“Alberuni came close to saying, in his eleventh-century book that while many things (like mathematics and astronomy) were admirable in India, nothing impressed him as much as the Indians’ ability to speak eloquently on subjects on which they knew absolutely nothing.” Amartya Sen (2008)
Hello! I am joining as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department in Ashoka University from August, 2017. My research interests are political economy and applied microeconomics. My dissertation project, completed at Yale University, examined the effectiveness of the deliberative institution of “Gram Sabha” in Indian village councils. Currently I am working on a number of projects concerning affirmative action and reelection incentives in village elections in India.
Contact me at sabyasachi.das [at] ashoka [dot] edu [dot] in.