Gautam   Hazarika

Associate Professor  

Office: BMAIN 2.542A
Phone: (956) 882-8953
Email: gautam.hazarika@utrgv.edu

Dr. Gautam Hazarika

Dr. Hazarika earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester in 1998. He joined UTB (one of UTRGV's legacy institutions) in 2001.





Selected Publications


  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Plough, Gender Roles, and Corruption," No. Berlin: Economics of Governance 19, no. 2 (May 2018): 141-163.

  • Gautam Hazarika and Vejoya Viren. "The effect of early childhood developmental program attendance on future school enrollment in rural North India," Economics of Education Review 34, (2013): 146–161.

  • Gautam Hazarika, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, "Women’s Access to Microcredit and Children’s Food Security in Rural Malawi," Journal of African Development 14, no. 1 (2012): 27–46.

  • Gautam Hazarika and Rafael Otero. "North–South trade liberalization and returns to skill in the south: The case of Mexico," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development 20, no. 4 (2011): 449–465.

  • Gautam Hazarika. "Gender Issues in Children’s Nutrition Security in Pakistan," Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010: 86-98.

  • Gautam Hazarika and Arjun Bedi. "Child Work and Schooling Costs in Rural Northern India ," Routledge Studies in Development Economics: Labor Markets and Economic Development. Oxon: Routledge, 73, 2009: 405-425.

  • Gautam Hazarika and Sudipta Sarangi. "Household access to microcredit and child work in rural Malawi," World Development 36, no. 5 (2008): 843–859.

  • Gautam Hazarika and Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis. "Women’s Status and Children’s Food Security in Pakistan ," Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007: 95-108.

  • H Brown, Joselita Estrada, Gautam Hazarika, and Elena Bastida. "Diabetes and the Labor Market The community-wide economic cost in the Lower Rio Grande Valley," Diabetes care 28, no. 12 (2005): 2945–2947.

  • Gautam Hazarika and Rafael Otero. "Foreign trade and the gender earnings differential in urban Mexico," Journal of Economic Integration (2004): 353–373.



Selected Presentations


  • Gautam Hazarika. "Ancestral Ecological Endowments and Missing Women," European Population Conference, The European Association for Population Studies, Brussels (June 2018)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Plow, Gender Roles, and Corruption," 86th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association, The Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC (November 2016)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Role of Historical Resource Constraints in Modern Gender Inequality," 85th Annual Meetings of the Southern Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, New Orleans (November 2015)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Role of Historical Resource Constraints in Modern Gender Inequality: A Cross-Country Analysis," 10th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and DevelopmentNew Delhi, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi (December 2014)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Effect of Early Childhood Developmental Program Attendance on Future School Enrollment and Grade Progression in Rural North India," 7th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi (December 2011)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "Gender Issues in Children’s Food Security in South Asia," Dr. Sister Helen Vincent Endowment Lecture, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India (September 2010)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Effect of Early Childhood Developmental Program Attendance on Future School Enrollment and Grade Progression in Rural North India," Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India (September 2010)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Effect of Early Childhood Developmental Program Attendance on Future School Enrollment and Grade Progression in Rural North India," Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India (September 2010)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "The Effect of Early Childhood Developmental Program Attendance on Future School Enrollment and Grade Progression in Rural North India," Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India (September 2010)

  • Gautam Hazarika. "Gender Issues in Children’s Nutrition Security in Pakistan," Hunger Pains: Pakistan’s Food Insecurity, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC (June 2009)

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