Research Interests: Labour Economics, Development Economics, Economics of Education and Health, Gender Studies.
Dr. Sonal Yadav is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Public Policy Area, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad. She did her B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. (Economics) with specialisation in Economics of Human Resources from the M.S.University, Baroda. Her M.Phil. research focused on Labour Market Segmentation in India. She has Ph.D degree in Economics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Her doctoral thesis attempts to examine the impact of economic reforms on industrial labour with reference to Small Scale Engineering Industries of Gujarat. The title of her Ph.D. thesis was "Impact of Economic Reforms on Indusrtrial Labour- A Study of Small Scale Engineering Industries of Gujarat".
Dr. Yadav started her teaching career in 1995. She worked as a Part-time Lecturer at Arts and Commerce College, Kapadwanj, B.V.D. Arts and Commerce College, Ahmedabad and S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce before joining H.L. Institute of Commerce in 2001 which later became a constituent of Ahmedabad University.
She has presented several research papers in National and International conferences. She has also published research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. Her major areas of research include Labour Economics, Agriculture economics, Issues of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Gender Studies. She has also worked on the reseach project related to finding the impact of demonetisation in rural economy. Currently, she is working on the research project related to the study of secondary school drop-outs in Ahmedabad district.
She is a life member of Indian Economic Association (IEA), Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), Gujarat Economic Association (GEA), Indian Association for Canadian Studies, and WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) India chapter.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Papers Presented
Dr. Yadav has taught Business Economics, International Economics, Economics of Developing Countries, Managerial and Entrepreneurial Economics, Money and Financial System, Sectoral Economics and Economic Theories and Resources at undergraduate level.
Currently, she teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Indian Economy: Performance and Policies, Economics of Human Resources at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University.