Ashish Kumar Sedai

Ashish Kumar Sedai
University of Texas at Arlington | UTA · College of Business

Doctor of Philosophy

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August 2017 - present
Colorado State University
Position
  • PhD Student
May 2017 - present
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Position
  • Research Associate
May 2017 - present
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Position
  • Research Associate

Publications

Publications (36)
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This study moves beyond counting electrified households as the policy consensus on electrification and examines the effect of reliability of electricity on household’s welfare in India. We analyze two household surveys covering the period from 2005-2018, and examine the effect of additional hours of electricity using panel fixed effects instrumenta...
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This study shows how persistent agricultural shocks in Ethiopia affect education, health and labor outcomes through a time-use study of young people, aged 0-22. Leveraging the five rounds of the panel survey from 2002-2016, we use individual fixed effects and dynamic panel instrumental variable regressions to account for the unobserved heterogeneit...
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Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is crucial for reducing the danger posed by climate change. There are factors for and against democracies in achieving these desired reductions. Using data from 150 countries, we estimate the marginal emission intensity (i.e., the change in per-capita carbon dioxide emissions for a unit change in per-capita income)...
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The study examines the impact of environmental shocks on Children Time Use by Gender in India, Ethiopia, Peru and Vietnam using fixed effects estimates derived from the Young Lives Study Panel. We find that younger girls move more towards caring and chore responsibilities of the household with environmental shocks while older girls (>12 years) move...
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We examine the association between unpaid adult and child caregiving by older Americans and time allocated to labor supply, home production, leisure, and personal care. After controlling for time-invariant heterogeneity using panel time diaries, we find that older caregivers reported reduced time allocated to each domain fairly evenly overall. Howe...
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We quantify the welfare cost of depression among older Americans by estimating a panel VAR model of mental and physical health, labor supply, and consumption using data from the Health and Retirement Study. We use the estimated model and age sixty joint distribution of outcomes to simulate life-cycle paths with and without prevalence of depressive...
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This study looks at the relationship between corruption and foreign direct investment (FDI) in natural resources using a panel of 20 Latin American countries from 1995-2019. We find that lower levels of corruption have a positive and significant impact on resource FDI supporting the grabbing hand hypothesis. A one-point increase in the Corruption P...
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This study looks at the relationship between corruption and foreign direct investment (FDI) in natural resources using a panel of 20 Latin American countries from 1995-2019. We find that lower levels of corruption have a positive and significant impact on resource FDI supporting the grabbing hand hypothesis. A one-point increase in the Corruption P...
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Uneven electrification can be a source of welfare disparity. Given the recent progress of electrification in India, we analyze the differences in access and reliability of electric- ity, and its impact on household welfare for marginalized and dominant social groups by caste and religion. We carry out longitudinal analysis from a national survey, 2...
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This paper contributes to the literature on the impact of trade liberalization by investigating the core determinants and mechanisms driving self-employment during opening up the trade markets. The question of the precise impact of liberalization on self-employment has received less attention in the literature. The empirical work is applied for a p...
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This study examines the effects of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) on women's socioeconomic freedom and autonomy at the national level in India. We compare ROSCAs to agency based micro-credit schemes and analyze their effects using nationally representative longitudinal gender-disaggregated data from 2005 to 2012. Building on a th...
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The disproportionate burden of water collection, maintenance and service on women in developing economies calls for a juxtaposition of water infrastructure and gender differences at the household level. We use spatiotemporal data from the largest gender disaggregated human development survey in India, 2005-2012, and carry out econometric analyses u...
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This study examines the effect of reliability of electricity on gender differences in socio-economic status using a comprehensive set of labor and non-labor market outcomes in India. Using the temporal variation in household electricity hours from a large gender-disaggregated data set, we examine the effects of electricity reliability with individu...
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This study examines the effects of the rule of law on carbon-dioxide emissions using a large sample of countries for over a century. In principal, the turning point of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) is compared for a range of countries lying between autocracy and democracy. Using decadal data for 220 years (1790-2010) and 150 countries, we u...
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This study analyzes the effects of 'within community', Rotating and Saving Credit Associations (ROSCAs), on household welfare in India, and compares them to 'exogenous' Self-help groups (SHGs) and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). We use fixed effects estimations on the data derived from national panel survey, 2005-2012, to examine the effect...
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Uneven electrification can be a source of welfare disparity. Given the recent progress of electrification in India, we analyze the differences in access and reliability of electricity, and its impact on household welfare for marginalized and dominant social groups by caste and religion. We carry out longitudinal analysis from a national survey, 200...
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Uneven electrification can be a source of welfare disparity. Given the recent progress of electrification in India, we analyze the differences in access and reliability of electricity , and its impact on household welfare for marginalized and dominant social groups by caste and religion. We carry out longitudinal analysis from a national survey, 20...
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This study moves beyond counting electrified households as the policy consensus on electrification and examines the effect of reliability of electricity on household's welfare in India. We analyse two household surveys covering the period from 2005 to 2018, and examine the effect of additional hours of electricity using panel fixed effects instrume...
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This study examines the effect of quality of electrification on empowerment of women in terms of economic autonomy, agency, mobility, decision-making abilities, and time allocation in fuel collection in India. It moves beyond the consensus of counting electrified households as a measure of progress in gender parity, and analyzes how the quality of...
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This study moves beyond counting electrified households as the policy consensus on electrification and examines the effect of reliability of electricity on household welfare in India. We analyse two household surveys covering the period from 2005 to 2018, and examine the effect of additional hours of electricity using panel fixed effects instrument...
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This study analyzes the effects of structural market imperfections on wage growth in the Indian manufacturing following concerns over wage inequality post economic reforms, 1991. Using firm-level sales, expenditure, and wage data, we construct indices for market concentration, mark-up, and wage growth for 22 three-digit manufacturing industries for...
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The developed world faces a new bout of anxiety given the current status of technology development. To understand the anxiety, the historical perspective on the short- and long-run effects of technological progress on labour substitution, post the Great Depression, is traced. The present technological progress stands in contrast to what Keynes call...
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This study examines the cost and benefits of capital inflow in emerging economies and delineates equity and debt to examine the nature and trends of capital inflows in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS), East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa since their economic reforms. We adopt a two-step process to address endogeneity and to tease out...
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The study examines the nature and trends of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in India and China since their economic reforms especially after sub-prime crisis of 2008. We conduct empirical examination of relationship between FDI and economic growth. Management of FDI in global era is also seen to be of much importance.
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This study empirically analyses the relationship between market imperfections and wage growth in the Indian manufacturing sector, underscoring rising inequality and unemployment in the sector. Using concentration indices, Kaleckian "mark-up," and wage rate, relationships between market concentration, monopoly power, and wage growth are examined. A...
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The post-reform ‘Free market enterprise’ systems and forms of governance adopted in Indian manufacturing have been widely debated and argued to be associated with a jobless manufacturing growth. The study uses market concentration and monopoly power indices, post-reforms, to determine the level of competition and labour exploitation. A panel data r...
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The study analyzed the Indian manufacturing market structure with emphasis on the inherent differences between market concentration and monopoly power in the Indian manufacturing industry. To examine the market concentration, Hirschman Herfindahl and concentration ratio four indices were used. For monopoly power, Mark-up and Lerner's indices were u...
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A brief look at the prime macroeconomic variables affecting economic growth in the country confirms the key role of the Gross Domestic Savings in the process. This paper is an attempt to study the causal relationship between domestic saving and economic growth and the overall trend in gross domestic savings over the course of planned development in...

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