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Babu N.S. Dasari

Babu N.S. Dasari, Ph.D.
Director of Online Education and Development
Lecturer
Rutgers University
#317 Armitage Hall
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: 856-225-6787
Email: babu.dasari@rutgers.edu
http://economics.camden.rutgers.edu/faculty/babu-n-s-dasari/

About Dr. Dasari

Dr. Dasari took the B.A. (Economics, Mathematics and Statistics) and M.A. Economics at the Nagarjuna University, India from 1991-96, and obtained his M.Phil  in Applied Economics at the Center for Development Studies (CDS) affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India in 1998. Between 1999 and 2001, he was associated with Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, India, and conducted research in corporate finance, financial management and strategic management. Dr. Dasari earned a doctorate in Economics from one of the premier social science research institutes in India – Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) affiliated to the University of Madras in 2005.

Dr. Dasari has been a consultant at the Development Research Group, the World Bank, Washington D.C. between 2005 and 2008. At the World Bank, he has been involved in two projects: 1) Tracking land – caste nexus in a South Indian village for a period of 140 years and 2) Several rounds of data from 450 villages in South India are processed and analyzed for evaluating the impact and performance of Panchayats (local village governments) by the passage of 73rd constitutional amendment in 1993. Dr. Dasari has also been a consultant at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, (CASI), University of Pennsylvania between 2008 and 2010. At CASI, he has been actively involved in projects pertaining to ‘Higher Education in India’ and ‘Maoist Movement in India’.

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Public Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Agricultural and Rural Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Globalization and Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Village Studies and Field Work

Publications

  • Political Economy of Irrigation Development and Patterns of Spatial Inequalities across Agro-climatic Regions of Krishna District, circa. 1850-2001, Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 31, No. 3, (July – September, 2012).
  • Land, Caste and Economic Mobility: A Village in Delta Andhra, in Rao G.N., and D.Narasimha Reddy (eds.), Rural Transformation: Perspectives from Village Studies in Andhra Pradesh, Daanish Books, New Delhi (2008)
  • Land, Caste and Economic Mobility: A Village Case Study in Delta Andhra, in Rao G.N., (Ed) Abstracts of Papers: Village Re-surveys, Kerala Programme on Local Level Development, Thiruvananthapuram, (August, 2002)

Paper under review for Possible Publications

  • Cost – Consequence Analysis of Depressive Episode Treatment,” Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, June 2014, with Jakovljevic Mihajlo, Yamada Testuji, Chen Chia Ching, Stevanovic Dejan, Jovanovic Mirjana, Nikic Djuricic Katarina, Biorac Nenad, Mihajlovic Goran, Jankovic Slobodan

Presentations

  • Land, Caste and Economic Mobility: A Study from Deltaic Andhra, C.1866-2001, presented at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai- INDIA. (July 14, 2005)
  • Land, Caste and Economic Mobility: A Study in Deltaic Andhra, C.1866-2001, presented at the Madras School of Economics, Chennai, INDIA. (October 17, 2003)
  • Land, Caste and Economic Mobility: A Case Study from Delta Andhra, presented at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai as a part of Village Re-surveys project by Kerala Research Programme on Local Level Development, Thiruvananthapuram, INDIA.( August 30, 2002)
  • Dynamics of Land and Caste in a Deltaic Village: A Case Study of Nandivada in Krishna District, presented at Warrangal, INDIA. (October 30, 1999)

Research Experience

  • Consultant, the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (2008 – 2010)
  • Consultant, the World Bank 1818 H Street NW Washington DC USA (2005 – 2008)
  • Research Fellow, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, INDIA (2001 – 2004)
  • Research Fellow, Kerala Research Programme on Local Level Development, Thiruvanathapuram, INDIA (1998 – 2003)
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, INDIA (1998 – 2001)

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer, Economics Department, Rutgers University – Camden, Fall 2012 to Present.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Rutgers University – Camden, Spring 2012
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Temple University, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Spring 2011, Fall 2011.
  • Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Temple University, Spring 2011.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor – Business, Economics & Health Dept. and Mathematics Dept. Arcadia University, Summer 2010 – Spring 2011.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor – Fox School of Business, Statistics Department, Temple University, Spring 2008 – Fall 2010

Professional and University Services

  • Director, Online Education and Development, Department of Economics, Rutgers University – Camden, Spring 2014 to Present.
  • Senator, Rutgers University, Fall 2013 to Present.
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee- Building on Faculty Excellence, Rutgers University, Spring 2014
  • Member, Academic Council, Madras Institute of Development Studies, India, 2003 – 2004.
  • Member, Scholarship Selection Committee for Economically Backward Students, P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science, India, 1993 – 1994

Grants and Fellowships

  • GE Human Capital Fund was approved to undertake research on “Higher Education in India” with Dr. Devesh Kapur, 2008 – 2009. Learning Beyond Averages (LBA) funding by World Bank was approved for a joint-work titled ‘Tracking Land and Caste Mobility in an Indian Village 1866-2001’, with Dr. Vijayendra Rao, 2005 – 2006.
  • Ford Foundation fellowship at Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai, INDIA, 1998 – 2001.
  • Institute fellowship at Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, INDIA, 1996 – 1998.

Field Experience

  • 18 months of field work on land, caste and economic mobility in a village in Andhra Pradesh in South India, 2001 – 2003.
  • 6 months of field work on operation of land markets in a village in Andhra Pradesh South India, 1997 – 1998.

Courses Taught

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