Abhishek Tripathy


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I am a PhD Scholar in the Economics area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. My primary research interest lies in Development Economics. In particular, I am interested in studying the effect of Financial Inclusion on household-level decision-making and welfare outcomes. I am also investigating the role of bank account ownership by women in reducing their relative deprivation within households. Also, I am interested in using Network Theory to investigate how neighbourhood composition impacts homophilous behaviour of rural households in informal sharing networks. I have done my Master’s in Economics from BITS, Pilani campus (dual degree with Manufacturing Engineering). I then finished my MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, following which I worked in various Rural Marketing roles in the corporate sector for five years


Email : phd20abhishekt@iima.ac.in



Academic Degrees/Education

Ph.D. Programme in Management, Economics, IIMA

MBA, IIM Ranchi, 2015

MSc (Hons), Economics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, 2013

BE (Hons.), Manufacturing Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, 2013

Research Interests

  • Financial Inclusion and Saving behavior of rural households

  • Digital Financial Inclusion of women and household-level welfare outcomes

  • Financial Inclusion and its impacts on informal network structure in villages

  • Intra-household income inequality