Ms Mihika Chatterjee

Research Student

Mihika Chatterjee is a doctoral student at Green Templeton College.

Her thesis focusses on the evolution of an industrial zone and its variegated effects on rural-urban transitions, livelihoods and welfare in Maharashtra, India. Her research interests also include anti-poverty policies and poverty measurement. Through her MPhil thesis work, she investigated the effects of India’s Public Distribution System on household food security and child undernutrition in the Koraput district of Odisha, India.

As a graduate researcher at the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), she has worked closely with the government of Ho Chi Minh City and UNDP Vietnam on developing the city’s Multidimensional Poverty Measure for tracking poverty and implementing anti-poverty policies.

Previously, she worked on conducting randomised control trials (RCTs) at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL, headquartered at MIT). She holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics.

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  • Co-Teaching (with Dr Sabina Alkire) option course on Poverty and Human Development for students at the masters level at ODID, University of Oxford, 2014
  • Teaching Assistant at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Summer School, Washington DC, 2013
  • Teaching Assistant at the Abdul Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Annual Training for Research Assistance, 2009-11
  • Teaching Assistant for Intermediate Macroeconomics at The College of Wooster, 2007      

Research Students supervised

Journal articles and special issues

Chatterjee, Mihika (with ) (2014) 'An Improved PDS in a “Reviving” State: Food Security in Koraput, Odisha', Economic and Political Weekly XLIX (45) November 8 48-59

Encyclopedia entries

Chatterjee, Mihika (2015) 'Bhutan', Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2nd Edition) London: Sage Publications
Chatterjee, Mihika (2015) 'Economic Definitions of Poverty', Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2nd Edition) London: Sage Publications

Other publications

Chatterjee, Mihika (with S Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz) (2014) 'The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014: An Overview', Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Policy Briefing Oxford: OPHI
Chatterjee, Mihika (with S Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz) (2014) 'Destitution: Who and where are the poorest of the poor?', Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Policy Briefing Oxford: OPHI
Chatterjee, Mihika (with S Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz) (2014) 'Poverty in Rural and Urban Areas? ', Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Policy Briefing Oxford: OPHI
13 November, 2014
DPhil Mihika Chatterjee Publishes Article on Food Security in Indian District in Economic and Political Weekly
11 Nov, 2013
'Food Security in India is not Doomed After All'. DPhil Mihika Chatterjee writes for Al Jazeera
Research interests:

Land governance; state and capital; poverty measurement; child health