About Us

Name : Dr. Debashis Chakraborty

Function : Assistant Professor

Email : debashis@iift.edu

Qualification

Ph.D (Economics), JNU

Areas of Interest / Specialization

International Trade and Development, Indian Economic Development, WTO

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Economics at IIFT since January 2006.
  • Research Associate at Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi (2001- January 2006).

Select Project Experience

  • Trade Impact of WP29 on India” (Commissioned by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) to IIFT).
  • Maharashtra Export Potential Survey” (Commissioned by Department of Industries, Government of Maharashtra to IIFT).
  • Pilot Survey on Trade in Education Services at Graduate level” (Commissioned by DGCI&S, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to IIFT).
  • Pilot Survey on Trade in Higher Education Services” (Commissioned by DGCI&S, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to IIFT).
  • Bilateral Investment Flows & Potential Opportunities in Select South Asian Countries” (Commissioned by International Finance Corporation, World Bank).
  • Preparation of National Citizen Satisfaction Index for India” (Commissioned by Quality Council of India).
  • “The effects of Fishery Subsidies in Developed countries on International Trade” (Commissioned by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India).
  • India’s Development Cooperation – Opportunities and Challenges for International Development Cooperation” (Funded by German Development Institute).
  • “The Economic Implications of India-GCC FTA on Indian Exports” (Commissioned by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India).
  • “Trade Networking among Co-operatives – Structural Options” (Commissioned by International Co-Operative Alliance).
  • Barriers to India’s Services Exports and Outbound Investment” (Commissioned by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India).
  • “Impact of Globalization on National Firms: The Case of China and India” (Funded by EU).
  • “The Consequences of Removing Inter-State Barriers on Agricultural Commodities in India” (Funded by FAO).
  • “Analyzing the Effects of Contract Farming in India” (Funded by ITC).
  • Analyzing the Impacts of India-Brazil-South Africa Economic Cooperation” (Funded by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India).
  • Trade prospect of Indo-US FTA” (Funded by CII).
  • “Insolvency Procedures for Small-Scale Industries” (Funded by FNSt).
  • “Non-tariff Measures Affecting India’s Exports: Case Studies of Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Leather Products, Marine Products and Mango” (Funded by Commonwealth Secretariat, UK).

Publications

Books

  • “Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and Policy Issues” (Co-Edited with J. Mukherjee), Routledge, Abingdon, 2016.
  • “Environmental Challenges and Governance: Diverse perspectives from Asia”, (Co-edited with S. Mukherjee), Routledge, Abingdon, 2015.
  • “Free Trade and Markets in Healthcare: Lessons from Asian Countries”(Co-Edited with P. Stevens), Synergy Books, New Delhi, 2013.
  • “Environmental Scenario in India: Successes and Predicaments”, (Co-edited with S. Mukherjee), Routledge, Abingdon, 2012 (HB), 2015 (PB).
  • “Towards a Healthy Future? Indian and Global Experiences” (Co-Edited with P. Stevens), Bookwell, New Delhi, 2009.
  • “The WTO Deadlocked: Understanding the dynamics of International trade” (Co-Authored with A. U. Khan), Sage, New Delhi, 2008.
  • “Collected Essays on Economic Development: In Honour of Prof. Asok Barman” (Co-Edited with S. Nath), Bookwell, New Delhi, 2008.
  • “Anti-Dumping: Global Abuse of a Trade Policy Instrument” (Co-Edited with B. Debroy), Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2007.
  • “The Trade Game: Negotiation Trends at the WTO and Concerns for Developing Countries” (Co-Edited with B. Debroy), Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2006.
  • “Beyond the Transition Phase of the WTO: An Indian Perspective on Emerging Issues” (Co-Edited with D. Sengupta and P. Banerjee), Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2006.

Select Papers on Trade Theory and Policy:

