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Bhaskar Chakravorty

Bhaskar Chakravorty is a development professional having more than 15 years of experience working on range of development issues. He graduated with his PhD in Employment Research in February 2022, details of his thesis: An Experimental evaluation of the determinants of participation in skill training programs and the impact on employment and wages can be viewed on the Warwick Research Archive Portal when available. Bhaskar is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics, Warwick University and also a research affiliate with the Global labour Organization (GLO).

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Labour Economics (micro)
  • Education


  • PhD in Employment Research (University of Warwick), 2022
  • MA in Development Studies (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam), 2016
  • MA in Rural Development, 2004

Grants and Awards

  • CAGE Research Grant, Department of Economics, Warwick University.
  • ESRC-GCRF Grant (with Clare Lyonette & others) – Project Title: Identification of factors affecting successful outcomes in the DDU-GKY Indian skills programme for unemployed young people, IER, Warwick University.
  • Chancellor’s International Scholarship, IER, Warwick University.
  • Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, MA Development Studies, ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • SPD Research Grant Scholarship, ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Nomination for Best Thesis Award 2015-16, ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Relevant Publications

Sarkar, S., Chakravorty, B. and Lyonette, C, (2020). "Social Identity and Aspiration - Double Jeopardy or Intersectionality? Evidence from Rural India," GLO Discussion Paper Series 724, Global Labor Organization (GLO)

Chakravorty, B. and Bedi, A. (2019) Skills Training and Employment Outcomes in Rural Bihar. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics. (

Chakravorty, B. and Bedi, A. Sl (2017) Skills Training and Employment Outcomes in Rural Bihar. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10902.


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