Aruni Mitra is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), University of British Columbia under the supervision of Giovanni Gallipoli. His research interests lie in the areas of applied macroeconomics, labour economics, and household finance.
One of his research projects explores how increased labour market flexibility, due to rapid de- unionization in the 1980s, led productivity to become suddenly more countercyclical in the United States. In a different paper, co-authored with Giovanni Gallipoli and Hamish Low, he examines the impact of intra-family linkages on the evolution of consumption and income inequality across generations.
During his Ph.D. Aruni was a visiting researcher at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University of Cambridge. He has also been an intern at the Reserve Bank of India. At the EUI, he will be working on empirical macro-labour issues and intra-household bargaining.
Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers
Aruni has acted as a teaching assistant for a variety of undergraduate courses at the VSE, ranging from introductory courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic principles to intermediate econometrics and advanced international macroeconomics. He has also prepared applied econometrics content for a website called ‘Data with STATA’, to be used as teaching material in undergraduate empirical research courses.