  • “An Asian perspective of global trade and investment dynamics” (Co-authored with J. Mukherjee), in D. Chakraborty and J. Mukherjee (eds), “Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and Policy Issues”, pp. 1-21, Routledge, UK, 2016.
  • “Trade and Investment Issues in Asia – Lessons for the Future” (Co-authored with J. Mukherjee), in D. Chakraborty and J. Mukherjee (eds), “Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and Policy Issues”, pp. 350-375, Routledge, UK, 2016.
  • “The Causal linkage between FDI and Current Account Balance in India: An Econometric Study in the Presence of Endogenous Structural Breaks”, (Co-authored with J. Mukherjee and T. Sinha), in A. N. Ghosh and A. K. Karmakar (Ed.), ‘Analytical Issues in Trade, Development and Finance: Essays in Honour of Biswajit Chatterjee’, Springer, New Delhi, 479-498, 2014.
  • Is there any Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment, Domestic Investment and Economic Growth in India? A Time Series Analysis”, (Co-authored with J. Mukherjee), Review of Market Integration, 4(3): 309-337, 2012.
  • “Entry, Competitiveness and Exports: Evidence from the Indian Firm Data”, (Co-authored with A. Barua and C. G. Hariprasad), Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 12(3): 325-347, 2012.
  • “The structural relationship between current and capital account Balance in India: A time series analysis”, (Co-authored with J. Mukherjee and T. Sinha), Global Business Review, 13(3): 433-447, 2012.
  • “The Relationship between Trade, Investment and Environment: Some Empirical Findings”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Foreign Trade Review, 45 (2), pp. 3-37, 2010.
  • “Trade and Industrial Performance since the WTO Reforms: What Indian Evidences Suggest?” (Co-authored with A. Barua and P. Chakraborty) in A. Barua and R. M. Stern (Eds), “The WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies”, pp. 142-169, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, 2010.
  • “Should India opt for Full Capital Account Convertibility? Some Exploratory Results”, (Co-authored with A. Guha), Foreign Trade Review, 42(1), pp. 1-27, 2007.
  • “Potential Impact of a Freer Investment Regime in India: Some Empirical Results”, (Co-authored with A. Guha), The Indian Journal of Economics, LXXXVI(3), pp. 13-25, 2006.

Select Papers on WTO Issues:

