Faculty Member


Sudipta Bhattacharyya

Economics and Politics

Date of Birth           23.06.1962

Date of Joining        01.01.2009

M.Sc (Calcutta University)
M.Phil (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Ph.D (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Two Post-Doctoral Studies (Oxford University, UK and University of Bath, UK).

Contact Address:
D-57, Gurupalli (West), Santiniketan – 731235, Birbhum, West Bengal, India.


Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
+91-3463-261716 (R); +91-8900230429 (M).

Area of Specialization in Teaching and Research:
Political Economy of Agrarian Change, Political Economy of Globalization, Macroeconomics, Marxian Economics, Monetary Economics, Indian Economics.

Awards and Honours:
• ICCR Chair Professor of Indian Studies, Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. (2009 - 2010).
• Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship - U.K, Department of Economics and International Development, University of Bath, UK. (2003-2004).
• South Asian Visiting Scholarship, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK. (1997 -1998).
• Visiting Scholar, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati, under Scholars-in-Residence Programme of ICSSR (November, 2010).
• Member of the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, edited by Jack Reardon, Inderscience Publishers, Geneva. Will be Guest Editor of forthcoming issue on ‘Economics Education in India: Past, Present and Future’.
• Member of the Editorial Board of JIS Management Vista which is the bi-annual journal of JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani.
• Awarded ICSSR Travel Grant twice to attend Seventh Annual conference of the Association of Heterodox Economics, City University, London, July, 2005; and forthcoming 1st World Keynes Conference to be held in Izmir University of Economics, Turkey from 26th to 29th June, 2013.

Representative publication
• Two Decades of Market Reforms in India: Some Dissenting Views, Anthem Press, London, 2013 (Edited, Forthcoming).
• Challenges of Livelihood and Inclusive Rural Development in the Era of Globalization, New Delhi: New Delhi Publisher, 2013. (Co-edited with Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay)
• Development Alternatives: Theories and Evidence, Allied, Delhi, 2004. (Co-edited with M. K. Pal and P. S. Das).
• Rural Credit and Class Differentiation: West Bengal under Left Interventionist Regime, K. P. Bagchi & Co., Kolkata, 2003.
Refereed Journal (Representative):
• ‘Participatory Rural Self-Governance under the Left Regime in West Bengal: An Alternative to Neo-liberal Developmentalism’ in European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave-Macmillan, Hampshire (Co-author with Manik Bhattacharya). (Advanced Online Publication)
• ‘Agrarian Impasse in West Bengal in the Liberalisation Era’, Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, Vol.XLII, No. 52, 2007, pp. 65-71. (With Maumita Bhattacharyya)
• ‘Operation Barga, ‘Efficiency’ and (De) interlinkage in a Differentiated Structure of Tenancy at Rural West Bengal’, Journal of South Asian Development, Sage, Los Angeles, Vol.2, No.2, October, 2007, pp.279-314.
• ‘Class and Politics of Participatory Rural Transformation in West Bengal: An Alternative to World Bank Orthodoxy’, Journal of Agrarian Change, Blackwell, London, Vol. 7, no.3, July, 2007, pp.348-81.
• ‘Interest Rates, Collateral and (De-)interlinkage: A Micro Study of Rural Credit in West Bengal’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, OUP, Oxford, Vol.29, No.3, May 2005, pp.439-462.
• ‘Rural Employment, Market Reforms and Gender Inequality in West Bengal’, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Delhi, Vol.48, No.3, 2005, pp. 553-561. (With Uma Basak)
• ‘Capitalist Development, Peasant Differentiation and the State: Survey Findings from West Bengal’ Journal of Peasant Studies, Routledge, London, Vol.28, No. 4, July 2001, pp.95-126.

Research Projects Completed (Representative):
• Microfinance, Rural Credit and Poverty Alleviation: A Study of West Bengal, UGC sponsored Major Research Project for the period from February 2009 to July 2011.
• Market Economic Reform and Agrarian West Bengal, UGC sponsored Major Research Project for the period from July 2003 to June 2005.

Teaching and Research Experience:
• Visva-Bharati since June, 2001
• Copenhagen Business School, Denmark from November 2009 to June 2010
• University of Bath, Bath, UK from October 2003 to March 2004.
• Oxford University, Oxford, UK from October 1997 to March 1997.
• Vidyasagar University, Midnapore from June 1996 to June 2001.
• Indira Gandhi Govt College, Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh from July 1993 to June 1996.

Research Guidance:
• Four Ph.D and one M.Phil were awarded under the supervision. Eight Ph.D scholars are continuing their Ph.D. Guided 25 MA dissertations.

Deliberations of Important International Conference / Seminars:
• ‘Public-Private Participation in India: Rhetoric of Strait-jacket Privatization – Retreat from ‘Commanding Heights’’, Paper presented at the International Seminar on Globalization and Public Sector Reform in India and China at the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, September 23-24, 2011.
• ‘Primitive Capitalist Accumulation and Indian Economy: A Note’, Special lecture delivered at the International Conference on Rural Labourers in Neo-liberal India, Organised by York University, Toronto, Canada and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, December 18-20, 2010.
• ‘Class Differentiation, Peasant Differentiation during a decade of Market Reform in Indian Agriculture: A Case Study of West Bengal’, Dept. of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden, 26.05.2010.
• ‘Neo-liberalism, Weakening State and Peasant Differentiation in Indian Agriculture: Survey Findings from Panel Data in West Bengal. 1993-94, 2004-05.’ Contemporary South Asia, Oxford University, 13.05.2010.
• ‘India’s Winning Card to Economic Growth – Agriculture or Industrialization?’, ICCR-CBS Public Lecture, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, (The lecture preceded inauguration by Y. Gupta, Indian Ambassador at Denmark), 03.05.2010.
• ‘Neo-liberal Reform and Production Conditions in West Bengal Agriculture’, Development Studies, Cambridge, 28.04.2010.
• ‘India’s Liberalization Policies since 1991’, ARC Seminar, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 25.02.2010.
• ‘Class and Participation’, Seventh Annual conference of the Association of Heterodox Economics, City University, London, July, 2005.
• ‘West Bengal: An Alternative to Participatiory Rural Development’, Universite Montesquieu Bordeaux – I, Journee D’Etudes Francois Perroux, Francois Perroux et la Gouvernance des Nations, Bordeaux, France, January 23, 2004.
• Invited lectures on various topics were delivered at University of Bradford, UK (18.02.2004), Univesity of Buckingham, UK (04.02.2004), University of Sussex, UK (21.01.2004), University of Edinburgh (15.01.2004), University of Bath, UK (04.12.2003), University of Oxford, UK (24.11.2003), School of Oriental and African Studies, UK (11.11.2003), University of East Anglia, UK (17.10.2003), University of Oxford (05.02.1998).

Peer Reviewer:
• Journal of Peasant Studies.
• Singapore Economic Review.
• World Development.
• International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.