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Full Name Surbhi Kesar
Preferred Name Surbhi Kesar
Pronouns she / her
Country India
Affiliation(s) Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Arts and Sciences at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. My research areas include informal economy, processes of structural transformation and capitalist transition in labour surplus less developed economies, issues of economic and social exclusion, identity, labour and work, and decolonised approaches to economics. I received my PhD in Economics from South Asian University, New Delhi and have been a Fulbright Fellow at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

I am a coordinator for the Economic Development Working Group of the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and am a Steering Group member for the Diversifying and Decolonising Economics initiative. I am also an editoiral board member of the Review of Political Economy journal.



Expertise by Geography South Asia
Expertise by sub-field Economic Development, Econometrics / Economic Methods / Statistics / Machine Learning, Feminist Economics / Economics of Gender, Labor Economics, Marxist Economics, Political Economy