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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr. Tushar Bharati is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) 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)
  • Masters: Yadav Padhyoti (2020, Ministry of Agriculture, Kathmandu); Henat Brar (2021, Macquarie Bank, Sydney); Hui En Tan (expected 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 (expected 2022)

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 


  • 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. (2021) The long shadow of the Kargil War: The effect of early-life stress on education. (Accepted, Economics and Human Biology)
  • Bharati, T. and Yoman, W (2021) Internal migration and labor market outcomes in Indonesia. (R&R, EDCC)\
  • Fakir, Adnan M. S., and Bharati, T. (2021) Healthy, nudged, and wise: Experimental evidence on the role of cost reminders in healthy decision-making. (R&R, Health Economics)
  • Bharati, T. and Rapeport, S. (2021) How smart is SunSmart? In utero sunlight exposure and asthma in Australia. (R&R, Economic Record)
  • Ekanayake, N. S. P., Madsen, J. B., Bharati, T. (2021) Sophistication of Traded Goods and Economic Growth (Reject&Resub, Journal of Economic Growth)
  • Bharati, T., Farhad, M., and Jetter, M. (2021) On the relationship between trade openness and government size. (under review)
  • Banerjee, R. and Bharati, T. (2021) Mass shootings and infant health in the United States. (under review)
  • Bharati, T., Change, S., and Li, Qing (2021) ‘Bachelors’ and Babies: The Effect of Tertiary Education Expansion on Fertility. (under review)
  • Bharati, T. (2020) Co-ethnic voters and candidate choice by political parties. (under review)
  • Bharati, T., Qian, Y., and Yun, J. (2021) Fueling the engines of liberation with cleaner cooking fuel. (under review)


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


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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