Tirthatanmoy Das is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). He earned a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2012. Prior to joining IIMB, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Central Florida from 2014 to 2017, and at Temple University from 2012 to 2014. He also worked at Oxus Research and Investments (New Delhi, India) as an economist from 2003 to 2007.
Das’s research area spans labor economics, econometrics, health economics and behavioral economics. He focuses on interpersonal heterogeneity, government policies and their impact on workers' labor market, and health outcomes. In particular, he studies the role of multidimensional abilities, psychological traits, and government policies in determining workers' education, earnings, occupational choices, and search behavior. His research also includes developmental issues in India where he studies the impact of government policies, and economic reforms on education, health, and labor market outcomes. In short, he analyzes policy oriented human developmental issues in developed, as well in developing economies.
Das's research utilizes structural, as well as reduced form estimations. To perform complex nonlinear structural estimations, he applies algorithms (e.g. genetic algorithm, simulating annealing) used in other disciplines such as computational biology, bio-engineering etc. For the reduced form estimations, he primarily focuses on the empirical identification of the causalities based on data from natural experiments.
Tirthatanmoy Das joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2013.