Abhinav Khemka

Abhinav Khemka

PhD candidate in Economics

University of Barcelona and IEB


I am a PhD student in Economics at the University of Barcelona and Institute of Economics, Barcelona (IEB).

My main research interest are in political economy and development economics with a regional focus on India.

Download my current CV here and my Job Market Paper here.


  • Political Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Applied Economics


  • PhD in Economics, 2024 (Expected)

    University of Barcelona and IEB

  • Joint Masters in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (QEM), 2020

    Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, IDEA Graduate Program, UAB

  • Masters in International Economics and Finance (Advanced), 2015

    University of Queensland

  • BA in Economics, 2011

    Michigan State University


Why do Voters Elect Criminal Politicians?

Export-Led Growth in India: A Bounds Testing Approach