Dr. Jyotsna Rosario | Vidyashilp University Faculty

Dr. Jyotsna Rosario

Assistant Professor (Economics)
Former Research Manager, Tamil Nadu Household Panel Survey Project,
Madras Institute of Development Studies.
Former Economics Faculty at Doranda College,
Ranchi University, Ranchi
Ph.D. in Economics
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Biography
Professional Education
Research Interests
Selected Publications
Biography

Dr. Jyotsna Rosario is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vidyashilp University (VU). Before joining VU, she worked as the Research Manager of the Tamil Nadu Household Panel Survey Project at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai. She holds a Ph.D from the Madras School of Economics, University of Madras. Her doctoral research examines critical concerns related to public elementary education in Indian states, which hinder the successful implementation of the Right to Education Act. She also holds a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Economics from Ranchi University, Ranchi, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai. Her M.Phil dissertation examined the interlinkages between income inequality and educational inequality in Indian states. Her main research areas are the economics of education, developmental economics, and public finance. Prior to her Ph.D, she taught undergraduate courses in economics.

Professional Education
Ph.D. in Economics, Madras School of Economics, University of Madras, (2024)
Ph.D. Thesis title: Elementary Education in Indian States: Equalization Transfers, Outcome Efficiency and Attendance Predictors
M.Phil. in Economics, University Department of Economics, Ranchi University, Ranchi (2015-16) M.Phil.
Thesis title: A Study on The Relationship Between Income Inequality and Educational Inequality in India
M.A. in Economics, Loyola College, University of Madras, Chennai, (2012-14)
M.A Dissertation Title: Educational Disparities Across States in India : A Study Based on Education Gini Coefficients
B. A. in Economics, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi University, Ranchi, (2009-2012).

Research Interests
  • Economics of Education- public education and its financing, barriers to education, education outcome efficiency, educational inequality
  • Public Finance- public provision of merit goods such as health and education, fiscal equalisation, expenditure efficiency
  • Developmental Economics- interlinkages between education, health and economic development; measurement and redressal of economic and social inequality

Selected Publications
  • Rosario, J., & Shanmugam, K. R. (2021). Determining fiscal equalization transfers for elementary education to Indian States. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 1–22.
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  • Rosario, J., & Shanmugam, K. R. (2023). Impact of transfers on elementary education expenditure and measuring equalisation transfers to Indian States. Indian Economic Review, 1-28.
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Dr. Jyotsna Rosario is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vidyashilp University (VU). Before joining VU, she worked as the Research Manager of the Tamil Nadu Household Panel Survey Project at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai. She holds a PhD from the Madras School of Economics, University of Madras. Her doctoral research examines critical concerns related to public elementary education in Indian states, which hinder the successful implementation of the Right to Education Act. She also holds a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Economics from Ranchi University, Ranchi, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai. Her M.Phil dissertation examined the interlinkages between income inequality and educational inequality in Indian states. Her main research areas are the economics of education, developmental economics, and public finance. Prior to her Ph.D, she taught undergraduate courses in economics.

Ph.D. in Economics, Madras School of Economics, University of Madras, (2024)
Ph.D. Thesis title: Elementary Education in Indian States: Equalization Transfers, Outcome Efficiency and Attendance Predictors
M.Phil. in Economics, University Department of Economics, Ranchi University, Ranchi (2015-16) M.Phil.
Thesis title: A Study on The Relationship Between Income Inequality and Educational Inequality in India
M.A. in Economics, Loyola College, University of Madras, Chennai, (2012-14)
M.A Dissertation Title: Educational Disparities Across States in India : A Study Based on Education Gini Coefficients
B. A. in Economics, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi University, Ranchi, (2009-2012).
  • Economics of Education- public education and its financing, barriers to education, education outcome efficiency, educational inequality
  • Public Finance- public provision of merit goods such as health and education, fiscal equalisation, expenditure efficiency
  • Developmental Economics- interlinkages between education, health and economic development; measurement and redressal of economic and social inequality
  • Rosario, J., and Shanmugam, K. R. (2021). Determining fiscal equalization transfers for elementary education to Indian States. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 1–22.
    Read More
  • Rosario, J., and Shanmugam, K. R. (2023). Impact of transfers on elementary education expenditure and measuring equalisation transfers to Indian States. Indian Economic Review, 1-28.
    Read More
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