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Bhabesh Hazarika (on Deputation)


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Bhabesh Hazarika assumes the role of Economist at the esteemed National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) located in New Delhi. Presently, he serves in the capacity of Assistant Director at the Sixteenth Finance Commission, Government of India on a deputation basis. His scholarly pursuits span a breadth of economic domains, notably encompassing public policy, public finance management, development economics, the economics of decision-making, and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hazarika's academic journey commenced with his doctoral studies in Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, with a focus on the Microentrepreneurship Development in the Unorganized Sector Economy. Prior to this, he obtained his Master of Arts degree in Economics from Gauhati University, Guwahati.

Drawing from a rich reservoir of experience in areas such as social sector policy, state finances, and the rigorous assessment and monitoring of governmental programs, Dr. Hazarika has established himself as a notable figure in the academic sphere. His scholarly contributions extend beyond theoretical frameworks into practical realms, evidenced by his prolific publication record in esteemed peer-reviewed journals including Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Eurasian Business Review, Journal of Developing Areas, Asia Pacific Management Review, Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and International Journal of Social Economics.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Hazarika actively engages with various professional associations, holding memberships in esteemed bodies such as the Development Studies Association, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, Southern Economic Association, and Indian Society for Ecological Economics. Furthermore, he generously contributes to the academic community by serving as a referee for several international journals and conferences, thereby fostering scholarly exchange and ensuring the integrity of academic discourse.

Research areas

Public Policy, Labour Economics, Health Economics, Entrepreneurship

Current research

1. Public Spending, Governance, and Developmental Outcomes

2. Tax and Non-tax Revenues at Subnational Governments in India

3. Peer Effects on Developmental Outcomes

Professional activities

Reviewer: Fianancial Innovation (Springer); Journal of Small Business Management (Wiley); Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (Taylor & Francis); International Journal of Development Issues (Emerald); Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship (World Scientific); Journal of World Economic Research, (SciencePG); Assam Economic Review (Gauhati University).

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