Dr Debdulal Saha

Name: Debdulal Saha

Designation:  Assistant Professor (Economics)

Email: debdulals@iisermohali.ac.in, debdulals@gmail.com

Telephone: +91-172-2240267

Telefax:  +91-172-2240266

Mailing Address: 4F11, Academic Block-1, IISER Mohali, Knowledge City, Sector-81, Punjab-140306, India

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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. (Social Sciences), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
M.A. (Economics), University of North Bengal
B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, University of North Bengal

Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus (June 2013- December 2020)
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Kassel, Germany (June-November 2012)

Areas of Research

Applied Labour Economics, Development Economics, Informal Economy, Organisational Economics, New Institutional Economics, Public Economics and Policy Studies.

Principles of Economics (HSS646)

Selected Publications
  ‘Exploring Gendered Perspectives on Working Conditions of Solo Self-Employed Quarry Workers in Ghana. Cogent Social Sciences, 8:1, 2098624, DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2022.2098624. (Co-authored) (Taylor & Francis).
  ‘Indian Labour Market in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues, Experience and Policy’, The Indian Economic Journal, 69 (3): 369–376. 2021 (Co-authored with Anamitra Roychowdhury). Sage Publications.
  Informal Markets, Livelihood and Politics: Street Vendors in Urban India, London and New York: Routledge. 2017.
  Financial Inclusion of the Marginalised: Street Vendors in the Urban Economy, New York and New Delhi: Springer. 2013. (Co-authored with Sharit Bhowmik)
  Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes, London and New Delhi: Routledge. 2019. (Co-edited with Virginius Xaxa and Rajdeep Singha)
  ‘Producer Collectives through Self-Help: Sustainability of Small Tea Growers in India’, International Review of Applied Economics, 34(4): 471-490. 2020. (Taylor & Francis).
  ‘Collective Bargaining for Street Vendors in Mumbai: Toward Promotion of Decent Work’, Journal of Workplace Rights, 15(3-4): 445-460. 2011. (Sage Publications).
  ‘Working Life of Street Vendors in Mumbai’, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 54(2): 301-325. 2011. (Springer).
  ‘Decent Work for the Street Vendors in Mumbai—A Distant Vision’, Journal of Workplace Rights, 14(2): 229-250. 2010. (Sage Publications).

Research Projects
  2022-2024: Project Director, “Employment, Digital Labour and Urban Precarity: Insights from Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai” (Major Project), funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi (Ongoing)
  2018-2020: Team Leader (TL), ‘Study on Labour Influx under the Civil Works of Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART)’, funded by World Bank and ARIAS Society, Government of Assam. Completed.
  2019: Principal Investigator (PI), ‘Decent Work for Tea Plantation Workers in Assam: Constraints, Challenges and Prospects’, funded by Oxfam Germany (ODE). Completed.
  2018-2019: Principal Investigator (PI), ‘Social Impact Assessment on Corporate Social Responsibility’, funded by ONGC, New Delhi. Completed.
  2016-2018: Scientific Project Leader (SPL), ‘Value Chain and Decent Work: Study of Small Tea Growers in India’, funded by International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), University of Kassel, Germany. Completed
  2015- 2017: Project Supervisor (PS), ‘Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment Survey in Selected three Districts of Meghalaya, India’, funded by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu (Nepal). Completed.
  2013 – 2014: Researcher, ‘Combating Inequality in Labour Market and Social Welfare Policies’ funded by Hans-Böckler-Stiftung and International Labour Organisation (ILO). Completed.
  2011: Project Coordinator, ‘Financial Accessibility of Street Vendors: Cases of Inclusion and Exclusion’, funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), N. Delhi. Completed.
  2009: Project Coordinator, ‘Street Vending in Ten Cities in India’ funded by National Alliance of Street Vendors in India (NASVI), New Delhi. Completed.

Position outside IISER Mohali:
Associate Editor, The Indian Economic Journal (SAGE)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2012. International Centre for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel, Germany
Doctoral Fellow (2010-2012), International Centre for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel, Germany