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Sabyasachi Tripathi

  • Sabyasachi Tripathi has been at HSE University since 2019.

Education and Degrees

  • 2014

    University of Mysore

  • 2006

    Master's in Economics
    Jadavpur University


2004: B.Sc. (Economics), Kharagpur College, Vidyasagar University with First Class Third Rank

2009: Ph.D. Foundation Course, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) with First Rank in Economics

PhD theses: “Urban agglomeration and Urban Economic Growth in India: An Empirical Study”

2006: M. A. (Economics), Jadavpur University with First Class

Research Supervision

Research Supervision (M. Phil Thesis)

Chetna Rani. Agriculture and urbanization in India: An empirical assessment, Lovely Professional University, 2017.

Hardeep Kaur. Migration and urbanization in India: An empirical study, Lovely Professional University, 2017. 

Shupinder Kaur, Measurement and Consequences of negative externalities on urbanization in India: An empirical assessment, Lovely Professional University, 2017. 


Research Supervision (M.Sc. Dissertation)

Kavita Mahey, Urban agglomeration and economic growth in Punjab (India): An empirical study, Lovely Professional University, 2016. 

Indranil Deb, Career choice of undergraduate students: An empirical study, Adamas University, 2018.

Sraddha Singha, Determinants of School Enrollment in rural areas of West Bengal – A district level analysis, (jointly with Dr. Namrata Singha Roy), Adamas University, 2019. 


Research Supervision (B.A.) 

Sanjana Chakraborty , Urbanization and economic development – A cross country study, Adamas University, 2019


Journal Publications

Do Economic Reforms Promote Urbanization in India? Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science (forthcoming), Springer.  DOI: 10.1007/s41685-019-00117-8

Effect of Disasters and Climate Change on Poverty and Inequality in India, Aarthica Charche-FPI Journal of Economics and Governance, 4: 1 (2019), 35-47, (FPI, Bangalore). 

Does Higher level of Education Reduce Poverty and Increase Inequality? Evidence from Urban India, International Journal of Business and Globalisation (in press), Inderscience
Determinants of Urbanization in Different Class of Cities and Towns in India (with Chetana Rani) Review of Development and Change, 23: 1 (2018), 122-150, Madras Institute of Development Studies
What determines employability in India? Management Research and Practice, 10: 3 (2018), 40-59, Academy of Economic Studies
Do negative externalities have any impact on population agglomerations? Evidence from Urban India (with Shupinder Kaur), Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 13: 3 (2018), 5-24, Academy of Economic Studies
Does a higher level of infrastructure increase population in large agglomerations? Evidence from India, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 30:2 (2018), 145-168, Wiley Blackwell. DOI:10.1111/rurd.12082
The impact of agricultural activities on urbanization: Evidence and implications for India (with Chetana Rani), International Journal of Urban Sciences, 22: 1 (2018), 123-144, Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2017.1361858
Determinants of employment situation in large agglomerations in India: A cross-sectional study,
Regional Science Inquiry, 10: 2 (2018), 61-75, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists
Source of Inequality in Consumption Expenditure in India: A Regression Based Inequality Decomposition Analysis", Journal of Income Distribution, 25:1 (2017), 1-34, Ad Libros Publications Ltd.
Urbanization and Economic Growth in Punjab (India): An Empirical Analysis (with Kavita Mahey), Urban Research and Practice, 10: 4 (2017), 379-402, Taylor & Francis. DOI:10.1080/17535069.2016.1227875
Determinants of firm location choice in large cities in India: A binary Logit model analysis (with Shamika Kumar), Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 12:3 (2017), 45-62, Academy of Economic Studies
How to develop an equitable distribution of urban GDP by smart city development in India”, Regional Science Inquiry, 9: 2 (2017), 131-146, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists
The truly disadvantaged? Assessing social vulnerability to climate change in urban India (with Komali Yenneti, Yehua Dennis Wei, Wen Chen, Gaurav Joshi) Habitat International 56: 1 (2016), 124-135, Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.05.001
Does higher level of Tourism activities lead to higher level of economic development? Evidence from Asian countries (with Madhur Bhatia) International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, 14:5 (2016), 257-268, Serials Publications
Level of Education and Economic Development in SAARC member countries: A Panel data approach (with Madhur Bhatia) Man in India 96: 5 (2016), 1417-1426, Serials Publications
Large Agglomerations and Economic Growth in Urban India: An Application of Panel Data Model, Urban India 35: 1 (2015), 45- 62, National Institute of Urban Affairs
Determinants of Large City Slum Incidence in India: A Cross-Sectional Study, Poverty and Public Policy 7:1 (2015), 22-43, Wiley Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/pop4.93
An overview of India‟s Urbanization, Urban Economic Growth and Urban Equity”, International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research 3: 3 (2015), 115-127, The Economics and Social Development Organization
Estimating Urban Agglomeration Economies for India: A New Economic Geography Perspective, Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management 9: 2 (2014), 19-49, Academy of Economic Studies.
Do Large Agglomerations Lead to Economic Growth? Evidence from Urban India”, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies 25: 3 (2013), 176-200, Wiley Blackwell. DOI: 10.1111/rurd.12014
Is Urban Economic Growth Inclusive in India?” Margin: The Journal of Applied Economics Research 7: 4 (2013), 507-539, Sage Publications. DOI: 10.1177/0973801013500135
Does Higher Economic Growth Reduce Poverty and Increase Inequality? Evidence from Urban India”. Indian Journal for Human Development 7:1 (2013), 109-137, Sage Publications. DOI:

