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  Shatakshee Dhongde
Assistant Professor
School of Economics

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, Economics
Joined faculty in 2011

Research areas/interests
Applied Econometrics
Development Economics
Economic Measurement
Health, Inequality, and Poverty
International Economics
Policy Analysis

• Outstanding Reviewer Award for Excellence (2016)
- Selected by the Editorial team of the Emerald Literati Network for excellent service
• The Nancy and Richard Ruggles Memorial Fund Prize (2012)
- One Prize awarded competitively to a paper presented at the General Conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW).
• Chancellor’s Best Graduate Research Award (2005)
- Best thesis within each college’s graduating class at the University of California, Riverside

• Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (2015)
- Recognized for excellence in teaching by the Student Advisory Board of the Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology
• The CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2013)
- Competitively awarded for excellent teaching and the educational innovation by junior faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology
• The Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2013)
- Awarded to faculty who had a survey response rate of at least 85% and a median score of at least 4.8 out of 5 on overall teaching effectiveness at the Georgia Institute of Technology
• The Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2012)
- Awarded to faculty who had a survey response rate of at least 85% and a median score of at least 4.8 out of 5 on overall teaching effectiveness at the Georgia Institute of Technology

1. Title: Analyzing the Impact of the Firefly Trail on Economic Development in Northeast Georgia
• Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation

2. Title: Measuring Multi-dimensional Poverty in the U.S.
• Agency: The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

3. Title: Multidisciplinary modeling of socio?economic influence on adversarial intent to acquire, proliferate and use CBRN weapons
• Agency: U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Current and recent projects  
"“Eradicating extreme poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030” is the first of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. There is a growing consensus that economic growth is not suf?cient to reduce poverty and that there is a significant rise in inequality within countries. Often the policy debate centers on the precise measurement of poverty and inequality, which is where my research interests lie. I contribute to this debate by providing a quantitative measurement of poverty, inequality and deprivation across multiple dimensions.

In a recent research project I estimated multidimensional deprivation in the U.S. since the Great Recession. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Robert Haveman at University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute of Research on Poverty. For this project we compiled data on individuals from the American Community Survey between 2008 and 2013. Deprivation was measured in six dimensions of well-being including housing affordability, schooling, and health status. About 15 percent of the non-elderly adult population was deprived in multiple dimensions, thus exceeding the prevalence of official poverty measure. Importantly, there was not much overlap between individuals who were income poor and those who were multidimensional deprived. Significant reduction of deprivation in the U.S. will be obtained by improvements in high school completion rates, and availability of affordable housing. The paper underscores the need to look beyond official poverty statistics and related income based measures in order to fully realize the impact of the recession on individuals’ well-being. "

Recent and selected publications  
1. Dhongde S. (2016) “Measuring Segregation of the Poor: Evidence from India”
World Development, pp. 1-41, doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.08.004
2. Dhongde S. and Haveman R. (2016) “Multi-dimensional Deprivation in the U.S.”
Social Indicators Research, pp. 1-37, doi: 10.1007/s11205-016-1379-1
3. Dhongde S. and Silber J. (2016) “Distributional change, Pro-poor growth and Convergence”
Journal of Economic Inequality, Volume 14, No. 3, pp. 249-267
4. Chambers D. and Dhongde S. (2016) “Convergence in income distributions: Evidence from a Panel of Countries”
Economic Modelling, pp.1-36, doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2016.07.019
5. Chambers D. and Dhongde S. (2016) “Are Countries becoming Equally Unequal?”
Empirical Economics, pp.1-38, Accepted for publication
6. Dhongde S. and Minoiu C. (2013) “Global Poverty Estimates: A Sensitivity Analysis”
World Development, Volume 44, pp.1-13
7. Chambers D. and Dhongde S. (2011) “A Non-Parametric Measure of Poverty Elasticity”
Review of Income and Wealth, Volume 57, No. 4, pp. 683-703
8. Bao Y. and Dhongde S. (2009) “Testing Convergence in Income Distribution”
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Volume 71, No. 2, pp. 295-302
9. Dhongde S. (2007) “Measuring the Impact of Growth and Income Distribution on Poverty in India”
Journal of Income Distribution, Volume 16, No. 2, pp. 25-48

1. Dhongde S. (2010) “Measuring Global Poverty”
The International Studies Association Compendium, Blackwell Publishing, pp. 1-16
2. Dhongde S. and Pattanaik P. (2009) “Preference, Rational Choice and Utility”
Amartya Sen, Cambridge University Press, pp. 13-39
3. Dhongde S. (2006) “Decomposing Spatial Differences in Poverty in India”
Spatial Disparities in Human Development: Perspectives from Asia, United Nations University Press, pp. 273-288

Professional associations
AEA: American Economic Association
CSWEP: Committee on the Status of Women in Economic Profession
ECINEQ: Society for the Study of Economic Inequality
IARIW: International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
SEA: Southern Economic Association