  • “How Trade Facilitation Measures influence Export Orientation? Empirical Estimates with Logistics Performance Index data”, Journal of Economic Library, 3(4): 554-569, 2017.
  • “The Recent Indian Focus to Central Asia: Identifying the Drivers and Potential Outcomes”, (Co-authored with A. Chakraborty), Politico, 5(1): 37-50, 2016.
  • “Normative Obsolescence of the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement: Topography of the Global Use and Misuse of Initiations and Measures”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse), Asian Journal of International Law, 6(2): 233-263, 2016.
  • “Beyond the Bali Package? Revising the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee and J. Chaisse), in W. Choi (Ed.), International Economic Law: The Asia-Pacific Perspectives, pp. 196-235, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
  • “Mastering a two-edged sword: Lessons from the practice and WTO litigation on Safeguards”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and A. Kumar), Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, 13(4): 563-592, 2015.
  • “What SAARC can learn from ASEAN: Past Experiences and Future Strategies”, (Co-authored with A. Chakraborty), Indonesian Quarterly, 43(1): 55-76, 2015.
  • “The EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement in the Making: High Hopes for India?” (Co-authored with A. Kumar), Journal of Economic Policy and Research, 10(1): 53-76, 2015.
  • “Curtailing Subsidy Wars in World Trade: Revisiting the Economics of World Trade Organization Law on Subsidies”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee and J. Chaisse), Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, 42(1): 1-37, 2014.
  • “An Analysis of India’s recent engagements in Comprehensive and other Trade Agreements in East and Southeast Asia” (Co-authored with M. Kedia), Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 25: 24-74, 2014.
  • “The Upcoming Indo-ASEAN CECA: Of Great Expectations and Areas of Concern”, China Report, 50(3): 1-18, 2014.
  • “The Evolving and Multilayered EU-India Investment Relations: Policy Conjectures and Regulatory Issues”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse), European Law Journal, 20(3): 385-422, 2014.
  • “The Economic Aspects of India’s Foreign Policy”, in Amitabh Mattoo and Happymon Jacob (Eds.), “India and the Contemporary International System: Theory, Policy and Structure”, Australia India Institute Foreign Policy Series III, Australia India Institute, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and Manohar Publishers, pp. 157-193, New Delhi, 2014.
  • “Fisheries Subsidies and Export Access in Developed Countries: An Empirical analysis for Select Developing Countries”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and A. Kumar), in B. Mercurio and K. Ni (Eds.), “Science and Technology in International Economic Law: Balancing Competing Interests”, Routledge, pp. 241-259, 2014.
  • “India’s Medical Service: Implications for the Potential Sino-Indian collaboration”, (Co-authored with B. Nag), Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 24: 119-154, 2013.
  • Deconstructing Service and Investment Negotiating Stance: A case study of India at WTO GATS and Investment Fora”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and J. Mukherjee), Journal of World Investment and Trade, 14: 44-78, 2013.
  • “Strengthening Developing Country Coalitions in WTO Negotiations: Is IBSAC (India, Brazil, South Africa, China) the right Forum?” (Co-authored with P. Banerjee and D. Sengupta), Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 23: 3-42, 2012.
  • “ASEAN and China: New Dimensions in Economic Engagement”, (Co-authored with A. Kumar), China Report, 48(3): 327–349, 2012.
  • “South Asian Move towards Greater Connectivity Integration: Challenges and Opportunities”, (Co-authored with A. Bhattacharyya), in S. Soz, R.N. Srivastava and S. Gupta (Eds), “SAARC: Trade and Investment Scenario”, pp. 33-54, Foundation for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, 2011.
  • The Three-pronged Strategy of India's Preferential Trade Policy - A Contribution to the Study of Modern Economic Treaties” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and B. Nag), Connecticut Journal of International Law, 26(2), pp. 415-455, 2011.
  • India’s Growing Presence in Health Services Trade? Challenges and Policy Options” (Co-authored with A. Dilwaria), Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 20, pp. 1-45, 2011.
  • “The Trajectory of the Indo-ASEAN Trade: FTA and Beyond” (Co-authored with D. Sengupta and P. Banerji), Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 20, pp. 131-180, 2011.
  • Emerging Sovereign Wealth Funds as Corporations in the Making Assessing the Economic Feasibility and Regulatory Strategies”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and J. Mukherjee), Journal of World Trade, 45(4), pp. 837-75, 2011.
  • India’s Cross-Border Infrastructure Initiatives in South and Southeast Asia” (Co-authored with A. Bhattacharyya), International Spectator, 46(2), pp. 109-125, 2011.
  • Doha Round Negotiations on Subsidy and Countervailing Measures: Potential Implications on Trade Flows in Fishery Sector”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and A. Kumar), Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, 6(1), pp. 201-234, 2011.
  • “Analyzing the Disputes on Subsidy and Countervailing Measures: Implications for the Current WTO Negotiations”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and A. Kumar), Groupe d'Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM) Policy Brief, Paris, 2011.
  • “An Indian Sovereign Wealth Fund in making? Some reflections on the Economic Feasibility and Regulatory Strategies”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and J. Mukherjee), The Indian Journal of International Economic Law, 3(1), pp. 1-36, 2010.
