Faculty Member

Sarbajit Sengupta

Economics and Politics

M.A., Ph.D.

Contact Address:
Department of Economics and Politics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal 731235


Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
(O) 03463 -262752/3/4/5/6 (Ext 405) (R) 03463-261561

Research areas:
Industrial Organization, International Economics, Development Economics

Awards and Honours:
• John R Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship, University Of Southern California, 1988-89
• Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi , Visiting Scientist , October-November, 1996, 1998, 2000
• University of Southern California , Visiting Associate Professor , 2001, Visiting Professor 2008
• Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Visiting Fellow , October 2003
• Indian Statistical Institute , Kolkata, Visiting Faculty, January – June, 2007-2012
• Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, Hony Visiting Professor, Jan-June 2009

Representative publication (max 5)
• “Trade and Wage Gap in Poor Countries: The Role of the Informal Sector” (with Udo Broll and Sugata Marjit), 2000, in Amitava Bose, Debraj Ray and Abhirup Sarkar (eds.) Contemporary Macroeconomics, Oxford University Press,
• “Asymmetric Information, Bargaining and International Mergers”, (with Satya P. Das), , Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, vol 10(4) Winter 2001
• “Joint Ventures versus Fully Owned Subsidiaries : Multinational Strategies in Liberalizing Economies”, (with Arijit Mukherjee) in Review of International Economics , vol 9 (1), Feb 2001
• “Foreign Shareholding and Trade Policy", (with A. Mukherjee and Sugata Marjit), 2002, in M. Chatterji and P. Gangopadhyay (eds), Globalization and Economic Reforms, vol. 1 Edward Elgar,
• “Delegating Recruitment under Asymmetric Information”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol 22, October 2004, 1327-1347
• “A Sudy of Secondary Education in Bangladesh and West Bengal” (with M. Ahmed, S, Chakrabarty and Pk. M. Rahman). July 2004 Report submitted to the South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI)
• “The Crisis in US Housing Finance: Public Policies and Private Incentives”, India Macroeconomics Annual, 2009
• Declining Registration by Small Manufacturing Units: A Case Study of Durgapur (with Mousumi Majumdar), June 19, 2010 vol xlv no 25 Economic & Political Weekly
• “Tariffs And Imports Misinvoicing Under Oligopoly” (with Amit K Biswas), Economics and Politics, vol 23 (2), July 2011