Dr Kabir Dasgupta

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Senior Research Fellow, NZ Work Research Institute

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5583

Email: kabir.dasgupta@aut.ac.nz


  • PhD Economics, Temple University, 2016
  • M.A. Economics, Temple University, 2013
  • MSc. Economics, University of Calcutta, 2008
  • BSc. Economics, University of Calcutta, 2006

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • NZ Work Research Institute
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Western Economic Association
  • New Zealand Association of Economists

Research Areas:

  • Applied Econometrics; Health and Labor Economics; Policy Analysis

Current Research Projects:

  • “Evaluating the impact of mothers' self-esteem on early childhood home environment: Evidence from the NLSY”, with Tirthatanmoy Das (under review).
  • “Impact of maternal smoking during pregnancy on children's body weight: New evidence from longitudinal data”, with Keshar Ghimire & Gail Pacheco (submitted).
  •  “Understanding the transient population: Insights from linked administrative data”, with Nan Jiang & Gail Pacheco (submitted).
  • “Evaluating within-year variation in income inequality measures: Evidence from administrative data”, with Alexander Plum, Gail Pacheco, & Melanie Borah.
  • “Analyzing the effects of implementation of Health Care Homes in primary health care”, with Gail Pacheco (commissioned by the Productivity Commission).

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • 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., & 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. (2018). Youth response to state cyberbullying laws. New Zealand Economic Papers. doi:10.1080/00779954.2018.1467959

  • 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


  • 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/


Oral presentations

  • Dasgupta, K., & Pacheco. (2017). Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?. Auckland. Retrieved from https://workresearch.aut.ac.nz/

Working paper/discussions

  • Dasgupta, K., Ghimire, K., & Pacheco, G. (2018). Maternal smoking during pregnancy and child weight outcomes: new evidence from longitudinal data. School of Economics, AUT University. Retrieved from https://www.aut.ac.nz/


  • Research Travel Grants (three), Department of Economics, Temple University, 2015-2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Economics, Temple University, 2016
  • University Academic Fellowship, Temple University, Spring 2016
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Temple University, Summer 2015
  • College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Travel Award, Temple University, Fall 2015