About Us

Name : Prof. Manoj Pant

Function : Director
Professor of Economics

Email : diroffice@iift.ac.in

Qualification

High School (1970), Indian Schools Certificate Examination.

Bachelor of Arts(Hon.),Economics (1973), St. Stephens College, Delhi University.

Master of Arts,Economics (1975), Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University,

Master of Arts,Economics (1981),Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.

PhD, Economics (1982), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Areas of Interest / Specialization

International Trade Theory, International Investment and Finance, Development Economics

Work Experience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Teaching Economics for the last 40 years at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. Visiting faculty at IIM, Lucknow; IIT, Delhi and Southern Methodist University, USA.

Publications

AUTHORED BOOKS


o    Pant, M. (2010) Evolution of the Indian Economy since 1991, New Deli: Parrot Reads Publishers.
o    Pant, M (1995) Foreign Direct Investment in India: The Issues Involved, New Delhi: Lancer Books.
CO-AUTHORED BOOKS
o    Pant, M. and Srivastava, D. (2015) (Second Edition, 2017), FDI in India: History, Policy and the Asian Perspective, New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

EDITED BOOKS

o    Pant. M, Hwan Yoo, T., Choi, Yoon Jung and Balaji, V. (2005) (eds) India’s Foreign Economic Policy and the Way of Reinforcing Economic Cooperation Between Korea and India, Institute of Economics and Policy: South Korea.
o    Pant, M. Barua, A., Agarwal, M. and Das, S.K. (1998) (eds) Indian Economy in Transition: Environmental and Development Issues, New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications.
RESEARCH PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
o    Pant, M. and Paul, A. (2018) 'The Role of Regional Trade Agreements: In the Case of India', Journal of Economic Integration, 33(3): 538-571. Print ISSN: 1225-651X; Online ISSN: 1976-5525.
o    Pant, M. and Attri, Arun K. (2018) 'Index of Industrial Production: Coincident Indicators and Forecasting', Economic and Political Weekly, 53(17): 97-104, ISSN (Print): 0012-9976; ISSN (Online): 2349-8846.
o    Pant, M. and Sanghita M. (2014) ‘FDI and Firm Competitiveness: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing’, Economic and Political Weekly, XlIX(38): 56-64.
o    Pant, M. and Barua, A. (2014) ‘Trade and Wage Inequality: A Specific Factor Model with Intermediate Goods’, International Review of Economics & Finance, 33(C): 172-185.
o    Pant, M. (2012) 'Regional Trading Arrangements and Developing Countries: Understanding the Phenomena', International Studies, 47(2-4): 187-203. ISSN: 00208817; eISSN: 09730702.
o    Pant, M. and Pattanayak, M. (2010) 'Corporate Governance, Competition and Firm Performance: Evidence from India', Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 9(3): 347-381. ISSN: 09726527; eISSN: 09730710.
o    Pant, M. (2010) 'Should South Africa Join the SADC EPA? An Analysis of the Costs and Benefits’, Trade Negotiating Insights, 9(1), 3 May 2010, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Brussels, Belgium.
o    Pant, M. (2010) ‘Regional Trading Arrangements and Developing Countries: Understanding the Phenomena’, International Studies, 47(2-4): 187-203.
o    Pant, M., Chowdhury, P.R. and Singh, G. (2009) ‘Financial Intermediation and Employment’, Review of Market Integration, 1(1): 61-82. ISSN: 09749292; eISSN: 09754709.
