Arup Mitra
Faculty of Economics (FE)
Akbar Bhawan, Room No.231, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021
Ph No.+91-11-24195231
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Before joining SAU Dr Arup Mitra worked as Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi. He was also the Director General of NILERD (formerly IAMR), GOI. His research interest includes development economics, urban issues, labour and welfare, corruption, industrial growth and productivity, services sector, and gender inequality. He completed his B.A. (Hons.) from Ravenshaw College, M. A., M. Phil. and Ph D from Delhi School of Economics and post-doctorate from Northwestern University (USA). He has also been a consultant to a number of international organizations and worked as a senior researcher at ILO, Geneva. He held the Indian Economy Chair at Sciences Po. Paris in 2010. He has also been a visiting scholar at Institute of Developing Economies, Japan and visiting professor at Nagoya University, Japan. He was awarded by the Indian Econometric Society Mahalanobis memorial Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to quantitative economics. He has been a member of several expert committees. His book on Inclusive Growth, Employment and Wellbeing published by Springer has received Professor S. R. Sen best book award, 2019.  His work is cited in the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, 1999. He has also been an author in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, (UNESCO) and Encyclopedia of Sustainability, (Berkshire Publishing).He has been included as one of the top 10 in the List of ICSSR Authors’ Research Publications 2011-2020.


  • Post Doctorate from Northwestern University, Evanston, USA , in 1995
  • PhD from Delhi School of Economics , in 1993
  • M.Phil from Delhi School of Economics , in 1985
  • M.A. from Delhi School of Economics , in 1983

Recent Publications

  • Growth, Health and Gender Imbalance: Evidence from India, Area Development and Policy, 2019 (jointly with Kumar, Abhishek)

  • City size, deprivation and other indicators of development: Evidence from India, World Development. Vol. - 106, 2018. pp 273-283 (Jointly with Jay Prakash Nagar)

  • Migration, Caste and Livelihood: Evidence from Indian City-slums. Urban Research & Practice, 2018. (jointly with Chandrasekhar, S)

    1.      Migration, Caste and Livelihood: Evidence from Indian City-slums. Urban Research & Practice, 2018. (jointly with Chandrasekhar, S)

  • Poverty Targeting and Economic Growth in India, Journal of Income and Wealth (Vol. 40, Issue No. 2, July - December  2018 pp. 133-145) (Jointly with Mahua Paul)

  • Cyclical asymmetries and short-run relation between employment and output: the case of organised manufacturing in India. Indian Journal of Labour Economics. April 2017 (Published on line on 05th April, 2017) (Jointly Singh, Jitender)

  • Regulation and employment: assessing the wage elasticity in Indian manufacturing. Labour and Industry. 2017 (Jointly Singh, Jitender)

  • Technology Adoption and Employment in Less Developed Countries: : A Mixed-Method Systematic Review . World Development, April 2017.( Jointly with Mehmet Ugur).

  • Do Neighbourhood Facilities Matter for Slum Housing? Evidence from Indian Slum Clusters. Urban Studies. 2016 (Jointly with Das, Saudamini; Mitra, Arup and Kumar, R.)

  • Infrastructure, Information and  Communication Technology and Firms' Productive Performance of the Indian Manufacturing. Journal of Policy Modeling, 2016 (jointly with Sharma, Chandan and Veganzones-Varoudakis, Marie-Ange)

  • Why Wage Differences Exist across Sectors? Explanations Based on India's Industrial Sector. Economic and Political Weekly.  Vol. – 51 (38), September 17, 2016.( Jointly with Singh, Prakash)

Recent Books

  • Labour Force Participation in India, Springer Brief in Economics, Springer, 2018 (jointly with Aya Okada)
  • Corruption and Development in Indian Economy, Cambridge University Press, 2016. (jointly with Chandan Sharma)
  • Industry-led Growth: Issues and Facts, Springer Brief in Economics, Springer, 2016.
  • Insight into Inclusive Growth, Employment and Wellbeing in India, Springer, 2013.

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