Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay is a Professor in the economics department ("Economics and Planning Unit") at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 2004. His primary specialization is in Micro-Econometric methods applied to topics relating to Education, Labour and Political Economy in developing countries (especially India). These involve estimation using cross-sectional (NSSO, NFHS) and longitudinal data (YLS, LSMS). Recent topics of research include economic effects of HIV-AIDS and Cancer (Health), the impact of better school infrastructure on rural schooling attendance (Education) and changes in Intra-Household allocation of labour due to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Labour).
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2012.