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Dr. Amit Kumar  Biswas

Created: 11/19/2001
Updated: 9/17/2011
Visits: 4,079
Dr. Dr. Amit Kumar Biswas
Assistant Professsor (Grade III)

Visva-Bharati University
Faculty of Economics & Politics
Santiniketan, West Bengal 731235
+91 94331 26538 (ph)

Curriculum Vitae - Dr. Amit Kumar Biswas

Academic Particulars:

PhD: October 7, 2005. PhD with UGC fellowship in International Trade at the CSSS, Calcutta.

Thesis Title: Policy Induced Distortions in Official Trade Statistic: Theory, Measurements and Corrections.

PhD Supervisor: Dr. Sugata Marjit, RBI Professor of Industrial Economics.

Master Degree in Economics from the University of Kalyani in 1997 and stood First Class First.


• Winner of Humboldt Fellowship (28 months) for Post-Doctoral Research in Germany.

• UGC Fellowship to pursue Doctoral Studies.

• Travel Grant award for 5th GTAP conference at Taipei.

• One of the Gold Medal finalists at 4th GDN conference at Cairo.

• Fellowship to attend GTAP short course at IGIDR, Mumbai.

Work Experience:

1) Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellow at TUD, Dresden, Germany.

2) Permanent faculty at Department of Economics & Politics at Visva-Bharati (a Central University in West Bengal, India),

3) Guest Faculty at Department of Economics, University of Kalyani.

4) Worked as a lecturer and Head, Department of Economics at PB College, West Bengal, India.

5) Worked as a Project Associate at the CSSSC, Kolkata in SANEI, IDBI and ICICI projects.


Journal Articles:

1) Mis-invoicing and Trade Policy (with Sugata Marjit), Journal of Policy Reforms, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2005. (Rutledge).

2) Preferential Trade and Mis-invoicing: Some Analytical Implications (with Sugata Marjit), International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007. (Elsevier Inc).

3) Informality, Corruption and Trade Reform (with S. Marjit & S. Ghosh), European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 23, 2007. (Elsevier Inc).

4) Minimize Regulations to Regulate – Extending the Lucas Critique (with Marjit & Beladi), Economic Modelling, Volume 25/4, 2008, Elsevier Inc.

5) Import Tariff Led Export Under-invoicing: A Paradox, accepted, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 2010. (Rutledge).

6) Tariff and Import Under-invoicing Under Oligopoly (with S. Sengupta), Economics & Politics, Vol. 23/2, 2011 (Wiley-Blackwell).

7) Pollution, Shadow Economy and Corruption: Theory and Evidence (with M.R. Farzanegan & M. Thum), Ecological Economics, Vol 75/C, 2012 (Elsevier Inc).

Book Chapter and Monograph:

6) Black Market for Foreign Exchange and Capital Flight, in Chatterjee & Roychowdhury (Ed.) 'Trade, Finance & Development', Deep & Deep Publication, New Delhi, India, 2004.

7) Review of Foreign Trade Data in LDC: Role of Policy Instruments, VDM, 2010. ISBN 978-3-639-24488-5.

Conference Volumes:

8) Preferential Trade, Mis-invoicing and Capital Flight, 5th GTAP Conference Volume, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan.

9) Import Tariff led Export Under-invoicing, Proceedings of the XV SIGEF International Conference, Lugo, Spain, 2009. ISBN: 978-84-613-5575-4.

Papers presented at the following international conferences:

1) Fifth GTAP Conference, Taiwan (June, 2002).

2) Fourth GDN Conference, Egypt, Cairo (19 – 21, January, 2003).

3) SANEI Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh (August, 2003).

4) 3rd Summer School on Competition Policy and Market Regulation, Milan, Italy (September, 2009).

5) 9th Workshop on Economics of Corruption at Passau, Germany (October 10 - 17, 2009).

6) Conference on 'Shadow Economy', Potsdam, Germany (April 15 - 16, 2010).

7) ESNIE international conference and workshop, Carge'se, France (June, 2010).

8) Russian Summer School on Institutional Ananysis, Moscow, Russia (July, 2010).

9) International Conference on Economic Modeling, 'ECOMOD 2010', Istanbul, Turkey (July, 2010).

10) 5th Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics, Crete, Greece (August, 2010).

11) European Trade Study Group conference, Laussane, Switzerland (September, 2010).


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