Debayan Pakrashi is an applied micro-economist interested in Behavioural Economics, Health Economics and Economic Development. His current research focuses on labour market outcomes, impact of microcredit programs on household decision making, the role of peer effects and social networks and the socio-economic determinants of health, mental health and life satisfaction. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. After completing his doctoral studies, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Stirling, on an ESRC funded grant. Prior to joining the Behavioural Science Centre at the University of Stirling as a post-doctoral researcher, he was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Research Scholar working on the Rural-Urban Migration in China and Indonesia (RUMiCI) project under the supervision of Professor Paul Frijters in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland.