Fields of Interest
Aplied Microeconomics and Development, Disability, Labor Economics, Agricultural Economics.
In particular, my research deals with:
- Economic well being and disability. Is disability associated with poverty? What are the economic determinants and consequences of disability?
- Social safety nets and social insurance programs;
- Economic well being and health outcomes among vulnerable groups;
- Sources of fluctuations in agricultural commodity prices;
- Measurement of multidimensional poverty;
- Disability theory and measurement.
Publications in peer reviewed journals
Mizunoya, S. and S. Mitra, Is there a Disability Gap in Employment Rates in Developing Countries? World Development Vol. 42; pp.28-43.
Mitra, S., Posarac, A. and Vick, B. (2013), Disability and Poverty in Developing Countries: a multidimensional Study, World Development. Vol. 41; pp.1-18. A longer and earlier working paper is World Bank Social Protection Working Paper 1109.
Vick, B., K. Jones and Mitra, S. Poverty and Psychiatric Diagnosis in the U.S.: Evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. Vol 15 (2).
Sambamoorthi U., S. Mitra, P. Findley and L. Pogach. (2012). Decomposing Gender Differences in Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Among Veterans with or at Risk for Cardiovascular Conditions, Women's Health Issues, Vol 22(2), pp. e201-e208.
Mitra, S., K. Jones, B. Vick, D. Brown, E. McGinn and M-J Alexander. Implementing a Multi-dimensional Poverty Measure using Mixed Methods. Forthcoming in Social Indicators Research. Published online December 9th 2011.
Mitra, S. and J-M. Boussard (2012). A Model of Endogenous Agricultural Commodity Price Fluctuations with Storage, Agricultural Economics. V1-15ol 43(1), pp. 1-15.
Mitra, S. and J-M. Boussard (2011). Les Stocks et la Volatilité des Prix Agricoles : un Modèle de Fluctuations Endogènes, Economie Rurale, no 321 Jan - Feb. [Storage and the Volatility of Agricultural Prices: A Model of Endogeneous Fluctuations, Fordham Discussion Paper 2008 -11]. Paper in English: A Nonlinear Cobweb Model of Agricultural Commodity Price Fluctuations.
Mitra, S. (2010) Disability Cash Transfers in the Context of Poverty and Unemployment: the Case of South Africa. World Development.Vol. 38, No. 12, pp.1692 - 1709.
Mitra, S. (2009), Disability Screening and Labor Supply: Evidence from South Africa, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 99(2); pp. 512-516.
Mitra S. and U. Sambamoorthi (2009), Wage Differential by Disability Status in an Agrarian Labor Market in India, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 16(14), pp. 1393-98.
Mitra, S., P.Findley and U. Sambamoorthi (2009), Health Care Expenditures of Living with a Disability, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 90, pp. 1532-40.
Mitra, S. (2009), Temporary and Partial Disability Programs in Nine Countries: What can the United States Learn from Other Countries?, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 20(1), pp. 14-27.
Mitra S. (2008), The Recent Decline in the Employment of Persons with Disabilities in South Africa, 1998-2006, South African Journal of Economics. Vol. 76(3), pp. 480-492.
Mitra, S. and U. Sambamoorthi (2008), Disability and the Rural Labor Market in India: Evidence for Males in Tamil Nadu, World Development, Vol. 36(5), pp. 934-952.
Mitra, S. (2008), The Reservation Wages of Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 67(4), pp. 89-111.
Mitra, S. (2006), The Capability Approach and Disability, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 236-247
Mitra, S. (2006), Disability and Social Safety Nets in Developing Countries, International Journal of Disability Studies, Vol 2(1), pp. 43-88, also World Bank Social Protection Working Paper No. 509.
Mitra, S. and U. Sambamoorthi (2006), Government Programs to Promote Employment among Persons with Disabilities in India, Indian Journal of Social Development, 6(2), pp. 195-213.
Mitra, S. and U. Sambamoorthi (2006), Disability Estimates in India: What the Census and NSS Tell Us, Economic and Political Weekly, September 23; 41(38), pp. 4022-4026.
Mitra S. and U. Sambamoorthi (2006), Employment of Persons with Disabilities: Evidence from the National Sample Survey, Economic and Political Weekly, January 21; 41(3), pp. 199-203.
Mitra, S. and D. Brucker (2004), The Early Intervention Project: An Innovative Initiative to Return Social Security Applicants to Work, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 2004, Vol. 15,No. 3, pp. 159-167.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
Mitra, S. (2013), Employment Outcomes, Constraints and Responses in Developing Countries in: Heymann, J., Stein, M., and G. Moreno (eds), Disability and Equality at Work (New York: Oxford University Press).
Contributor to Chapter 2 (Disability - A Global Picture) and Chapter 8 (Work and Employment) of WHO-World Bank, World Report on Disability. [Other languages]
Mitra, S. and D. Stapleton (2006), Disability, Work and Return to Work, in Lewin D. (ed), Contemporary Issues in Industrial Relations, Labor and Employment Relations Association Research Volume, Cornell University Press.
Mitra, S. (2005), Economic and Social Development, in: Albrecht, G. (ed) (2005), The Encyclopedia of Disability, Sage.