o    Pant, M. and Sadhukhan, A. (2009) 'Does Regionalism Hinder Multilateralism: A Case Study of India', Journal of Economic Integration, 24(2): 222-247. Print ISSN: 1225-651X; Online ISSN: 1976-5525.
o    Pant, M. and Pattanayak, M. (2007) ‘Insider Ownership and Firm Value: Evidence from Indian Corporate Sector’, Economic and Political Weekly, 42(16): 1459-1467. ISSN (Print): 0012-9976; ISSN (Online): 2349-8846.
o    Pant, M. and Kumar, S. (2006) ‘Measuring Market Imperfection in the Manufacturing Sector: Theory and Evidence from India’, Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 15(1): 63-79.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (2006) ‘Incentives for Attracting FDI in South Asia: A Survey’, International Studies, 43(1): 1-32. ISSN: 00208817; eISSN: 09730702.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (2006) ‘Measuring Market Imperfection in the Manufacturing Sector: Theory and Evidence from India’, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 15(1): 63-79. Print ISSN: 0963-8199 Online ISSN: 1469-9559.
o    Pant, M. (2006) ‘India and the WTO: Time to Identify Offensive Interests’, IndianForeign Affairs Journal, 1(4), IISN: 0973-3248; eISSN: 2229-5372.
o    Pant, M. and Pattanayak, M. (2005) ‘Does Openness Promote Competition: A Case Study of Indian Manufacturing’, Economic and Political Weekly, 40(39): 4226-4231, ISSN (Print): 0012-9976; ISSN (Online): 2349-8846.
o    Pant, M. (2002) ‘Millennium Round of Trade Negotiations: A Developing Country Perspective’, International Studies, 39(3): 213-226. ISSN: 00208817; eISSN: 09730702.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (1996) ‘India’s Rupee Devaluation, Trade Balance and Unemployment: A Producer Theory Approach’, Journal of Asian Economics, 8(1): 51-66. ISSN: 1049-0078.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (1991) ‘The Green Revolution and Agricultural Growth: A Micro-Theoretic Approach’, Journal of Quantitative Economics, (TIES), 7(1). ISSN: 0971-1554 (Print); ISSN: 2364-1045 (Electronic).
o    Pant, M. (1996) ‘Internal Liberalisation and Entry in a General Equilibrium Model with Oligopoly’, Kieo Economic Studies, 32(2).
o    Pant, M. (1993) ‘Export Performance, Transnational Corporations and the Manufacturing Sector: A Case Study of India’, Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 28(1): 41-54.
o    Pant, M. and Kumar, S. (1991) ‘Technical Progress, Tariffs and Welfare in a Model of Monopolistic Competition’, Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 26(1): 35-50.ISSN: 0019-4670 (Print); ISSN: 2520-1778 (Electronic).
o    Pant, M. (1989) ‘A Financial Model of the Multinational Corporation’, Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 24(2): 207-223. ISSN: 0019-4670 (Print); ISSN: 2520-1778 (Electronic).
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (1989) ‘On Export Diversification and Earnings Instability: Theory and Evidence’, Indian Economic Journal, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, ISSN: 00194662.
o    Pant, M. (March 1986) ‘Investment Behaviour of the Multinational Corporation’, School of Economics, March.
o    Pant, M. (June 1986) ‘Some Aspects of India’s Trade Concentration’, School of Economics.
o    Pant, M. and Fukushima, T. (1982) ‘Economic Growth, Terms of Trade and Welfare in an Open Monetary Economy’, Economic Record, Economic Society of Australia, 58(161): 134-140.

