ISHAN ANAND | Humanities & Social Sciences


Assistant Professor
CV Summary: 

Ishan Anand is an assistant professor of economics at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His areas of interest are inequality, caste, agriculture, and development. As a recipient of the World Bank Robert S McNamara fellowship, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before joining IIT Delhi, he taught at Ambedkar University Delhi and O P Jindal Global University.

Contact Information


Office: MS602 A (5th floor), MS Building, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016

Phone: 01126548767 (O)

Research Areas

Inequality; caste; economic history; history of economic thought; agriculture; political economy

Academic Background

PhD (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2019

Employment History

Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, July 2022 - present

Assistant Professor of Economics, Jindal Global Law School, O P Jindal Global University, 2020-2022

Assistant Professor (Visiting), Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi, 2018-2019


Anand, Ishan and Moon, Saket, Economics of Caste in Ambedkar (May 6, 2024). Available at SSRN: or

Anand, Ishan (2024).Book review: Vibhuti Patel and Nandita Mondal (Eds.), Gendered Inequalities in Paid and Unpaid Work of Women in India. Indian Journal of Gender Studies.

Anand, Ishan and Rishabh Kumar (2023). The Sky and the Stratosphere: Wealth Concentration in India During the Last (Lost) Decade. Review of Income and Wealth, DOI:

Ishan Anand, Anjana Thampi & Vamsi Vakulabharanam (2023) Wealth inequality: the Indian case, Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement, DOI: 10.1080/02255189.2023.2212898

Anand, Ishan (2021). Agricultural growth and distress in India’s post-liberalization era,
in The Handbook of Post-Reform Indian Economy, Rajesh Raj S. N. and Komol Singha
(eds.), Routledge, pp. 35-53

Anand, Ishan and Anjana Thampi (2021). The crisis of extreme inequality in India. Indian
Journal of Labour Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s41027-021-00335-9

Anand, Ishan and Rohit Azad (2019). India’s slowdown. Economic and Political Weekly,
54(41), pp. 11–16.

Banerjee, Arindam and Ishan Anand (2019). The NDA-II regime and the worsening
agrarian crisis. In A Quantum Leap in the Wrong Direction?, by Rohit Azad, Shouvik
Chakraborty, Srinivasan Ramani and Dipa Sinha (eds.). Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan,
pp. 66-88

Anand, Ishan (2019). Book review: Neo-liberalism, development and deprivation in India.
Economic and Political Weekly, 54(35), pp. 26–27.

Anand, Ishan (2019). Book review: International labour organisation, India wage report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth. Indian Journal of Human
Development, 13(1), pp. 117–119.

Anand, Ishan (2016). Dalit emancipation and the land question. Economic and Political
Weekly, 51(47), pp. 12–14.

Anand, Ishan and Anjana Thampi (2016). Recent trends in wealth inequality in India.
Economic and Political Weekly, 51(50), pp. 59-67

Popular Articles


Collaborative research project on ‘Wealth Inequality and Elites in India’ led by Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


Ruddar Datt Memorial best paper award at the 61st Annual Conference, Indian Society
of Labour Economics, Patiala 2019

World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
October 2016 – March 2017

Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission 2013

Teaching Areas

Development, political economy, stratification economics