Ashokankur Datta

Ashokankur Datta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Shiv Nadar University. He completed his PhD at the Indian Statistical Institute in 2012. He holds undergraduate and masters degrees in Economics from the University of Calcutta and the University of Delhi respectively. His academic interest is in understanding the environmental problems of the developing world with the help of tools from the field of economics. He is also interested in studying issues related to exclusion and discrimination in the context of India.

Content by Ashokankur Datta
  • Project

    Social identity, taste bias and under provisioning of public goods

    Data shows that public good provision in India decreases with an increase in caste-based fractionalisation. While past research (Banerjee and Somanathan, 2007) documents this association, the causal interpretation and the deeper mechanisms driving the result is an open question. This project aims to plug this gap by identifying the precise causal connection between caste...

    10 Jul 2020 | Ritwik Banerjee, Anujit Chakraborty, Ashokankur Datta, Arka Roy Chaudhuri