  • “Implications of Fishery Sector Subsidies: A Review of Issues in light of WTO Negotiations”, (Co-authored with A. Kumar), Centre for WTO Studies Discussion Paper No. 7, IIFT, 2010.
  • “Integration Experience and Trade Performance of the Indo-ASEAN FTA: A Review of Issues”, (Co-authored with D. Sengupta), in P. Gugler and J. Chaisse (Eds), “Competitiveness of the ASEAN Countries: Corporate and Regulatory Drivers”, pp. 207-237, Edward Elgar, 2010.
  • “Searching for the Missing Link: India’s ‘Negotiating Strategy’ at WTO?” in A. Barua and R. Stern (Eds), “The WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies”, pp. 65-87, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, 2010.
  • “Trade Potential for SAFTA Countries”, (Co-authored with D. De and R. Chatterjee), in S. Soz and R.N. Srivastava (Eds), “SAARC: Emerging Challenges”, pp. 135-154, Foundation for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, 2010.
  • “Trade in Health Services: The Case of Cross-Border Movement of Nurses and Midwives”, Gender and Trade Newsletter, 9(3), London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2009.
  • India’s Multilayered FDI Regulation: Between resistance to multilateral negotiations and unilateral proactivism” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and A. Guha), in J. Chaisse and P. Gugler (Eds), “Expansion of FDI in Emerging Asia: Strategic and Policy challenges”, pp. 240-268, Routledge, London, 2009.
  • “Integrating India’s Service Sector with the Global Economy: Market Access Commitments under GATS”, (Co-authored with P. Banerjee and D. Sengupta), CUTS Briefing Paper No. 4, Jaipur, 2008.
  • “Can IBSAC emerge as a Major Bargaining Coalition at WTO Negotiations: Analyzing Economic Potentials and Current Collaborations” (Co-authored with P. Banerjee and D. Sengupta) in J. Chaisse and T. Balmelli (Eds) “Essays on the Future of the World Trade Organization”, Volume 1, pp. 27-53, Editions Interuniversitaires Suisses, Geneva, 2008.
  • “Anti-Dumping Measures in the Context of Global Competition” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and K. D. Raju), in J. Chaisse and T. Balmelli (Eds) “Essays on the Future of the World Trade Organization”, Volume 1, pp. 303-332, Editions Interuniversitaires Suisses, Geneva, 2008.
  • “Trade performance and Integration Experience of BIMSTEC: A Review of Issues”, in W. Pupphavesa (Ed) “BIMSTEC-Japan Comprehensive Economic Cooperation: A Step in the Future”, pp. 37-83, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2008.
  • “Towards an Increasing Collaboration at WTO Forums: The Case of China and India”, (Co-authored with B. Nag), Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, No. 7, pp. 3-35, 2007.
  • “Environmental Regulations and Indian Leather Industry” (Co-authored with P. Chakraborty), Economic and Political Weekly, 42(19), pp. 1669-71, 2007.
  • Implementing WTO Rules through Negotiations and Sanction:  The Role of Trade Policy
  • Review Mechanism and Dispute Settlement System” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse), The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, 28(1), pp. 153-185, 2007.
  • “The WTO Ruling on the EU-US Biotech Products Dispute: A Review of Issues”, (Co-authored with B. Nag), Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 9(2), pp. 79-86, 2007.
  • “IBSAC (India-Brazil-South Africa-China): A Potential Developing Country Coalition in WTO Negotiations”, (Co-authored with D. Sengupta) CSH Occasional Paper No. 18, 2006.
  • India’s Approach to Asian Economic Integration” (Co-authored with B. Nag), Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, No. 5, pp. 67-128, 2006.
  • “Is Indian Textile Sector Ready to face Post-MFA Challenges? Firm-Level DEA Analysis on Input Efficiency” (Co-authored with B. Ray Chaudhuri), Abhigyan, 24(1), pp. 30-37, 2006.
  • “Agricultural Subsidy: The Major Hurdle to Free Trade” (Co-authored with Y. Singh) in D. Sengupta et al (Ed.) “Beyond the Transition Phase of the WTO: An Indian Perspective on the Emerging Issues”, pp. 75-108, Academic Foundation, 2006.
  • “Learning through Trading? India’s Decade Long Experience at WTO”, (Co-authored with D. Sengupta) in South Asian Survey, 12(2), 2005.
  • “Identifying Mutual Interest Areas at WTO: A Sino-Indian Joint Perspective”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse) in China Report, 41(3), pp. 267-288, 2005.
  • India's Participation in WTO Negotiations: The Changes in Attitude and Emphasis”, in Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, 1 (3), pp. 119-162, 2005.
  • “Indian Exports in the Post-Transitory Phase of WTO: Some Exploratory Results and Future Concerns”, (Co-authored with P. Chakraborty) in Foreign Trade Review, 40 (1), pp. 3-26, 2005.
  • “The Doha Development Agenda on Disputes Resolution: An Indian Perspective”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse) in Amity Law Review, 6 (1), pp. 8-20, 2005.
  • “Copyright Protection and Consumer Welfare: A Case Study of Rabindra Rachanabali”, (Co-authored with B. Debroy and A. Guha) in Global Business Review, 6 (1), pp. 55-75, 2005.
  • “Towards a Tumultuous China’s participation in WTO? Issues and Options”, (Co-authored with J. Chaisse) in O. Yau et al (Ed.) “Harmony v Conflict: Euro-Asian Management in a Turbulent Era”, pp. 383-394, City University of Hong Kong, 2004.
  • “Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights: A Review of Issues”, (Co-authored with P. K. De) in B. Dasgupta et al. (Ed.) “WTO and TRIPS: Indian Perspective”, pp. 7-26, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, 2003.
  • “WTO and its impact on Indian Agriculture and Industry”, in G.K. Chadha (Ed.) “WTO and the Indian Economy”, pp. 159-170, Deep and Deep, New Delhi, India, 2001.

