• The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr. Tushar Bharati is a Senior Lecturer at the UWA Business School. Tushar received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2018.

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Research interests

  • Primary Fields: Development, Education, Health, Labour
  • Secondary Fields: Conflict, Migration, Public Choice, Trade

Roles and responsibilities


  • Honours (Economics): 2021 onwards
  • Master of Economics: 2021 onwards
  • Master of Public Policy (Economics): 2021 onwards

(completion year and first placement in parentheses):

  • PhD: Adnan Fakir (2022, University of Sussex, Brighton); Nauman Malik (expected 2023), Erica Lukas (expected 2025), Xin Shao (expected 2025), Asep Nurwanda (expected 2025), Kesavarajah
    Kesavan (expected 2025), Adi Swasito (expected 2026)
  • Masters: Yadav Padhyoti (2020, Ministry of Agriculture, Kathmandu); Henat Brar (2021, Macquarie Bank, Sydney); Hui En Tan (2022)
  • Honours: Grace Nagle (2019, Treasury, Canberra); Wina Yoman (2019, Bain & Partners, Perth), Thea Green (2020, Juris Doctor, UWA), Sam Rapeport (2020, Department of Education, Skills, and Employment, Canberra), Rachel Lee (2021, Deloitte, Sydney), Matt Simich (2022, Musician)
  • B. Phil Research Placement: Jake Range (2023)

Funding overview


  • IFPRI, 2021: Education and Intimate Partner Violence (USD 25,000)
  • ADBI, 2021: Online Market Place and Women (USD 12,000)
  • BRICS 2019 Economic Research Award (USD 22,500)
  • ERIA, 2019: Human Capital Development in Asia (USD 10,000)
  • PAFTAD: 2019 Young Scholar Fellowship 


  • Research Collaboration Award (AUD 29,675)
  • Futures Fund Research Grants 2021 × 2 (AUD 9,645)
  • ALCOA Visitors Grant, 2020 (USD 5,000)
  • G Milne Research Launch grant, 2019 (USD 10,000) 

Current projects

• Bharati, T., Fakir, Adnan M. S., and Yoman, W. (2023) Internal migration and labor market outcomes in Indonesia. (Accepted, Economic Development and Cultural Change)
• Bharati, T., Change, S., and Li, Qing (2023) On the identification of tertiary education effect on fertility. (R&R, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)
• Bharati, T., Jung, D., Banerjee, R., and Chin, S. (2023) Recovery from an early-life shock through improved access to schools. (R&R, Journal of Human Capital)
• Bharati, T. and Rapeport, S. (2023) How smart is SunSmart? In utero sunlight exposure and asthma in Australia. (R&R, American Journal of Health Economics)
• Bharati, T., Banerjee, R., Fakir, A., Qian, Y., and Sunder, N. (2023) COVID-19 and Online Labour Markets: Is the Gig Economy a Magic Bullet? (Reject & Resubmit, ILR Review)
• Bharati, T., Jetter, M., and Malik, N. (2023) Types of communication technology and civil conflict. (under review)
• Bharati, T. and Fakir, M. S. (2023) Health Costs of a “Healthy Democracy”: The Impact of Peaceful Protests on Healthcare Utilization. (under review)
• Banerjee, R. and Bharati, T. (2023) Mass shootings and infant health in the United States. (under review)
• Bharati, T., Qian, Y., and Yun, J. (2022) Fueling the engines of liberation with cleaner cooking fuel. (under review)
• Bharati, T. (2021) Co-ethnic voters and candidate choice by political parties.


  • Native / Bilingual Proficiency: English, Hindi, Angika
  • Elementary Proficiency: Maithli, Bengali, Punjabi


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Ph.D., University of Southern California


Award Date: 15 Jun 2018

Economics, M.A., University of Southern California


Economics, M.A., University of Delhi


Economics, B.A., University of Delhi


Research expertise keywords

  • Education Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Labor Economics


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