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Anu Abraham

Anu Abraham

Assistant Professor


Development Economics, Micro Economics

Interest Areas

Migration, Human Capital, Environmental Economics, Gender, Labour

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College, Kerala.


  • Abraham, A and Duraisamy, M. (2015). Determinants of Migration Decision and Destination Choice: The Case of Kerala. Labour and Development, 22(1): 22-44.
  • Abraham, A. (Forthcoming) Determinants of International Remittance: Evidence from Kerala, India. in Rajan and Saxena (Ed) ‘India's Unskilled Migration to the Middle East: Policies, Politics and Challenges'. Palgrave publications. 

Current Research:

International Migration, Remittances and Human Capital Development

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended:


  • K N Raj Fellowship - 2018-'19 (Research Grant for Researchers in Economics), Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala.

International Conferences

  • Presented paper titled "Determinants of International Remittances: Evidence from Kerala, India" at the international conference "Two decades of migration research" at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum held on 17-18 September, 2018.
  • Accepted to present a paper titled "The Determinants of Migration And Destination Choice among South- South Labour Migrants: Evidence from Kerala" at the 4thAsian Population Conference to be held at Shanghai University, China, July 11-14 2018.
  • Presented paper "Inter-Generational Educational Mobility in Children in Migrant Sending Households and its Impact on Human Capital Development in The Source Region" at the 4thMigration Conference at University of Harokopio, Athens, Greece, August 23-26, 2017.
  • Presented paper titled " Measuring human capital impact of migration on source region: Intergenerational Educational Mobility Approach" at the 2nd Witten Conference on Institutional Change: "Migration, Institutions, and Institutional Change" held at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany on November 6 and 7, 2015.
  • Presented paper titled "Decision to Migrate Remit and Return and its Human Capital Impact: Does Gender Matter?" for International Seminar on Migration, Care Economy and Developmentat The Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, September 17 - 19, 2014.
  • Presented paper on "Limitations of Secondary Databases in Study of Migration" in the panel "Creating Sample Frames with Good Coverage for Surveys in Developing Countries" at the 5thConference of the European Survey Research Association held at The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 15 - 19, 2013.

National Conferences

  • Presented paper titled "Tracing the Changing Pattern in Female Migration in India using Census 2001 data: From Dependent Migration to Independent Migration" at the 'Census Data Dissemination Workshop' held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 23rdJanuary 2015.
  • Presented paper titled "The Economics of Youth Migration from Kerala" at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Youth Development, Sri Perumbadur, India, on 8 - 9, February, 2013.
  • Panelist for the session "Economic Inequality and Social Conflict" for the conference "Negotiating Conflicts" at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras on 21- 22 September, 2012.

Training Programmes and Workshops

  • Accepted for a workshop on ‘Human Capital and Regional Development' at the Maastricht University, June 16-17, 2017.
  • Participated in 'IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics'held at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India during July 09-13, 2016.
  • Participated in workshop on ‘Migration and Development: Issues and Perspectives s' at V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, from July 13-16, 2015.
  • Participated in 7-day workshop on "Qualitative Methods for Research" organized by The Wellcome Trust-IIT Madras Project conducted at DoHSS, IITM, 11–18, December 2012.
  • Participated in the short-term training programme on "Methods and Approaches in Research on Migration Issues" held at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum during 15-19 March 2012.

Seminar and Invited Lectures

  • Resource person for the "13th Training Programme on Migration Research" at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum held on 19-22 September, 2018.
  • Delivered a lecture on "Understanding Kerala Migration Survey: The Database and its Scope" at "Methods and Approaches in Research on Migration Issues" at Centre for Development Studies, November 20-24, 2017.
  • Delivered a lecture on "Use of SPSS Software for Data Analysis" at St. Teresa's College, Kerala, November, 2012.

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