Sudeshna Maitra

Sudeshna Maitra

PhD, Princeton University
MS (Quantitative Economics), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
BSc, University of Calcutta

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, York University
4700 Keele St, Toronto ON M3J 1P3, Canada
Departmental Profile

Email: lastname at yorku dot ca

Research Interests

development, health, gender
the economic processes at work behind observed data

Publications and Working Papers

On the Theory and Measurement of Poverty using Durable Ownership Data.
Working Paper, September 2019.
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Population Dynamics and Marriage Payments: An Analysis of the Long Run Equilibrium in India.
The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 18(2), June 2018.

Class Matters: Tracking Urban Inequality in Post-Liberalization India using a Durables-based Mixture Model.
Applied Economics Letters, 24(17), 1203-1207, October 2017.

The Poor Get Poorer: Tracking Relative Poverty in India using a Durables-based Mixture Model.
Journal of Development Economics, 119, 110-120, 2016.

Who are the Indian Middle Class? A Mixture Model of Class Membership Based on Durables Ownership.
Working Paper, May 2011.

Does Patient Self-Management Explain the Health Gradient? Goldman and Smith (2002) Revisited.
Social Science and Medicine, 70(6), 802-812, March 2010.

Does Parental Education Protect Child Health? Some Evidence from Rural Udaipur.
Book Chapter in Econophysics and Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques, edited by Banasri Basu, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Satya R. Chakravarty and Kausik Gangopadhyay, Springer, 2009.

Is Socioeconomic Status Protective of Health? Some Evidence from Rural Udaipur.
Book Chapter in Poverty, Health and Development, edited by Sujit K. Paul, Commonwealth Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.

Dowry and Bride Price.
Book Chapter in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Gale Thompson, 2007.

Population Growth and Marriage Payments: the Short Run Mechanism of a Marriage Squeeze.
Working paper, 2006.