Estimating Regional Trading Bloc Effect in India”, (with Nuno Carlos Leitão) International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research 1:7 (2013), 83-89, The Economics and Social Development Organization

Articles in Edited Volumes

Distribution of Urban Economic Growth in Post-Reform India: An Empirical Assessment (2018), Chapter 11, Edited Volume; „Internal Migration, Urbanisation and Poverty in Asia: Dynamics and

Interrelationships‟, Publishers: Asian Development Bank, and Springer


Work in Progress

Relationship between Infrastructure and Population Agglomeration in Urban India: An empirical
Assessment, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan
Determinants of Rural to Urban Migration in Large Agglomerations in India: An Empirical Analysis (with Hardeep Kaur) MPRA Paper 76484, University Library of Munich, Germany
Portuguese Trade and European Union: The Gravity Model (with Nuno Carlos Leitao), MPRA Paper 4600
Has Urban Economic Growth in Post-Reform India been Pro-poor between 1993-94 and 2009-10? MPRA Paper 52336

Projects and Empirical Research

“Status of Demographic, Economic, Social Structures and Housing & Basic Infrastructure of the Non-Metropolitan cities in India”, funded by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO)
“Capacity Building, Knowledge Dissemination and Research on Urbanization in India”, funded by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India
“Minority Concentration District Project Gajapati, Orissa”, Sponsored by the Ministry of Minority
Affairs Government of India

Participation in research events

BER International Conference for Economists 2019 “Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Development” University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 6-7, 2019

12th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) on “Spatial Systems: Social Integration, Regional Development and Sustainability", Goa, India, May 29 - June 01, 2018.

International conference on “Globalization and Development”, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, February 23-25, 2018.
International conference on “Strategies for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth”, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, March 17-18, 2017.
Doctoral Research Symposium organised by Department of Economics and International Business, School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Greater Noida, March 17-18, 2017.
International conference on "Workshop on Urbanization and Infrastructure in Asia", Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Beijing, CHINA, June 16-17, 2016
International conference on “Global Trends in Teacher Education”, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, April 15-16, 2016.
International Conference on “Prospects and Competitive Challenges in Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry”, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, April 1-2, 2016.
International conference on “Strategies for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth”, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, August 21-22, 2015.
UNICEF and IDS International Conference on “Rethinking Urbanisation and Equity in Asia: Harnessing the Potential of Urban Living for All Children”, Institute of Development Studies, UNITED KINGDOM. June 9-10, 2014.
ADB-University of Wollongong workshop on “Internal Migration, Urbanization, Poverty and Inequality in Asia”, Siem Reap, CAMBODIA, November 5-6, 2014.
Conference on “Economy of Tomorrow”, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, December 15-16, 2014.
Conference on Growth and Social Transformation, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, March 20-22, 2014.
Prelude conference on Urban Governance (Administration), Development and Service Delivery, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, September 1, 2012.
4th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Science, Lindau, GERMANY, August 23-27, 2011.
8th GLOBELICS International Conference on “Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning” Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, November 1-3, 2010.
Participated in DIMETIC session 3 (obtained 10 ECTS) held in Maastricht, The NETHERLANDS (MERIT, Maastricht University) from October 4th to 15th, 2010. General topic of the session was “Modeling, Systems and Dynamics”.
Participated in DIMETIC session 2 (obtained 10 ECTS), Pecs, HUNGARY (Department of Economics and Regional Studies- Faculty of Business and Economics- University of Pecs) from July 5th to 16th, 2010. General topic of the session was “Regional and Policy Dimensions of Innovation and Growth”.
2009 IEA GHG International Interdisciplinary CCS Summer School Program, from 24-28th August 2009, Lorne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA.
UNCTAD Training Programme on “International Trade Theory, Empirical Modeling and Data Analysis”, Jadavpur University, India, April 20 to May 6, 2009.

Editorial Board and Referee for

  • Growth and Change (Blackwell Publishing Inc.)
  • Journal of Urban Planning and Development (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • PLOS One (Public Library of Science)
  • World Development (Elsevier)
  • Journal of International Development (John Wiley & Sons)
  • Journal of Labor and Society (Wiley-Blackwell)
  • Urban, Planning and Transport Research (Taylor & Francis)
  • Urban Research and Practice (Taylor & Francis)
  • China Economic Review (Elsevier)
  • Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Journal of Economic Integration (Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University)
  • Area Development and Policy (Taylor & Francis)
  • Territorial Bitácora Journal (National University of Colombia)
  • International Journal of Business and Economics (IJBE) (Bangka Belitung University)
  • Urban Planning (Cogitatio Press)
  • Management Research and Practice (Academy of Economic Studies).
  • Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (Premier Publishers).
  • Editorial advisory board for International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research.
  • Editorial board member for Journal of Environmental Science & Water Resources.


Shri T R Satishchandra Memorial Prize in Economics in 2015 following the PhD thesis had been adjudged as the “Best Thesis” completed at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, during 2009-2014 in Economics

Financial support from Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME) Network of excellence, Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Institutional Doctoral Fellowship, from 2008-2012
JUAA Scholarship from Jadavpur University, India

Proficiency Award from Department of Economics, Kharagpur College, Kharagpur, India

Employment history

Present Employment

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.


Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Adamas University, Kolkata, India.


Past Employment


Assistant Professor: Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, July 2015 – May 2017. 


Research Fellow:  National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi, August 2014 –February 2015.


Fellow:  Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, April 2013 – July 2014


Research Assistant: 
Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, June 2012 - April 2013
Centre for Studies in Social Science (CSSS), Calcutta, April 2008 - August 2008
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, June 2006 - April 2008

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