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Nazar Khalid

Research Fellow

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Nazar holds an MPhil in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Before joining r.i.c.e, he was a Research Assistant at Ranchi University, where he worked on  Aadhaar and the Public Distribution System in Jharkhand. He was also a consultant at the Centre for Budget and Governance Advocacy in New Delhi. His research interests include social networks, discrimination and social attitudes, education and food security.

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Measuring open defecation in India using survey questions: evidence from a randomized survey experiment published in BMJ Open

By Nazar Khalid, on October 10th, 2019

BMJ Open published "Measuring open defecation in India using survey questions: evidence from a randomized survey experiment"  co-authored by  Sangita, Nikhil, Dean and Diane (with Divya Mary, Neeta Goel, Sujatha Srinivasan, Ajaykumar Tannirkulam and Radu Ban). Reducing open defecation inRead More..

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Alex Tabarrok reviews AIR: Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretense

By Nazar Khalid, on September 19th, 2019

 Alex Tabarrok, a professor of economics at the George Mason University, recently reviewed Dean’s latest book Air: Pollution, Climate Change and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretence on his blog Marginal Revolution. He lauds Dean’s efforts in ‘accurately explain[g] academicRead More..

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Dean's new book 'AIR' reviewed in Hindustan Times

By Nazar Khalid, on September 10th, 2019

Hindustan Times recently published a review of Dean's new book AIR: Pollution, Climate Change and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretense by Sudhirendar Sharma.  Some excerpts from the review: "Air provides a nuanced understanding on air pollution and the country’s deepRead More..

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"Cooking with gas, not wood." Read Sangita and Aashish's piece in The Hindu

By Nazar Khalid, on August 28th, 2019

Sangita and Aashish's article addresses some popular myths around the use of traditional chulha (earthen/brick stove) and why there is a reluctance to switch over to LPG stoves. This reluctance is observed even when LPG stove protects from several harmfulRead More..