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Gaurav Datt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability.  Gaurav joined Monash Univeristy in August 2011. He has over twenty years of research and operational work experience in the development sector. He has worked in research positions at the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington D.C. Most recently, he worked at the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank's East Asia and South Asia Regions based in Sydney and Kathmandu. Analysis of poverty, income distribution and social policy has been the primary focus of Gaurav's work. He has published widely in professional journals and authored several poverty assessment reports for the World Bank. His work encompasses a range of countries including India, China, Egypt, Laos, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/view/gauravdatt/home


Research area keywords

  • poverty
  • inequality
  • development
  • labour

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Research Output

Is emigration of workers contributing to better schooling outcomes in Nepal?

Datt, G., Wang, L. C. & Badji, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Review of International Economics. 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

“Poverty and Growth in India over the Past Six Decades” – Authors' response to comment

Datt, G., Ravallion, M. & Murgai, R., Jan 2020, In : American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 102, 1, p. 30-31 2 p.

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A little help may be no help at all: size of scholarships and child labour in Nepal

Datt, G. & Uhe, L., 2019, In : Journal of Development Studies. 55, 6, p. 1158-1181 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures

Datt, G., Oct 2019, In : World Bank Economic Review. 33, 3, p. 551-572 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004–2013: how much do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter?

Datt, G., Oct 2019, In : Empirical Economics. 57, 4, p. 1103-1128 26 p.

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