Dr. Kaushik Krishnan is Chief Economist at CMIE. His primary responsibility is to deliver record-level data from the Consumer Pyramids Household Survey to researchers. This is done through Consumer Pyramids dx. Dr. Krishnan holds a BA and LLB from the WB National University of Juridical Sciences, and an LLM and PhD in economics from UC Berkeley.

Invited conferences and talks

  • 2020
    • Data Collection During the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities, Population Association of America
    • Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog, Brown Bag Series
    • Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
    • 5th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law, Competition Commission of India

Policy and Issue Briefs, Popular Media

  1. Experts Explain: How households are coping under the coronavirus lockdown, Indian Express, May 14 2020 (with Marianne Bertrand and Heather Schofield)
  2. How are Indian households coping under the COVID-19 lockdown? 8 key findings, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, May 11 2020 (with Marianne Bertrand and Heather Schofield)

Public Service

  • Competition Law Review Committee, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (2018-2019)
    • Member, Working Group on Regulatory Structure
    • Invitee, Working Group on New Age Market and Big Data

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