Anup Kumar Bhandari

 

Associate Professor
Room No: HSB 341A
Tel: +91 2257 4531
E-Mail: anup@iitm.ac.in

 

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:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, Tamil Nadu, India (Since July 2016 —)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, Tamil Nadu, India (Since December 2012 to July 2016)
  • 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)

Teaching Experience:

  • Taught Microeconomics, Statistics, Econometrics, Issues in Indian Industrial Development at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India
  • Instructed the IT Lab (#HM1140), Econometrics (#HS4011) and Applied Econometrics (#HS6510) to the Integrated MA Students of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras
  • Also taught two contact courses to two final year students (one from Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (Course: Optimization and Economic Theory) and the other from the Department of Engineering Design (Course: Principles of Economics), IIT Madras) in Summer 2013
  • Currently teaching Statistics (#HS3014) and Microeconomics (#HS3023) (as core courses to the Integrated MA students) and Principles of Economics (#HS3002) and Production Economics: Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (#HS6140) (as electives to the B Tech students) at IIT Madras.

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

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:

  • Conducive Impact of Packing Credit against Short Term Bank Loan in Financing Export: Evidence from India (with Gargi Sanati and Rudra P. Roy) [Submitted to a journal for publication]
  • Conventional Procedure vis-à-vis Bootstrap-Based Corrections of Efficiency Analyses: A Case Study of Basic Metals Industry in India (with Vipin V.) [Submitted to a journal for publication]
  • Withdrawal of Multi-Fibre Agreement and Its Effect on the Indian Textiles Industry [Submitted to a journal for publication]
  • Stability of Cooperative Banks in Kerala, India: A Comparative Study of Banks across Ownership Structures (with Hasna Muhamed Ashraf) [Submitted to a journal for publication]
  • Does Win-Win Opportunity always Result in Pollution Abatement?: Evidence from Indian Cement Industry (with Sabuj K. Mondal) [Submitted to a journal for publication]

Research Guidance:

  • Currently guiding three regular (sole guidance) and one external (jointly with Prof. D. Malathy) PhD scholars at the IIT Madras
  • (Jointly with other colleagues) Guided FOUR students to complete their MPhil Dissertation at the Centre for Development Studies.
  • A number of students completed MA project under my guidance
  • Guided two Interns to successfully complete short-term research project during summer vacations

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.
  • An Assessment of Performance of Indian Textiles Industry: 1999-2000 to 2014-15 (Submitted the Final Report) (The Report is Accepted and Recommended for Publication by the ICSSR) (ICSSR funded project, valued INR 9 Lakh)
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model: An Investigation into the Indian Stock Market (NFSC Project at IIT Madras)

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

Conference Organized/Organizing:

  • Organizing (Jointly with other colleagues) XI Annual Conference of the Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing (FGKS) at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, December 3-5, 2016; Theme: Globalization of Technology and Development.

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
  • 52nd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society held at IIM Kozhikode, Kerala, India during January 4-6, 2016
  • 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Loughborough University, London, UK during June 12-15, 2017
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