Vikas Dimble

Vikas Dimble is a former Country Economist at the IGC India-Central Country Programme. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Associate at the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), research centre of the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also worked at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore and at Institute for Community Ethnicity and Policy Alternative (ICEPA), Victoria University, Melbourne. Vikas completed his Masters from Institute of Development Studies (IDS), at University of Sussex and his undergraduate degree from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Victoria University, Melbourne.      

Content by Vikas Dimble
  • Project

    IGC India Central synthesis papers

    Since its inception in 2009, the IGC has funded more than 200 economic research projects in India on a wide variety of policy relevant topics. The vast knowledge generated through these projects has been synthesised in three recent IGC working papers on health, governance and public service delivery, and financial inclusion which can be downloaded below. The papers were...

    31 May 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Vikas Dimble, Nidhiya Menon, Nirvikar Singh

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Health policy, health outcomes, and economic growth - Lessons from India

    31 May 2017 | Vikas Dimble, Nidhiya Menon

  • Publication - Policy note

    Governance and public service delivery in India

    31 May 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Vikas Dimble

  • Blog post

    China’s industrial policy fosters collusion

    China’s economic growth is often attributed to the rapid proliferation of special economic zones (SEZ). New research suggests that gains to firms arising from the preferential tax and regulatory incentives for locating inside an SEZ, may come at a cost to consumers. Clustering may equally promote competition and collusion among firms in SEZs; could benefits from collusion...

    11 Jan 2017 | Joseph Kaboski, Wyatt Brooks, Yao Amber Li, Vikas Dimble