Dr. Balakrushna Padhi

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Economics and Finance, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

External Collaborator and other research projects

External Collaborator and other research projects

  1. Worked as an External Collaborator (preparation of the study report) in the International Labour Organization (ILO) research study titled, “MSME definition and measurement in India and its effect on informality” during September 2020 to November 2020. (₹ 6 lakhs)
  2. Worked on a minor project entitled “Changing Contours of Income-Employment Growth and Expected Job Loss in India Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Regional Perspective” as a Principal Investigator funded under Research Initiation Grant (RIG) of BITS Pilani for two years (June 2021 to May 2023). (₹ 2 lakhs)
  3. Working in a Research study entitled “Analysing demographic transition in shaping the economy, employment and future possibilities in Odisha” as a Consultant to provide technical support to the UNFPA project of the Demographic Intelligence Unit (DIU), Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, during 17th August 2023 to 30th September 2023. (1.25 Lakhs)
  4. Worked on a Research study entitled “India’s New World of Work: Perspectives & Recommendations on Gig and Platform Economy” in a Research Group on an honorary basis supported by V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI) and NITI Aayog (June-November 2021), New Delhi, India.


Workshop/Seminar Conducted

  1. Conducted a Ten Days Research Methodology workshop in August 2022 in the Department of Economics & Finance at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, as a course Co-Director sponsored by ICSSR and approved during June 2022 (₹ 5.5 lakhs).
  2. Conducted a Five Days National Workshop on NSSO Cross-Sectional Unit-Level Survey Data Analysis for Empirical Research using STATA & R Studio (Hybrid Mode-Offline/Online) as a course Convener (self-sponsored) during February 21-25, 2024 (₹ 3.45 lakhs).