Ashish K. Sedai

Ashish K. Sedai

PhD Candidate Economics

Colorado State University


Ashish K. Sedai is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Colorado State University (CSU). Before coming to CSU in 2017, he completed his Master’s from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Delhi from 2012-2017. His research papers have been published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Energy Economics, World Development and The Energy Journal. He has also worked as a consultant, specializing in applied economic development research for the World Bank, United Nations and 2M Research. He will be in the job market in Fall, 2021


  • Development Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Gender Studies


  • PhD Economics [expected], 2021

    Colorado State University

  • M. Phil Economics, 2015

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • Bachelors in Economics, 2010

    University of Delhi

Teaching Experience


Instructor, Economics

Colorado State University

Jul 2019 – Present USA

– Economics of International Trade and Finance

– Gender in the Economy, Principles of Macroeconomics

– Principles of Macroeconomics


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Economics

Colorado State University

Aug 2017 – Jun 2019 USA
– Econometrics, Principles of Macroeconomics & Microeconomics

Assistant Professor, Economics

University of Delhi

Jul 2012 – Jun 2017 India

– Economic Development, Econometrics

– Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, Mathematics for Economics

– Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economy State & Society, Industrial Economics



Does reliable electrification reduce gender differences? Evidence from India

This study examines the effect of reliability of electricity on gender differences in socio-economic status using a comprehensive set of labor and non-labor market outcomes in India. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 185

Electrification and socio-economic empowerment of women in India

Using the India Human Development Survey, we examine the effect of reliability of electrification on empowerment of women in terms of economic autonomy, agency, mobility and decision-making abilities, underscoring the labor market and respite effects of service reliability. The Energy Journal 43

Flickering lifeliness

Electrification and household welfare in India, Energy Economics 94

Friends and benefits?

Endogenous Rotating Savings and Credit Associations as alternative for women empowerment in India, World Development 145C

History of anxiety and possibility

Revisiting Keynes’s Technological Unemployment. Economic & Political Weekly 54.

Wage determination under imperfect competition

This study empirically analyses the relationship between market imperfections and wage growth in the Indian manufacturing sector, underscoring rising inequality and unemployment in the sector.Economic&Political Weekly 52, 77 .