Ankush Agrawal

Ankush Agrawal
Assistant Professor
CV Summary: 
Ankush joined the department in February 2013. Previously (April 2010–January 2013), he was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, where he worked primarily on agricultural output forecasting. Ankush is an engineer by training and studied economics in PhD, which he completed from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Ankush works in the areas of agricultural economics, economics of education, health economics and demography, and human development.

Contact Information

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas,New Delhi-110016
Tel:+91-11-2659 1371(O)

Research Areas

India's official statistics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics

Employment History

April 2010-January 2013: Assistant Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi February 2013-present: Assistant Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi


  1. (with Vikas Kumar), Numbers in India’s Periphery: The Political Economy of India’s Government Statistics. Cambridge University Press.
  2. (with Vikas Kumar), “Delays in the release of India’s census data”, Statistical Journal of the IAOS. forthcoming,
  3. (with Tushar Agrawal), “Who Gains More from Education? A Comparative Analysis of Business, Farm and Wage Workers in India”, The Journal of Development Studies, 55:6, 1081-1098, 2019,
  4. (with Chavi Asrani), “Digital Divide among the Indian households: extent and correlates”, Economics Bulletin, 38: 4, 2444-2466, 2018
  5. (with Vikas Kumar), “Cartographic conflicts within a union: Finding Land for Nagaland in India”, Political Geography, 61, pp. 123-147, 2017,
  6. (with Bina Agarwal), “Do Farmers Really Like Farming? Indian Farmers in Transition”, Oxford Development Studies, 45: 4, pp. 460-478, 2017,
  7. (with Tushar Agrawal), “Vocational Education and Training in India: A Labour Market Perspective”, Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 69: 2, pp. 246-65, 2017,
  8. (with Vikas Kumar), “A Cartographic Mess: How much is Nagaland’s area?”,Economic and Political Weekly, XLXII: 29, pp. 18-21, 2017,
  9. (with M H Suryanarayana and K Seeta Prabhu), “Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index for India’s States”, Indian Journal of Human Development, 10(2), pp. 157-175, 2016, ; Working Paper version:
  10. (with Vikas Kumar), “Infirmities in NSSO Data for Nagaland”, Economic and Political Weekly, XLIX: 12, pp. 20-22, 2014,

Teaching Areas

Applied Econometrics and Development Economics