mritiunjoy

Name Card

Name: 
Mritiunjoy Mohanty
Position: 
Professor
Academic Group: 
Economics
Phone No.: 
+91-33-2467-9189/8300
Contact Details: 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta,D.H. Road, Joka, Kolkata - 700104, India
Personal Details: 
Born in Cuttack, Orissa in 1960, I have been a bit of rolling stone having lived, besides Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta, where I have been living since 1999), in Ranchi, Durgapur, Delhi, Bangalore, Mexico City and Montreal. The bulk of my life however I have spent in Delhi. Outside of Economics, I have always been fascinated by History both professionally and otherwise. I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking, trying different cuisines, listening to music (Indian and Western Classical, Jazz, Rock, Hindi film music) and watching films and plays.
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 
mritiunjoy

Academics

Academic Background: 
Ph.D., from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, New Delhi, India; Title of dissertation: 'Restructuring of an Economy: The Mexican Experience after the Debt Crisis of 1982' Supervisor: Prof. Deepak Nayyar Available on Shodhganga (webpage url http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in) M.A., in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, New Delhi, India
Courses Taught: 
Institutions, Markets and Firms: Growth and Structural Change in China and India India and the World Economy; Development Economics; International Economics; At the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) The Political Economy of of International Trade Law (WTO and GATT)

Experience

Consulting Interests: 
A Strategic Review of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (APIDC); Lead external consultant to Equipe CERIUM (Uinversite de Montreal) for a report 'Relations Quebec-Inde'; Evaluation and Impact Study of North East Council (NEC) funded Agri-Horticulture Marketing Projects in North-Eastern States of India; Restructuring of Assam Oil Division of Indian Oil Corporation; Turnaround Strategy for Oil and Natural Gas Commission's Hazira Complex
Work Experience: 
September 2009 onwards: Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; from 2006 onwards: Economic Adviser (pro-bono), New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), Delhi, India; from 2015 onwards: Adviser on economic policy (pro-bono), Réseau québécois des OSBL d'habitation (RQOH), Montreal, Canada From August 2014- February 2016: On leave of absence from the IIM Calcutta. From August 2014- February 2016: Visiting Researcher with Le Centre d'études et de recherche sur l'Inde, l'Asie du Sud et sa diaspora (CERIAS), Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (IEIM) of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in Montreal, Canada 2006-2008: On a two-year leave of absence from the IIM Calcutta and a Visiting Researcher with the Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (IEIM) of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in Montreal, Canada; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Hyderabad Central University, Andhra Pradesh, India; Visiting Faculty, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, West Bengal, India; Visiting Researcher, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; Visiting Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India; Research Associate with Research and Information System for Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India; Consulting Economist with the International Labour Organisation, South Asia Multidisciplinary Advisory Team, New Delhi, India; Consulting Economist with the International Labour Organisation, Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion, New Delhi; Visiting Faculty at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, Mexico City, Mexico; Consulting Economist with the International Labour Organisation, Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion, New Delhi, India; Project Officer with Mysore Resettlement and Development Association (MYRADA), Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Current Projects: 
Elected member of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta, November 2011 – November 2013 Member, IPC, From April 2010 – March 2012 (IPC is the intra-institutional personnel committee of IIM Calcutta which oversees faculty hiring) Member, PGPEX Committee and PGPEX Sub-Committee on Placements. From July 2008 – April 2010 Group Coordinator, Economics Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, December 2003 – April 2006

