Arjun S. Bedi

Research Fellow

Institute of Social Studies

Arjun Singh Bedi is Professor of Development Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Prior to joining ISS in 1999, he held positions at the University of Bonn (1998-99) and Columbia University (1996-98). In 2013-2014 he was visiting professor at Georgetown University's campus in Doha. His research focuses on labour and human resource economics in developing countries. His work has been published in several international economics and development studies journals including European Economic Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Health Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Applied Economics, Labour Economics, Economics of Transition,Economics of Education Review and World Development.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2007.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11460
Luis Artavia-Mora, Arjun S. Bedi, Matthias Rieger
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10965
Maazullah, Arjun S. Bedi
published as 'Returns to Interest-free Microcredit: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in Pakistan' in: Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2022, 14 (2), 93 - 107
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10939
published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2020, 56 (2), 431 - 448
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10903
published as 'Social insurance reform and workers’ compensation' in: Labour Economics, 2022, 78, 102214
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10902
Bhaskar Chakravorty, Arjun S. Bedi
published in: Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 2019, 62 (2), 173–199
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9871
Luis Artavia-Mora, Arjun S. Bedi, Matthias Rieger
published in European Economic Review, 2017, 92, 133-145
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9833
published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2017, 176, 133-141
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6226
revised version published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2014, 57 (2), 349-386
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6048
published in: Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 2013, 22 (1), 94-115
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5462
revised version published as 'Interest in School and Educational Success in Portugal' in: Journal of Educational Research, 2017, 110 (6), 589 - 603
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4623
published as 'The Dynamics of Job Creation and Job Destruction in an African Economy: Evidence from Ethiopia' in: Journal of African Economies, 2013, 22(5), 651-692
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4361
Manasi Bhattacharya, Arjun S. Bedi, Amrita Chhachhi
published in: World Development, 2011, 39 (9), 1676–1689
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3658
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (1), 116-125
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3579
Ana Iturriza, Arjun S. Bedi, Robert Sparrow
published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2011, 59 (4), 811-837
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3358
Carla Calero, Arjun S. Bedi, Robert Sparrow
published in: World Development, 2009, 37 (6), 1143-1154
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2136
published in: Ravi Kanbur and Jan Svejnar (eds.), Labor Markets and Economic Development, Routledge, 2009