WORKING PAPERS (PUBLISHED)

o    Pant, M. and Attri, A.K. (2017) ‘Coincident Indicators and Forecasting in Economics using Ensemble Empirical Mode De-composition (EEMD) Analysis: A Study of IIP’, Discussion Paper 17-04, Centre for International Trade and Development, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Bagai, S. (2015) ‘Can the Organised and Unorganised Sectors Co-exits: A Theoretical Study’, Discussion Paper 15-11, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Barua, A. (2013) ‘Trade and Wage Inequality: A Specific Factor Model with Intermediate Goods’, Discussion Papers 13-01, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Pattanayak, M. (2010) ‘Corporate Governance, Competition and Firm Performance: Evidence from India’, Discussion Papers 10-07, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Mondal, S. (2010) ‘FDI, Technology Transfer and Spillover: A Case Study of India’, Discussion Papers 10-04, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M., Chowdhury, P.R. and Singh, G. (2009) ‘Financial Intermediation and Employment’, Discussion Papers 09-08, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Sadhukhan, A. (2009) ‘Does Regionalism Hinder Multilateralism: A Case Study of India’, Discussion Papers 09-03, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Pattanayak, M. (2009) ‘Corporate Governance and Competition: A Case Study of India’, Discussion Papers 09-02, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Chowdhury, P.R. and Singh, G. (2009) ‘Financial Intermediation and Employment’, Discussion Papers 09-08, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. (2009) ‘Economic Development: Do Governments matter?’, Discussion Papers 09-01, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Pattanayak, M. (2005) ‘Does Openness Promote Competition? A Case Study of Indian Manufacturing’, MPRA Paper 2871, University Library of Munich, Germany.
o    Pant, M., Chowdhury, P.R. and Singh, G. (2004) ‘Financial Intermediation and Employment’, Discussion Papers 04-22, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. and Nunnenkamp, P. (2003) ‘Why the Case for a Multilateral Agreement on Investment is Weak’, Kiel Discussion Papers 400, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany.
o    Pant, M., Nautiyal, J.C. and Gamble, William (July 1996) ‘Setting Priorities in Forest Research’, World Bank-Indian Council of Forestry Research and Extension, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttrakhand.
o    Pant, M., Aggarwal, M. and Das, S.K. (August 1986) ‘India's Trade Concentration: An Econometric Study’, Discussion Paper No. 12, International Trade and Development Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. (February 1992) ‘Trade Liberalisation,  Intra-industry  Trade  and  the  Indian Experience’, Working Paper, No. 23 International  Trade  and  Development Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. (1991) ‘Foreign Collaborations, Foreign Investment and Taxation of Foreign Companies in India’, Working Paper No.11, 1991, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India.
o    Pant, M. and Barua, A. (March 1986) ‘India's Intra-Industry Trade, 1950-1980’, Discussion Paper No.  8, International Trade and Development Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
o    Pant, M. (July 1986) ‘A Generalised Model of Repatriated Dividends of Multinational Corporations:  A Cross-sectional Study’, Discussion Paper No.  11, International Trade and Development Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

