About Us

Name : Dr. Ranajoy Bhattacharyya

Function : Professor

Email : ranajoy@iift.edu

Qualification

Ph.D. in Economics. Recipient of the Fulbright Scholar in Residence award in 2007 – 08 and the Asia Fellows award in 2002- 03.

Areas of Interest / Specialization

International Economics, Environmental Economics.

Work Experience

Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata Center, April 2007 – Visiting Professor, Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, USA, August 2007 – May 2008 Reader, Department of Business management, Calcutta University, July 2003 – March 2007 Visiting Fellow, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea, Dec. 2002 – Aug. 2003. Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Management, Calcutta University, Sept. 1997 – June 2003. Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, Calcutta University, 1992 – present. Visiting Lecturer, XLRI, Jamsedpur, 2001. Lecturer, Department of Business Management, Calcutta University, Sept. 1995 – Aug. 1997. Lecturer, West Bengal Educational Service, Sept. 1991- Aug. 1995

Publications

International Economics

Journal Articles

“On the Relationship between the Nominal Exchange Rate and Export Demand in India”, South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Sage Publications, Vol 7 No 2, 2018.

“The Predictability of India’s Exchange Rates” (joint with Radhika Prosad Dutta), The Journal of Prediction Markets, University of Buckingham Press, 2018 Vol 12 No 3 pp 17-37.

“Has the Efficiency of Foreign Exchange Markets in India Evolved Over Time?” (joint with Radhika Prosad Dutta) International Journal of Emerging Markets, Emerald Publishers, Vol 13, Issue 3 (2018).

“The India ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: An Ex post Analysis”, (joint with Avijit Mandal) Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, 38 (2016), 340-352.

“Do Exchange Rates Affect Exports in India?” (joint with Jaydeep Mukherjee) South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Sage Publications, Vol 3 No 2, 2014.

“Estimating The Impact of the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement on Indian Industries” (joint with Avijit Manadal), South Asia Economic Journal, Sage Publications, Vol 15, No. 1, January - June 2014.

“Estimating the Impact of Indo-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement on India’s Balance of Trade”, Journal of Global Analysis, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010.

“Trade Technology and Wages: The Case of Korea”, Journal of Business Management Research, Vol 1 No. 1 (2008).

“Economic Development and Intra-Industry Trade in Less Developed Countries”, Indian Economic Review, Vol 42, No.2, 2007.

“Economic Development and Intra-Industry Trade in the Republic of Korea”, Journal of Economic Integration, 20, December 2005.

“Does Economic Development Cause Intra-Industry Trade? The Case of India: 1971 to 2000”, Arthaniti, 3, 2004 (with Sarmila Banerji).

“Vertical and Horizontal Intra-industry trade in Some Asian and Latin American Less Developed Countries”, Journal of Economic Integration, 17, June 2002.

“Bilateral Intra-industry Trade in a Developing Country”, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer, 17, January 2001.

“Economic Development in the Basic model of Intra-Industry Trade,” Indian Economic Journal, 48, 4, 2000.

“India’s Intra-Industry Trade: An Empirical Analysis”, Indian Economic Journal, Oct. – Dec., 1994.

Book Chapters

“Performance and prospects of the Global and ASEAN Economies: Implications for India ASEAN Cooperation”, (joint with Supratik Guha) ASEAN-India Development and Cooperation Report, Routledge Publishers, USA (2015).

Structural Breaks and the Effect of Exchange Rate on India’s Exports” (joint with Jaydeep Mukherjee), in Current Issues in International Trade (ed) G G Das, Nova Publishers, New York, USA, 2014.

“Globalization and Labour Markets”, in Development and Sustainability, (ed) S. Banerjee and A Chakravarty, Springer International, New York, 2013.

“Catching Up in Terms of Product Quality” (joint with Munmun Mukherjee), in Trade Globalization and Development, (ed) R Acharyya, Springer Verlag International, New York, 2013.

“From Fixed to Flexible Exchange Rates: The Case of India”, in Economic Environment and Human Resource Management, (ed) B. Banerjee, J.Bhattacharyya, K.Chatterjee and M.Chatterjee, Department of Commerce, Calcutta University, 2004.

“Industrial Organization and International Trade: The Case of Less Developed Countries” in World Trade, (ed) K.R. Gupta, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 1992.

“The Value of The Rupee and India’s External Trade: 1989 to 1994” , in Issues in Indian Economy, (ed) K.R.Gupta, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 1991.

“Market Structure and International Trade: The Case of Less Developed Countries” in Economics of Markets, (ed) D.K. Das, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi, 1991.

“The Economies of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.” Encyclopedia Asiatica, Asiatic Society, Calcutta (forthcoming).

Working Papers

The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: How Effective? (joint with Vaishnavi Venkatesh) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, W.P No. EC – 14 -25, August 2014.

“Do Exchange rates affect Exports in India?” (Joint with Jaydeep Mukherji), Working Paper no 314, Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade, San Rafael, California, 2012.

Does the Gravity Model Explain India’s Direction of Trade? A Panel Data Approach”, Working Paper no.2006/09/01, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2006.

“Economic Development and Intra-Industry Trade in Some Asian and Latin American Less Developed Countries”, Seminar Paper, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, 2000.

“Product Quality and International Trade”, Seminar Paper, Department of Economics, Calcutta University, 2000.

Environmental/Energy Economics

Book: Air Pollution in Developing Countries and Victim’s Willingness To Pay for it: A Ready Reckoner, Department of Business Management, Calcutta University. (co-authored with Sarmila Banerji).

 Journal Articles

“Cross Subsidy removal in Electricity Pricing in India”, (joint with Amrita Ganguly), Energy Policy, Elsevier, Vol 100, p-181-190 Jan 2017.

“Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions” (joint with Tapash Ghoshal), Environment Development and Sustainability, Springer Publications, Vol 12, 2010.

“State Level Carbon Dioxide Emissions of India: 1980-2000” (joint with Tapas Ghosal), Contemporary Issues and Ideas in Social Sciences, Vol No. 1, 2008 (Reprinted in Arthaniti, Vol 7, Nos 1-2, 2008).


Professional / Academic Affiliations

Advisor (Research), Joint Study Group on Indo-Russian Trade (2006 – 2007), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India