Rajarshi Bhowal, PhD

Rajarshi Bhowal, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University

Welcome to my personal webpage!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Nazarbayev University. I recieved my Ph.D. degree from Rice University in 2022. My research field is Empirical Industrial Organization with a focus on issues related to healthcare markets. My current research works are on topics regarding market design, subsidy schemes, and quality of care in government sponsored health insurance markets. I am also interested in antitrust and competition economics.


  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Health economics
  • Applied Microeconomics


  • PhD in Economics, 2022

    Rice University

  • MA in Economics, 2015

    Delhi School of Economics

  • B.Sc. in Economics, 2013

    Calcutta University


ECON 433/ ECON 533: Econometrics II Panel Data, Nazarbayev University

Instructor: Fall 2022

Econ 441: Empirical Methods in Industrial Organization, Rice University

TA: Spring 2021, Fall 2021
Instructor: Maura Coughlin

ECON 497: Advanced Topics in Micro-econometrics, Rice University

TA: Spring 2018
Instructor: Xun Tang

Econ 300: Game Theory, Rice University

TA: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, 2020
Instructor: Michele Biavati

Online Statistics Camp for PhD students, Rice University

TA: Summer 2019