Professor, Department of Economics
HIG Upohar, UPL050601
Chakgaria, Kolkata-700094
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 2000 University of Maryland at College Park
M.Sc 1999 University of Maryland at College Park
M.A. 1993 University of Delhi
B.A. 1991 University of Delhi

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Field of Specialization
Development Economics, Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Peace Economics
Courses Taught/Teaching
Research Area
Economics of Corruption; Relationship between Pollution and Economic Development; Relationship between Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth
From 2010 Nov.onwards. Professor, Jadavpur University

2007-2010 Oct. Director (Research), CUTS International

2004 -2007 Dec. Reader, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India
Conference Papers Published (1)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

How vital is regulatory independence? The Telecom Sector in developing countries Reforming rules and regulation : laws, institutions, and implementation (CESifo seminar series published by MIT Press) 2011 Co-author with Pradeep S Mehta and Udai Mehta in book edited by Vivek Ghosal ISBN 9780262014687 (hbk.) 0262014688 (hbk.) -161-194
Journal Papers Published (17)
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Measuring state-business relations within developing countries: an application to Indian states Journal of International Development 2011 Co-author with Massimiliano Cali and Purnima Purohit 23, Issue 3-394-419
What Suicides Reveal about Gender Bias Journal of Socio-Economics 2008 co-authored with Sangeeta Shroff Vol. 37, Issue 5-1713-1723
Poverty and terrorism The Economics of Peace & Security Journal 2008 Vol. 3, No. 2-57-61
The Nature of Indian Inequality Increase after Liberalization Indian Journal of Economics and Business 2008 7, Number 1-
An Economic Model of Terrorism and Terrorist Activities: A Short Note Indian Journal of Economics and Business 2007 6, Number 1-133-43
Books Published (1)
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Economic Development, Climate Change and the Environment (co-edited with Ajit Sinha) Routledge 2006
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (1)
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Ali Mellati (Gokhale Institute) Uncertainty and Investment in Private Sector: An Analytical Argument and a Review of the Economy of Iran Complete 2010
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