Department of Economics

(Last updated: December 2005)

Contact || Year of Establishment || Courses Offered
Faculty Members || Research Work || Academic Journal (ARTHANITI)



56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata – 700050, India
Phone: 091-033-2557-5082 / 2528-4066
Fax: 091-033-2528-4066

Year of Establishment


Courses Offered

Minimum Qualification
Number of Seats
M.A. / M.Sc B.A./B.Sc. (Hons. in Economics)
In order of merit
M.Phil. 55% Marks in M.A. / M.Sc. 10
Ph.D. M.A. / M.Sc. Degree -

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Faculty Members

Name Specialisation Phone E-mail
Asim Dasgupta Economics of Planning 2337-1122 -
Asis Banerjee Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics 2574-7474 -
Ajit Choudhury Political Economy 2355-9723 -
Kalyan Sanyal International Economics, Development Economics 2337-4097

Soumen Sikdar Micro Economics, Mathematical Economics 2358-4163
Sarmila Banerjee Quantitative Development Economics, Quantitative Environmental Economics 2355-0096
Nita Mitra Economics of Planning, Development Management, Labour Economics, Indian Economics 2337-7402
Ishita Mukhopadhyay Mathematical Economics, Development Economics, Gender Studies 2355-6161
Pabitra Giri Urban Economics, Econometrics 2472-2913
Sankar Kumar Bhaumik Agricultural Economics, Econometrics 2578-4831
Sarbajit Chaudhuri Agricultural Economics/ Development Economics, International Economics, Labor Economics, Micro Economics 2541-0455
Anjan Chakraborty Political Economy, Financial Economics 2446-7124
Mahalaya Chatterjee Urban Economics, Managerial Economics

Senior Lecturer
Rabindranath Mukhopadhyay Economics of Education/Human Rights, Human Well-being, Development Economics, Labour Economics 2678-0863
Arijita Dutta Econometrics, Industrial Economics, Economics of Health 3090-9995
Sukanta Bhattacharya Economic Theory


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Research Work

Major thrust areas in which both theoretical and empirical Research activities
are being actively pursued:

• Urban Economics • Environmental Economics • Economics of the Informal Sector • Trade and Development
• Trade and Environment • Agricultural Economics • Gender Studies • Economics of Child Labor
• Political Economy • Economics of Education • Development Management

Academic Journal


Aims and scope: The Dept. of Economics, University of Calcutta has resumed the publication of its journal Arthaniti (Economics) from 2002. For the time being, Arthaniti is published as an annual international journal. Papers across the entire field of economics, including econometrics, economic history, and political economy will be considered for publication. Both theoretical and empirical manuscripts are equally welcomed. Manuscripts will be judged solely on the quality of their content. Arthaniti will adopt a double-blind review process



Chairman: Soumyen Sikdar, E-mail:

Joint Editors: Sarbajit Chaudhuri, E-mail:
Sankar Kumar Bhaumik, E-mail:

Associate Editors: Ishita Mukhopadhyay, Rabindranath Mukhopadhyay

Book Review Editors: Nita Mitra, Anjan Chakraborty

Editorial Secretary: Kanai Lal Basak


Asis Kumar Banerjee, Arup Mallik, Ajit Chaudhuri, Kalyan Sanyal,
Sarmila Banerjee, Pabitra Kumar Giri, Manash Ranjan Gupta,
Sugata Marjit, Dipankar Coondoo, Abhirup Sarkar


Ronald W Jones, Timothy Besley, Sajal Lahiri, Partha Sen, Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Rabindra Nath Bhattacharya, Prabuddha Nath Roy, Amiya K Bagchi, Dilip Mookherjee, Pasquale M Sgro, Debraj Ray, Hiron Kumar Banerjee, David E A Giles, Bharat R Hazari, Hamid Beladi, Graciela Chichilnisky, Ira Gang, Shigemi Yabuuchi, Ulaganathan Sankar



Department of Economics
University of Calcutta
56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata 700 050, India.



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ARTHANITI (New Series)

Volume I, Nos. (1-2), 2002


Trade Sanctions and Child Labour with Endogenous Borrowing Constraint
Sajal Lahiri, and Khalid Mir
Catastrophical Risk
Graciela Chichilnisky
On Optimality and Competitive Equilibria in the Presence of Fuzzy Preferences
S.C. Panda and Prasanta K. Pattanaik
Protection with Foreign-owned Capital in a Monopolistically Competitive Model
Partha Sen
Rent Seeking in Hierarchical Firms
G.S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang
Globalization, International Trade and Welfare
Pasquale M. Sgro
The Mutuality of Private and Public Credit: The Rise and Decline of Public Credit
Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Illegal Immigration, Informal Sector and Development Policies in a Dual Economy
Shigemi Yabuuchi
Non-traded Sector and Wage Inequality in a Developing Economy
Rajat Acharyya and Sugata Marjit
Foreign Investment, Economic Reforms and the Size of the Domestic Market
Abhirup sarkar and Sukanta Bhattacharyay

ARTHANITI (New Series)

Volume II, Nos. (1-2), 2003


Deregulation, Ownership and Efficiency in Indian Banking
Subal C. Kumbhakar and, Subrata Sarkar
Court Delays and the Defendant Behaviour: An Economic Analysis
Andrew Torre and Bharat R Hazari
Frontier Production and Extreme Observations
Manoranjan Pal, B. Ghosh and C. Neogi
On Rationalization of Nash and Subgame-Perfect Behaviour from Observed Outcomes
Indrajit Ray and, Susan Snyder
Foreign Market Entry and Host-Country Welfare: A Theoretical Analysis
Arijit Mukherjee
Child Labour and Economic Development: A Theoretical Analysis
Manash Ranjan Gupta
When Scrutiny Reduces Signaling Incentives
Debabrata Datta and Jaideep Roy
Book Review:Development Hegemony: NGOs and the State in India, Sangeeta Kamat, Oxford University Press, India 2002.

ARTHANITI (New Series)

Volume III, Nos. (1-2), 2004


Infrastucture and Development Interlinkage in West Bengal: A VAR Analysis
Rajarshi Majumdar and Dipa Mukherjee
Forms of Dualism: An Analysis of the Structure of India’s Unregistered Manufacturing Sector Based on the 56 th Round Results
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Does Economic Development Cause Intra-Industry Trade?
Sarmila Banerjee and Ranajoy Bhattacharyya
Manufacturing Sector Productivity in India across Phases of Liberalisation during 1981-97: A Study of Selected States
Maniklal Adhikary and Ritwik Mazumdar
The Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) Scheme: Recoveries- A Study of Selected Districts in Andhra Pradesh
D. Chennappa
To Free Ride or Not to Free Ride? Role of Patterning and Feedback in the Public Good Game
Ananish Chaudhuri, DeeDee Chen, Sara Graziano, Frances McIntire, Dawn Winkler
A Comment on Avoidance of Odd-eight quotes on Nasdaq
Diganta Mukherjee
Book Review: Rotting From The Head, Salim Rashid (ed.), The University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2004.

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