Ashish Kulkarni
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Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: PhD, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
Specialization: Macroeconomics, Commodities & Derivatives
Office: 115, UGC Building Ext: 321

Ashish teaches courses in economics, finance and statistics at the Gokhale Institute. He coordinates the B.Sc. Econ program, and manages placements for students along with the departmental managers. 

He loves to mentor students and arranges several events and discussions for students that add value to their academic excellence. He loves to make economics simple not just for the average student, but also for the general public. He blogs daily at, and his mission in life is to make learning as interesting as possible for everyone. 

Ashish helped set up the Centre for Behavioural Economics at Gokhale.

  • Publications
  • Opinion columns
  • Consultancy
  1. Vasundhara Sen & Ashish Kulkarni, 2019. Promotional Policies and Regulatory Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Technologies - An Understanding of Global Practices, a book chapter in “Cases in Green Energy and Sustainable Development”, published by IGI Global. 
  2. Ashish Kulkarni, 2019. Weather Advisory Services for Multiple Stakeholders, Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India (case study publication on Skymet, an Indian weather forecasting firm)  
  3. Rajas Parchure & Ashish Kulkarni, 2014. Book Review: The Elgar Companion to David Ricardo, Artha Vijnana, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, vol. 56(4), pages 519-521.  
  4. Ashish Kulkarni, 2019. Reform in Higher Education Sector in Maharashtra, Progressive Maharashtra: Policy Road Map 2019-24. 
  1. Murali Neelakantan & Ashish Kulkarni, 2021. India’s plan to fragment the vaccine market across the states is mind-bogglingly bad economics,, 21st April 2021. 
  2. Murali Neelakantan & Ashish Kulkarni, 2021. Is any other country in the world using the fragmented, half-private vaccination model India chose?, 14th May 2021. 
  3. Murali Neelakantan & Ashish Kulkarni, 2021. When a Vaccine Maker Asks for Indemnity, Does the Government Debate Pennies?, 1st June 2021. 
  4. Murali Neelakantan & Ashish Kulkarni, 2021. India’s new vaccine policy makes welcome improvements – but big questions still remain,, 11th June 2021.
  5. Murali Neelakantan & Ashish Kulkarni, 2021. What is the Incentive for Speedy Justice , SCC Online, 7th Dec 2021.
  6. Murali Neelakantan & Ashish Kulkarni, 2021. Data Analysis: An Essential Skill for Legal Community, SCC Online, 14th Dec 2021.
  7. Ashish Kulkarni, 2019, How Many Options Does 007 Have? Think Pragati, 9th Jan, 2019.
  1. Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Exploratory study with special reference to Pune, India – a research study in collaboration with the Austrian Foundation of Development Research (OFSE) and Stanford University.  
  2. Serve as Board of Studies Member for Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce (SCAC) for Bachelors in Commerce (B. Com) honours program.