Umakant Dash

 

Professor and Head
Room No.: HSB 331G
Tel: +91 44 2257 4501
E-Mail: dash@iitm.ac.in

 

 

Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. (Economics) from IIT Kanpur – 1996
  • M.A (Economics) from Central University, Hyderabad – 1992
  • B.A from Utkal University – 1990

Courses and Teaching Interests:

  • International Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Options Futures and Other Derivatives
  • Health Economics, Economics

Research Interests:

  • Financial Economics
  • Health Policy Analysis, Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes
  • Inter-industry Analysis

Area of Doctoral Research:

  • Energy Economics

Area of Post Doctoral Research:

  • Health and Hospital Management

Recent Publications (Latest titles):

A. Papers in Referred Journals:

  1. Exchange Rate and Service Exports from India: A Nonlinear ARDL Analysis; Economics Bulletin (Forthcoming)
  2. Unraveling the Contextual Factors Mediating Illness Response Using Mixed Methodology: The Case of Re-Emerging Infectious Disease in Kerala, India” Journal of Health Management, Volume 20 Number 2 (April-June, 2018).  (co-author Sivaja K Nair)
  3. Effects of economic growth towards government health financing of Indian states: an assessment from a fiscal space perspective, Journal of Asian Public Policy, Nov 2017, DOI: 10.1080/17516234.2017.1396950. (co-author: Deepak Kumar Behera)
  4. Impact of GDP and tax revenue on health care financing: An empirical investigation from Indian states Theoretical and Applied Economics; Volume XXIV (2017), No. 2(611), summer, pp. 249-262. (co-author: Deepak Kumar Behera)
  5. Do Exchange Rate Movements Affect India’s Services Exports? Evidence from ARDL Bounds Testing Approach. International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 2017, 8(3), 180. (co-author: Manoranjan Sahoo and Suresh Babu M)
  6. Health Seeking Behaviour among Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups: A case study of Nilgiris; Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, Vol. 9(4), pp 74-83, April 2017 (co-author: Veenapani Rajeev Verma and Sumirtha Gandhi)
  7. Long run sustainability of current account balance of China and India: New evidence from combined cointegration test; Intellectual Economics; Volume 10, Issue 2, August 2016, Pages 78-91(co-author: Manoranjan Sahoo and Suresh Babu M)
  8. Current account sustainability in SAARC economies: Evidence from combined cointegration approach; Theoretical and Applied Economics; Volume XXIII (2016), No. 4(609), Winter, pp. 281-298 (co-author: Manoranjan Sahoo and Suresh Babu M)
  9. “Nexus between Public Health Expenditure and Income: Empirical Evidence from Indian States” Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Vol XI, 6(44), Fall 2016, 1067-76.  (co-author: Deepak Kumar Behera) [Scopus/EBSCO/RePEc]
  10. “Consolidation in Indian Banking: Does Size Matter?” Decision (September 2016) 43(3):223–238, DOI 10.1007/s40622-016-0133-5 , (Co-author: Asish Saha) (Springer Publication) [EBSCO/ProQuest]

Book Chapters:

  1. “Health and Nutrition” in Tamil Nadu Human Development Report 2017, Academic Foundation, 2017.
  2. ‘Tamil Nadu 1980s-2005: a Success story in India’ in Balabanova D, Makee M and Mills A (eds). ‘Good health at low cost’ 25 years on. What makes a successful health system? London: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, pp159-192, 2011. http://ghlc.lshtm.ac.uk/files/2011/10/GHLC-book_Chapter-6.pdf [Citation: 06]
  3. A Structural Decomposition Analysis of Energy use changes during 1979-80 to 1991-92”; Published in “Econometric Studies of Economic Reforms in India” ed. by Prof. V.V.N. Somayajulu, pp 534-541, Academic Foundation, Ghaziabad, 2000. (co-author Prof. K K Saxena)
  4. “Allocation of Fixed Resources in Input-Output – Liner Programming Model- A Summary Review”, Published in “Indian Economy in Input-Output Framework” ed. by Prof. V.V.N. Somayajulu & K N Prasad, pp 262-276, Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 2000. (co-author Prof. K K Saxena & S C Dhal)
  5. “Energy Intensity Analysis: An Input-Output Framework” Published in “Indian Economy in Input-Output Framework” ed. by Prof. V.V.N. Somayajulu & K N Prasad, pp 363-374, Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 2000. (co-author Prof. K K Saxena)

Papers presented/published in International Conference Proceedings (Latest 10s):

