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Dr. Arnab Deb holds doctorate in Economics from University of Connecticut, Storrs. His doctoral dissertation is an application of microeconomic theory to Indian data for the organized manufacturing sector. He earned his B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc degrees from University of Calcutta. His research interest includes Applied Microeconomics, Data Envelopment Analysis, Mathematical Economics, and Applied Econometrics.
Dr. Deb has more than six years of experience in teaching and research. He has worked on an NSF (National Science Foundation) funded project “Economic and Social Rights: Obstacle or Handmaiden to Growth?. His major responsibility in that project was to design alternative approaches to define an indicator of the extent to which countries are fulfilling their economic and social rights obligations under the International Covenant for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Before joining the Ph.D. program he had served as a Research Associate in AC Nielsen ORG Marg, Kolkata and worked on two projects “District Level Monitoring of all Programs of Ministry of Rural Development, India” and “Moving out of Poverty: Growth & Democracy” He has attended and presented research paper at international conferences.
Dr. Deb has received multiple fellowships and awards in his career. He has been awarded awarded the “Pre-doctoral Fellowships” by the Department of Economics for the period 2007 to 2011 and “Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship” by the Graduate School in the year 2012. He was also recognized with the “Abraham Ribicoff Graduate Fellowship” by the Department of Economics, University of Connecticut in 2011. This award is given annually to recognize an outstanding Ph.D. student who is interested in public policy.
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