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Indranil Dutta


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Dr. Indranil Dutta received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of California, Riverside and M.A. (Economics) from Delhi School of Economics, India. He was a research associate of the Brooks World Poverty Institute, at Manchester, and a research fellow with the World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) at Helsinki.  He has previously taught at the University of Sheffield and the University of East Anglia. 

Research interests

My research lies in the area of quantitative development economics and applied welfare economics.  Broadly, I am interested in understanding issues related to well-being, deprivation and distribution.  Within this, I am particularly interested in: measurement issues related to indicators of well-being and deprivation and the political economy issues associated with poverty and inequality


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Creative Manchester


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