Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

 
Kasturi Das

Associate Professor

Area: EEP and International Business

kdas@imt.edu

Experience
More than 15 years of academic, consultancy and policy research experience (More than ten years in the academia).

 

Education

  • PhD in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
    • Area of PhD Research: International Trade, Climate Change and Technology Transfer.
  • MPhil in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
    • Area of MPhil Research: International Trade and Economic Growth.
  • MSc in Economics from the University of Calcutta (Gold Medalist).
    • Area of Specialization in M.Sc.: International Economics.
  • BSc in Economics (Hons.) from St. Xaviers’ College, University of Calcutta.

 

Other Current Engagements

  • Member (on invitation), E15 Expert Group on ‘Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’ under the aegis of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, Switzerland (http://e15initiative.org/themes/climate-change/).
  • Member (on invitation), Climate Strategies, London, UK (http://climatestrategies.org/about-us/meet-our-people/).
  • Journal Referee
    o World Development (Elsevier).
    o Climate Policy (Taylor & Francis)
    o Journal of World Intellectual Property (Wiley/Blackwell).
    o Australian Journal of Asian Law (Melbourne Law School journal).
    o Paradigm (Sage & IMT Ghaziabad).
 

Visiting Fellowship
Governance of Clean Development Visiting Fellow, 2011, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK (under the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Project: Governance of Clean Development).

 

Advanced Training/ Faculty Development Programmes Completed

  • International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) Training Course on Emissions Trading held in Istanbul (with the European Commission fellowship/grant).
  • Cambridge Advanced Programme on Rethinking Development Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK (with Ford Foundation fellowship/grant).
  • Programme on WTO Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Berne, Switzerland (with Oxfam GB fellowship/grant).
  • Programme on Economics of Climate Change from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Norway (with Bergen University fellowship/grant).
  • UNESCAP-ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop on use of Gravity Modeling, New Delhi.
  • Workshop on Conducting Qualitative Research & Navigating the Publishing Process, organized by IMT Ghaziabad on March 2-4, 2015.
  • ‘Case Method Workshop’, organized by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta on 13-14 February, 2014.
  • ‘Workshop on Facilitating Ethics Education in Technical/Business Schools’ organized by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta on 17-18 February, 2014.
 

Courses offered at IMT

  • International Trade and Finance (Core course for the Two-Year PGDM Programme).
  • International Economics (Core course for PGDM-Executive Programme).
  • International Business and India's Global Integration (Core course for the Two-Year PGDM Programme).
  • Business, Government and Society in India (Core course for the Two-Year PGDM Programme).
 

Management Development Programmes Offered

  • International Business
 

Current Research Interests

  • Climate-trade interface
  • World Trade Organization-related issues
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Technology transfer
 

