Jawaharlal Nehru University
School of International Studies
Centre for Studies in Diplomacy, International Law and Economics

The International Trade & Development

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The Faculty


Sandwip Kumar Das, Professor
Ph.D. (Southern Methodist University)
Professor Das has taught at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow.  His research interests include microeconomics, trade theory and applied econometrics. Professor Das has published papers in a large number of reputed national and international journals.

Manmohan Lal Agarwal, Professor
 Ph.D. (MIT)
 Professor Agarwal has taught at the Catholic University in Belgium and the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, and worked at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.  His research interests are in the areas of international economics and environmental economics.

Alokesh Barua, Professor
Ph.D (J.N.U)
 Dr. Barua has been part of the faculty  since the completion of his Ph.D from the same department in 1979. He first joined as an Assistant Professor and subsequently became Associate Professor in 1987. He has visited  Warwick University, Coventry, U.K. as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1983 and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A as a Fulbright scholar in 1995. He has presented papers at the World Bank, Washington, the Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas A & M. His research interests lie in international trade theory, resource and environment economics and industrial economics. His research papers have been published in reputed national and international journals of economics. He has been a co-editor of a book on Indian Economy in Transition published in 1998.

Manoj Pant,  Professor
 Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Dr. Pant taught at Delhi University and at the Southern Methodist University before joining JNU in 1985.  He was a visiting scholar at the University of Sussex, U.K., University of British Columbia, Canada and University of Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. He was also a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and Columbia University, Massachusetts in 1995. In India he has been a guest lecturer at the IIM Lucknow and the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. In 1995-97, he was the national consultant to a World Bank- ICFRE project on Forestry. He has a number of publications in international and national journals. He has written a book on Foreign Direct Investment in India (1995) and is co-editor of a book entitled “Indian Economy in Transition”, (1998). His research interests include international economics, economics of transnational corporations, economics of forestry and micro-economic theory.

Amit Shovon Ray, Associate Professor
 D.Phil. (Oxford)
Prior to his joining J.N.U, Dr Ray has taught as Reader in Economics at Calcutta University and at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has also been a member of the senior research staff at Oxford University Institute of Economics & Statistics and the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC. He has been a research consultant to UNCTAD, Geneva, ICRIER, Delhi and VHAI, Delhi and is presently the Director of a project on in-house R&D sponsored by the Dept of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. The areas of his research interests are applied international economics, economics of technology, rural development: human capital and health care. His research papers have been published in India and abroad.

Prabal Roy Chowdhury, Associate Professor
 Ph.D (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi)
 Dr. Roy Chowdhury did his post-doctoral work at the Centre for Operations Research and Economics (CORE), at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Before joining J.N.U. he taught at I.S.I. Delhi and I.I.M. Calcutta. He was also a guest lecturer at I.S.I. Calcutta. He has several publications in international and national journals of repute. His research interests include transnational corporations, joint ventures, the economics of technology, public finance and development economics.

Dipankar Sengupta, Ford Foundation Fellow
 M.Phil. (JNU)
 Dipankar Sengupta joined the Department as Ford Foundation Fellow after completing his M.Phil from the same division. He has also been a guest lecturer at the National Institute of Financial Management (Faridabad). His research interests lie in the areas of industrial organisation theory and developments in the world economy, especially evolution of the structures of firms and business organisations, and Transition economies. He is also interested in World Politics and problems in International Relations.

Shaon Ray, SBI Research Officer
Shaon Ray, who was a Ford Foundation Fellow  was appointed to the newly created post of SBI Research Officer last year. A former student of the centre, her areas of interest are Microeconomics and International Trade.

Apart from the regular faculty who are members of the Centre, ITDD   also makes use of the services of a distinguished group of Professors who are not members of the centre but constitute an integral part of the M.A. programme.

Professor A.L. Nagar (NIPFP)
Statistics & Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics

Ashok Guha*, Professor
 Ph.D. (Harvard)
 Professor Guha has taught at the Universities of California at Berkley and Los Angeles, the University of Colorado, Syracuse University and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. He received the VKRV Rao award for the outstanding contribution by an Indian economist in 1982 and was appointed National Lecturer in Economics in 1986. His research interests lie in economic development and economic theory.

Professor B.S. Chimni (CSDILE JNU)
Environmental Law and WTO

Dr. Wilima Wadhwa (University of California, Irvine & ISI Delhi)
Statistics & Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics

Professor M.N. Murty(NCAER)
Environmental Economics

*currently visiting Georgetown University.

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