|Education||PhD in Economics, University of Queensland, Australia|
|STAARS Research||A home-production based approach to improve nutritional outcomes of children in rural areas|
Dr. Debayan Pakrashi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. After completing his PhD in Economics from the School of Economics, University of Queensland, with the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses, he joined IIT Kanpur. He is an applied microeconomist particularly interested in issues related to public policy and public health. His fields of specialization are Impact Evaluation, Health, Development, Labour, Behavioural and Experimental Economics. Dr. Pakrashi believes in being a change-maker and so he regularly works in the slums, rural and coastal regions, with different vulnerable groups.
For his research work, Dr. Pakrashi received the Australian Alumni Excellence Award India under the Young Achiever Category, the Institute Fellowship (2014-2017) and the PK Kelkar Class of 1979 Research Fellowship for Outstanding Young Faculty (2017-2020) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the Prof. M. J. Manohar Rao Award 2016 awarded to young scholars under the age of 35 from The Indian Econometric Society, for his research and development efforts. He also received the Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS) grant scheme under Quantitative Social Sciences (QSS) from SERB (2020-23) and was selected for J-PAL South Asia’s Indian Scholars Program (2021-2022) for his ongoing public health research.