Prakarsh Singh is a Senior Economist and Science Manager at Global Talent Management, PXT, Amazon.

At Amazon, he has worked on Econometrics and Machine Learning models related to Impact of COVID-19 on Worker Productivity, Behavioral nudges for Managers, Network Analysis, Marketing Optimization, Downstream Impact of Brand Awareness and Creatives Valuation. Prior to Amazon, he was a professor of development economics at Amherst College, Massachusetts with twenty peer-reviewed publications in economics journals.

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2011. He has an MRes. and a BSc. in Economics also from the London School of Economics.

He has received research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, UNU-WIDER, Fordham University, and several state governments in India (Punjab, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan).

He has published in The European Economic Review, The Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, The Economics of Education Review, The Journal of Development Studies, Journal of African Economies, Defence and Peace Economics, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal and The Journal of Economic Education.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2016 and became an IZA Research Fellow in November 2021.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10390
forthcoming in: Journal of Punjab Studies
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10094
published in: Eastern Economic Journa, 2018, 44, 18-29
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10085
published in: The Journal of Development Studies (August 8, 2016): 1–21. doi:10.1080/00220388.2016.1208176.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10084
Published as Singh, P. and S. Mitra (2017). "Incentives, Information and Malnutrition: Evidence from an experiment in India", European Economic Review, vol 93, pages 24-46.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10048
published as 'Searching for religious discrimination among childcare workers' in: Review of Development Economics, first published 29 January 2020