Select Publications

Research Papers In Refereed Journals


  1. ‘Governance and technology transfer in the Clean Development Mechanism in India’, Global Environmental Change, Elsevier Journal, 23, 2013, 1594–1604 (with two co-authors) [ABDC A* Category].
  2. ‘Coping with SPS Challenges in India: WTO and Beyond’, Journal of International Economic Law, Oxford University Press, 11(4), 971-1019, 2008. [ABDC A Category]
  3. ‘The protracted WTO battle over a multilateral GI register: what lies beneath?’ Journal of World Trade, Kluwer Law International, 1073-1101, 2015. [ABDC B Category]
  4. ‘Climate Clubs: Carrots, Sticks and More’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, L no 34, 24-27, 2015. [ABDC B Category]
  5. ‘As Green Delhi Turns Grey’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, L no 19, 77-78 (2015) (with one co-author). [ABDC B Category]
  6. ‘Dispute Settlement in Bilateral Investment Agreements: Whither India?, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, XlIX 22 no 28, 2014, 22‐24. [ABDC B Category]
  7. ‘How Vulnerable is India’s Trade to Possible Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU?’, Journal of World Trade, Kluwer Law International, 46(2), 249-300, 2012 (with one co-author). [ABDC B Category]
  8. ‘Select Issues and Debates around Geographical Indications with Particular Reference to India’, Journal of World Trade, Kluwer Law International, 42(3), 461-507, 2008. [ABDC B Category]
  9. ‘GATS 2000 Negotiations and India: Evolution and State of Play’, Journal of World Trade, Kluwer Law International, 41(6), 1185-1236, 2007. [ABDC B Category]
  10. ‘Towards a Smoother Transition to Organic Farming’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, 42 (24), 2243-44, 2007. [ABDC B Category]
  11. ‘GM Crops in India: Is the Government’s Policy Stance Justified?’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, 41(9), 834-35, 2006. [ABDC B Category]
  12. ‘Can Border Carbon Adjustments be WTO-Legal?’ Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Electronics Publications, 8(3), 65-97, 2011 (with one co-author). [ABDC C Category]
  13. ‘Climate Change Adaptation in the Framework of Regional Cooperation in South Asia’, Carbon and Climate Law Review, Lexxion, Germany, 1, 2015 (with one co-author).
  14. ‘Biofuels in South Asia: Connecting the Dots’, Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, Lexxion, Germany, 2 (2014), 150-65 (with one co-author).
  15. ‘Prospects and Challenges of Geographical Indications in India’, Journal of World Intellectual Property [Special Issue on Law and Economics of Geographical Indications], Blackwell Publishing, 13 (2), 148–201, 2010.
  16. ‘International Protection of India’s Geographical Indications with Special Reference to “Darjeeling” Tea’, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Blackwell Publishing, 9 (5), 459-95, 2006.
  17. ‘Protection of India’s ‘Geographical Indications’: An Overview of the Indian Legislation and the TRIPS Scenario’, Indian Journal of International Law, Indian Society of International Law, 46 (1), 39-73, 2006.
  18. ‘India’s Obligations under ‘TRIPS’ and the Patents (Second) Amendment Bill, 1999: A Commentary’, Indian Economic Journal, Indian Economic Association, 48 (3), 60-78, 2000.

 

Invited Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Handbooks
 
  1. ‘The Impact of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures on India’s Exports and the Challenges/Opportunities of the SPS Agreement’, Chapter 22 (761-823) in Calster, Geert Van and Denise Prevost (edited) Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO, Research Handbooks on the WTO Series, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2013.
  2. ‘Unresolved Issues on Geographical Indications in the WTO’ Chapter 14 (448-514) in Correa, Carlos M. (edited) Research Handbook on the Protection of Intellectual Property under WTO Rules, Research Handbooks on the WTO Series, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2010.

  

Chapters In Peer-Reviewed Edited Volumes


  1. ‘Trade Law and the International Politics of Pricing and Clubs’, published in the Proceedings of the Global Climate Policy Conference - New Research for Effective Action at Paris and Beyond, organized by the Climate Strategies, UK and Stanley Foundation, UK in New Delhi on 30 April-1 May 2015 (INVITED CHAPTER).
  2. ‘Climate Change and South Asia’, Chapter 9 in the South Asia Development and Cooperation Report, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India), New Delhi, 2015 (INVITED CHAPTER).
  3. ‘Climate change negotiations: A View from India’, (pp.49‐58) in ASEAN‐India Strategic Partnership: Perspectives from the ASEAN‐India Network of Think‐Tanks ‐ Proceedings of the First Round Table on ASEAN-India Network of Think‐Tanks (AINTT), published by ASEAN Secretariat, Government of India and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India), New Delhi, 2013.
  4. ‘Coping with SPS Challenges in South Asia’, Chapter 4 (105-70) in Chimni, B. S., et al. (edited) South Asian Yearbook of Trade and Development - Harnessing Gains from Trade: Domestic Challenges & Beyond, Academic Foundation, 2009.
  5. ‘Towards a Smoother Transition to Organic Farming’, Chapter 10 (147-52) in Rao, N. J. and A.S. Sisodiya (edited) Organic Farming: Perspectives and Experiences, ICFAI University Press, 2009.
  6. ‘Legal Protection of Geographical Indications: An Indian Perspective’, Chapter 11 (190-228) in Gupta, K. R. and P. Maiti (edited) Rural Development in India: Vol.3, Atlantic Publishers, 2008.
  7. ‘Technology Transfer’ in Philander, S. George and J. Geoffrey Golson (edited) Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, USA, 2012.
  8. ‘Technology Transfer: An Introduction’ in Robbins, Paul, Dustin Mulvaney, and
  9. J. Geoffrey Golson (edited) Green Series Volume 10: Green Technology, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, USA, 2011.

