Arnab K. Basu
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins (international trade, economic development)Office: Morton Hall 101C
Office Phone: 757 221 1318
Areas of Specialization
Arnab K. Basu received his Ph.D in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and his Master’s and undergraduate degrees respectively from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta (both in India). Arnab joined the College in the Fall of 1998 and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. He has previously held long-term visiting positions at Florida International University, Miami, Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, Cornell University and the City University of Hong Kong. His research and teaching interests are in International and Development Economics. In Development Economics, Arnab’s current research interest focuses on the labor markets of developing economies (Child Labor, Minimum Wage Laws, Employment Guarantee Schemes, Informal Sector and Human Trafficking) while in International Economics, Arnab’s research interest is in analyzing the phenomenon of cross-hauling of capital under production uncertainty, exploring cross-national differences in the willingness-to-pay for social and eco-labeled products and examining the determinants of international aid disbursement at the project-level. He has taught courses on Microeconomics, International Trade Theory and Policy, International Monetary Economics, Development Economics, Industrial Organization and Managerial Economics. Arnab is a recipient of the Theodore W. Schultz Young Economist Prize (awarded every 3 years by the International Association of Agricultural Economists) and a Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
- B.S., University of Calcutta
- M.A., University of Delhi
- M.A. and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University