Research

Journal Publications: 
‘Mondialisation et croissance de l’économie indienne’ in Serge Granger, Karine Bates, Mathieu Boisvert,and Christophe Jaffrelot (eds.) 'L’Inde et ses Avatars : Pluralités d’une puissance', Montreal: Presses de l'Université de Montréal, September 2013 ‘The Rise of the East: A non-western path?’ in Olivier Delas and Michaela Leuprecht (eds.) ‘Liber Amicorum Peter Leuprecht : Essays in honour of Peter Leuprecht’, Bruylant, Belgium January 2012 ‘Risk, Regulation and Competition: A different view of the Jalan Committee Report’, Economic and Political Weekly, VOL 46, No. 11, March 12-18, 2011 (co-authored with B.B. Chakrabarti) ‘Some explorations into India’s Post-Independence Growth Process, 1950/51 - 2002/3: the demand side’, Economic and Political Weekly, VOL 45, No. 41, October 09 - October 15, 2010 (co-authored with V. N. Reddy) ‘A Status Report on India’s Financial System’ in Asian Development Bank (ed.) Macroeconomic Management and Government Finances, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, April 2009 [co-authored with B.B. Chakrabarti] ‘Small farmers and the Doha Round: lessons from Mexico’s NAFTA experience’, Chroniques des Amériques, n. 08-12. Observatoire des Amériques, July 2008 (available at http://www.ieim.uqam.ca/spip.php?page=article-oda&id_article=4395&lang=fr) ‘Higher education in West Bengal: a comparative analysis of NSS Report 517 - Status of Education and Vocational Training in India, 2004-05’, Background paper for 2nd West Bengal Human Development Report, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata, December 2007 [also available as IIMC WPS 642 (see below)] ‘Politcal Economy of Agrarian Transformation: Another view of Singur’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.42, No.9, 3rd March 2007 ‘Social Inequality, Labour Market Dynamics and Reservation’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.41, No.35, 2nd September 2006 ‘A Status Report on India’s Financial System: A view from the standpoint of intermediation and risk bearing’, Asian Development Bank, TAR: IND 4066 Policy Research Networking to Strengthen Policy Reforms (Macroeconomic Management and Government Finances), December 2005 [co-authored with B.B. Chakrabarti] (available at http://www.adb.org/Documents/Reports/Consultant/TAR-IND-4066/Macroeconomic/mohanty-bhattacharya.pdf) The WTO regime and its implications for the Indian Automobile Industry, Research and Information Systems for Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (RIS) and Association of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), New Delhi, May 1999 (co-authored with Biswajit Dhar and Saikat Sinha Roy) ‘FEMA: A Closer Look’ Economic and Political Weekly, October 3, 1998 (co-authored with Biswajit Dhar) 'Strategies for the Solution of the Debt Crisis: An Overview', Economic and Political Weekly, February 29th 1992. ‘The potential for trade liberalization between major SAARC countries and the impact on output and employment’ Working Paper Series, RAS/86/07, Asian Network of HRD Planning Institutes, Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion, International Labour Organisation, New Delhi, May 1991 'Industrial Restructuring and Implications for Human Resource Development in ASEAN', Working Paper Series, RAS/86/07, Asian Network of HRD Planning Institutes, Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion, International Labour Organisation, New Delhi, April 1991 (co-authored with Rashid Amjad). 'Structural Characteristics of the Mexican Economy, 1940-80', Social Scientist, No.5, Vol. 18, May 1990. WORKING PAPERS ‘Globalisation and the slowdown of the Indian economy: another view’, Notes d’analyse du PRIAS Policy Note No.4, Pôle de recherche sur l’Inde et l’Asie du Sud (PRIAS) of Centre d´Études et de Recherche Internationales (CERIUM) of the Université de Montréal. September 2015 ‘India: Globalisation and Growth’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 762, IIM Calcutta, May 2015 ‘The Rise of the East: A non-western path?’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 695, IIM Calcutta, March 2012. ‘Some explorations into India’s Post-Independence Growth Process’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 645, IIM Calcutta, August 2009 (co-authored with V. N. Reddy) ‘Higher education in West Bengal: a comparative analysis of NSS Report 517 - Status of Education and Vocational Training in India, 2004-05’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 642, IIM Calcutta, June 2009 ‘A note on new trends in unionisation in India’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 641, IIM Calcutta, June 2009 ‘The dynamics of employment generation in post-reform India’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 640, IIM Calcutta, June 2009 'Structural Change and Employment: and empirical exploration' Working Paper Series WPS No. 639, IIM