Chinmay Tumbe | Ideas for India

Chinmay Tumbe
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A)
Chinmay Tumbe is with the Department of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He holds a Masters from the London School of Economics & Political Science and a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He was the Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute in Florence, Italy in 2013 and was with the School of Public Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Hyderabad in 2014-16. He has worked in academic, corporate and government institutions in India, UK and Italy, served on an Inter-Ministerial Working Group on migration and his research has been featured in journals, newspapers and policy portals. His research interests include migration studies, urban economics and business & economic history. 

Articles By Chinmay Tumbe
The North-South urban paradox
Posted On: 22 Mar 2017

Topics:   Urbanisation

Why is northern India experiencing faster urban growth but slower urbanisation relative to the South? This column addresses this question by highlighting the interconnection between the demographic transition and urban processes in India.
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The missing men
Posted On: 01 Sep 2016

Topics:   Gender , Jobs
Tags:   migration

Studies on skewed sex ratios in India typically focus on female deficits attributed to factors such as gender discrimination. This column finds that regions covering over 200 million people in India experience mass male out-migration with a marked impact on working-age group sex ratios. These regions are remittance economies with gendered labour markets that secure higher wages for men in the service economy but provide limited prospects for the upward mobility of women.
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A case for including migrants’ remittances in inter-state comparisons
Posted On: 21 Jun 2013

Topics:   Economic Growth

Gross State Domestic Product, a widely used measure to compare incomes across states in India, does not include migrants’ remittances. This column argues that remittances have a bearing on drawing valid inter-state comparisons, especially for high-remittance receiving states like Kerala, Punjab and Goa, and on deliberations on fiscal federalism.
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