Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Kent
Amrit Amirapu is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Economics at the University of Kent. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, an MA from Columbia University in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, and a BA from Amherst College in Physics and Political Philosophy. Amrit's main fields of research are Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics. He is a member of the Development Economics Research Centre at Kent (DeReCK) and the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) at Kent.
Recent work by Amrit Amirapu
Can laws change attitudes and behaviours around child marriage in the absence of strict enforcement? Experimental evidence from Bangladesh
A video experiment uncovers the potential pitfalls of relying on legal reforms alone to reduce female early marriage in low-income countries
Articles : Institutions & Political Economy
The cost of labour regulations in India
We inform the debate on labour regulations in India by costing their burden on firms and studying the role corruption plays in increasing these costs