel University
  • Hammad Farooqui (Graduated 2020): Faculty at Azim Premji University, India
  • Lynette Agius (Best PGT Dissertation, 2020): Ministry of Finance, Government of Malta
  • Anca Pop (Graduated 2020): Junior Economist at Development Pathways Ltd, London
  • Jessie Davidson (Graduated 2020): Analyst at Oxera Consulting LLP
  • Shipra Karan (Best PGT Dissertation nominated, 2022): Pre-doc fellow at Harvad University
  • Aditi Bajoria (Best UG dissertation, Graduated 2023)