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Prof. Nilanjan Banik works focus on the application of data in issues relating to international trade/economics, market structure, and development economics. He has more than 16 years of teaching, research, and consulting experience.
- PhD in Economics, Utah State University, USA, Spring 2005
- MA in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, India, 1997
- B.Sc. (Honors) in Economics, Calcutta University, India, 1995
Prof. Banik’s works focus on the application of time series econometrics in issues relating to international trade, market structure and development economics. Besides, time series econometrics his other area of work focuses on the `rules’ part of WTO; especially examining the non-tariff barriers aspect of GATT/WTO agreements.
Prof. Nilanjan Banik has project experience with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia; Laffer Associates, USA; Ministry of Commerce, Government of India; Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi; Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi; Center for Economic Policy Research, UK; Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo; Asian Development Bank, Manila; South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI); UNESCAP-ARTNeT, Thailand, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne; Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark; TATA Trusts, India; and the World Trade Organization, Geneva.
He has teaching experience with Utah State University, USA; University of Durham, UK; University of Greenland, Nuuk; Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai; Indian Institute of Management (Indore, Rohtak, and Ranchi); Madras School of Economics; and Reserve Bank Staff College, Chennai. He has also provided training for lateral recruits for Union Public Service Commission and ICICI Bank.
Prior to joining the Graduate Program in the Department of Economics, Utah State University, Professor Banik has worked as a Research Officer with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi and Senior Business Analyst with DTA Consultancy Firm, New Delhi.
He has publications in International Review of Economics and Finance, Review of Development Economics, Development Policy Review, Journal of World Trade, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Review, Asian Development Bank Working Paper, Economic and Political Weekly, Foreign Trade Review, etc. He has contributed an edited volume with the publisher, like, Elsevier, Springer Verlag, Routledge, etc. He also has the distinction of writing editorials for all English dailies in India and has written over 150 editorials.
He also holds publications in the International Review of Economics and Finance, Empirical Economics, Review of Development Economics, Journal of World Trade, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Review, Asian Development Bank Working Paper, Economic and Political Weekly, Foreign Trade Review, etc. He holds specialities in Econometrics, International Trade, and Development Macroeconomics.
Prof. Nilanjan Banik explained the following points:
- He defines the PhD program at MUSOM in ‘three words’.
- How did his learnings from the research experience help in shaping the MUSOM – PhD?
- Individual-level growth initiatives from the institute’s side for scholars
- He discusses specializations/ areas idiosyncratic to MUSOM.
- Foreign exchange opportunities for research scholars.