  

Articles In Business Magazines/Trade Journals/Professional Journals


  1. ‘Unsettled WTO Debates on Geographical Indications’, Focus WTO, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, 13(3) 2012 (Lead Article).
  2. ‘Biofuels and Food Security in South Asia’, Trade Insights, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-22, 2012 (co-authored).
  3. ‘Conventional Farming to Organic Agriculture’, Financing Agriculture, Agriculture Finance Corporation Ltd., Mumbai, 42(11), November, 2010.
  4. ‘Coping with SPS Challenges: Missed Opportunity in Doha Round?’, India, WTO and Trade Issues, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, 1(3), 2008.
  5. ‘Problems and Prospects of Geographical Indications in India’, Focus WTO, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, Vol. 9(4), 2007 (Lead Article).
  6. ‘The Draft Modalities Text on NAMA: A Critique’, Trade Talk, Trade Policy Division, Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, Vol. 2(7), 2007.
  7. ‘National Biotech Policy’, Agriculture Today, Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development, New Delhi, August 2005.

  

Articles In Web Portals/Blogs


  1. ‘Traversing the WTO Law in a World of Unequal Carbon Prices’, E15 Initiative Blog, World Economic Forum (WEF) and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. ‘Combating Biopiracy: The Legal Way’, Eldis, Institute of Development Studies, UK, 2005.
  3. ‘GM Crops in India: Why Open Pandora’s Box’, Eldis, Institute of Development Studies, UK, 2004.
  4. ‘Organic: To Combat Pesticide Residues’, Eldis, Institute of Development Studies, UK, 2004.
  5. ‘Bt Cotton Cultivation: Fact and Fiction’, Infochange India, 2005.
  6. ‘Case for a Moratorium on GM Crops’, India Together, 2004.
  7. ‘A Revolution Long Turned Brown’, India Together, 2004.
  8. ‘Transitioning to Organic’, India Together, 2004.
  9. ‘Geographical Indications in Jeopardy’, India Together, 2004.

  

Policy Papers/Position Papers Commissioned By The Government Of India


  1. ‘Energy in the framework of MDG and transition to SDG’, Position Paper commissioned by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the United Nations Consultations on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India ahead of the formal adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly, 2015 (with one co-author).
  2. ‘Negotiations in the Doha Round: The Critical Issues’, paper commissioned by the then Chief Economic Adviser (Dr. Kaushik Basu), Government of India, to help India take a position in the G20 Summit held in Seoul in November 2010 (with one co-author).
  3. ‘European Union’s Proposals on Carbon Equalization System: Are they WTO-compatible?’- paper commissioned by the Trade Policy Division, Department of Commerce, Government of India, in 2008, for taking a position in run up to the UNFCCC Copenhagen Summit (with one co-author).

 

Working Papers/Discussion Papers


  1. ‘Grasping the Trade and Climate Change Interlinkages - An Expert Survey, Part 2’, brought out by the E15 Expert Group on ‘Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’ under the aegis of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, Switzerland, 2014 (with three co-authors).
  2. ‘Biofuels in South Asia: Food Security Challenges and beyond’, Discussion Paper, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu, Nepal, 2012 (with one co-author).
  3. ‘Technology Transfer under the Clean Development Mechanism: An Empirical Study of 1000 CDM Projects’, Working Paper # 14, The Governance of Clean Development Working Paper Series, University of East Anglia and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK, 2011.
  4. ‘Geographical Indications at the WTO: An Unfinished Agenda’, Discussion Paper # 162, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, 2010.
  5. ‘The European Union’s Proposed Carbon Equalization System: Can it be WTO Compatible?’ Discussion Paper # 156, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, 2009 (with one co-author).
  6. ‘Protection of Geographical Indications: An Overview of Select Issues with Particular Reference to India’, Working Paper # 8, Centre for Trade & Development (Centad), New Delhi, 2007.
  7. ‘GATS Negotiations and India: Evolution and State of Play’, Working Paper # 7, Centre for Trade & Development (Centad), New Delhi, 2006.

