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Srijit Mishra  




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Ph.D. (Economics), CDS, 1999.


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Development Studies


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  • D. Narasimha Reddy and Srijit Mishra (editors) (2009), Agrarian Crisis in India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. The hardbound has had a second impression and a paperback edition brought out in 2010 has also come out with a second impression. In 2012, it has become part of Oxford Scholarship Online.


  • Quantitative Approaches to Public Policy. A special track was held under the aegis of the Fourth Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 9-12 August 2009. From the 35 papers presented, peer-reviewed publications led to 12 of them being published as special issues in two journals International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (IJEPEE), Vol.3, No.3, September 2010; International Journal of Trade and Global Markets (IJTGM), Vol.4, No.2, April 2011. Five papers have been published in the Journal of Quantitative Economics (JQE), Vol.9, No.1. We have further plans of putting up all the peer-reviewed publications in an edited volume (with Sushanta Mallick, Queen Mary, University of London).
  • Srijit Mishra (2006), Suicide of Farmers in Maharashtra, (Report submitted to the Government of Maharashtra), IGIDR, Mumbai.
  • Manoj Panda, Srijit Mishra, Sangita Kamdar and Mallikarjun Tondare (April 2005), Evaluation of Food-for-Work (FFW) Component of Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) in Selected Districts of Maharashtra, (Report submitted to Planning Commission, Government of India), IGIDR, Mumbai.
  • Manoj Panda and Srijit Mishra (February 2005), Poverty Reduction Strategy as Implementation of the Right to Development in Maharashtra, (Report submitted to Centre for Development and Human Rights, New Delhi), IGIDR, Mumbai.
  • Sakti Padhi and Srijit Mishra (August 2000), Premature Mortality, Health Status and Public Health Care Facilities in Orissa: A Study in Accessibility and Utilisation, (Report of MAP-Health Project funded by International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada through Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India), NCDS, Bhubaneswar.

Contemporary Issues in Human Development and Policy (A New Millennium Perspective)

Offered by: Srijit Mishra (January-May 2012)

The course has evolved since 2006 and has emerged from an earlier course on 'themes in human deprivation' offered during 2003. As it stands now, the course will discuss conceptual issues (Sen's Capability and Rawls' justice among others), issues of measurement, governance and participation and other related aspects. The students will have to be involved in a field survey. Evaluation will be based on assignments, classroom participations, review (book/song/painting/movie/any other), field survey and term paper. The review, field survey write-up and term paper have to be presented and discussed as part of the evaluation process. The weights would depend on the emphasis given to each as the course progresses. However, to give an idea, the weights given in 2011 were: Assignments and classroom interactions (15%), Field Survey (25%), Review (20%) and Term Paper including the role as presentation and discussants (40%). Note that the weights may differ in 2012.

As the course progresses, lectures will be uploaded in the author's bepress web page, http://works.bepress.com/srijit_mishra/, and discussions will also take place virtually in the closed group facebook page for the clas. For details on the course, click the link, http://works.bepress.com/srijit_mishra/84/.