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Dr. Mukesh Ray

Dr. Mukesh Ray is a Research Economist in the Health Division at IMPAQ International. Dr. Ray is an applied economist with expertise in health economics, experimental economics, international development, and agricultural economics.

Expertise

Dr. Ray has expertise in several impact evaluation methods including a variety of experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Dr. Ray has diverse quantitative and econometric skillsets including panel data methods, cross-sectional data, and duration analysis. He has expertise in working on working with large claims datasets from Medicare and Medicaid using advanced statistical modelling techniques. Dr. Ray has expertise in the quality issues of T-MSIS datasets and used them for creation of nationally representative synthetic claims dataset using advanced modeling techniques. He has experience in developing methodological and analytical support for innovative CMS projects such as Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model. He also has experience in leading teams for maintaining data quality measures for large CMS projects such as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model. He also has extensive experience in designing and implementing quantitative surveys and was involved in designing and administering large quantitative and lab in field experiments.

Prior Experience

Dr. Ray has previously worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute and Michigan State University on large-scale studies on agricultural technology adoption issues. He also has worked on Consortium General of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) projects on food security issues as part of his graduate program.In addition, Dr. Ray has worked with the non-profit Navdanya in India where he designed and implemented several quantitative and qualitative studies on economic development, food security, land use change, and agriculture.

Education

Dr. Ray received a PhD in Development Economics from Michigan State University in 2018. Prior to his PhD, he earned an MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University.

Previous Papers and Presentations

Ray, M. & Maredia, M. (2018, August). Legume Technologies as a Sustainable Solution to Climatic Shocks: Evidence from Malawi. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 

Ray, M., Weldezghi, T. & Maredia, M. (2017, August). Legume technologies and agriculture-nutrition linkages: Exploratory evidence from Uganda. Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Grain Legume Research Conference, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Ray, M., Maredia, M. & Shupp, R. (2017, July). Risk Preferences and the Pace of Climate Smart Technology Adoption: A Duration Model Approach from India. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Ray, M. & Maredia, M. (2016, November). Do Smaller States Lead to More Development? Evidence from Splitting of Large States in India. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Ray, M. & Maredia, M. (2016, November). A Duration Analysis Approach to Variety Change in Wheat Farms in Bihar, India. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Ray, M., Maredia, M. & Shupp, R. (2016, November). Risk Preferences and Adoption of Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies: Evidence from India. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Ray, M. & Maredia, M. (2016, August). Do Smaller States Lead to More Development? Evidence from Splitting of Large States in India. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Ray, M. & Maredia, M. (2016, August). A Duration Analysis Approach to Variety Change in Wheat Farms in Bihar, India. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Ray, M., Maredia, M. & Shupp, R. (2016, August). Risk Preferences and Adoption of Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies: Evidence from India. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Ray, M. & Simpson, B. (2014). Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in the Sahel: Profiles of agricultural management practices. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Program.