Deepak Behera

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School: The Business School
Department: Economics & Finance
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South 
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6539-4280

Deepak Kumar Behera holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. His Ph.D. thesis is titled “Health Financing in India: A Fiscal Space Perspective”, where he tries to examine the impact of macroeconomic policies on public expenditure on healthcare and identify alternative revenue mobilisation options at the regional level to prioritise healthcare in India. His research interests include macroeconomics, public finance and policy; global economic issues, development economics; health economics and policy; research methodology, and applied econometrics.

  • Ph.D. (Economics): Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
  • M.Phil. (Economics): Centre for Studies in Economics and Planning, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India
  • M.A. (Economics): Department of Economics, Sambalpur University, Odisha, India
  • B.A. (Economics Hon.): Utkal University (J.K.B.K. Government College), Odisha, India

  • Economics

  • Digital Health
  • Health Technology and Assessment
  • Research in achieving SDGs (SDG 3; SDG 7; SDG 13)
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Global Health Issues

  • Mohanty, R. K., & Behera, D. K. (2023). Heterogeneity in health funding and disparities in health outcome: a comparison between high focus and non-high focus states in India. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation (Springer), 21(1), 44. Doi: 
  • Padmaja, M., & Behera, D. K. (2023) Disruptions in Accessing Women's Health Care Services: Evidence Using COVID-19 Health Services Disruption Survey. Maternal and Child Health Journal (Springer), 27 (1), 395-406. Doi:
  • Nayak, S., Behera, D. K., Shetty, J., Shetty, A., Kumar, S., & Shenoy, S. S. (2022). Bibliometric analysis of scientific publications on health care insurance in India from 2000 to 2021. International Journal of Healthcare Management (Taylor & Francis), 1-9. Doi:
  • Padhan, H., Behera, D. K., Sahu, S. K., & Dash, U. (2022). Does Corruption Hinderance Economic Growth Despite Surge of Remittance and Capital Inflows Since Economic Liberalization in an Emerging Economy, India. Journal of the Knowledge Economy (Springer), 1-24. Doi:
  • Padhan, H., Behera, D. K., Sahu, S. K., & Dash, U. (2022). Examining the cyclical pattern of remittance flow, migrant's stock, and income of 31 pairs of countries with India. Migration Letters (Transnational Press), 19(6), 911-931. Doi:
  • Behera, D. K., Singh, S. K., & Choudhury, D. K. (2022). The burden of transport injury and risk factors in India from 1990 to 2019: evidence from the global burden of disease study. Archives of Public Health (Springer Nature), 80(1), 1-8. Doi:
  • Behera, D.K. (2022). Association between treatment coverage and reduce Tuberculosis burden in Low-and Middle-Income Counties The Lancet Global Health (Elsevier), Volume 10, Issue 5,2022. Doi:
  • Behera, D. K., Umakant Dash, and Santosh Kumar Sahu. (2022). Possible Sources of Fiscal Space for Health in India: Insights from Political Regimes. Health Research Policy and System (BMC- Springer Nature) 20, 32. Doi:
  • Sahoo, B., Behera, D. K., & Rahut, D. (2022). Decarbonization: examining the role of environmental innovation versus renewable energy use. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), 1-16. Doi:
  • Behera, D.K., Mishra, S. (2022). The burden of diarrhea, etiologies, and risk factors in India from 1990 to 2019: evidence from the global burden of disease study. BMC Public Health (Springer) 22, 92. Doi:
  • Guets, W., & Behera, D. K. (2022). Does disability increase households’ health financial risk: evidence from the Uganda demographic and health survey. Global Health Research and Policy (Springer), 7(1), 1-8. Doi:
  • Behera, D. K., Samant, K., & Dehury, R. K. (2022). Assessment of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in South-East Asia: A Systematic Review. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, 16(10). Doi:
  • Behera, D. K., & Viswanathan, P. K. (2021). Do globalization progress and sectoral growth shifts affect income inequality? An exploratory analysis from India. Regional Science Policy & Practice (Wiley). Doi:
  • Irshad, C. V., Behera, D. K., & Dash, U. (2021). Participation of older adults in the intra-household decision-making activities: evidence from the longitudinal ageing study in India. The Journal of Adult Protection (Emerald), 23(5), 325-336. Doi:

  • 1st India Health Policy & System Research Fellowship (India-HPSR) grants for the year 2021-2022. Supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trusts and ACCESS Health International

  • 6th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Speaker Scholarship and Health System Global (HSG) membership for two years 2020 – 2022
  • 12th European Health Economics Conference Grant for the year 2018. The grant is supported by the European Health Economics Association
  • 3rd International Public Policy Association - Asian Scholar Grant for the year 2017. The grant is supported by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • 9th International Research Conference Grant for the year 2016 by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo

  • Assistant Professor [June 2022 – June 2023]: Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Assistant Professor [Nov 2020 – June 2022]: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
  • Lecturer [Oct 2019 – Oct 2020]: Asian Institute of Public Health University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Research Associate [Feb – Sept 2019]: Indian Institute of Public Health-Bhubaneswar, Public Health Foundation of India, India