o    Pant, M. and Mondal, S. (2017) ‘Firm Capabilities and Productivity Spillovers from FDI: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms’, in N. S. Siddharthan and K. Narayanan (eds) Globalisation of Technology,  New Delhi; Germany: Springer.
o    Pant, M. and Pande, D. (2016) ‘India-Pakistan Trade: An Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Sector’, in Nisha Taneja and IshaDayal (eds) India-Pakistan Trade Normalisation: The Unfinished Economic Agenda, New Delhi, Germany: Springer.
o    Pant, M. (2013) ‘India and the BRICS Countries: Issues of Trade and Technology’, in Centre for WTO Studies (ed.) BRICS: Trade Policies, Institutions & Areas of Deepening Cooperation, New Delhi: Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
o    Pant, M. (2010) ‘The Developing Countries and Trade Negotiations: A Developing Country Perspective’, in A. Barua and Robert M. Stern (eds) The WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies, New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.
o    Pant, M. and Pattanayak, M. (2009) ‘Does Openness Promote Competition: A Case Study of Indian Manufacturing’, in K. L. Krishna and Uma Kapila (eds) Readings in Indian Agriculture and Industry, New Delhi: Academic Foundation.
o    Pant, M. (2008) ‘Indo-US Trade Relations: A Strategic Approach’, in N.S. Sisodia, Peter R. Lavoy, C. Samuel and Robin Walker (eds) India-US Relations: Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century, New Delhi: Magnum Books Pvt. Ltd.
o    Pant, M. and Nunnenkamp, P. (2003) ‘Why the Case for a Multilateral Agreement on Investment is Weak’, in Alan Winter and P. Mehta (eds) Bridging the Differences, Jaipur: CUTS, Jaipur.
o    Pant, M. (2000) ‘Japanese FDI in India: A Behavioral Study’, in K.V. Kesavan and L. Verma (eds) Japan-South Asia: Security and Economic Perspective, New Delhi: Lancer Books.
o    Pant, M. (1999), ‘Balancing Environment, Efficiency and Equity Issues in Research: Case Studies in Forestry’, in M. Agarwal et.al. (eds) Indian Economy in Transition: Environment & Development Issues, New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications.
o    Pant, M. (1992) ‘Foreign Direct Investment and the Developing Countries’, in A. Barua (ed.) The Global Economy, New Delhi: Lancer Publications.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (1990) ‘Trade Liberalisation, Export Diversification and Growth’, in Ashok Guha (ed.) Liberalisation, Industrial Structure and Growth, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
PUBLISHED REPORTS
o    Pant, M. (January 2014) ‘District Human Development Reports, (Eight Districts of Nagaland)’, Government of Nagaland, Kohima.
o    Pant, M. (Co-author) (May 2008) ‘North Eastern Region: Vision 2020’, Ministry for the Development of the North East Region, Government of India, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. (March 2007) ‘Competition in Indian Manufacturing Sector:  Pesticides and Cement Industries’, Competition Research Studies Series, Competition Commission of India, New Delhi.
INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED & PAPERS PRESENTED
o    Pant, M. (2016) ‘Food Security and Sustainable Development’, Keynote address, International Symposium on Sustainable Development, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dacca, Bangladesh, 16 November 2016.
o    Pant, M. (2016) ‘PPP in India-History and Problems’, paper presented at International Seminar of ADBI-ERIA Conference, Tokyo, 25 April 2016.
o    Pant, M. (2015) ‘ASEAN 2015 and the Way Forward’, paper presented at the Fourth Roundtable of ASEAN-India Network of Think-Tanks (AINTT),  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-8 August 2015.
o    Pant, M. (2014) ‘Why Do Developing Countries Contract FTAs?’, paper presented at an International Conference on Indo-Japan Economic Partnership Amidst the Trend for Mega FTAs, organized by ICRIER, India and Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan, Tokyo, 27 March 2014.
o    Pant, M. (2014) ‘Indo-Pakistan Trade: An Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Sector’, paper presented at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade, ICRIER, New Delhi, 21-22 January 2014.
o    Pant, M. (2013) ‘Global Trade, Institutions and Economic Development: Role of Foreign Policy’, SIS-ICWA Conference, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, 8 October 2013.
o    Pant, M. (2013) ‘Indo-Pakistan Trade Relations’, Panel Speaker, International Conference, ICRIER, New Delhi, 15 March 2013.
o    Pant, M. (2010) ‘Why Do Developing Countries Contract RTAs?’, paper presented in the International Conference of UNCTAD and University of Jordan, 2-4 November 2010.
o    Pant, M. (2010) ‘Understanding RTAs and the Indian Context: An Analytical Study’, Special address at International Conference on Korea-South Asia Cooperation in an Era of Rising South Asia, organized by Korea Institute of Economic Policy, Seoul, South Korea, 25 November 2010.
o    Pant, M. (2010) ‘Anti-Trust and the Civil Aviation Industry in India’, Chair and presenter at Second International Conference on Current Developments in Air & Space Law, National Law University, New Delhi, 13-14 November 2010.
