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Dr. Shivani Yadav

Dr. Shivani Yadav

Assistant Professor


  • PhD in Economics from Ambedkar University Delhi
  • MA in Economics from Ambedkar University Delhi
  • BA (Hons) in Economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University

Research Interest

  • Economics of Identity and Discrimination
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Health Economics


  • Assistant Professor at Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
  • Visiting Faculty at Delhi Technological University
  • Visiting Faculty at Gargi College, Delhi University
  • Research Assistant in an ICSSR project titled ‘Assessment of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure and its Impact on Poverty.’


  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by UGC in 2018 and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in 2020
  • Published an article in The Indian Express, dated July 8, 2021, titled ‘The pandemic has worsened India’s poverty crisis’ https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/the-pandemic-has-worsened-indias-poverty-crisis-7394367/
  • Research paper titled ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty Estimates in India: A Study across Caste, Class and Religion’, Sage group of Journals; Journal of Contemporary Voice of Dalits. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2455328X211051432
  • Research Paper titled ‘Who cares for labor: An Empirical Inquiry based on PLFS 2018-19 Data Set’, ‘Economic and Political Weekly’, Vol 57, No 7, pp 45-52. https://www.epw.in/journal/2022/7/special-articles/who-cares-labour.html
  • Research paper titled ‘Caste and Health in India: A three Decade Analysis of Malnutrition Disparities’, Journal of Applied Research in Humanities, Language, and Social Sciences, Vol 2, Issue No. 1, pp. 73-83.
  • Research paper under review: ‘Caste inequities in Health Outcomes: Empirical Investigation since 1990s’, Indian Journal of Human Development


  • Presented at BREW-ESA 2023 Conference at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), December 15-17, 2023.
  • Delivered a paper at the ISEC Bengaluru conference titled "Intergroup Inequality in Indian Society: Magnitude, Nature, Sources, Policies, and the Movement", August 23-25, 2023.
  • Participated at the Ireland India Institute’s 6th Annual South Asian Conference, South Asia in Transformative Times as a presenter, in Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, April 19-21, 2023.
  • Contributed at MIRDEC-19th International Conference on Economics, Business, and Contemporary Issues in Social Science, with the paper titled ‘Measuring Physician Bias: Institutional Discrimination and Health inequities’; conference held in Barcelona, 23rd to 25th November 2022.
  • Delegate at "26th RSEP International Conference on Economics, Finance & Business” in Istanbul on August 22nd-23rd 2022.
  • Presented an academic paper titled ‘Health Inequities in India: Trends and Divergences’ at the National Young Researchers’ Conference, on the theme "Researching [in] the Pandemic”, organized by Research & Consultancy Division, Ambedkar University Delhi, 1st to 3rd June 2022.
  • Presented at 46th All India Sociological Conference, University of Mumbai in collaboration with Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi, on 8th-10th December 2021.
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