Assistant Professor (Grade II)

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  • Ph.D. in Economics, Department of Economic Sciences, IIT Kanpur
  • M.Phil. in Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • M.A. in Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • B.A. (Honours) in Economics, St. Bede's College, Shimla




PGP and PGP-Finance: Organization and Market Economics/Microeconomics

FPM and PhD-PT: Econometric Applications in Research

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, IIM Kozhikode (2019 - present)

Significant Publications

Frijters, P., Lalji, C., & Pakrashi, D. (2020). Daily weather only has small effects on wellbeing in the US. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Frijters, P., Islam, A., Lalji, C., & Pakrashi, D. (2019). Roommate effects in health outcomes. Health economics, 28(8), 998-1034.

Agrawal, A., Lalji, C., & Pakrashi, D. (2020). He Has Gone to a Better Place, but She Has Not: Health Status of Hindu Widows in India. The Journal of Development Studies, 1-22.

Lalji, C., Pakrashi, D., & Smyth, R. (2018). Can eating five fruit and veg a day really keep the doctor away?. Economic Modelling, 70, 320-330.

Agrawal, A., Lalji, C. & Pakrashi, D. (2020). Analyzing the Poverty Situation in India: Using a Multidimensional Approach, Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Development: The Case of India, edited by Tanika Chakraborty, Deep Mukherjee, Sarani Saha, Routledge Publication

Keep in touch (with the natal family): Evidence from (ever) married women in India , Working Paper, 2022

Autonomy in partner choices: Evidence from the Indian marriage market , Working Paper, 2022

Inter-economic group marriages and health status of (ever) married women in India , Working Paper, 2022

Family’s meal arrangement practices and health outcomes of women , Working Paper, 2022

What’s in a name: Does your name on home ownership or rental papers matter? , Working Paper, 2022

The Journal of Development Studies , Journal Articles, 2020

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization , Journal Articles, 2020


Selected for the STAAARS+ Fellowship in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2021-2022.

Selected for the J-PAL South Asia Indian Scholars Program, 2021-2022.

Received letter of Appreciation from the Director of IITK for being an excellent tutor in 2016 and 2018 for Introduction to Economics

Awarded the Australian Health Economics Society Travel Grant in 2018

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics, Development Economics

Current Projects

"Maternal knowledge, wellbeing & child health: Evidence from the Indian slums” funded under the J-PAL Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH) Initiative 2021-2022 (PI) with Debayan Pakrashi (IIT Kanpur).

"Health, Wellbeing and household dynamics among Women and Vulnerable Population in the times of COVID-19 funded by the Shastri Covid-19 Pandemic Response Grant (SCPRG): Call for Innovative Solutions 2020-21 with support from the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India, with Myra Yazbeck (University of Ottawa) and Debayan Pakrashi (IIT Kanpur)

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK Campus P. O, Kozhikode, Kerala, India,
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