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Kompal Sinha
Macquarie University
Kompal Sinha is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is interested in investigating effects of consumer behaviour in the context of health economics and development economics. Her research, focuses on a range of developed and developing countries including Australia, United Kingdom, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Botswana, to address issues relating to subjective well-being; health related quality of life; measurement of multidimensional deprivation; intra-household dynamics in household decision making; effect of health related knowledge and awareness on behaviour in the context of HIV/AIDS; determinants of health in retirement; effect of minimum unit price of alcohol; national and sub-national purchasing power parities (PPPs); health and nutrition insecurity; malnutrition and child health. Her research has been published in highly ranked journals in economics including Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, American Journal for Agricultural Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Biosocial Sciences, Value in Health, British Medical Bulletin among other.

Kompal has previously worked at Monash University, Melbourne. She received her PhD in Economics was from The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and MPhil from Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai.

Articles By Kompal Sinha
A critical assessment of the Rangarajan Panel Report on poverty measurement
Posted On: 30 Oct 2014

An expert committee headed by C Rangarajan was appointed by the government to rethink poverty measurement in India. This column provides a critical assessment of the recently released report of the Committee. It contends that while the Committee has proposed some positive changes, it missed an opportunity to mark a significant departure from previous approaches to poverty measurement.
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