B.Sc. (University of Delhi);
M.Sc. (TERI University);
Ph.D. (Delhi School of Economics, Delhi)
Prof. (Dr.) Naveen Joseph Thomas completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He received his M.Sc. in Economics from the TERI School of Advanced Studies and his B.Sc.(H) in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. His research interest lie in the areas of Household Economics, Growth Theory, Labour Economics and issues of the MSME sector. His current research focusses on the role of intra-household conflict in explaining low labour force participation of women in patriarchal societies, the scope of Mutual Credit Guarantee Schemes for the development of the MSME sector in India, and the analysis of education choice of parents under constrained supply of public funded education in rural India using the ASER dataset.
Prior to joining JSGP, he has served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, for 7 years. The papers he has taught include Applied Econometrics, Data Analysis, Development Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Introductory Macroeconomics, Introductory Microeconomics and Mathematical Methods for Economics. He was also involved in several students development activities which include having served as the Convenor of the Jesus and Mary College Model United Nations.