Jeeten Krishna Giri

Jeeten Krishna Giri

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)

Profile Summary

Jeeten Krishna Giri completed his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has done his MSc. and B.Sc. degrees in economics from University of Calcutta. Jeeten is an applied economist specializing in international trade and development economics. He works mainly with household survey data and employs structural estimation methods and quasi-experimental techniques to assess policy-relevant research questions. He has extensive teaching experience in higher education both at national and international institutions.

Work Experience

Jeeten is an experienced faculty member who has held teaching positions in India and abroad. Prior to joining UPES, he was a faculty member in the School of Humanities and Liberal Arts at DIT University Dehradun, and in the Economics Department at Union College, New York. During his PhD, he has also worked as a part-time teaching instructor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Research Interests

Jeeten is interested in applied microeconometrics research topics. Currently, he is working on areas related to women empowerment, women and child health, and epidemiology. He is also interested in topics related to domestic trade and regional wages.

Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher, Jeeten attempts to provide an environment where students can freely express themselves and develop their intellect. He adopts a flexible teaching style to accommodate the differential learning abilities of students. Jeeten often organizes study groups to encourage interaction and teamwork, which helps build a positive rapport and respect among students.

Courses Taught

Jeeten has taught introductory courses on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. Additionally, he has taught upper-level undergraduate courses such as Development Economics, Econometrics, Labor Economics, Managerial Economics, and Financial Economics.

Awards and Grants

During his PhD, Jeeten received the Best Student Teacher of the Year award in 2017 and the Thomas and Chany Chung Endowed Scholarship in 2018.

Scholarly Activities

Jeeten has published research papers in reputable journals and presented his research at national and international conferences. He has also reviewed journal articles for Economics & Human Biology, Economics Bulletin, and Regional Science Policy & Practice.