Dr Kabir Dasgupta

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Senior Research Fellow

Email: kabir.dasgupta@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1580-9155

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  • PhD Economics, Temple University
  • MA Economics, Temple University, Philadelphia
  • MSc Economics, University of Calcutta, Calcutta
  • BSc Economics, University of Calcutta, Calcutta


Kabir is an applied microeconomic researcher with primary research interest in the areas of health, labour and public policy analysis.

Since joining the NZ Work Research Institute, Kabir has been involved in several large-scale funded empirical projects commissioned by various ministries and public agencies. These include labour force underutilisation (Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment), identifying social and economic factors impacting the wellbeing of international students (Ministry of Education), labour market outcomes of men and women as they have children (Ministry for Women), and analysing the ethnic gaps in access to healthcare (Ministry of Social Development and the Health Research Council).

Research interests:

- Health
- Labour
- Applied Econometrics
- Public Policy
- Family and Demographics

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco, G. (2019). Health care home: Early evidence from linked administrative data in New Zealand. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 19(3). doi:10.1515/bejeap-2019-0054

  • Jiang, N., Pacheco, G., & Dasgupta, K. (2019). Understanding the transient population: Insights from linked administrative data. Journal of Population Research, 36(2), 111-136. doi:10.1007/s12546-019-09223-y

  • Dasgupta, K. (2019). Youth response to state cyberbullying laws. New Zealand Economic Papers, 53(2), 184-202. doi:10.1080/00779954.2018.1467959

  • Dasgupta, K., & Solomon, K. (2018). Family size effects on childhood obesity: Evidence on the quantity-quality trade-off using the NLSY. Economics and Human Biology, 29. doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2018.01.004

  • Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco, G. (2018). Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?. The BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 18(1). doi:10.1515/bejeap-2017-0114

  • Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco, G. (2018). The impact of child welfare legislation on domestic violence-related homicide rates. Health Economics, 27(5). doi:10.1002/hec.3643

Conference contributions


  • Erwin, C., Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco, G. (2019). Characterising New Zealand's Underutilised Workorce. Auckland. Retrieved from https://www.mbie.govt.nz/

  • Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco, G. (2018). Health care homes: Early evidence in Wellington. New Zealand. Retrieved from https://www.productivity.govt.nz/

  • Sin, I., Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco, G. (2018). Parenthood and labour market outcomes. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry for Women. Retrieved from http://women.govt.nz/

  • Jiang, N., Pacheco, G., & Dasgupta, K. (2018). Residential movement within New Zealand: Quantifying and characterising the transient population. Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu). Retrieved from http://superu.govt.nz/

  • Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco, G. (2017). Developing indicators of student wellbeing: A scoping exercise with the IDI.

Oral presentations

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