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 a specialization in Economics of Human Resources from the M.S.University, Baroda. Her M.Phil. research focused on Labour Market Segmentation in India. She has a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Her doctoral thesis examines the impact of economic reforms on industrial labour concerning Small Scale Engineering Industries of Gujarat. Her Ph.D. thesis title was "Impact of Economic Reforms on Industrial 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 at National and International conferences. She has also published research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. Her primary research areas include Labour Economics, Agriculture Economics, Issues of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and Gender Studies. She has also worked on a research project related to finding the impact of demonetization in the rural economy. Currently, she is working on studying secondary school dropouts in the Ahmedabad district. She is also working on the research project titled “Student-Led Mental well-being Prevention Interventions.”
She is a life member of the 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
Secondary School Education through the Lens of Dropouts” A research paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Social Work and Law jointly organized by the GNLU Center for Law and Society & the GUJCOST-GNLU Center for Excellence in IPR during 29-30 July 2022.
“Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Employment: Who bears the brunt?” A research paper presented at the 3rd Annual Economics Conference on The Road to an Inclusive Recovery-Post Pandemic Era held on 11-12 March 2022.
“Secondary School Dropout: A Perspective” A Research Paper Presented at Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium, Oxford, UK during 22-23 March 2021.
"Towards Universalization of Secondary Education: Challenges Before Gujarat" A Research Paper presented at the Golden Jubilee National Conference of Gujarat Economic Association organized in association with the Indian Economic Association (IEA), Global Economists Forum (GEF) and, Indian Economics and Allied Science Association (IEASA) at N. S. Patel Arts College, Anand, Gujarat during 3- 5 January 2020.
"Towards Universalization of Secondary Education: Challenges Before Gujarat" A Research Paper presented at the 102nd Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association (IEA) organized by Auro University, Surat, Gujarat, India during 27- 29 December 2019.
Yadav S., Baxi H., Suthar M. (2022). Impact of Demonetization in Rural Areas through the Lens of Financial Inclusion. Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 41, Issue 1, January-March 2022, pp. 120-135, ISSN 0970-3357 DOI: 10.25175/jrd/2022/v41/i1/172466
Dr. Yadav has taught Business Economics, International Economics, Economics of Developing Countries, Managerial and Entrepreneurial Economics, Money and Financial Systems, Sectoral Economics, and Economic Theories and Resources at the undergraduate level.
Currently, she teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Indian Economy: Performance and Policies, Economics of Education, Health, and Labour at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University.
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Advanced Information in Engineering and Technology (IJAIET) http://www.ijaiet.com/index.php/editorial-board
Member, Editorial Board, COJ Reviews & Research (COJRR), Crimson Publishers, http://crimsonpublishers.com/cojrr/editorial-board.php
Invited by Akashvani Ahmedabad to discuss Union Budget 2023 on February 1, 2023
Invited to chair a technical session at 5th GNLU International Conference on Law, Economics and Public Policy on 10th March 2022 from 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Invited as a guest speaker to deliver a lecture on "How to design a questionnaire for research?” at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, M. S. University, Baroda, Gujarat on 3rd February 2022.
Invited to deliver a Guest Lecture on "Indian Labour Market: Current Scenario” at Samarpan Arts & Commerce College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 27th December 2021.
Invited as a guest speaker to deliver a Lecture on "Labour Market: Policies and Practices” at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 17th May 2021.