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Dr Manasi Bera

Assistant Professor , Guwahati campus

Centre for Labour Studies and Social Protection , School of Social Sciences and Humanities

M. A in Economics (University of Calcutta, Kolkata),

M. Phil. in Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata)

Ph. D. in Economics (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Manasi Bera is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Labour Studies and Social Protection, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus. She has earlier held various research positions, including at Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, National Council of Applied Economic Research and Institute of Development Studies Kolkata. She has taught at Kirori Mal College and Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board, University of Delhi. Her research focuses on inequality, social exclusion, migration and labour market dynamics. She has presented her work at various conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. She has also reviewed articles for journals.

She received M.A. in Economics and MPhil in Development Studies (specialisation in Economics) from University of Calcutta, Kolkata, and PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was awarded NET JRF in Economics by University Grants Commission, Government of India. The Indian Society of Labour Economics awarded her the Sanjay Thakur Young Labour Economist Award in 2018. She is a member of Indian Society of Labour Economics, New Delhi and Development Studies Association, UK.

Labour Economics



Social Exclusion

Applied Econometrics

Journal Articles

‘Hierarchical Modelling of COVID-19 Death Risk in India in the Early Phase of the Pandemic’, The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 32, pp. 1476-1503, 2020 (with W. Olsen, A. Dubey, J. Kim, A. Wiśniowski and P. Yadav)

‘Structure and Changes in Household Income and Employment across Social Groups in Rural India’, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 407–435, 2020 (with A. Dubey)

‘Economic Development and Migration in Uttar Pradesh during 2000s’, Labour and Development, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 50-77, 2017 (with A. Dubey)


Working paper

‘Centre-State Spending on Elementary Education: Is it Complementary or Substitutionary?’ NIPFP Working Paper No. 320, 2020 (with S. Bose and P. Ghosh)


Chapters in Edited Books

‘Labour, Gender and Work in the Regions of India During the Covid-19 Period’ in L. S. Fares and P. H. E. Duarte (Eds.) Decent Work or Decent Income? ‘Corona crisis’ experiences, Labour & Globalization Series, Hampp Verlag, (Forthcoming) (with W. Olsen, A. Dubey, J. Kim, C. Cascella and P. Yadav)

‘Does Caste Matter in Business Earnings in India? Comparing States from Three Regions with Different Socio-economic and political Settings’ in S. Mukhopadhyay and A. Chakraborty (Eds.). Revisiting Inequality: Theoretical and Methodological Advances with Empirical Examples from India, Routledge, (Forthcoming) (with A. Dubey)



‘To Stay or to Leave?’ in Telangana Today, April 29, 2020 (with Y. Parida) https://telanganatoday.com/to-stay-or-to-leave

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Economics and Labour

Labour Market Theories

Informal Economy and Informal Employment

Email: manasi.bera[at]tiss[dot]edu

Centre for Labour Studies & Social Protection
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSSH)
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Guwahati Campus
Tetelia Road (Behind Assam Science and Technology University),
Jalukbari, Guwahati- 781013
Assam, India