My research deals with the Economics of Religion, Political Economy of Conflicts,
Political Economy of Statistics, Law and Economics, and Indian History. 

"Khusro dariyaa prem kaa, jo ulti waa ki dhaar| Jo ubaraa so doob gayaa, jo doobaa
so paar||" 



Infirmities in NSSO Data for Nagaland (with Ankush Agrawal), Economic and Political Weekly (2014)


A model of state secularism, Quality & Quantity (2014)


Nagaland's Demographic Somersault (with Ankush Agarwal), Economic and Political Weekly (2013)


A Bayesian model of religious conversion, Quality & Quantity (2013)


A model of secularism in the state of nature, Quality and Quantity (2013)

Contributions to Books


Prosecuting Corruption in India: Evidence from Karnataka (with Babu P. G. and Poonam Mehra), India Development Report 2012-13 (2012)


A Correlation Between Stress Rupture Test Results and Normalized Oxide Scale Thickness for Reheater Tubes of 210 MW Fossil Boilers, Creep & Fracture in High Temperature Components: Design & Life Assessment Issues (2005)

Working Papers


Eastern Hurdles to the Modi Government’s Foreign Policy, Future Directions International (2015)


Searching for Pacific climate change solutions, New Zealand International Review, 40:1, pp. 18-21 (2015)

On the use of NSSO data in the Sachar Committee Report (with Ankush Agrawal), Manuscript (2014)


Pakistan’s Fragile Periphery, Future Directions International Associate Paper (2014)

Book Reviews

Book review: Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy by Deepak Nayyar, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 49, No. 1 (forthcoming) (2015)

Book review: Economics: A Primer for India by G. Omkarnath, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 254-256 (2014)

Book review: Preference, Value, Choice, and Welfare by Daniel M. Hausman, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 1052-1054 (2013)

Book review: The Political Economy of Terrorism by Walter Enders and Todd Sandler, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 1054-1057 (2013)

Popular Press


The Bangladeshi Bugbear, Bangalore Mirror (2015)



Modi and Hindi (2015)