Select papers on Environmental Sustainability and Development

  • “Demand for Infrastructure Investment for Water Services - Key Features and Assessment Methods”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in J. Chaisse (ed), Charting the Water Regulatory Future: Global challenges in water and sanitation, pp. 257-296, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2017.
  • “Turning Human Waste into Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Options for India”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Turkish Economic Review, 3(4): 610-628, 2017.
  • “Environmental Policy Instruments for International Trade: A Review” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in D. Chakraborty and J. Mukherjee (eds), “Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and Policy Issues”, pp. 249-262, Routledge, UK, 2016.
  • “How CO2 Emissions are influenced by Scale, Composition and Technique Effects? Panel Data Analysis Results”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee) in D. Chakraborty and J. Mukherjee (eds), “Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and Policy Issues”, pp. 282-300, Routledge, UK, 2016.
  • “Does Fiscal Subsidy influence CO2 Emissions? Evidence from Cross-Country Empirical Estimates”, in S. Dinda (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability, pp. 568-592, IGI Global, Hershey, 2016.
  • “Environmental Challenges in the Times of Economic Growth: An Asian Odyssey”, in S. Mukherjee and D. Chakraborty (Eds.), Environmental Challenges and Governance: Diverse perspectives from Asia, pp. 1-30, Routledge, 2015.
  • “Walking a Thin Line between Growth and Development Concerns? Environmental Governance in India”, in S. Mukherjee and D. Chakraborty (Eds.), Environmental Challenges and Governance: Diverse perspectives from Asia, pp. 49-74, Routledge, 2015.
  • “Environmental Governance Scenario in Asia: Lessons for the Future”, in S. Mukherjee and D. Chakraborty (Eds.), Environmental Challenges and Governance: Diverse perspectives from Asia, pp. 251-268, Routledge, 2015.
  • “Sustaining Subsidies to Harm the Environment? Panel Data Results from Cross-Country Estimation”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Economics Research International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/346139, 2014.
  • “Do Foreign Trade and Investment Lead to Higher CO2 Emissions? Evidence from Cross-Country Empirical Estimates”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Review of Market Integration, 5(3): 329-361, 2013.
  • “Is Environmental performance influenced by Socio-economic and Socio-Political Factors? Cross-Country Empirical Evidences”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Sustainable Development, 21(6): 353-371, 2013.
  • “Fiscal Subsidies and Environmental Sustainability: What does the Cross-Country Empirical Estimates Suggest?”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Foreign Trade Review, 48(3): 383-397, 2013.
  • “How do Trade and Investment flows affect Environmental Sustainability? Evidence from Panel Data”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Environmental Development, 6: 34-47, 2013.
  • “Is India turning into a Pollution Haven? Evidences from Trade and Investment Patterns”, in S. Mukherjee and D. Chakraborty (Eds.), “Environmental Scenario in India: Successes and Predicaments”, pp. 243-66, Routledge, London, 2012.
  • “Economic Growth, Human Development and Protection of Common Property: Cross-State Analysis of Forest Sector in India” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in A. U. Khan (Ed.), “Common Property Resources Management: A Focus on Forestry”, pp. 61-73, Academic Foundation, 2011.
  •  “Environment, Human Development and Economic Growth of Indian States after Liberalisation”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in H.S. Rout and P. K. Panda (Eds.) “Human Development: Dimensions and Strategies”, pp. 232-280, New Century Publications, New Delhi, 2009.
  •  “Environment, Human Development and Economic Growth: A Contemporary Analysis of Indian States”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 9 (1 & 2), pp. 20-49, 2009.
  • A Cross-State Analysis on the Relationship between Environmental Quality and Human Development in India”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in D. Chakraborty and S. Nath (Eds.) “Collected Essays on Economic Development: In Honour of Prof. Asok Barman”, pp. 55-88, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2008.

