Researching the politics of development



Dr Subhasish Dey



Subhasish is Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at The University of Warwick. He is  a Research Associate with ESID on the MGNREGA project in India. He completed his PhD at the Economics Department of the University of Manchester in January 2016. By training he is an empirical development economist.


Subhasish’s primary research interests are in the field of development economics and applied microeconomics. His work largely focuses on social policies and their impact on poverty; and on the political economy of these social policies in the context of India.

ESID publications

Dey, S. and K. Sen (2016). ‘Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding? Evidence from village council elections in India‘, ESID Working Paper No. 63. Manchester.

Recent publications

Dey, S. and Bedi, A. (2010). ‘The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Birbhum’, Economic and Political Weekly, XLV(41), 9 October.
Dey, S. (2010). ‘Evaluating the impact of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme: The case of Birbhum District, West Bengal, India’, ISS Working Paper No. 490, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, January.
Dey, S. and Imai, K. (2014). ‘Workfare as collateral: The case of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) of India’, Economic Discussion Paper No. 1412, Economics Department, University of Manchester.

Other roles

Subhasish has worked on research projects with UNU-WIDER, Helsinki; Manchester City Council; and the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester. He also has seven years’ experience of working with the government of West Bengal, India, in the field of rural development.

Further information

For more information, view Subhasish’s University of Manchester profile.