Kalyan Kolukuluri

Kalyan Kolukuluri

Assistant Professor
Economics & Social Sciences

Kalyan Kolukuluri is a PhD (Economics), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His PhD dissertation, looks at the efficacy of public insurance in smoothing consumption during episodes of health shocks. The setting of his study is in developing countries which traditionally lacked formal insurance. His thesis explores an interesting outcome of expansion of formal insurance, namely, strengthening of informal mechanisms, due to lower individual risk. His work also explores the impact of insurance coverage on health care use and positive health outcomes for dependent children. An underlying theme in his research has been to understand the interaction between public schemes and its beneficiaries.

His broad research interests lie in empirical evaluation of public support programs in various domains. Currently, he is engaged in the study of programs related to health and in empirically understanding the nature of risk and insurance for households.

Prior to his doctoral degree, he did his Master’s degree in Public Policy from SDA Bocconi, Italy and has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. Post-his graduation, he worked in industry for five years.

Education: PhD (IIM Bangalore), MPM (SDA Bocconi)

  • Macroeconomics – PGP, PGPEX and PGP-DGM Core course 
  • International Economics – PGP Elective course
  • Introductory Econometrics – PhD Core course



  • Kolukuluri, K. Adverse Health Shocks, Social Insurance and Household
  • Consumption: Evidence from Indonesia's Askeskin program, International Journal of Health Economics and Management (Revision Submitted – Under review)
Conferences attended:


  • DSE Winter School, 2021. Conducted jointly by The Econometrics Society and Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics (Virtual)

  • Fourth Annual Meeting of International Association of Applied Econometrics, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Health and Development 2017 Conference, organized by Academia Sinica & Washington University at St.Louis, in Taipei, Taiwan
  • ISB-IIM B Doctoral Consortium on Teaching at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
  • 4th Graduate Summer School in Development Economics, held jointly by the International Growth Centre, LSE and Indian Statistical institute, Delhi, India
  • 9th Advanced Graduate Workshop in Development and Globalization at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India


  • Chair, Library Advisory Committee
  • Chair, General and Health Insurance Committee
  • Member, PGP-Digital Governance and Management Committee

  • Member- PGP Committee
  • Member - ITRAC Committee