Akanksha Singh

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Akanksha SinghAkanksha Singh, Research Scholar of Department of Economics, Dr. Harisingh Gour, a Central University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. She has completed her Post graduation from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, a Central University, Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh. She has also learnt Java, MySQL, SPSS, AMOS and other basic technical software. Her strengths are disciplined, friendly and prepared for highest standards of instructions. Her Area of interest is Labour Economics, Contemporary Climate Change, Women Empowerment. She has published six articles in peer reviewed or care list journals and also presented in various seminars and conferences.

Papers Published in World Economics:

The Informal Economy of the BRICS

This article evaluates the impact of trade liberalisation on the informal economy in the BRICS countries, which have significant unorganised sectors and trade policy changes. The article uses panel data from 1996 to 2015 to measure informality based on the method of Kaufmann and Kaliberda, which estimates the size of the informal sector as the difference between official GDP and electricity consumption. It finds that trade liberalisation has increased informality in the BRICS countries, implying that globalisation and economic growth have not benefited the unorganised sector or reduced inequality and development issues. It suggests that trade policy reforms should be accompanied by measures to improve governance, regulation, social protection and formalisation of the informal sector.

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