Select Papers on Indian Economic Development

  • “Three Decades of Human Development across Indian States: Inclusive Growth or Perpetual Disparity?”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee and S. Sikdar), Journal of Social and Management Sciences (Prajnan), 45(2): 97-122, 2016.
  • “Does Economic Freedom influence Major Health Indicators in India? Cross-State Panel Estimation Results”, (Co-authored with S. Razvi), Journal of Development Policy and Practice, 1(2): 203-221, 2016.
  • “Are Fiscal Subsidies Harmful for the Environment?”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in K. R. Shanmugam and K. S. Kavi Kumar (Eds), “Environment and Development – Essays in Honour of Dr. U. Sankar”, pp. 148-186, New Delhi: Sage, 2016.
  • “Budgetary Allocation and Human Development”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in P. K. Panda (Ed.) “Human Development and Social Security in India”, New Century Publication, pp. 12-21, New Delhi, 2014.
  • “Helping the Private Sector to Help the Poor: Lessons from India”, in P. Stevens and D. Chakraborty (eds), “Free Trade and Markets in Healthcare: Lessons from Asian Countries” Synergy Books, pp. 160-181, New Delhi, 2013.
  • Is there any interdependence between Economic Growth and Human Development? Evidence from Indian States” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Indian Journal of Human Development, 5(2), pp. 467-494, 2011.
  • “Regional Disparity Trends in West Bengal: Some Concerns and Policy Options”, (Co-authored with P. Chakraborty) in R.K. Sen and B. Chatterjee (Ed.) “Regional Disparities in Development”, pp. 95-117, Deep and Deep Publication Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2011.
  • “Is there any relationship between Economic Growth and Human Development? Evidence from Indian States” Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), The Indian Economic Review, 7(1), pp. 80-89, 2010.
  • “Infrastructure and Economic Growth in India: Analyzing the Village-level Connectivity Scenario of the States”, (Co-authored with A. Guha), Journal of Infrastructure Development, 1(1), pp. 67-86, 2009.
  • “The Health Scenario in India: A Cross-State Analysis” (Co-authored with P. Chakraborty) in P. Stevens and D. Chakraborty (Eds.) “Towards a Healthy Future? Indian and Global Experiences”, pp. 89-130, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2009.
  • “Crime, Deterrence and the Need for Judicial Reforms: An Analysis of Indian States” (Co-authored with A.K. Hazra and P. Chakraborty) in A.K. Hazra and B. Debroy (Eds.) “Judicial Reforms in India: Issues and Aspects”, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 263-323, 2007.
  • “Atrocities on Dalits: What does the District Level data say on Society-State Complicity”, (Co-authored with D. S. Babu and M. Chakravorty), Economic and Political Weekly, 41 (24), pp. 2478-2481, 2006.
  • “Regional Inequality in West Bengal: Some Exploratory Results” (Co-authored with P. Chakraborty), Artha Beekshan, 14 (3 & 4), pp. 236-246, 2006.
  • “Poverty in the Nineties”, (Co-authored with Arup Guha), in K. N. Rao (Ed.) “Poverty in India: Global and Regional Dimensions”, pp. 197-211, Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 2005.
  • “Disinvestment and Unemployment Scenario: A Review of Issues”, (Co-authored with S. Ghosh) Artha Beekshan, 13 (3), pp. 83-95, 2004.
  • “How well are the Villages equipped: Creating a Future Growth Potential Index at the State Level” (Co-authored with A. Guha), in B. Debroy and P. D. Kaushik (Ed.) “Energizing Rural Development through Panchayats”, pp. 49-64, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2004.
  • “Credit Availability to Small Scale Sector”, in B. Debroy and L. Bhandari (Ed.), “Small-Scale Industry in India: Large Scale Exit Problems”, pp. 83-109, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2004.
  • “What Can State Do To Tackle Rural Poverty?” (Co-authored with D. Shyam Babu), in B. Debroy and D. S. Babu (Ed.) “The Dalit Question: Reforms and Social Justice”, pp. 157-212, Globus Books, New Delhi, 2004.
  • “How is the State Functioning? A Comparative Analysis of Growth, Governance and Social Issues During 8th and 9th Plan Period”, in B. Debroy (Ed.) “Agenda for Improving Governance”, pp. 49-104, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, India, 2004.
  • “Reforming Infrastructure: Survey of Recommendations of Select Committees”, in B. Debroy (Ed.) “Agenda for Improving Governance”, pp. 251-310, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, India, 2004.
  • “Relative Positions of Human Development Index Across Indian States: Some Exploratory Results” (Co-authored with A. Guha) Artha Beekshan, 11 (4), pp. 166-181, 2003.
  • “Economic Reform and the emerging trends in Employment”, (Co-authored with P. K. De) in A. Mathur and P.S. Raikhy (Ed.) “Economic Liberalisation and Its Implications for Employment”, pp. 67-78, Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 2002.

Papers on Agriculture and Food Security

  • “Contract Farming in India: Unique Solution to Multilayer Agricultural Problems?”, Review of Market Integration, 1 (1), pp. 81-99, 2009.
  •  “Contract Farming in India: Prospect and Retrospect”, in B. Debroy and A. Khan (Ed.) “Agri Business and the Small Farmer”, pp. 117-128, Angus & Grapher, New Delhi, 2006.
  • “Food Security in India: Policy Challenges and Responses”, Briefing Paper, Royal Institute of International Relations, London, February 2005.
  • “The Working of Agricultural Cooperatives in India: Is there any Lesson to learn from the Chinese Experience?” (Co-authored with Md. Saqib) in B. Debroy and P. D. Kaushik (Ed.) “Energizing Rural Development through Panchayats”, pp. 187-209, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2004.
  • “Addressing Food Security Concerns in India: An Analysis of Various Policy Options”, in B. Debroy and P. D. Kaushik (Ed.) “Energizing Rural Development through Panchayats”, pp. 357-423, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2004.
  •  “Improving Agricultural Productivity in India: An Urgent Need for Systemic Reform” (Co-authored with Subhodip Ghosh), Artha Beekshan, 12 (3), pp. 87-112, 2004.
  • “Laying the Base of Reform: Where Does Indian Agriculture Stand?” in B. Debroy and A. Khan (Ed.) "Enabling Agricultural Markets for the Small Indian Farmer", pp. 1-80, Bookwell Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2003.
  •  “Corporate Participation in Marketing Activities: Scopes and Challenges to Indian Agriculture”, in B. Debroy and A. Khan (Ed.) "Enabling Agricultural Markets for the Small Indian Farmer", pp. 185-234, Bookwell Publishers, New Delhi. , India, 2003.