  1. “The Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on India’s Services Exports: Implications for Long Run Current Account Sustainability” at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Association of Indian Economic and Financial Studies (AIEFS) held at Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS), Bhubaneswar during 31st July and 1st August 2017.
  2. Access To Health Care And Health Seeking Behavior Among Elderly In India”, presented at the 11th international Health Economics Association world Congress, Boston, 12-15 July 2015. (Co-authors: Sumirtha Gandhi and Veenapani Rajiv Verma)
  3. “Traversing The Margins: Access To Healthcare And Seeking Behavior Among Nomadic Pastoralists Along The Conflict Areas Of Jammu And Kashmir”, presented at the 11th international Health Economics Association world Congress, Boston, 12-15 July 2015. (Co-authors: Veenapani Rajiv Verma and Sumirtha Gandhi)
  4. “The Effectiveness of Health Expenditure on Health related Developmental Goals and Targets in South-East Asia Region” presented at the 3rd International Conference on Public Policy, Singapore, 28-30th June 2017 (Co-author: Deepak Kumar Behera)
  5. Veenapani Verma, Sumirtha Gandhi and Umakant Dash; “Comparative Analysis of Horizontal Inequity in Healthcare Utilization for Geriatric Care in India: Comparison of Two Survey Rounds” presented in the International Conference on Health Economics, Management & Policy, Health Economics ’17, March 24-25th 2017, Istanbul.
  6. Veenapani Verma, Sumirtha Gandhi and Umakant Dash; “Demand and Supply Side Barriers to Health Care Utilisation among the Transhumant Tribes of Jammu and Kashmir” presented in the International Conference on Health Economics, Management & Policy, Health Economics ’17, March 24-25th 2017, Istanbu
  7. Deepak Kumar Behera & Umakant Dash “Do conducive macro-fiscal policies affect public health expenditure: Evidence from Indian States”, presented in the 6th Dr. Raja J. Chelliah memorial conference on public economics and policy, 23-24th March, 2017, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi.
  8. Manoranjan Sahoo, M Suresh Babu, and Umakant Dash, “Do Exchange Rate Movements Affect India’s Services Exports? Evidence from ARDL Bounds Testing Approach” in 7th International Conference on Economics, Trade and Development (ICETD 2017), March 10-12, 2017, in Paris, France
  9. “Effects of Economic Growth on assessing fiscal space for health: Empirical Evidence from Indian states”, International conference on Public finance and public policy, 19th -20th January 2017. Organizer: Centre for Training and research in public finance and policy, Centre for studies in social sciences, Calcutta. (with Deepak Behera)
  10. “Impact of Fiscal capacity in financing health care in India: Implication for Universal Health Coverage” 37th Annual Conference of IASP on “Population and Sustainable Development”, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, Dec 7-9, 2016. (with Deepak Behera)

Working Papers and Research Reports:

  1. Karan, A., Chakraborty, A., Matela, H., Srivastava, S., Selvaraj, S., Kattoor, E. J., Ramakrishnan, L., Arumugam,T., Dash, U., Muraleedharan, V.R., Vaidyanathan, G. Process Evaluation Report of Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, Tamil Nadu., Public Health Foundation of India, 2017. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317493128_Process_Evaluation_Report_of_Chief_Minister%27s_Comprehensive_Health_Insurance_Scheme_Tamil_Nadu
  2. Montu Bose, Indranil Mukhopadhyay and Sakthivel Selvaraj, Girija Vaidyanathan, Umakant Dash, Srabani Nath, and V.R. Muraleedharan (2017) State Health Accounts, Tamil Nadu: 2013-14; PHFI, New Delhi, 2017
  3. Key Indicators of Morbidity Utilization and Health Expenditure-Tamil Nadu (with Anup Karan, Swati Srivastava, Arpita Chakraborty, VR Muraleedharan, Girija Vaidyanathan) PHFI New Delhi. 2016
  4. Systematic review of various interventions and approaches used for enhancing poverty reduction and development of ‘within country migration’ London: EPPI Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University College London. (with Suresh Babu, G Arun Kumar and Vijay Baskar). 2016
    https://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/CMS/Portals/0/PDF%20reviews%20and%20summaries/Protocol%20within%20country%20migration.pdf
  5. Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence on the Impact of Microfinance on the Poor in South Asia, EPPI‑Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London. (with G Arun Kumar and Suresh Babu). 2016
  6. Umakant Dash and VR Muraleedharan, “How Equitable is Employees’ State Insurance Scheme in India?: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu” (submitted to DFID, UK, June 2011). http://resyst.lshtm.ac.uk/resources/how-equitable-employees%E2%80%99-state-insurance-scheme-india-case-study-tamil-nadu
  7. Debashis Acharya, Girija Vaidyanathan, VR Muraleedharan, Upandand Pani, Umakant Dash and Vaishnavi SD, “Do the Poor Benefit from Public Spending on Healthcare in India: Results from Benefit Incidence Analysis in Tamilnadu and Orissa” (Submitted to DFID, UK, April 2011). http://www.crehs.lshtm.ac.uk/India_BUIA.pdf
  8. Umakant Dash, V. R. Muraleedharan, B. M. Prasad, D. Acharya, S. Dash, S. Lakshminarasimhan, “Access to health services in under privileged areas, A case study of Mobile Health Units in Tamil Nadu and Orissa“, (Submitted to DFID, UK, and Consortium of Researhc in Equity in Health Systems, London, October 2008). http://www.crehs.lshtm.ac.uk/downloads/publications/Mobile_health_units.pdf
  9. Umakant Dash, Debashis Acharya, V R Muraleedharan, Girija Vaidyanathan, “An Analysis of Efficiency of District Public Health Care System in Tamil Nadu and Orissa” (Submitted to the World Bank, New Delhi, April 2008).

