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Prof. Anwesha Basu

Prof. Anwesha Basu

Prof. Anwesha Basu is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, School of Liberal Education. She is currently pursuing her PhD from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. She has received her MA Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.


BIO

Prof. Anwesha Basu is currently pursuing her PhD from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. She has received her MA Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. 


Anwesha’s research lies in the area of international trade, trade and labour markets, trade policies in India and industrial development. Her PhD thesis examines the growth and distributional implications of international trade with a focus on trade policy. Prior to joining FLAME University, she worked as a Consultant in foreign trade policy in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. She also has experience working as a teaching and research assistant in IGIDR, Mumbai. She studied Economics in Kolkata, where she received a BA degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata; in Delhi, where she earned her Master’s degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics; and in Mumbai, where she is pursuing her doctorate from IGIDR, Mumbai. Her research and teaching interests include international trade, development economics, applied econometrics.


RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Research



  • Basu, Anwesha, 2021. "The India-EU FTA and its Potential Impact on India’s Dairy Sector: A Quantitative Analysis", Foreign Trade Review. 

  • Basu, Anwesha and Veeramani, C, 2022. “Declining Labour Share in Indian Economy: Role of Structural Transformation?” in S Mahendra Dev (ed), India Development Report 2022-23, Oxford University Press, New Delhi (forthcoming)


Other Publications



  • Leveraging Global Supply Chains to fight Covid-19, Ideas for India, June 17, 2021.

  • Fix inverted tariff structure to boost industrial growth in India, Mint, Jan 27, 2021.

  • Challenging the Dragon: Is India ready to boycott China?, Financial Express, July 9, 2020. 

  • India Can Benefit from Imports: Swadesi Thought Needs Confronting: Will mercantilism win over free trade?, The Citizen, June 28, 2020. 


Conference Presentations



  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata, 7th International Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance (EIITF) 2021: “Trade, Finance, and Development: Contemporary Issues” (16-17 December 2021), "Do Global Value Chains Drive R&D Investment? Evidence from Indian Firms using Propensity Score Matching". 

  • Monash University, Australia, 16th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW) 2021 (25-26 November, 2021), "Labour Share and the Role of Trade, Technology and Market Concentration: Evidence from Indian Firms". 

  • South Asian Network on Economic Modeling, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5th SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference (SAEC) 2020: “Institutions for Development” (1-2 February 2020), "Labour Share in South Asian Economies: What Explains the Trends".

  • Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, XXIXth Annual Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics (16-17 December, 2019), "Growth Gains from Trade".

  • The Eastern Regional Centre, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Kolkata, International Conference on Issues in International Trade and Open Economy Macroeconomics (12-13 December 2019), "Growth Gains from Trade".

  • Centre for Development Economics and the Economics Department of the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, Winter School 2019 (December 10-13, 2019), "Growth Gains from Trade".

  • Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Alanya, Turkey, 3rd International Conference on Economic Research, ECONALANYA (24-25 October 2019), "Growth Gains from Trade"