Select Conference Presentations

  • Economic and Political Cooperation between India and East Asia: The Emerging Perspective”, (Co-Authored with A. Chakraborty), Conference on “Reinventing India - East Asia Relations under NDA II- Cultural and Strategic Perspective”, Society for Social Empowerment and V.K. Krishna Menon Study Centre for International Relations, University of Kerala, September 23-24, 2016.
  • Demand for Infrastructure Investment for Water Services: Key Features and Assessment Methods” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), International Conference on “Managing the Globalization of Sanitation and Water Services: ‘Blue Gold’ Regulatory and Economic Challenges”, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 23-24 March, 2015.
  • India’s Trade Integration with East African Community: Present Scenario and Future Potentials”, (Co-Authored with M. Sahu), Conference on “Enhancing Efficiency and maximizing output of Tanzania Economy: An Indian Initiative”, IIFT, Dar Es Salaam, 6 March, 2015.
  • Does fiscal policy influence per capita CO2 emission: A cross-country empirical analysis”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), 3rd Annual Conference on “Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact”, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, January 29-30, 2015.
  • How CO2 Emissions are influenced by Scale, Composition and Technique Effects? Empirical Evidences from Panel Data Analysis”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), 4th Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance Conference, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, 18-19 December, 2014.
  • An Overview of China-India Economic and Trade Relationship”, Conference on “China’s Strategic and Economic Rise: Reverberations in Asia”, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi, 21 October, 2014.
  • An Analysis of the Recent Indian engagements in Comprehensive Trade Agreements in East and Southeast Asia”, (Co-authored with Mansi Kedia), International Conference on “Trade in Services and Asian Economic Integration: Implications for Taiwan”, Taipei, 14 November, 2013.
  • Human Development and Growth Experience: Considerations for Uttar Pradesh in the Indian Canvas” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), in the National Conference on “Education and Health: Special focus on Uttar Pradesh”, jointly organized by Glocal University and E&H Foundation, Glocal University, Saharanpur, October 25-16, 2013.
  • Cointegration between FDI and Current Account Balance in India: Empirical Analysis in the Presence of Endogenous Structural Breaks” (Co-authored with J. Mukherjee and T. Sinha), 3rd Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance Conference, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolakta, 10-11 January, 2013.
  • Mastering a two-edged sword: Lessons from the practice and WTO litigation on Safeguards”, (Co-authored with J. Chaise and A. Kumar), 3rd Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance Conference, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata, 10-11 January, 2013.
  • How has FDI impacted Indian Exports? Time Series Analysis with Endogenous Structural Breaks (Co-authored with J. Mukherjee), Conference on ‘Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy in an Era of Low Growth’, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, 18 December, 2012.
  • Does political competition influence human development? Evidence from the Indian states” (Co-authored with B. B. Dash and S. Mukherjee), Annual Conference on Papers in Public Economics, NIPFP, New Delhi, November 7-8, 2012.
  • Are Fiscal Subsidies Harmful for the Environment? Empirical Evidence from Cross-Country Estimation” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Annual Conference on Papers in Public Economics, NIPFP, New Delhi, November 7-8, 2012.
  • Challenges in strengthening public-private partnership in healthcare sector in India”, in International Workshop on ‘Promoting Markets in Healthcare’, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, Penang, September 8, 2012.
  • India’s Medical Service: Implications for the Potential Sino-Indian collaboration”, (Co-authored with B. Nag), International Conference on Health Insurance, Beijing, May 28-June 1, 2012.
  • Is there any Interdependence between Economic Growth and Human Development? Evidence from Indian States” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), Annual Conference on Papers in Public Economics, NIPFP, New Delhi, February 8-9, 2012.
  • “EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges” (Co-authored with A. Kumar), IIIrd India-EU Forum on Effective Multilateralism 2011, Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, New Delhi, September 27-28, 2011.
  • India’s Growing Presence in Health Services Trade? Challenges and Policy Options”, (Co-authored with A. Dilwaria), 3rd China Trade in Services Congress, Beijing, 1 June, 2011.
  • The Trajectory of the Indo-ASEAN Trade”, (Co-authored with P. Banerjee and D. Sengupta), International Conference on ‘Living with Giants: A Canada-East Asia Dialogue on Regional and Global Issues’, National Chengchi University, 5-6 May 2011.
  • Feasibility of an Indian Sovereign Wealth: Area of Future Opportunity?”  (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and J. Mukherjee), 2nd Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance Conference, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, 16-17 December 2010.
