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Dr Rajdeep Singha

Assistant Professor , Guwahati campus

Chairperson - Centre for Labour Studies and Social Protection, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Qualification

B.Sc. in Economics (University of Burdwan),
M.Sc. in Economics (Vidyasagar University),
Ph.D. in Economics (Institute for Social and Economic Change)

Rajdeep Singha is Assistant Professor and Centre Chairperson of the Centre for Labour Studies & Social Protection at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati Campus. Prior to join TISS, he was teaching at the department of Economics of St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Bengaluru and Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). He obtained PhD in Economics from the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru and hold M.Sc. in Economics from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in edited books. His areas of research and teaching interest include development economics, poverty, agrarian studies, industrial economics and labour economics. He was engaged in various research projects on issues related to proverty, employment, inequality and labour supported by United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), ActionAid etc.

Labour Economics

Industrial Economics

Development Economics

Political Economy

Econometrics Modelling.

Edited Books

  • Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes (Eds.), London & New Delhi: Routledge (ISBN: 978-1138550377 ) (with Virginius Xaxa and Debdulal Saha). 2018
  • Work, Institutions and Sustainable Livelihood: Issues and Challenges of Transformation (Eds.), Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN 978-981-10-5755-7).  (with Virginius Xaxa and Debdulal Saha). 2017

 

Chapters in Edited Books

  • ‘Beyond Standard Outcomes: Structuralisation and Up-gradation of Tea Industry in Assam’ with Debdulal Saha and Padmini Sharma in  Virginius Xaxa, Debdulal Saha and Rajdeep Singha (Eds.), Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes, Chapter 5, Routledge.
  • ‘Employment Diversification in Tripura’ in  Virginius Xaxa, Debdulal Saha and Rajdeep Singha (Eds.), Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes, Chapter 13, Routledge.
  • ‘Government Policy Interventions and Performance of Indian Engineering Industries’. In D. Ura, & P. Ordoñez de Pablos (Eds.) Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations (pp. 138-158). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference. (with K Gayithri) doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6441-8.ch012 (with K Gayathri). 2015
  • ‘Role of Infrastructure in the Industrial Development of Karnataka: A District Level Analysis’ in “Infrastructure Finance: Issues and Challenges” edited by Dr. Rudra P. Pradhan, Macmillan Publishers India, ISBN no. 9780230332157. (with K Gayathri). 2011
  • ‘Industrial Promotion Policy and Employment’ in “Rethinking India’s Growth Strategy – Services vs. Manufacturing” edited by Dr. R. K. Mishra and Dr. Nanditha Sethi, Concept Publication. ISBN no: 8180695492. 2008

 

Journal Articles

  • ‘Government Policy and Performance: A Study of the Indian Engineering Industry’ International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management, 3(2), 10-22, April-June 2012 (with K Gayathri)
  • ‘Industry, Trade and Commerce in Karnataka in Buchanan’s Account’ The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, Vol. XCVIII. No. 2. 2007(with K Gayathri)

 

Working paper (Referred)

  • ‘Engineering Industries, Corporate Ownership and Development: Are Indian Firms Catching up with the Global Standard?’ ISEC Working Papers no. 256. (with K Gayathri). 2010
  • ‘Government Policy and Performance: A Study of Indian Engineering Industry’ ISEC Working Papers no. 253. (with K Gayathri). 2010
  • ‘Spillover Effects from Multinational Corporations: Evidence from West Bengal Engineering Industries’ ISEC Working Papers no.247. (with K Gayathri). 2010

Others

  • 'Labour Market and Migration in the Eastern Himalayas and Northeast India' in Morung Express (http://morungexpress.com/labour-market-migration-eastern-himalayas-northeast-india/)
  • Member, Gender and Trade in Assam: Regional Trade and Gender Inclusive Water Transport, World Bank & MAZARS LLC
  • Principal Investigator, Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment Survey in Selected Three District of Meghalaya State, India, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • International Consultant, Community based perceptions in changes in Ecosystems Services – Kolkata and Dhaka Cities, International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
  • National  Consultant, Scoping study of self-employment opportunities in Tripura, UNDP.
  • Member, ‘Data Analysis and Report Writing of State Level Achievement Survey of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Assam’, Govt. of Assam.
  • Member, ‘Social Audit on Welfare Measures of Tea Plantation Workers: Cases of Five Tea Estates under Amalgamated Plantation Pvt. Ltd (APPL)’ Amalgamated Plantation Pvt. Ltd (APPL).
  • Coordinator, ‘Verification of NEEPCO MoU Targets 2013-2014 (Dynamic Parameters)’, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO).

Economics and labour

Labour Market Theories

Industrialisation, Economic and Social Changes

Research Methodology

Environmental Economics

 

Email: rajdeep.singha[at]tiss[dot]edu

Centre Chairperson
Centre for Labour Studies & Social Protection
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSSH)
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Guwahati Campus
Tetelia Road (Behind Assam Science and Technology University),
Jalukbari, Guwahati- 781013
Assam, India