 

Project Reports


  1. ‘Socio-economic Implications of Protecting Geographical Indications in India’ - Project Report submitted to the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, 2009.
  2. ‘Addressing SPS Challenges in India’ - Project Report submitted to the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, 2008.
  3. ‘Organic versus Conventional Agriculture: A Case Study of Darjeeling Tea Plantation’, Project Report submitted to the Biodynamic Association of India, Kolkata, India, 2006.
  4. ‘Desirability of Bilateral Free Trade Agreements with Select Countries’, Project Report submitted to the Trade Policy Division, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi, 2000 (co-authored).

 

Opinion-Editorials In Leading Newspapers


  1. ‘WTO Ministerial Must Address Biopiracy Concerns’, The Economic Times, 14 July 2008.
  2. ‘Draft NAMA Text: Development Concerns Remain Neglected’, The Hindu Business Line, 15 March 2008.
  3. ‘Question of Market Access’, The Financial Express, 25 September 2007.
  4. ‘The Bitter Harvest’, The Telegraph, 29 September 2005.
  5. ‘Basmati niye shorgol: ashole bharoter ja karoniyo’ (in Bengali), on Geographical Indications and the TRIPS Agreement, Anandabazar Patrika, Kolkata, 25 September 2001.
  6. ‘Patent aine o janoswasthyo: dohay bharoter prodhan prapti’ (in Bengali), on Doha Declaration on Public Health and India’s achievements from the Ministerial, Anandabazar Patrika, Kolkata, 29 November 2001.

 

Conference Presentations outside India


  1. Presentation of the ‘Policy Options Paper’ on behalf of the E15 Expert Group on ‘Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’ in the ‘Trade and Development Symposium’ being organized by ICTSD alongside the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference on 14-17 December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  2. Presentation on Climate Change and WTO Law in the Third Expert Group Workshop of the ‘E15 Expert Group on Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’, organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), at the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 17 - 18 March 2015 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  3. Presentation on Carbon Leakage, delivered in the Second Expert Group Workshop of the ‘E15 Expert Group on Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’, organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva in Divonne-les-Bains, France on 15 - 16 October 2014 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  4. Presentation on Emissions Trading system and India, delivered in the International Workshop on Emissions Trading Scheme for Developing Countries, organized by the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), European Commission and Ecologic Institute, Berlin, held in Istanbul from 18 to 27 September 2013 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  5. ‘How Vulnerable is India’s Trade to Possible Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU?’ (co-authored) in the ARTNeT/WTO Research Workshop on Emerging Trade Issues in Asia and the Pacific: Meeting Contemporary Policy Challenges, organized by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) under an umbrella of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, on 5 April 2012 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  6. ‘Low-carbon Development and Green Protectionism: Challenges for BRICS Countries’ in the International Expert Seminar organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, and Russian Foreign Trade Academy in Moscow, Russia on 15 March 2012 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  7. ‘Technology Transfer under the Clean Development Mechanism: An Empirical Study of 1000 CDM Projects’, at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK, on 15 June 2011 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  8. ‘Climate Change Challenges Confronting the Indian Agriculture’, at the University of Bergen, Norway, on 30 June 2009 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  9. ‘Operationalization of GI Protection in India: A Preliminary Exploration’, in the CSGR/GARNET International Conference on Pathways to Legitimacy? The Future of Global and Regional Governance, at the University of Warwick, UK on 18 September 2007 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  10. Invited participant in the Exchange Programme on Trade Justice, organized by Oxfam Hong Kong and Oxfam Australia, in Hong Kong in December 2005 (prior to the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference of the WTO) [trip fully funded by the organizers].