  • Doha Round Negotiations on Subsidy and Countervailing Measures: Potential Implications on Trade Flows in Fishery Sector” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse and A. Kumar), International Conference on “Trade Remedy, Financial Crisis and Challenge to the WTO”, National Taiwan University, Taipei, October 29, 2010.
  • “Is Pollution Haven Hypothesis valid for India? Empirical Evidences from Cross-state Analysis of FDI Int1ow”, 6th 2010 APEA Conference, Hong Kong Baptist University, July 8-9, 2010.
  • “Entry, Competitiveness and Exports: Evidence from Firm Level Data of Indian Manufacturing”, (Co-authored with A. Barua and C. G. Hariprasad), Centre for International Trade and Development Conference on “Growth and Development: Future Directions for India”, 23-24 April 2010, JNU, New Delhi.
  • “Is there any Relationship between Environment, Human Development, Political and Governance Regimes? Evidences from a Cross-Country Analysis” (Co-authored with S. Mukherjee), 46th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, 1-3 March 2010, University of Jammu.
  • “Integration Experience and Trade Performance of the Indo-ASEAN FTA: A Review of Issues”, (Co-authored with D. Sengupta), International Conference on “Trade and Investment in ASEAN: Economic and Policy Challenges”, World Trade Institute and National Institute for Development Administration, Bangkok, January 8-9, 2009.
  • “Impact of Stringent Environmental Measures on India’s Exports”, International Conference on “Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance”, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata, 23-24 December, 2008. 
  • “Regionally Sharpening the Multilateral Agenda? India’s Recent Involvement in Trade Blocs”, (Co-authored with B. Nag), UNCTAD Seminar on ‘International Competitiveness and Inclusive Development’ CDS, Trivundram, 20-21 October 2008.
  • Linking Trade and Investment at the Multilateral Level” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse), International Workshop on “Asia Expansion of FDI and their Implication for the new developments of International rules on Trade and Investment”, World Trade Institute and National Institute for Development Administration, Bangkok, January 18, 2008.
  • “Integrating India’s Service Sector with the Global Economy: Higher Education and Wholesale Trade”, (Co-authored with P. Banerjee and D. Sengupta), CUTS National Consultation on Services in India, New Delhi, November 29, 2007.
  • “Environment, Human Development and Economic Growth: A Contemporary Analysis of Indian States”, (Co-authored with S. Mukherji), IGIDR conference on “Human Development in India and Poverty Reduction Strategies in States”, September 24-26, 2007, Mumbai.
  • “Environmental compliance in Indian Leather Firms: Some Empirical Findings”, (Co-authored with A. Goswami), National Seminar on “National Environment Policy 2006 – Aims, Objectives and Missing Links”, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, 5-6 August, 2007.
  • “Basic Aspects of International Trade and the Potential of Inter-Cooperative Trade”, (Co-authored with P. Dasgupta) at International Co-Operative Alliance Symposium, Bali, July 14, 2007.
  • India’s Approach to Asian Economic Integration” (Co-authored with B. Nag), Conference on “Globalization, Blocization, and East Asian Economic Integration”, National Chengchi University, Taipei, March 31, 2006.
  • “Impact of Globalization on Textile Industry: Analyzing the Indian and the Chinese Scenario” (Co-authored with D. Sengupta), Workshop on “Impact of Globalization on National Firms: The Case of India and China in a Comparative Perspective”, LSE, CSH and NCAER, December 12-13, 2005, New Delhi.
  • “Evolution of Indian Industry: A Firm Level Analysis”, Workshop on “Impact of Globalization on National Firms: The Case of China”, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, November 25-26, 2005.
  • “Crime, Deterrence and the Need for Judicial Reforms: An Analysis of Indian States” (Co-authored with A. Hazra and P. Chakraborty), Conference on “Issues in Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution”, RGICS, New Delhi, October 5, 2005.
  • “Second Green Revolution in India: Why and How?” in “Agro East 2005: Powering Agri-Business and Rural Development”, CII, Calcutta, August 10-11, 2005.
  • India's participation in WTO Negotiations: The Changes in Attitude and Emphasis”, Conference on “WTO, FTA and RTA”, National Chengchi University, Taipei, April 21-22, 2005.
  • “Towards a Tumultuous China’s Participation in WTO? (Issues and Options)” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse) EAMSA Annual Conference on “Harmony vs Conflict: Euro-Asian Management in a Turbulent Era”, City University of Hong Kong, November 3-6, 2004.
  • “Liberalization, Trade and Industrial Performance in India: An Empirical Study”, (Co-authored with A. Barua) Conference on “WTO Negotiations: India’s Post-Cancun Concerns”, JNU, Planning Commission, and ICSSR, New Delhi, October 18-19, 2004.
  • “How Developing Countries use the Dispute Settlement Understanding: Chinese and Indian Standpoints” (Co-authored with J. Chaisse), Conference on “The Doha Development Agenda: Cancun and After”, RGICS and CAIFC, New Delhi, November 6-7, 2003.
  • “The Changing face of Indian Negotiation Strategy in WTO”, Seminar on “NDA Government’s Foreign Policy”, SPANDAN and Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, July 29-30, 2003.

Professional / Academic Affiliations

  • Indian Economic Association (Life Member).
  • Bengal Economic Association (Life Member).
  • Indian Econometric Society (Life Member).