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Durham University

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Mr Kamlesh Kumar

PhD Student in the Business School

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Kamlesh is a PhD candidate with interest in financial literacy, inclusion and resilience. Prior to enrolling at Durham University Business School, he worked for three years as data scientist in a budding start-up in India. He holds an MPhil degree in economics from Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and Master’s degree in quantitative economics from University of Paris-1 and Bachelor in mathematics degree from Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. He is an Indian citizen by birth.

Research topic: Financial Literacy in India

Financial literacy, which is one of the key enabler of financial inclusion has attracted researcher and policy-makers to consider it as an inseparable part of sustainable development goals. At Centre for Banking, Institutions and Development (CBID), we explore the role of financial literacy in improving financial inclusion in India.


Kamlesh Kumar and Jan R. Magnus, "A characterization of Bayesian robustness for a normal location parameter” in Sankhya B. 75(2): 216-237. DOI 10.1007/s13571-013-0060-9.

Kamlesh Kumar, John Einmahl and Jan R. Magnus, "On the Choice of Prior in Bayesian Model Averaging." CentER Working Paper No. 2011-003. DOI 10.2139/ssrn.1744912

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