Priya Ranjan has been a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, since 2010. He is also a Fellow of the CESifo Network. He has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a Master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics. His key areas of interest are international economics and development economics.
He has held editorial positions at Indian Growth and Development Review (Co-Editor; 2014-present), Journal of Development Economics (Associate Editor; 2010-present), Journal of International Commerce, Economics, and Policy (Editorial Board; 2014-present), Economies (Editorial Board; 2012-present), Economics Research International (Editorial Board; 2010-2014) and The Open Demography Journal (Editorial Board; 2008-2014).
He has published in major journals such as the Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics and Journal of International Economics.
Why India needs unemployment insurance
11 Mar 2015
The central government is contemplating reform of labour laws, including those that restrict the ability of firms to fire workers. This column contends that social protection needs to be kept in mind while designing these reforms. It makes a case for publicly-provided unemployment insurance in India and argues that labour laws should protect workers, not jobs.
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