Dr. Atul Mehta


Research Assistant Professor

Educational Details:

  • Fellow Programme in Management in Economics from Indian Institute of Management

Academic Experience :

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, SRM University, Delhi-NCR Campus, 2016-2017

Other Professional Experience:

  • Research Associate, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, 2007-2009.
  • Senior Research Officer, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur, 2009-2011

Achievements and Awards:

  • Received the Best Paper Award for paper titled “Direct Financial Intermediation and Poor in Rural India – Micro Credit Under Self-help Group Bank Linkage Programme” presented at the Great Lakes –Union Bank 5th Annual Finance Conference by Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai on January 27, 2015
  • Received full scholarship from Central Bank of Sri Lanka to present a paper titled “What form of Financial Development Works Best for Poor in Rural India?” at the 8th International Research Conference on December 7, 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. My paper was one of the eight papers selected for presentation from submissions received across countries. 
  • Financial sector development, Financial Inclusion,
  • Poverty
  • Inequality
  • Healthcare management  

Selected Publications:

  • Mehta, A. & Bhattacharya, J. What works best for the poor in rural India – Poverty-lending approach or financial systems approach?. South Asia Economic Journal (Sage)(forthcoming) (ABDC Journal Ranking – ‘C’ and Scopus indexed )
  • Mehta, A. & Bhattacharya, J. Channels of financial sector development and rural-urban consumption inequality in India. International Journal of Social Economics (Emerald) (forthcoming) (ABDC Journal Ranking – ‘B’ and Scopus indexed )
  • Mehta, A. & Bhattacharya, J. (2016). The Role of Household-level Characteristics in Predicting the Unbanked in Rural India: A Comparison of Eastern and Western Regions. The IUP Journal of Applied Economics (IUP Publications), 15(4). (ABDC Journal Ranking – ‘C’)
  • Mehta, A. (2015). Financial Inclusion Links to Energy Poverty in India. EPRA International Journal of Economic and Business Review, 3(4).
  • Sinha, A., & Mehta, A. (2014). Causal Analysis of India’s Energy-led Growth and CO2 Emission (1960-2010). Indian Journal of Economics & Business, 3(1). (ABDC Journal Ranking – ‘C’)
  • Mehta, A. & Sinha, A. (2011). Net Elasticity: A thought beyond ceteris paribus. Management Canvas, December 2011, IIM Indore.
  • Parida, P.C. & Mehta, A. (2009). Public Finance. Quarterly Review of the Economy, July 2009, NCAER, New Delhi.
  • Parida, P.C. & Mehta, A. (2009). Public Finance. Quarterly Review of the Economy, April 2009, NCAER, New Delhi.
  • Parida, P.C. & Mehta, A. (2008). India’s balance of payments in 2008-09. Macrotrack, December 2008, NCAER, New Delhi.
  • Sinha, A. & Mehta A. (2012). Elasticity to Sensitivity Analysis of Demand: A Journey beyond Ceteris Paribus published by Archers & Elevators, Bangalore, July 2012

Working Papers:

  • Bhattacharya, J. & Mehta, A. (2015). What Discriminates the Welfare Outcomes of Children in India – A Multiple Discriminant Analysis in Selected States, Working Paper No. 03/014, Indian Institute of Management Indore.