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Faculty Profile

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Dr. Nidhi Kaicker

Qualification

Nidhi Kaicker holds a PhD degree in Management and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephens College. She has also completed a Faculty Development (certificate) Programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Past Experience

Nidhi joined the School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship, Ambedkar University Delhi in 2012. Prior to that, she has worked in the area of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the Investment banking division at Merrill Lynch.

Short Term Programmes

  • Participated in a 2 week “Leadership Institute” organized by the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership at National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-yi, Taiwan in July-August 2017.
  • Participated in a 2 week Faculty Exchange Programme at Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania as part of the Erasmus+ Programme, in March 2017.
  • Completed a 4 month Faculty Development Programme (Certificate) in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in June – September 2015.
  • Participated in a 2 week Workshop on “Behavioural Economics” organized by the National University of Singapore in July-August 2012
  • Participated in a 2 day Workshop on “Case Writing, Teaching and Research” organized by the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in June 2012

Teaching and Research Interests

Nidhi’s teaching and research interests include Managerial Economics, Decision Making and Problem Solving, Agricultural and Food Security, Financial Markets, Strategic Management and Quantitative Techniques in Research.

Publications

Journals & Monographs

  • Imai, K., Kaicker, N., and Gaiha, R. (2021). “Severity of the Covid-19 Pandemic in India”, Review of Development Economics, Volume 25 (2), pp 517-546, ISSN: 1467-9361
  • Kaicker, N., Dutta, G., Das, Debamanyu, and Banerjee, S. (2020). “Time of Use Pricing of Electricity in Monopoly and Oligopoly”, Opsearch, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12597-020-00465-6
  • Bresciani, F., Chalmers, T., Terzano, D., Gaiha, R., Thapa, G. and Kaicker, N. (2019). “An Outlook on Asia’s Agricultural and Rural Transformation”, International Fund for Agricultural Development, ISBN: 978-92-9072-879-5
  • Mamkoottam, K. and Kaicker, N. (2016). “Living Wage Report for Rural Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, India – with focus on carpet weaving industry”, The Global Living Wage Coalition, Series 1, Report 8.
  • Shephard et. al. (2014). “The Chronic Poverty Report 2014 – 15: The Road to Zero Extreme Poverty”, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (Contributor to the report)
  • Imai K., Gaiha R., Ali A. and Kaicker N. (2014). “Remittance, Growth and Poverty: New evidence from Asian countries”, Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 36, pp 524-538, ISBN: 0161-8938
  • Jha R., Gaiha R., Pandey M. and Kaicker N. (2013). “Food Subsidy, Income Transfer and the Poor: A Comparative Analysis of the Public Distribution System in India’s states”, Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 35, pp 887 – 908, ISBN: 0161-8938
  • Kaicker N. and Gaiha R. (2013). “Calorie Thresholds and Undernutrition in India”, Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 35, pp. 271-288, ISBN: 0161-8938
  • Thapa G., Gaiha R., Kaur S., Kaicker N. and Vashistha P. (2013). “Agriculture – Pathways to Prosperity in Asia and the Pacific”, Occasional Paper No. 17, International Fund for Agricultural Development, ISBN: 978-92-9072-378-3
  • Gaiha R., Kaicker N., Imai K., Kulkarni V. and Thapa G. (2013). “Has Dietary Transition Slowed in India: An analysis based on 50th, 61st and 66th rounds of the National Sample Survey”, Occasional Paper No. 16, International Fund for Agricultural Development, ISBN: 978-92-9072-377-6
  • Imai K., Gaiha R., Ali A. and Kaicker N. (2012). “Remittance, Growth and Poverty: New evidence from Asian countries”, Occasional Paper No. 15, International Fund for Agricultural Development, ISBN: 978-92-9072-346-2

