Dr Arpita Ghose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University and guest teacher in Economics at Calcutta University. She did her Ph.D. from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and worked in the area of Disequilibrium Economics. She has research publications in reputed national and international Journals. At present, she is working on Computable General Equilibrium Models, productivity and efficiency analysis using Data Envelopment Approach and Stochastic Frontier Models. She has presented research papers and chaired session at different international conferences and symposia, completed major projects funded by various agencies such as UNTAD-INDIA, UGC and ICSSR, among others, and also supervised Ph.D. students. She has authored two books, and edited another one. Her major areas of interest are econometrics, macroeconomics and applied development economics.
Analysing efficiency of government hospitals in West Bengal
24 Oct 2014
Given the insufficient public investment in the health sector in India, optimal utilisation of resources in the sector is crucial. This column analyses the efficiency of secondary government hospitals in West Bengal. It finds a huge slack in the use of resources such as doctors. With better monitoring, hospitals will be able to serve more patients with existing resources.
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