o    Pant, M. (2010) ‘Should South Africa Join the SADC EPA?’, paper presented in International Seminar of the European Commission, organized by DFID (London), Brussels, 3-4 March 2010.
o    Pant, M. (2009) ‘Global Recession and Its Impact on the Real Estate Sector’, paper presented in International Seminar, organized by Iskan Investment Company and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Muscat, Oman, 28 February 2009.
o    Pant, M. (2008) ‘Economic Development: Do Governments Matter?’, paper presented at International Seminar on Emerging Economies: Trends and Prospects, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, 24-26 February 2008.
o    Pant, M. (2006) ‘Alternative Sources of Funding the Millennium Development Goals’, paper presented at UN Secretary-General  Colloquium, Princeton University, USA,  14-16 February 2006.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (2006) ‘Measuring Market Imperfection in Manufacturing Sector: Theory and Evidence from India’, paper presented at the ASSA Conference, Boston, USA, 6 January 2006.
o    Pant, M. (2005) ‘GATS: The Case of Education in India’, paper presented at UNCTAD-Government of India’s International Conference on Pre-Hong Kong Ministerial Consultations, New Delhi, India, 8-9 August 2005.
o    Pant, M. (2005) ‘FDI in South Asia: Understanding the Issues’, paper presented at International Workshop of the Virtual Institute, UNCTAD, Geneva, 10-16 July 2005.
o    Pant, M. (2004) ‘The Role of Universities for Policy Advice and Their Capacity to Relate Academic Research to Political Needs’, paper presented at UNCTAD XI Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17 June 2004.
o    Pant, M. (2004) ‘The Multilateral Investment Agreement: Relevance for Developing Countries’, paper presented at the Administrative Staff College of India, organized by the ASCI and the European Delegation to South Asia, 30 May 2004.
o    Pant, M. (2004) ‘India’s Competition Policy: An Exploratory Study’, paper presented at International Conference organized by TRALAC and IDRC, Cape Town, South Africa, 16-17 March 2004.
o    Pant, M. (2003) ‘South Korean FDI in India: A Behavioural Analysis’, paper presented at the NCAER-KIEP Seminar, Seoul, South Korea, 29-31 July 2003.
o    Pant, M. (2003) ‘A Study of India’s Foreign Direct Investment Policy: 1950-2003’, paper prepared for KIEP, South Korea, July 2003.
o    Pant, M. (2003) Presented a paper in an International Seminar on EU-India Trade Network, organized by CUTS and European Commission, Washington, DC, March 2003.
o    Pant, M. (2003) Presented a paper in an International Seminar on EU-India Trade Network, organized by CUTS and European Commission, Geneva Switzerland, February, 2003.
o    Pant, M. (2003) ‘Services and the WTO: Case of Higher Education’, World Bank Seminar, Bangalore, March 2003.
o    Pant, M. (2002) Presented a paper in an International Seminar on EU-India Trade Network, organized by CUTS and European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, February 2002.
o    Pant, M. (2001) ‘FDI and International Business: States, TNCs and International Organisation’, paper presented at Intensive Training Session for International Investment Agreements, UNCTAD-IIFT, New Delhi, 19-30 November 2001.
o    Pant, M. (2001) ‘Millennium Round of Trade Negotiations: A Developing Country’s Perspective’, paper presented at International Conference on Concerns of the Developing Countries in the WTO Regime, ICAI-UNCTAD Conference, VigyanBhavan, New Delhi, August 2001.
o    Pant, M. (2000-2001) ‘Forecasting Exchange Rates: A Times Series Analysis’, paper presented at the Conference of the International Statistical Association, India International Centre, New Delhi, 30 December 2000 – 2 January 2001.
o    Pant, M. (1999) ‘Japanese FDI in India: A Behavioural Study’, paper presented in an International Seminar on Japan-South Asia Cooperation During the Cold War Period, International Centre, New Delhi,  8-10 March, 1999.
o    Pant, M. (1996) ‘Exchange  Rate,  Trade  Balance  and  Employment  in  India, 1960-93: A Micro-theoretic Approach’, paper presented at  an International Seminar onEconomic  Liberalization, and  Economic Development, sponsored  by Asian Conference on Asian Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and USAID, New Delhi, March 1996.
o    Pant, M. (1995) ‘TRIPS, TRIMS and the Uruguay Round: India's Threat Perceptions’, Paper presented at an International  Conference  on Challenges of Development, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 17-18 April 1995.
o    Pant, M. (March 1995) ‘Liberalisation of India’s Trade Policies: An Analytical Study’, presented at Indo-Hungary Seminar on Economic Reforms, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, March 1995.
o    Pant, M. (February 1988) ‘Trade Theories and Their Relevance to South-South Trade’, Presented at a Faculty Seminar, National University of Singapore, February 1988.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (1988) ‘Technical Progress, Tariffs and Welfare in a Model of Monopolistic Competition’, presented at International seminar at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, May 1988.

