Dr. Anjali Rajan is a Doctoral Scholar in Economics at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Her research interests are Labor Economics, Economics of Inequality and Discrimination, and Applied Macroeconomics. Her thesis titled “Essays in Structural Change in Labour Force- A view from the standpoint of Caste, Gender and Informality” is at the intersection of Labour Economics and Economics of Inequality and Discrimination. Her thesis work is focused on understanding the dynamics of labour market changes from the perspective of three axes of inequalities – gender, social groups (caste), and quality of employment (formal and informal employment). She has worked extensively with large datasets like NSSO Employment surveys, IHDS, NFHS, National Income Accounts etc. Her papers were selected for presentation at national and international conferences such as The Indian Econometrics Society Conference, the 3rd Development Economics Conference, Seminar on Kerala and World Economy and RCEA Future of Growth Conference.
Anjali completed her Master’s in Applied Economics from Centre for Development Studies, JNU. She did her internship with the Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of Kerala & Director, State Planning Board during this period. She graduated with 3rd rank in BA Economics from Mahatma Gandhi University.
Besides research, Anjali is passionate about exploring Feminist philosophy, Malayalam literature and indigenous cuisines in India.