Subhasree Sarkar is currently a final year Ph.D. Student at Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. She is an applied microeconomist and her research interests are in health and international economics. One of the papers of her thesis evaluates the impact of a national social health insurance scheme, named Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) rolled out in India in 2008 for poor households on utilization of health services and per-capita out-of-pocket expenditures. Using a large nationally representative panel data based on a household survey and difference-in-difference estimation strategy, she finds that RSBY increased the likelihood of hospitalization and it led to a greater proportion of members in a household opting hospitalization for long term illness. She also find that RSBY households are more likely to get themselves treated from a doctor for short-term illness. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she completed her masters and M.Phil in Economics from University of Calcutta and her bachelors in Economics from Lady Shri College for Women, University of Delhi.