Professional / Academic Affiliations

NATIONAL SEMINAR/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED & SEMINAR PAPERS PRESENTED

o    Pant, M. (2013) ‘RTAs: Is BRICS Trade Sustainable?’, paper presented in a National Conference, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai, 23 October 2013.
o    Pant, M. (2013) ‘Understanding FDI: The Case of Multi-brand Retail’, Valedictory address, School of Economics, Symbiosis International University, Pune, 4 February 2013.
o    Pant, M. (2008) ‘Connectivity, Northeast and Its Neighbours: Economic and Security Issues’, presented at National Seminar of the Asian Institute of Transport and Development, India International Centre, New Delhi, 20 May 2008.
o    Pant, M. (2007) Keynote Address at National Workshop on Globalization and Its Impact on North East India, Press Institute of India, NEHU, Meghalaya, 4-5 November 2007.
o    Pant, M. (1993) ‘Foreign Direct Investment in LDCs:  The  Issues  Involved’, paper presented at the National Seminar on `Strategies of Economic Reform, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 11-13 January 1993.
o    Pant, M. and Das, S.K. (1988) ‘The Green Revolution and Agricultural Growth: A Micro-Theoretic Approach’, Presented at a National Seminar at the University   of Calcutta, West Bengal, March 1988.

SPECIAL LECTURE DELIVERED (OUTSIDE IIFT)

o    Pant, M. (2015)‘FDI in Developing Countries: The Main Concerns’, Lecture delivered to Bureaucrats of 18 Developing Countries, Foreign Services Institute, New Delhi,  March 2015.
o    Pant, M. (2015) ‘Economic Reforms and India’s Trade Policies’, Lecture delivered at International Seminar organized by Jindal University, India and World Trade Institute, Geneva, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 20 May 2015.
o    Pant, M. (2015) ‘Trade Policy in Developing Countries’, Lecture delivered to Delegates of Myanmar, Research and Information Studies for Developing and Non-Aligned Countries (RIS), Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 9 June 2015.
o    Pant, M. (2014) ‘Economic Development: Do Governments Matter?’, Lecture delivered at IIT, Madras, 5 January 2014.
o    Pant, M. (2013) ‘FDI in Retail Sector: Understanding the Implications’, Lecture delivered at Annual Economic Conference, Matreyee College, Delhi University, New Delhi 6 March 2013.
o    Pant, M. (2011) ‘Indian Economic Reforms: Second Stage Imperatives’, Lecture delivered at Hangkuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea, 9-10 December 2011.
o    Pant, M. (2008) ‘Promoting Competitiveness in India’s Manufacturing Sector: A Case Study of the Steel and Tyre Sectors’, Lecture delivered at Competition Commission of India, New Delhi.
o    Pant, M. (2006) ‘Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Coalitions and Developing Countries’, Lecture delivered at UNCTAD Training Course on Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda, Institute for International Trade and Development, Bangkok, Thailand, 12 November – I December 2006.
o    Pant, M. (2005) ‘FDI in India: An Indo-Vietnam Perspective’, Lecture delivered at International Conference on India-Vietnam Economic Relations: Potentials and Prospects, CII-JNU Conference, CII Headquarters, New Delhi, 31 August 2005.
o    Pant, M. (2004) ‘India’s Post Cancun Concerns’, Lecture delivered at a Conference organized by the Consumer Association of the UK, London, 19 February 2004.
o    Pant, M. (2004) ‘Millennium Round of Trade Negotiations: A Developing Country Perspective’, Seminar Lecture delivered at Cotton College, Guwahati, organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, as part of Outreach Program, August, 2004.
o    Pant, M. (2002) ‘Investment and the WTO’, Lecture delivered at the International Seminar on Competition, Regulation and Investment: Role in Economic Growth, DFID-NCAER-CUTS, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 11-12 January 2002.
o    Pant, M. (2002) ‘GATT to WTO: An Overview’, Lecture delivered at the Training Seminar on Competitiveness of Indian Industry in the WTO Era, 17-19 January 2002, ASCI, Hyderabad, India.

RESEARCH PROJECTS/COLLABORATION/UNDERTAKEN (COMPLETED)

