Tarun Jain

Tarun Jain is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian School of Business.

Content by Tarun Jain
  • Blog post

    Designing national healthcare: Challenges and opportunities for Ayushman Bharat

    As India’s population ages, the demand for tertiary healthcare to treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments is increasing rapidly. Estimates from the World Health Organisation show that deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases increased from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.8 million in 2016. Over the same period, deaths...

    17 Dec 2018 | Sisir Debnath, Dibya Mishra , Tarun Jain, Revathy Suryanarayana

  • Blog post

    Aarogyasri programme: Public health insurance and community networks

    The burden of non-communicable, tertiary diseases in India is increasing as its population of prosperous and aged people increases. Private health insurance is largely limited to upper middle class patients, while publicly financed health insurance has failed to attract lower-income patients. New evidence from the Aarogyasri Programme in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh,...

    2 Nov 2016 | Tarun Jain, Sisir Debnath

  • Project

    Social influences and public health insurance utilisation

    The use of many public programmes is complex and difficult, requiring considerable information, expertise, and help. For some types of people and diseases, using formal health services might be taboo, violating prevailing social norms on appropriate behavior. These factors might limit adoption, even if the programme is otherwise beneficial for users. For example, in...

    13 Jan 2016 | Sisir Debnath, Tarun Jain

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Social networks and health insurance utilization

    1 Dec 2015 | Sisir Debnath, Tarun Jain

  • Blog post

    Citizens’ trust in local politicians and implications for good governance

    The new state of Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in June 2014, after a prolonged movement by the people of Telangana region for a separate state. Based on field experiments among citizens in the two successor states, this column finds greater trust in politicians in Andhra relative to Telangana, which may facilitate effective functioning of the State and signal...

    10 Jun 2015 | Lata Gangadharan, Tarun Jain, Pushkar Maitra, Joseph Vecci

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The behavioral response to women’s empowerment programs (Working Paper)

    1 Dec 2014 | Lata Gangadharan, Tarun Jain, Pushkar Maitra, Joseph Vecci

  • Project

    Impact of Elite Capture on the Provision of Public Services

    The rural sector of India while accounting for almost 70% of India’s population has benefitted considerably less from the high economic growth the country has experienced over the last two decades. It has been argued that this is driven by weak delivery of basic services to rural areas. Despite large expenditures in rural development, a centralized bureaucracy with low...

    1 Nov 2013 | Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra, Tarun Jain, Joseph Vecci

  • Project

    Impact evaluation of school-based gender sensitization campaign

    Despite two decades of rapid economic growth, outcomes for females in India continue to be considerably worse than those for males. Women tend to marry young and have children quickly, and face persistent barriers to mobility outside the home, labor force participation, and career development. Another troubling manifestation of gender bias is sex-selective abortion. In...

    1 Nov 2013 | Seema Jayachandran, Diva Dhar, Tarun Jain