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Dr Amrit Amirapu

Lecturer in Economics

School of Economics, Kennedy Building, Room 208



Amrit Amirapu is a Lecturer in Economics. He joined the University of Kent in October of 2015 after receiving his PhD in Economics from Boston University. He also has a BA from Amherst College, where he studied Physics and Political Philosophy, and an MA from Columbia University in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences.

Amrit's main fields of research are Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics. His personal website can be found at:

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Amrit's publications can also be found on RePEc and Orcid.

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Amirapu, A., Hasan, R., Jiang, Y. and Klein, A. (2019). Geographic Concentration in Indian Manufacturing and Service Industries: Evidence from 1998 – 2013. Asian Economic Policy Review [Online] 14:148-168. Available at:
Amirapu, A. and Gechter, M. (2018). Labor Regulations and the Cost of Corruption: Evidence from the Indian Firm Size Distribution. Review of Economics and Statistics 188.
Showing 2 of 3 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]

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Research interests

Amrit's primary research fields are Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics. His research interests include understanding and estimating the effects of formal institutions and government policies on firms and households in developing countries, as well as understanding the interactions between formal and informal institutions in developing countries.

Working papers

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Last Updated: 28/06/2019