Manish Kumar Prasad

Manish Kumar Prasad is a former Programme Economist for IGC India.

He completed an M.A. in Development Economics from South Asian University, New Delhi. His postgraduate research focused on the impact of sanitation and drinking water facilities on child mortality rates in India: a district level cross-sectional study. Prior to joining IGC, he was an analyst at Wadhwani Foundation (WF) where he prepared a report on the level of vocational training and employment in India using the unit level Employment-Unemployment Survey (EUS) data. He has also worked as a Consultant for UNICEF and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi. At NIPFP, he was involved in preparing a Governance Index at district level for Madhya Pradesh, in order to understand its impact on human development outcomes at district level.

Manish holds a first class honours degree in Economics from Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta.

Content by Manish Kumar Prasad
  • Blog post

    Pollution, climate change, and growth in India

    To mark the 10-year anniversary of the IGC, a research conference on Evidence for Inclusive growth was organised in New Delhi on 10th September 2019, with a panel discussion titled “Pollution, climate change, and growth in India”. The panellists for the discussion were Michael Greenstone (Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago; Research Programme...

    27 Jan 2020 | Manish Kumar Prasad

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    Is GDP an adequate measure of development?

    An increasing GDP is often seen as a measure of welfare and economic success. However, it fails to account for the multi-dimensional nature of development or the inherent short-comings of capitalism, which tends to concentrate income and, thus, power. In this blog post, André Castro and Manish Prasad, make a case for using alternate measures of development such as the...

    17 Oct 2018 | Manish Kumar Prasad, André Castro