o    Foreign Investment and Investment Regimes:  A Case Study of China, Centre for WTO Studies, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, October, 2016.
o    India’s Free Trade Agreements: A Quantitative Study of the ASEAN, Japan and South Korean Agreements, Centre for WTO Studies, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, March 2015 –June 2015.
o    Assessing the Impact of the EPCG Scheme on India’s Exports and the Capital Goods Sector, Centre for WTO Studies, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, June 2015 – August 2015.
o    Impact of the Free Trade Agreements on the Manufacturing Sector in India: Analysis of Selected Issues, Lead author, Association for Environment and Development Research (AEDR) and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), GOI, New Delhi, 1st August 2014 – 31st December 2014.
o    District Human Development Reports, Nagaland (Eight District), Government of Nagaland, Kohima, January, 2014.
o    Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade: Case Study of the Pharmaceutical Industry, ICRIER, New Delhi, August 2013 - March 2013.
o    India and the BRICS Countries: Issues of Trade and Technology, CWTOS and Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi, August 2011 - December 2011.
o    District Human Development Reports, Nagaland, (Three Districts), Government of Nagaland, Kohima, May 2011.
o    Should South Africa Join the SADC-EPA?, DFID-London, March, 2010.
o    Promoting Competition in the Manufacturing Sector, Competition Commission of India, 2006-2008.
o    The MAI and the WTO: The Prospects of Multilateralism, CUTS, Jaipur, India and Institute for Development Studies, Sussex, UK, August 2002 - April 2003.
o    Socio-Economic Evaluation of Forestry Projects, ICFRE-World Bank and Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India, April 2001 - May 2001.
o    Forecasting Financial Variables, Project Director, State Bank of India, March 2000 onwards.
o    Social and Educational Impact of Zoos in North India, Central Zoo Authority, Government of India, New Delhi, October 1997 – November 1997.
o    Research Priority Setting in Forestry Research, World Bank-ICFRE, India, May 1996 – May 1997.
o    An Alternative Strategy of Development for North-East India, International Development Research Council for India (IDRC), Canada, June 1995 – December 1995.
o    FDI in India:  A Comparative Study, USAID, January 1994 - June 1994.
o    U.S. Foreign Direct Investment in India, Southern Methodist University, Dallas and   Columbia University, New York, August 1993 – November 1993.
o    Taxation of Foreign Companies, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, 1990 – 1991.
o    India's Trade Policies: Theory and Practice, Ford Foundation and Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER), 1988 - 1989.
o    India's Exports of Non-traditional Items, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), 1982 - 1984.

AWARDS/HONORS/FELLOWSHIPS RECEIVED

o    Fulbright Scholar, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and   Columbia   University, New York, USA, Fall 1993.
o    Senior Fellow (Consultant), National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, 1990 – 1991.

MEMBERBOARDS/COMMITTEES (ADMINSTRATIVE)

o    Director, Internal Quality Assessment Cell, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2012-2015.
o    Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2016-18.
o    Chairman, Centre for International Trade & Development, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Chairman, Campus Development Committee, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2008-2009.
o    Member, Board of Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Member, Board of Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, 2011-2015.
o    Member, Finance Committee, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
o    Member, Building and Works Committee, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
o    Member, Board of Studies, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 2016-2018.
o    Provost, Dakshinapuram Hostels, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2005-2007.

MEMBERSHIPS OF EDITORIAL BOARDS/BOARDS/COMMITTEES (PROFESSIONAL)

o    Economic Advisor, Government of Nagaland, Kohima, 2010- Till Date.
o    Economic Advisor, Government of Nagaland, Kohima, 2001-2003.
o    Expert, Committee on Trade and Environment, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, 2002-2003.
o    Consultant, Competition Commission of India.
o    Member, Consultative Committee on External Sector, Planning Commission, Government of India, 2004.
o    Member, Technical Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for WTO and Trade in Educational Services.
o    Chairman, Project Review Committee of Department for Scientific and Industrial Research for Centre for International Trade in Technology, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, 2005-2007.
o    Expert, Committee on Trade and Environment, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, 2002-03.
o    Member, Editorial Board, Journal of International Studies, Sage Publications, India, 2001-2003.
o    Associate Editor, Indian Growth and Development Review, Emerald Publishers.
o    Referee, Kieo Economic Studies, Keio University Press,Tokyo.
o    Referee, Journal of International Trade and Development, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Publisher.
o    Referee, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer.
o    Referee, Indian Economic Review, Springer Nature.
o    Referee, Indian Economic Journal, Sage Publications, India.

Ph.D&M.PhilSUPERVISION

o    Number of PhD Students: 10
o    Number of M.Phil Students: 14