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Sudipa Sarkar

Research interests

Research Interest: Sudipa is an Applied Economist. Her research interests are in the broad areas of Labour Economics and Development Economics.

Labour Economics: Future of work, Skills and education, Decent work, Women and work

Development Economics: Poverty and inequality, Child development, Gender and intersectionality

Academic profile

Sudipa is a Senior Research Fellow/Assistant Professor at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick. Previously, she has been a Marie Curie PhD Fellow associated with an Initial Training Network of European Commission, and has completed her PhD from the Department of Applied Economics, University of Salamanca, Spain. Her thesis, 'Essays in Labour Economics', deals with issues related to labour market and employment with a focus on over-education, job polarization and wage inequality, and women’s employment transition. She has been a visiting researcher at European Foundation of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin. Sudipa has previously worked in several research organisations including the Young Lives project (led by Oxford University), Institute of Rural Management Anand and Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. Sudipa has also served as a member of the Oxfam GB’s Policy Advisory Group of UK Programme since 2018 to 2021, in her personal capacity.

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Published journal articles

"Measuring the impact of AI on jobs at the organization level: Lessons from a survey of UK business leaders" (with Wil Hunt and Chris Warhurst) - published in Research Policy, Volume 51, Issue 2, March 2022, 104425 opens in a new window

"Social Identity and Aspiration - Double Jeopardy or Intersectionality? Evidence from Rural India," (with Bhaskar Chakravorty and Clare Lyonette) GLO Discussion Paper Series 724, Global Labor Organization (GLO)

"Employment Transitions of Women in India: A Panel Analysis" (with Soham Sahoo and Stephan Klasen) published in World Development, Volume 115, March 2019, Pages 291-309

"Employment Change in Occupations in Urban India: Implications for Wage Inequality ", published in Development and Change, 50(5): 1398–1429, 2019.

"Educational mismatch in Europe at the turn of the century: Measurement, intensity and evolution" (with Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo, Raquel Sebastián and José-Ignacio Antón), International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 39 No. 8, pp. 977-995, 2018.

"Employment Polarization and Over-education in Germany, Spain, Sweden and UK”, Empirica (2017), doi:10.1007/s10663-017-9372-8
Does Teaching Quality Matter? Students Learning Outcome Related to Teaching Quality in Public and Private Primary Schools in India” (with Renu Singh), International Journal of Educational Development, 41 (2015) 153-163.

Children’s Experience of Multidimensional Deprivation: Relationship with Household Monetary Poverty” (with Renu Singh), The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 56 (2015) 43-56.

Wages and Informal Labour Markets in India: Whither premiums on human capital investments?” (with Jeemol Unni), Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2013.

Changing Occupation, Changing Skills: Graduate Labour Market in India” (with Jeemol Unni), Vikalpa, Vol. 37, No. 3, April-September, 2012.

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Honorary Associate Professor

Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

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Room: C0.13

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