Our Faculty

Kumar Shaurav

Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) ,Hyderabad.
  • MPhil in Economics from the Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad.
  • Integrated M.Sc. in Economics from the Department of Economics, Pondicherry University.

Dr. Kumar Shaurav is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Area at the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi. Prior joining this position, he pursued his PhD and MPhil from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad. His academic pursuits have been fueled by a deep-seated passion for Development Economics, with a specialized focus on the Economics of Corruption. Throughout his career, Dr. Shaurav has made significant contributions to the field, with publications featured in both national and international journals.

Teaching Areas

  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Microeconomics

Research Area

  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

Current Research Interests

  • Economics of Corruption

Professional Affiliation

  • The Econometric Society


  • “Understanding corruption in India: determinants, nonlinear dynamics, and policy implications” (Co-authored with Abdhut Deheri & Badri Narayan Rath) International Journal of Emerging Markets, 2024.doi:10.1108/IJOEM-08-2023-1273)
  • “Measurement and determinants of corruption across Indian states” (Co-authored with Badri Narayan Rath) Journal of Economic Studies, 2023, 50(7),1526-1548.doi: 10.1108/JES-08-2022-0436
  • “Market concentration, diversification and firm’s performance in the case of Indian chemical industry” (Co-authored with Badri Narayan Rath) Science, Technology and Society, 2023, 28(1),128-144. doi:10.1177/09717218221125926
  • “The linkage between ICT development and corruption in the case of emerging market economies” (Co-authored with Badri Narayan Rath) Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 2023, (In print). doi: 10.1007/s13132-023-01397-4
  • “A convergence analysis of road accidents across Indian States” (Co-authored with Pradipta Kumar Sahoo & Badri Narayan Rath) The Indian Economic Journal. Accepted.


  • Research Excellence Award (March, 2024)
  • Institute Silver Medal (August, 2019)
  • Certification of Appreciation (March, 2019)
  • Academic Excellence Award (March, 2018)