Dr. Alok Kumar

Dr. Alok Kumar
Associate Professor

PhD (Queen's)

Office: BEC 334

Dr. Alok Kumar received his PhD from Queen’s University. His areas of interest are macroeconomics and development economics.

He has made major contributions on the issues related to inflation, entrepreneurship, productivity growth, and child labor and human capital in developing countries. He has published in leading journals such as International Economic Review and Review of Economic Dynamics.


  • monetary issues
  • growth and development
  • gender bias and human capital investment
  • foreign aid

Faces of UVic Research video

In this video, Alok talks about his research work looking at gender bias and human capital investment.


Selected publications

(for complete list, check Dr. Kumar's website):


Book Chapters:

  • "Taxes, Minimum Wage and the Dispersion of Wages”, in Taxation, Tax Policies, and Income Taxes, Ed. W.J. Berube and C. N. Pinto, Nova Sciences Publishers, NY, February 2010,  ISBN-10: 160741623.