Chapters in Books

  • Kaicker, N., Gaiha, R. and Aggarwal, R. (2021). “Covid-19:Impact of the Pandemic on Firm Level Returns in India”, in Boubaker, S. and Nguyen, D. (eds), Financial Transformations beyond the Covid-19 Health Crisis, World Scientific Publishing, Forthcoming.
  • Kaicker N., Kulkarni V. and Gaiha R. (2018). “Is Variety the Spice of Life: India’s Nutrition Experience”, in Jha R. (ed), Hunger and Malnutrition as Major Challenges of the 21st Century, World Scientific Series in Grand Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century, ISBN: 978-9813239906
  • Gaiha R., Jha R., Kulkarni V. and Kaicker N. (2015). “Diets, Nutrition and Poverty in India”, in Herring R. (ed), Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics and Society, Oxford University Press, New York, ISBN: 978-0195397772
  • Gaiha R., Kaicker N., Kulkarni V. and Thapa G. (2014). “Dietary Shift and Diet Quality in India: An Analysis based on 50th, 61st and 66th rounds of NSS” in Jha R., Gaiha R. and Deolalikar A. (eds), Handbook on Food, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, ISBN: 978-1-78100-428-9
  • Mathur K., Kaicker N., Gaiha R. and Thapa G. (2014). “Financialisation of Food Commodity markets, Price Surge and Volatility: New Evidence” in Jha R., Gaiha R. and Deolalikar A. (eds), Handbook on Food, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, ISBN: 978-1-78100-428-9
  • Kaicker N., Kulkarni V. and Gaiha R. (2014). “Dietary Transition in India: An Analysis based on NSS Data for 1993 and 2004”, in Gaiha R., Jha R. and Kulkarni V. (eds), Diets, Malnutrition and Disease: The Indian Experience, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, ISBN: 9780198099215.
  • Kaicker N. and Gaiha R. (2014). “Calorie Thresholds and Undernutrition in India, 1993-2004”, in Gaiha R., Jha R. and Kulkarni V. (eds), Diets, Malnutrition and Disease: The Indian Experience, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, ISBN: 9780198099215.
  • Jha R., Gaiha R., Pandey M. and Kaicker N. (2014). “Food Subsidy, Income Transfer and the Poor: A Comparative Analysis of the Public Distribution System in India's States”, in Gaiha R., Jha R. and Kulkarni V. (eds), Diets, Malnutrition and Disease: The Indian Experience, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, ISBN: 9780198099215.

Opinion Editorials

  • Kaicker, N., Aggarwal, R. and Gaiha, R. (2020). “Make sense of sensitivity: How the financial markets rode a roller coaster this year”, The Economic Times, December 31, 2020.
  • Kaicker, N. and Gaiha, R. (2020). “Food price comparisons could sometimes be deceptive”, The Mint, November 10, 2020.
  • Kaicker, N. and Gaiha, R. (2020). “To beat the coronavirus, India needs to accelerate drastic behavioural changes”, The Economic Times, August 14, 2020.
  • Kaicker, N. and Gaiha, R. (2020). “Life and death questions in the Covid pandemic”, The Business Standard, July 9, 2020.
  • Kaicker, N. and Gaiha, R. (2020). “The gap in Covid severity between rich and poor states”, The Mint, June 30, 2020.
  • Kaicker N., Kulkarni V. and Gaiha R. (2017). “Is variety the spice of life”, The Business Standard, December 19, 2017
  • Kaicker N., Kulkarni V. and Gaiha R. (2016). “Nutrition in India – Chew on these Averages”, The Economic Times, July 12, 2016
  • Kaicker N., Kulkarni V. and Gaiha R. (2015). “Why the Poor are more likely to be Undernourished?”, Outlook, July 31, 2015
  • Gaiha R. and Kaicker N. (2012). “Have the Poor become more Undernourished?”, The Economic Times, February 18, 2012
  • Gaiha R. and Kaicker, N. (2011). “Does Food Price Inflation Hurt the Poor?” The Economic Times, July 7, 2011

Seminar / Conferences

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • Presented a paper on “Dietary Transition in India, 1993-2004” at the International Economic Association World Congress in Beijing, China in July 2011