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Dr Sudipa Sarkar

Research interests

Her research interests are broadly in empirical Labour and Development economics with a focus on education and skills, future of work, poverty and inequality, and gender.

Academic profile

Sudipa is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick. Previously, she has been a Marie Curie PhD Fellow associated with the Eduworks Training Network 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. 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 also serves as a member of the Oxfam UK Poverty Programme Advisory Group since 2018, in her personal capacity.

Current projects

All projects

Teaching and Supervision

  • EC331: Research in Applied Economics,Department of Economics, University of Warwick
  • Dissertation supervisor of 3 MSc students, Department of Economics, University of Warwick
  • PhD supervisor of Bhaskar Chakravorty (with Wiji Arulampalam) Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
  • PhD supervisor of Rebeka Balogh (with Chris Warhurst, IER and Christophe Vanroelen, VUB), University of Warwick and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Published journal articles

"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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Research Fellow

Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
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