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Faculty Member

Biswajit Mandal
Assistant Professor

Economics and Politics

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Contact Address:
Andrews Palli (West), Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, PIN-731235.


Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
(+91)-03463-262751/52/53/54/55/56 Extn 405
Cell no. 9874389555

Research areas:
International Trade Theory and Policy, Economics of Development, Industrial Organization.

Teaching Experience:
• 2006, April - Present: Sr. Assistant Professor in Visva-Bharati University, India.
• 2004, November - 2006, April: Assistant Professor in Visva-Bharati University, India.
• 2001, April - 2004, November: Assistant Professor in Balurghat College, North Bengal University India.
• 2000-2001, Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta.

Awards and Honours:
• National Scholarship in 1996 for academic excellence.
• UGC sponsored Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Economics.
• Travel grant from ICSSR for attending conference in the University of California at Los Angeles, USA in 2009.
• Full scholarship to attend Brixen Summer School on International Trade and Finance in 2011.

Representative Publication
• Domestic Trading Costs in Pure Theory of International Trade (with Sugata Marjit) (2012): International Journal of Economic Theory. (Forthcoming).
• Conspicuous Consumption, Social Status and Measures of Poverty – An Example (with Sugata Marjit) (2012): Journal of Economics and Commerce. (Forthcoming).
• Would Recessionary Shock Induce More Intermediation in the Informal Sector? (2011): Journal of Economic Integration. Vol 26 (4), pp 740-751.
• Informal Wage, Informal Price and Extortion under Migration and Tariff Reform (with Saswati Chaudhuri) (2011): Modern Economy. Vol 2 (1), pp. 38-43.
• Corruption and Wage Inequality? (with Sugata Marjit) (2010): International Review of Economics and Finance. Vol 19 (1), pp. 166-172.

Papers presented in seminars/conferences (Latest Five):
• Economic Reform, Extortion and the Informal Sector, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India, 11-12 March, 2011. • Informal Wage, Informal Price and Extortion under Migration and Tariff Reform St. Xaviers' College, Kolkata, India, 12-13 March, 2011. • Trade Reform, Informal Sector and Extortion, Brixen, Italy during 12-17 September, 2011. • Environmental Consideration, Trade Reform and Corruption-A Theoretical Note, ( as an invited resource person) in the UGC sponsored national seminar in Panchakot Mahavidyalaya, Purulia, West Bengal India, during 24-25 November, 2011. • FDI, Wage inequality and Vanishing Sector in a Corrupt economy, in Kalyani University, India on 17th February, 2012.

Editorial Referee for:
• Review of Development Economics, Economic Modelling
• Journal of Economics, Ecological Economics
• Eastern Economic Journal
• International Journal of Business and Economics
• Journal of Economics and International Finance
• Journal of Economic Integration.

Courses Taught:
• International Trade Theory and Policy, Microeconomics.