Sisir Debnath | Humanities & Social Sciences

Sisir Debnath

Sisir Debnath
Associate Professor
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Contact Information

Office: +91-11-2654-8425
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, MS 607
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Delhi, India

Research Areas

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 2013
M.Phil., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2006
M.A., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2004

Employment History

Assistant Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2019 - current
Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy, Indian School of Business, 2013 - 2019


The Impact of Household Structure on Female Autonomy in Developing Countries, Journal of Development Studies, 51:5, 485-502, 2015

Intergenerational Consequences of Early Age Marriages on Human Capital, (with Sheetal Sekhri) Journal of Development Studies, 50:12, 1670-1686, 2014

Improving Maternal Health with Incentives to Mothers vs. Health Workers: Evidence from India. Eco-
nomic Development and Cultural Change,2018,

Social connections and tertiary health-care utilization, (with Tarun Jain), Health Economics, 29:4, 464-
474, 2020

A Breath of Fresh Air: Raising Awareness for Clean Fuel Adoption (with Farzana Afridi and E. Somanathan), Journal of Development Economics, Volume 151, June 2021, 102674

Teaching Areas

Microeconomics, Econometrics, Probability and Statistics, Health Economics