Simantini Mukhopadhyay

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Economics,University of Calcutta
Room No. 505
Office telephone
+91 33 2321 3120/21 (Extension No. 55)
Email address:
Areas of interest:
Health Economics, Child Health and Nutrition, Measurement of Poverty and Inequality, Microeconometrics.



  • Self-Reported Morbidity and Self-Rated Health among the Elderly in India: Revisiting the Puzzles, Journal of Population Ageing (Springer), 020-09301-7, 2020
  • Changing Wealth Inequalities in Child Nutrition in Indian States, (jointly with Achin Chakraborty), Economic and Political Weekly, 55(10), 2020.
  • Human Connection in the Light of Marx’s Theory of Alienation and Amartya Sen’s Notion of Development as Freedom: An Exposition of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Manik Bandyopadhyay’s Ekannoborti, International Journal of Social Quality, 9 (2), 2019.
  • Is the Single Self-rated Health item Reliable in India? A construct validity study, (jointly with Stéphane Cullati, Stefan Sieber, Achin Chakraborty and Claudine Burton-Jeangros), BMJ Global Health, 3(6):e000856.
  • ‘Decomposing Nutritional Inequality by Caste and Class: A Quantitative Approach to Reckon Intersectionality’, (jointly with Achin Chakraborty), Economics Bulletin, Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 1339-1350, 2017
  • ‘Sex differences in the risk profile of hypertension: a cross-sectional study’, (Jointly with SaswataGhosh and Anamitra Barik), BMJ Open, 6:e010085. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010085, 2016
  • ‘On the apparent non‐significance of sex in child nutrition in India’, Journal of Biosocial Science, Cambridge Journals, 48 (2) : 267‐282, 2016
  • ‘Dynamics of child undernutrition in India: An analysis beyond the Headcount Ratio’, Economics Bulletin, 36(1), 2016.
  • The Intersection of Gender, Caste and Class Inequalities in Child Nutrition in India, Asian Population Studies, Routledge, 2015
  • Do Public Services Reach the Worst Affected Children in Rural India? An Investigation Applying the Quantile Regression Method, Child Indicators Research, Springer, 6(3): 527-546, 2013.
  • ‘Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways: Recognizing the Obstacles’, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVII(16), 79-80, 2012
  • ‘Using the Mean of Squared Deprivation Gaps to Measure Undernutrition and Related Socioeconomic Inequalities’, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities,Routledge, 12(4):535-556, 2011

Chapters in Books

  • ‘Caste-Gender Intersectionalities and the Curious Case of Child Nutrition: A Methodological Exposition’, (jointly with Achin Chakraborty), in Supurna Banerjee and Nandini Ghosh (eds) Caste and Gender in Contemporary India : Power, Privilège and Politics (Routledge), forthcoming.