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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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Where India Goes named among best non-fiction books of the decade by The Hindu

By Nazar Khalid, on January 2nd, 2020

Diane and Dean's book Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste has been named among the best non-fiction books the decade by The Hindu. Reviewing for The Hindu, Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta observes, "This is aRead More..

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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..