Calcutta, June 2009 ‘Singur and the Political Economy of Structural Change’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 601, IIM Calcutta, February 2007 ‘Social Inequality, Labour Market Dynamics and the need for expanding Reservation – some issues for consideration’, Working Paper Series WPS No. 594, IIM Calcutta, July 2006 ‘A Status Report on India’s Financial System: A view from the standpoint of intermediation and risk bearing’, Working Paper Series WPS-593, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, May 2006 ‘Financial Structure and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy: The Mexican case - from revolution to the crisis of 1982’,Working Paper Series WPS-592, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, May 2006 ‘Rent-Seeking, State Intervention and Economic Development’, Working Paper Series WPS-393, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, July 2000
Conferences: 
'Reform, globalisation and growth of the Indian economy: a political economy viewDepartments of Geography, Planning & Environment and History, Concordia University and Planners Network-Montreal Chapter. 15th January 2016 'Reform, globalisation and growth of the Indian economy: a political economy view' Indian Ocean World Centre Speaker Series, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 12th November 2015 ‘Nepal: From revolution to ..?’ Lecture delivered to the Third World Studies Certificate Programme, Marianopolis College, Montreal. 26th February 2015 ‘Growth and institutional evolution in India: a political economy view’, special lecture at the IGC Bihar Growth Conference 2014, 19-20 July 2014, Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna, Bihar ‘Growth and institutional evolution in India: a political economy view’ presented at the 26th Annual Conference of Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) held at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, Chicago, 10-12 July 2014 ‘New trends in unionization in India’, presented at Historical Materialism 2014 Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada. 8-11 May 2014, 55th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, 16-18 December 2013, International CRIMT Conference 2012: Union Futures: Innovations, Transformations, Strategies, HEC Montreal, Montreal, 25-27 October 2012 ‘India’s capitalist transition: at crossroads?” presented at the 25th Annual Conference of Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) held at the University of Milan, Milan, 27-29 June 2013 ‘From Bangladesh to Montréal - the Role of Women's Work in the Global Economy’, presentation made on a panel organized in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh by the 8th-M arch Committee on Women of Diverse Origins, Montreal, and International Women’s Alliance, Montreal, 22 May 2013 'A note on new trends in unionisation in India', International CRIMT Conference 2012: Union Futures: Innovations, Transformations, Strategies, Montreal, 25-27 October 2012 'Land, Corruption and Contestation – the political economy of India's recent growth experience’ presented at ‘Political Economy and the Outlook for Capitalism’, a joint international conference of the Association Française d’Economie Politique (AFEP), the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), and the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, 5-7 July 2012 ‘India’s integration into the global economy with particular reference to EU’ presentation made at the ‘Auto-workers Conference’ organized by the National Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Lonavala, India. 13-14th February 2012. ‘The Rise of the East: A non-western path?’ presented at the conference ''Global Economy in a Time of Uncertainty: Capitalist trajectories and progressive alternatives'' in Muttukadu, Chennai, India. IDEAs 10th Anniversary Conference. 24-26 January 2012 'Land, Corruption and Contestation - the political economy of India's recent growth experience' seminar presentation at Pôle de recherche sur l’Inde et l’Asie du Sud (PRIAS) of Centre d´Études et de Recherche Internationales (CERIUM) of the Université de Montréal. 17th January 2012 ‘Some speculations on Canada’s integration into the global economy’ paper presented at‘Engaging Canada: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference’ organised by the Shastri Indo‐Canadian Institute (SICI), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Jadavpur University and the University of Calcutta at IIM Calcutta. 3-4 December 2011 ‘Regional Disparities in Manufacturing Growth’, paper presented at the conference ‘Towards a Regionally Inclusive 12th Five Year Plan’, Department of Economics, University of Allahabad (co-authored with Sushil Khanna). 19-20 November, 2011 ‘India: Growth, Immiserisation and Contestation’, paper presented at the Eighth Annual Historical Materialism Conference, SOAS, University of London. 