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Anup Kumar Bhandari

Associate Professor
Room No: HSB 341A
Tel: +91 2257 4531
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Academic Background:
  • Ph.D. in Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute
  • M. Sc., Economics, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India (Econometrics and Statistics were Special Papers)
  • B. Sc., Economics, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India (Compulsory Mathematics as one major Pass Paper)
Past Research Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Prasanth Nagar Road, Ulloor, Trivandrum, Kerala 695011, India (July, 2009 – December, 2012)
  • Economist, ICRA Ltd., Kolkata (February, 2008 – July, 2009)
  • Part Time Research Fellow in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (August, 2007 – February, 2008)
  • Completed Tenure as a Full Time Research Fellow in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (August, 2002 – July, 2007)
Courses taught:
  • Microeconomics, Statistics, Econometrics, Issues in Indian Industrial Development at the Centre for Development Studies; and Principles of Economics
  • Applied Econometrics, Statistics, Microeconomics and Econometrics
Research Interests:
  • Production Economics
  • Productivity and Efficiency Analysis using both of Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
  • Applied Industrial Economics
  • Issues related to Indian Banking and Indian Financial Markets
Teaching Interests:
  • Prefer to teach Microeconomics; Statistics; Econometrics; Mathematical Economics
Selected Awards Own:
  • Junior (and subsequently, Senior) Research Fellowship of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  • University Gold Medal for standing first in M. Sc. Economics, 2001
  • University Gold Medal for standing first in Economics Honours, 1999
  • Harisadhan Bhattacharya Memorial Award for standing 1st amongst the successful candidates in Economics (Honours) of the University, 1999
  • National Scholarship for students of class VIII in the Rural Areas, 1992
Research Papers:
In Refereed Journals:
In Edited Volumes:
  • Efficiency of Indian Leather Firms: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis (with Pradip Maiti) in Themes on Quantitative Economics, by Dr. Arpita Dhar (Ed.), The Allied Publishers.
  • Productivity, Technical Progress and Scale Efficiency in Indian Manufacturing: New Evidence using Non-Parametric Approach (with other co-authors) in Productivity in Indian Manufacturing: Measurement, Methods and Analysis by Dr. Vinish Kathuria, Prof. Kunal Sen and Dr. Rajesh Raj (Eds.), The Rutledge.
Current Research Papers:
  • Does Win-Win Opportunity always Result in Pollution Abatement?: Evidence from Indian Cement Industry (with Sabuj K. Mondal) [Submitted to a journal for publication]
  • The Biennial Malmquist Productivity Change Index: A Note [Submitted to a journal for publication]
Research Guidance:
  • (Jointly with other colleagues) Guided FOUR students to complete their MPhil Dissertation at the Centre for Development Studies, of whom three are already pursuing their doctoral research at University of California, Riverside, USA; Louisiana State University, USA and Institute of Financial Management and Research, Chennai, India.
Research Project Completed:
  • Participated as a group member in completing the Planning Commission of India's project Mid-term Appraisal of Eleventh Five-Year Plan of Kerala. The project report is already submitted to the Planning Commission.
Journal Article Refereeing Experience:
  • Journal of Productivity Analysis (1); European Journal of Operational Research (3); Empirical Economics (1); Economic Modelling (1); Journal of Economic Studies (1), Journal of Quantitative Economics (2); Artha Vijnana (1); Prajnan (1)
Conference / Workshop Participation:
  • Presented a paper in a Workshop organized by the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2005
  • Presented a paper in the 2nd International Conference on Issues in Development Economics, Department of Economics, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, January 30-31, 2006
  • 3rd Annual Conference of Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi during December 13-15, 2006
  • South and South East Asia Econometric Society Meeting (SAMES06) at The Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, India during December 18-20, 2006
  • 5th International Symposium on DEA at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India during January 5-7, 2007
  • UGC-SAP Conference at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India during January 31 – February 2, 2008
  • The 30th Anniversary Conference of the Institute of Rural Management Anand, Anand, Gujarat, India during December 15-16, 2009
  • The 3rd ECONference at the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India during December 29-30, 2009.
  • CAS Conference at the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India during January 7-8, 2010
  • 47th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society held at Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India during January 6-8, 2011
  • ESRC Productivity Workshop held at Sailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India during March 18-19, 2011