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Arfat Ahmad Sofi

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics and Finance

BITS, Pilani- K.K. Birla Goa Campus


Phone: 0832-2580263 [O]

Chamber: D-308/14 (NAB)


Personal Website:


Ph.D. Economics: Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.

Title of the Thesis: “Analysis of Income Disparities and Regional Convergence in India”

 M.Phil. Economics: Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.

Title of the Dissertation: “Sectoral Analysis of Income Disparities Across Indian States”


M.A. Economics: University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India.



Employment / Experience 

Assistant Professor, BITS Pilani, KK Birla  Goa Campus, Goa from August 2018 onwards.


Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow at Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu from August 2016 to July 2018.


Senior Research Fellow at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu from November 2015 to July 2016



Research Interest

Applied Development Economics, Public Economics, Energy Economics, Applied Spatial Econometrics 


Teaching Interest 

Economic Growth, Development Economics, Regional Economics, Public Economics, Microeconomics, Applied Spatial Econometrics  




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