Nayantara Biswas

Nayantara Biswas

PhD candidate in Economics

Clark University


Nayantara Biswas is a doctoral candidate in economics at Clark University. She is an applied economist examining the role of public policies on human capital formation among low- and middle-income populations. Her dissertation explores the effect of social policies on reproductive health, maternal employment, and child health in India. Nayantara is on the 2023-24 job market and is available for interviews.


  • Applied microeconomics (Health and Labor)
  • Development economics
  • Gender economics
  • Public Policy


  • PhD in Economics, 2024 (Expected)

    Clark University

  • MA in Economics, 2020

    Clark University

  • MS in Economics, 2017

    University of Calcutta

  • BS in Economics, 2015

    Loreto College, Kolkata

Working Papers


Average instructor rating: 4.8/5

Econ 160: Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Instructor: Spring 2024 & Spring 2022
TA and Lab Instructor: Fall 2021

Econ 010: Economics & the World Economy

Instructor: Spring 2023 & Fall 2022
TA (held weekly group discussions): Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019

Econ 277: Urban Economics

TA (assisted honor’s thesis): Fall 2018

Selected student feedback

Econ 160, Spring 2022: “One of the most helpful and friendly faculty I’ve had to date; she has excellent knowledge of the course material, and knows exactly how to present it to students in a way that feels natural and easy, which is no small feat given that the course requires a fair bit of work. Loved taking this class with Professor Biswas.”

Econ 010, Fall 2022: “I can’t say enough good things about Professor Biswas! She has made herself approachable and available from the beginning of the semester. I have attended her office hours almost every week, and she always is extremely helpful with homeworks and other assignments. She is reachable by email always, makes an effort to get to know all of her students, and clearly cares a lot about our learning. I am not the biggest fan of econ, it was a class I needed to take for my major, but Nayantara made me stick the class out and even take econ again next semester. I hope she is able to teach Econ010 in the future– she is excellent!”