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Dr. Atul Mehta

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Educational Details:

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

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

Courses: Microeconomics for Business Decisions, Macroeconomics, Business Analytics

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. (2017) What works best for the poor in rural India – Poverty-lending approach or financial systems approach?. South Asia Economic Journal, 18(2). (Sage) (ABDC Journal Ranking – ‘C’ and Scopus indexed )
  • Mehta, A. & Bhattacharya, J. (2017) Channels of financial sector development and rural-urban consumption inequality in India. International Journal of Social Economics. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-05-2015-0117  (Emerald) (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

National/International Seminars, Conferences:

  • Presented a Paper titled “Age-appropriate education in India – a state-wise analysis” at the National Seminar on “Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls” by NIRD&PR, Hyderabad on February 27 – March 1, 2017.
  • Presented a Paper titled “What form of Financial Development Works Best for Poor in Rural India?” at the 8th International Research Conference on “Global Economic Challenges and Implications for Macroeconomic Policy Making in Emerging Market Economies” by Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 7, 2015.
  • Presented a Paper titled “Formal versus semi-formal credit: what really benefits the poor and the poorest? - Evidence from rural India” at the International Conference on “Institutions, Reforms and Economic Development” by School of Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China on September 19-20, 2015
  • Presented a Paper titled “Does Finance Really Bridges the Rural-urban Gap? – Evidence from India” at the 47th Money, Macro and Finance Research Group Annual Conference by Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK on September 9-11, 2015
  • Presented a Paper titled “Direct Financial Intermediation and Poor in Rural India – Micro Credit Under Self-help Group Bank Linkage Programme” at the Great Lakes –Union Bank 5th Annual Finance Conference by Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai on January 27, 2015
  • Presented a Paper titled “Family as an Institutional Determinant of Banking Participation in India” at the International Conference on Financial Inclusion: Issues, Opportunities And Challenges by Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad on December 29-30, 2014
  • Presented a Paper titled “What Households are Unbanked in Rural India” at the 51st Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES) in Punjabi University Patiala on December 12-14, 2014
  • Presented a Paper titled “Timely Elementary Education in India” in the National Seminar on “Flagship Programmes: Impact, Problems & Challenges Ahead” Organised by National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad on November 19-21, 2014
  • Presented a Paper titled “What Discriminates the Households from Being Banked in Rural India – a comparison of Eastern and Western Region” in the 3rd International Workshop on Inclusive Finance Organised by Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur on October 31- November 2, 2014 
  • Presented a Paper titled “Linking Energy Poverty to Financial Inclusion in India – A State-wise Analysis” in the 7th Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Doctoral Colloquium Organised by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad on December 9-10, 2013
  • Presented a Paper in the International Conference and Workshop on Computational and Financial Econometrics Organised by the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur on December 27-29, 2012
  • Participated in the Advanced Workshop & Tutorial on Operations Research (AWTOR) 2012 Sponsored by Operations Research Society of India, Ahmedabad Chapter Organised by Indian Institute of Management Indore on August 22-25, 2012
  • Presented a Paper titled Strategic Software Quality Control: A Case of Indian Corporate Banking at the 15th Annual Convention of the Strategic Management Forum Organised by Indian Institute of Management Indore on May 3-5, 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.

Academic Experience :

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