Avinandan Chakraborty

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PhD Candidate

ECON 2002
Curriculum vitae


Avinandan is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of New Mexico. He received his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics from the University of New Mexico, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agribusiness Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, India, and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics from Visva-Bharati University, India.

His primary area of research lies in the realm of development economics and labor economics, with a particular emphasis on return migration and labor markets. His current works include examining the effects of return migration on children’s human capital accumulation and labor outcomes in Mexico. He always looks for opportunities to learn from and explore new areas with other scholars.

For his dissertation, he received the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship 2021-2022 and the Graduate Studies Summer Dissertation Writing Award from the University of New Mexico (UNM). The Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship is one of the University’s most prestigious awards for graduate students, recognizing important and innovative doctoral research.

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 Teaching Interest:

  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Development Economics

Research Interest:

  • Labor Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Migration
  • Applied Microeconomics


  • Chakraborty, A., Doremus, J., & Stith, S. (2021). The Effects of Recreational Cannabis Access on Labor Markets: Evidence from Colorado. Forthcoming in IZA Journal of Labor Economics.
  • Chakraborty, A., & Mandal, B. (2017). Return Migration: A Review of the Recent Experiences. Journal of Economic Policy and Research, 90-99.