Kumar Aniket

Research Fellow in Economics
The Bartlett
University College London
1–19 Torrington Place
London WC1E 7HB


Current Position

Research Fellow in Economics & Finance The Bartlett, University College London, 2017 onwards

Past positions

Great Burkhill Fellow in Economics, Lecturer & Director of Studies in Economics Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, 2007–2017
Lecturer & Director of Studies in Economics Newnham College College, University of Cambridge, 2012–17
Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2007–2012
Lecturer for Development Economics, Economics Department, LSE Summer School, 2007–2012
Temporary Lecturer in Economics, Economics Department, University of Edinburgh, 2004–2007


Ph.D. in Economics, London School of Economics, 2007
M.A. in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 1996
B.A. (Honours) in Economics, Hindu College, Delhi, 1994

Research Interests

Education & Skills, Automation, Trade Theory, Economic Growth, Economic Development

Teaching Areas

Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic Development, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics

Programming Skills

Python, Latex, PHP Scripts, HTML

Research Papers

Sequential Group Lending with Moral Hazard, August 2013. Working Paper.
Man versus Machine: Automation, Market Structure and Skills, June 2017. Working paper.
Poverty Trap with Convex Production Function: The role of Public and Private Capital, September 2014. Working Paper.
Beyond Microcredit: Giving the Poor a Way to Save Their Way out of Poverty, December 2011. Working Paper.
Does Subsidising the Cost of Capital Really Help the Poorest? An Analysis of Saving Opportunities in Group Lending, February 2007. Edinburgh School of Economics Discussion Paper Series No. 140.
Self Help Group Linkage Programme: A case-study, November 2006. Working Paper.
Self Help Groups: Use of modified ROSCAs in Microfinance, November 2005. Edinburgh School of Economics Discussion Paper Series No. 137.

Research Grant

From Newton Trust to conduct research in Microfinance, 2010

Invited Lectures

The Role in Institutions and the Crisis in Europe Nov 2012 Instituto Tecnolgico de Monterrey, November 2012
Excellence in Education through Rigorous Competition Mar 2012 World Summit on Accreditation, New Delhi, March 2012

Conference Presentation

10th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, ISI, Delhi (December 2014), 3rd European Research Conference on Microfinance, University of Agder (June 2013), Workshop on Microfinance Management and Governance, Oslo and Akershus University College (October 2012), World Summit on Accreditation, Government of India, New Delhi (March 2012), American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago (January 2012), Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Korea University, Seoul (August 2011), North American Summer Meeting of Econometric Society, Washington University in St. Louis (June 2011), Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London (April 2011), International Growth Centre Conference in Bihar (December 2010), Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai (August 2010), North American Summer Meeting of Econometric Society, Duke University (June 2007), Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC), Cornell University (September 2006), Centre for Economic Development and Institutions (CEDI), Brunel University (May 2007), Economic Growth and Development Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (December 2006), Economic Analysis of Heterogeneity in Social Organizations, CORE, Universite catholiqu ́e de Louvain (May 2006), XIth Spring Meeting of Young Economists, University of Seville (May 2006), 75 Years of Development Research Conference, Cornell University (May 2004), International Association for Economics of Participation, Halifax, Canada (July 2004)

Seminar Presentation

Ruprecht-Karls-Universit ̈atHeidelberg(October2014),IndianInstitute of Management, Bangalore, India (September 2012), Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (August 2010), Network and Theory Meeting, University of Cambridge (June 2010), Centre for the Studies of African Economies, Oxford University, (June 2007), Heriot-Watt University (May 2007), University of Sheffield (May 2006), Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh (Dec 2005)

Journal Referee

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Economica, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Economic Surveys, Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Honours & Scholarship

Economics Department Teaching Prize, LSE 2003
LSE Research Studentship, LSE, 2001

Other Experiences

Founded Project Gujarat, A microfinance initiative in Gujarat, 2001
Internship, DECPG & MENA, World Bank, 1999