Shourish Chakravarty

Ph.D. Candidate

Introduction

Shourish is a Ph.D. candidate in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida (UF). Shourish’s research interests include natural resource economics, impact evaluation and development economics. His dissertation research analyzes the impacts of anti-poverty workfare programs on forest vegetation, household dependence on forest resources, and land use change. Studying the unintended consequences of developmental programs on the environment and their underlying mechanisms is his primary motivation for his dissertation research. To this end he intends to contribute to research by using cutting-edge empirical methods that combine geo-spatial analysis with economic and quantitative modelling for policy analysis.

Programs

Teaching

TEACHING ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL, USA
2018, 2017 Economics of Natural Resource Use

Research

JOB MARKET PAPER
Workfare and forest cover, the case of NREGS in India

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATION
Mullally, C. and S. Chakravarty. 2018. “Are Matching Funds for Smallholder Irrigation Money Well Spent?” Food Policy, 76(1): 70-80.

WORK IN PROGRESS
Workfare Programs and Household Fuel Usage

Impact of NREGS on Land Use Change