Policy Briefs:

  1. Good health at low cost’ 25 years on – what makes a successful health system? Tamil Nadu 1980s-2005: A success story in India., GHLC Policy Brief, Nov 2011;
    http://ghlc.lshtm.ac.uk/files/2011/10/Policy-Briefing-No4-Tamil-Nadu.pdf
  2. How well does the employee’s state insurance scheme protect against catastrophic health payments inTamil Nadu, India? CREHS Policy Brief, June 2011; http://crehs.lshtm.ac.uk/india_esis_hr_14june2011.pdf
  3. To what extent do the poor benefit from public Spending on Healthcare in Tamil Nadu and Orissa, India? CREHS Policy Brief, June 2011; http://crehs.lshtm.ac.uk/india_buia_hr_14june2011.pdf
  4. Increasing Access to Health Services using Mobile Health Units: Implementation experiences in Tamil Nadu and Orissa State, India; CREHS Policy Brief, July 2009; crehs.lshtm.ac.uk

Papers presented in National Conferences:

  1. Effects of Exchange Rate Movements on Services Exports in India: Empirical Evidence from Combined Cointegration Approach, 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES), 22-­24th December 2016 (with Manoroanjan Sahoo & M Suresh Babu).
  2. Effects of Alternative tax revenue in financing health care in India: Evidence from Panel quantile regression. , 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES), 22-­24th December 2016 (with Deepak Behera)
  3. “Examining the Nexus between Public health expenditure and income: Evidence from Indian States” in a two day national seminar on “Role of Public Policy in Development Process (Emerging Economic / Social Scenario in the Indian Economy)” at Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research (SPIESR), Ahmedabad from January 4-5, 2016.
  4. Examining the Nexus between Fiscal Deficit and Current Account Deficit: Further Evidence from India, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research (SPIESR), Ahmedabad, 4‑5th January 2016. (with Manoroanjan Sahoo & M Suresh Babu).

Research Guidance (Ph.D):

  • S Rajasulochana, CEmONC centres of Tamil Nadu, India: An analysis of technical efficiency, preferences and constraints. July 2014
  • Mantu  Kumar Mahalik, Price Dynamic in Indian Commodities Futures Markets: A Comparative analysis across commodities and exchanges. Dec 2013
  • S D Vaishnavi, Determinants of Health Care seeking behavior and equity implication: A household level analysis of Tamil Nadu, India. Feb 2010
  • Mridula S Mishra, Performance Analysis of Retailing Sector in India in the Emerging Competitive Environment, Mar 2006
  • Prakash Singh, “Analysis of Banking sector operations in India with special response to Private banks in response to technological and other developments with a view to develop a future banking model”. Mar 2005
  • Sivaja K Nair, Reemergence of the Communicable Diseases in Kerela. On-going
  • Manoranjan Sahoo, Dynamics of India’s Current Account Imbalances, submitted
  • T Balaji, Negotiating Poverty: A study on Density effect around the poverty line for selected States, On going
  • Veenapani Rajiv Verma (July 2014), To be approved, On-going
  • G Sumirtha (July 2014, To be approved, On-going
  • Deepak Behera (Dec 2014), To be approved, On-going
  • Pallav Bhat, (Dec 2015),  To be approved, On-going
  • Tulasi Malini Maharatha, (July 2016), To be approved, On-going
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