10-13 November 2011 ‘Globalisation and Growth in India: a Political Economy Framework’, paper presented at the conference ‘Responses to Capitalist Crisis: Neoliberalism and Beyond’, the Sixth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 27-29 May 2011 ‘Growth and Immiserisation in India: a political economy framework’, paper presented at the conference ‘Accumulation, Immiserisation and Development’ organised by Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India. 7-9 March 2011 ‘India’s Tryst with Destiny: the choices we make – a political economy framework for the analysis of growth’, paper presented at the Historical Materialism 2010 Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada. 13-16 May ‘Changing Patterns of India’s Trade and implications for SAARC – a view from the standpoint of FTAs, Growth and Employment’, Plenary address in the Workshop on "Trade and Investment: Challenges for the Union of South Asian Peoples" organised by the Forum against FTAs and the New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) as a part of People’s SAARC 2010, Delhi, 21st April 2010 ‘Post-reform employment dynamics in India with a special focus on agriculture’, Presentation made at the New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) Workshop on Economic Policy, Delhi, 9-10 April 2010 'India - the return of land hunger and the limits to growth?', seminar presentation at the Center for Global Political Economy, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, 8th March 2010 'Inequality and redistribution from a property rights perspective', Keynote address at the conference 'Redistribution of wealth: Economic and Environmental Justice from Indigenous and Faith Perspectives' Vancouver, Canada. Organised by the Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada. 5-7 March 2010 ‘Is India the Great, India the Good?’ paper presented at the 9th Annual Critical Race & Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, Concordia and McGill Universities, 5-7 June 2009. [paper co-authored with Dolores Chew] ‘Current Global Financial Crisis and the Indian Economy: globalisation and limits to growth?’, South Asian Studies and Department of Economics, Concordia University, Montreal.28th January 2009 ‘The Global Financial Crisis – a 3rd World Perspective’. Lecture delivered to the Third World Studies Certificate Programme, Marianopolis College, Montreal. 27th January 2009 ‘China and India: contrasting paths to globalisation’ seminar presentation at the Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (IEIM) of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 23rd January 2009 ‘Current Global Financial Crisis and the Indian Economy: limits of globalisation?’, seminar presentation at Pôle de recherche sur l’Inde et l’Asie du Sud (PRIAS) of Centre d´Études et de Recherche Internationales (CERIUM) of the Université de Montréal. 22nd January 2009 “Why are food prices rising globally?” Lecture delivered to the Third World Studies Certificate Programme, Marianopolis College, Montreal. 6th May 2008 “A Changing India in a Changing World: Potentialities and Realities” was presented as a part of a lecture series “Les grands acteurs d’un monde en mutation” organized by Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (IEIM) of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 27th February 2008 “India: an emerging power?” was presented as a part of the seminar series organized by the Centre d´Études et de Recherche Internationales (CERIUM) of the Université de Montréal. 22nd January 2008 “India’s Tryst with Destiny: the choices we make” was also presented as a part of the SNID (Studies in National and International Development) Seminar Series at Queens University, Kingston. 10th January 2008 “India’s Tryst with Destiny: the choices we make” was presented as a part of the seminar series organized by the Centre de Recherche en Ethique de l`Universite de Montreal (CREUM) of the Université de Montréal. 5th December 2007 “Micro-credit : Finance for the Age of Diminished Expectations” is an invited lecture as a part of the seminar series organized by the Centre de Recherche en Ethique de l`Universite de Montreal (CREUM) of the Université de Montréal. 6th March 2007 “Economic Growth & Political Contestation in India: The Contradictory Impulses of Rising Economic, Social Inequality & Lower Caste Access to Political Power” is an invited lecture as a part of the IDS Speaker Series during the “International Development Week” celebrations of the International Development Studies Programme of St. Mary`s University, Halifax, Canada. 26th January 2007
Research Interests: 
Open-economy macroeconomics, growth and structural change, political economy of growth and development, comparative growth experience, employment and labour markets, development economics, international trade and financial markets