Dr. Atika Pasha

Research Interests
  • Gender and development outcomes
  • Poverty and welfare analysis, specifically multidimensional poverty
  • Poverty measurement analysis
  • Cash Transfers and impact evaluation

    Current Projects
    G2E (Growth to Empowerment)
    Pathways for shared prosperity: to study the different possible transmission channels from growth to women's economic empowerment and derive hypotheses for subsequent research.
    Project of the GrOW initiative, funded by the UK's Department for International Development, the Hewlett Foundation and the International Development Research Centre

    Past Projects
    Alternative Poverty Measures
    Joint project with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative to determine the nature of multidimensional poverty and analyze its measurement
    Funder: German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
    Period: 2011-2014


  • Pasha, A. (2017)." Regional Perspectives on the Multidimensional Poverty Index. World Development, 94, pp. 268 - 285

  • Sharma, S. and Pasha, A. (2011). "Are Muslim Women Behind in their Knowledge and Use of Contraception in India?", Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, Vol. 3(13), pp. 632-641

  • Sharma, S., and Pasha, A. (2011). "Degree of Pervasiveness of Traditional Contraception in Indian Women.", Shodh Prerak, Vol. 1(2), pp. 158

  • Sharma S. and Pasha A. (2012). "Impact of Education on the Contraceptive Choices of Indian Women.", Indian Journal of Population Education, Vol. 58, pp. 26-41


  • Chaudhury, N., Jagati, A., Joseph, N. and Pasha, A. (2010). "Complications at Birth: The Janani Suraksha Yojana in Delhi's Resettlement Colonies", KCCI / 2010 - 03, Case study under Knowledge Community on Children Internship in India, UNICEF

    Working Papers

  • Pasha, A. (2015). "Impact of Cash Grants on Multidimensional Poverty in South Africa", Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 208

  • Pasha, A., Klasen, S. (2016). "The link between subjective wellbeing and multidimensional wellbeing in South Africa.

  • Yoon, J. and Pasha, A. (2017). "An alternative strategy to identify deprivations in multidimensional poverty: A partial least squares approach"

  • Khan, K., Kuhnt, J. and Pasha, A. (2017). "Employment in times of Terror: A study of female employment in Pakistan"


  • Development Economics III
  • Introduction to Development Economics
  • Allgemeine Steuerlehre
  • Einführung in die Finanzwissenschaften
  • Development Economics II
  • Economic Reform and Social Justice in India
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Development Economics IV: Gender, Institutions and Development
  • Advanced Development Economics


    Apr 2012 - Jul 2016
    PhD (Economics), Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany
    Thesis: Multidimensional Perspectives on Poverty
    Supervisors: Prof. Stephan Klasen, Prof. Dr. Holger Strulik, Associate Prof. Jenny Aker

    Jul 2009 - Sept 2011
    Masters of Arts (Economics), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India
    Thesis: "Evaluating Poverty Lines with emphasis on the Indian Poverty Line- a critical analysis."

    Jul 2006 - May 2009
    Bachelors of Arts in Economics (Honours), Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

    Apr 1991- Mar 2006
    Higher Secondary School (Distinction), Carmel Convent School, New Delhi, India

    Conferences and Workshops

  • Centre for the Study of African Economies 2017 Conference, Oxford, 2017
  • 11th Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference, Kigali, 2016
  • Human Development and Capabilities Association Conference, Tokyo, 2016
  • 21st Spring Meeting of Young Economists, Lisbon, 2016
  • 11th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, New Delhi, 2015
  • Human Development and Capabilities Association Conference, Washington DC, 2015
  • Globalization and Development 2015, Göttingen, 2015
  • AEL Development Economics PhD Colloquium 2014, Göttingen, 2014
  • 9th Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference, Lusaka, 2014
  • 14th General Conference, European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), Bonn, 2014
  • Second Conference on Measuring Human Progress, UNDP, New York, 2013
  • 33rd Annual Conference, Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP), Lucknow, 2011


    Member of the Research Training Group 1723 'Globalization and Development'
    Funder: German Research Foundation
    Period: 2012-2016 (Phd researcher)
    2016-2017 (Post-doctoral researcher)