Dr. Anjana Thampi

Dr. Anjana Thampi

Assistant Professor

B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi);

M.A. (University of Hyderabad);

M.Phil., Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Anjana Thampi is Assistant Professor of Economics at Jindal Global Law School. Her areas of research include food security, inequality, gender, labour, climate and sustainability. She received her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has published journal articles and book chapters and contributes opinion pieces. Her recent and ongoing projects include examinations of the impact of food provisioning programmes, the crisis of inequality, women’s employment and land ownership in India.

Articles/ Book Chapters:

  • Anand & A. Thampi, The Crisis of Extreme Inequality in India, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 663-683 (2021)
  • Thampi, Economic Reforms, Undernutrition and Public Provisioning of Food, in The Routledge Handbook of Post-Reform Indian Economy, R. Raj S. N. and K. Singha (eds.), Oxon and New York: Routledge, pp. 409–423 (2021)
  • Thampi, Has the Economy Left the Children Behind? – Nutritional Immiserization in India, in ‘Immiserizing Growth: When Growth Fails the Poor’, R. Kanbur, R. Sandbrook and P. Shaffer (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 176–202 (2019)
  • Thampi, Where Does India Stand on the Sustainable Development Goals? Progress and Challenges, in ‘Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia’, N. M. Khemka and S. Kumar (eds.), Oxon and New York: Routledge, pp. 49–73 (2019)
  • Thampi, The Impact of the Public Distribution System in India, Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 353–365 (2017)
  • Anand & A. Thampi, Recent Trends in Wealth Inequality in India, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 51, No. 50, pp. 59–67 (2016)


  • Growing Distress and a Falling Unemployment Rate: What Is Going On in the Labour Market?, The India Forum (1 Oct 2021)
  • Do PLFS Numbers Underestimate the Pain of Lockdown?, Hindustan Times (18 Aug 2021)
  • The Pandemic of Extreme Inequality, Global Research Programme on Inequality, University of Bergen, Norway (14 Jan 2021)
  • Locking out the Working Poor, The India Forum (1 May 2020)
  • India’s Children Are Not Getting the Nutrition They Need, Scroll.in (21 Dec 2020)
  • Stark Reality of the Self-employed, Livemint (1 Oct 2019)
  • 29th Annual Conference, International Association for Feminist Economics, 2021
  • The Social Life of Care Conference, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 2021
  • Intensive Virtual Course in Gender-Sensitive Macroeconomic Modelling for Policy Analysis, American University’s CWE Project and Levy Economics Institute, 2021
  • Annual ECN Conference, Women’s Budget Group UK, 2020
  • 61st Annual Conference, Indian Society of Labour Economics, Patiala, 2019
  • International Symposium, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, Johannesburg, 2019
  • UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, 2019
  • Conference on Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income, Inequality and Poverty in South Asia, IARIW-ICRIER, New Delhi, 2017
  • Immiserizing Growth Workshop, Toronto, 2017
  • Global Conference on Prosperity, Equality and Sustainability, World Bank and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, 2016
  • Economics I
  • Economics II