Karthikeya Naraparaju has done his PhD from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India. His doctoral dissertation, titled ‘Essays on Labour Markets and Inclusive Growth in India’, looks at the inclusive nature of the recent economic growth in India and its interaction with labour market outcomes.
Karthikeya holds a M.Sc. in Economics from IGIDR and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from Sri Sathya Sai University, Prashanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Before joining the doctoral programme, he has worked at Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu (India) Pvt. Ltd.
His research interests include Development Economics, Welfare Economics, and Institutional Economics. His teaching interests are Microeconomics, Development Economics, and Welfare Economics.
- "Growth and Deprivation in India: What Does Recent Evidence Suggest on ’Inclusiveness’?" (with Sripad Motiram) Oxford Development Studies, Volume 43 (2), 2015, pp.145-164.
- "Impediments to contract enforcement in day labour markets: A perspective from India." Journal of Institutional Economics, 2016, Vol 12(3), 651-676.
- "Unemployment burden and its distribution: Theory and evidence from India." (With Sripad Motiram) Review of Development Economics, 2018, Volume 22 (2), pp.787-807.
- "Unemployment Spells in India: Patterns, Trends, and Covariates" The Indian Journal of Labour Economics Volume 60 (4), 2017, pp. 625-646.