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Anirban Biswas

Assistant Professor

PhD in Economics

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Affiliation

School of Liberal Studies.

Education & Research

Dr. Biswas did his PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

His doctoral thesis looked at the factors influencing the import and export activity of manufacturing firms of India. In this study, a special attention was given to the role of technology and R&D in India’s manufacturing firms.

His areas of interest are International trade, Economics of Innovation, Regional Development, Economic History, Development Economics.

Past Employment

  • Consultant at United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand (January 2015 to December 2015).
  • Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi from September 2009 to November 2010.

Publications

Published:

  • Biswas, A (2016), ‘The Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau’ in J. Cho and R.S. Ratna (eds) The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement: Promoting South-South Regional Integration and Sustainable Development, United Nations ESCAP.
  • Biswas, A, and R.S. Ratna (2016), ‘Potential supply chain between the Participating States of APTA and PICTA members’ in J. Cho and R.S. Ratna (eds) The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement: Promoting South-South Regional Integration and Sustainable Development, United Nations ESCAP.
  • Biswas, A. (2016), ‘Determinants of Exports of Indian Manufacturing: A Firm Level Analysis’ in D. Chakraborty and J. Mukherjee (eds) Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and Policy Issues, London, Routledge.

Forth coming:

  • Biswas, A., and D. Chakraborty (December 2018), Routledge Handbook of the Indian Economy, Routledge, London.

Work in progress:

  • An article titled, “Technological capability in Indian manufacturing firms: A study of the determinants of R&D”.

Professionl Activities/Awards

Conference Presentations and workshops:

  • 2017: Presented a paper titled “Technological capability in Indian manufacturing firms: A study of the determinants of R&D”, at The 15th GLOBELICS International Conference 2017 organised by Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 11-13 October, 2017.
  • 2014: Presented a paper titled “Determinants of Exports of Indian Manufacturing: A Firm Level Analysis”, at the Fourth Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance organised by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India, 18-19 December, 2014.
  • 2013: Attended a Workshop on “Using Life Cycle Assessment and Systems Approach to Sustainability” organised by Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 27th September-1st October, 2013.
  • 2013: Presented a paper titled “Changing Pattern of India’s Manufacturing Trade”, in the Young Scholar’s seminar organised by Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 30th March, 2013.
  • 2010: Attended an International Workshop on “Gravity Modelling” organised by UN ESCAP at Bogor, Indonesia, 23-27, August 2010.
  • 2009: Attended an International Workshop on “Regional Seminar on Trade in Agriculture & Agriculture Negotiations in collaboration with WTO & UN ESCAP” organised by Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, New Delhi, 9-11 September, 2009.
  • 2007: Presented the paper titled, “Review of Some Theoretical Linkages between Globalisation and Informal Employment”, at the National seminar organised by University of Allahabad along with “Planning and Development Unit’, Planning Commission, Government of India, 10-11 March, 2007.

Awards/Grants/Honours:

  • Discussant of two papers titled “The Great Trade Collapse and Indian Firms” by Pavel Chakraborty and “Does Exports Matter in Explaining Total Factor Productivity Growth of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry? Evidence from a Method of Estimation using Non-Stationary Data" by Chandrima Chakraborty at the Fourth Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance organised by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India, 18-19 December, 2014.
  • Discussantat an International Conference titled “South Asia 2020”, organised by New America Foundation at Dubai, UAE, 18-20 January, 2013.
  • Travel Grant and Financial Assistance provided by New America Foundation for attending ‘South Asia 2020’ Conference at Dubai, UAE, 18-20 January, 2013.
  • Qualified University Grant Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET, Economics) for Lectureship in Indian Colleges and Universities in June 2012.
  • Travel Grant and Financial Assistance provided by Department for International Development, UK for attending TradeSift trade policy training course at University of Sussex, Sussex, UK, September 2010.
  • Travel Grant and Financial Assistance provided by UNESCAP for attending ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop for Trade Research,Economics Department, Bogor University, Bogor, Indonesia, 23-27 August 2010.

Administrative Positions Held/Participation in the Corporate Life of Educational Institutions:

  • Member, Scholarship Committee, School of Liberal Studies, AUD.
  • Member, Student Faculty Committee, School of Undergraduate Studies, AUD.

Teaching:

  • Principles of Economics, Issues in Indian Economy, International Trade.

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