 

Conference Presentations in India


  1. Invited participant in the ‘Brainstorming on Draft Report on Marketing of GI Products: Unlocking their Commercial Potential’ organized by the Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, New Delhi on 26th September 2015 in Varanasi [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  2. “Invited Talk” based on the paper titled ‘Trade Law and the International Politics of Pricing and Clubs’ published in the Proceedings of the ‘Global Climate Policy Conference - New Research for Effective Action at Paris and Beyond’, organized by the Climate Strategies, UK and Stanley Foundation, UK in New Delhi on 30 April-1 May 2015.
  3. Invited Participant in the Consultation on ‘Climate Change Finance in India’, organized by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and GIZ in New Delhi on 23 April 2015.
  4. Presentation on Clean Development Mechanism in the ‘Symposium on Advancing Sustainability Research and Education”, organized by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), as part of the Obama Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative, in Bangalore on 5-7 January 2015 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  5. ‘Climate Change Negotiations: An Indian Perspective’, in the First Round Table on ASEAN-India Network of Think-tanks, organized by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), in New Delhi, on 8 August 2012
  6. ‘Climate Change Agenda under the BIMSTEC: Need for a Holistic Approach’, in the Meeting of BIMSTEC Network of Think Tanks, organized by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), in New Delhi, on 18 February 2010.
  7. ‘Geographical Indications as a Tool for Economic Development: Are the Stated Opportunities Real?’, in the National Seminar on Geographical Indications, organized by the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), in New Delhi, on 25 September 2009.
  8. ‘Legal Aspects of GI Regime: TRIPS and the GI Act of India’, in the Seminar on Protection of Specialized Products of North East Region under GI Registration, organized by the UNCTAD India Programme; Indian Merchants’ Chamber; Indian Chamber of Commerce; and Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, in Shillong, on 29 May 2009 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  9. ‘Prospects & Challenges of Geographical Indications in India’, in the Seminar on WTO and the Current Financial Crisis, organized by the Centre for WTO Studies; and India-ASEAN-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Chennai, on 20 April 2009 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  10. ‘Biosafety and Issues in International Trade’, in the Consultations on Formulation of Biosafety Capacity Building Project Phase II Document, convened by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, in New Delhi, on 27 March 2009.
  11. ‘Introduction to Geographical Indications and Select Legal Issues with Particular Reference to India’, in the Regional Conference on IPR Protection through Geographical Indications (GIs), organized by the UNCTAD India Programme; and Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in Lucknow, on 5 September 2008 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  12. ‘Perspectives on Geographical Indications’, in the Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges of Geographical Indications (GIs) Protection in West Bengal, organized by the WTO Cell, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Kolkata; and Indian Chamber of Commerce, in Kolkata, on 25 July 2008 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  13. ‘Geographical Indications: A Legal Perspective’, in the Regional Conference on IPR Protection through Geographical Indications (GIs), organized by the UNCTAD India Programme; and Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in Hyderabad, on 4 June 2008 [trip fully funded by the organizers].
  14. ‘Biofuels in India: An Assessment of Key Socio-economic and Environmental Issues’, in the Roundtable Consultation on Biofuels, organized by Oxfam India and the Centre for Trade & Development (Centad) in New Delhi, on 4 April 2008.
  15. Lead, Consultation on UNCTAD XII and Doha Negotiations, titled, Doha to Accra: Does Development have a Chance? Organized by the Centre for Trade & Development (Centad) in New Delhi on 26 March 2008.
  16. Chair, Inaugural Session: Setting the Scene: Liberalization Policies and the EU-India FTA, in the Capacity-building Workshop on Trade Liberalization Policies and FTAs: Social and Gender Implications of EU-India FTA, organized by Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF); Women In Development Europe (WIDE); and SAI in New Delhi on 25 March 2008.
  17. Lead, International Conference titled, Exploring ‘New Regionalism’: The EU, India and Beyond, organized by Oxfam, Traidcraft (UK), ActionAid(UK), Third World Network (Malaysia) and Centad, in New Delhi on 30 October-1 November 2007.
  18. ‘India-EU FTA: Issues on Geographical Indications’, in the International Conference on the European Union’s Free Trade Agreements titled, Exploring ‘New Regionalism’: The EU, India and Beyond, co-organized by Oxfam, Traidcraft (UK), ActionAid (UK), Third World Network, and Centre for Trade & Development (Centad), in New Delhi on 31 October 2007.
  19. ‘NAMA Negotiations: Select Issues and Concerns for India’, in the Capacity-building Workshop on NAMA: What it Means to Labour, organized by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), in New Delhi on 22 June 2007.
  20. ‘The Two- level system of Protection for Geographical Indications under TRIPS’, in the National Conference on IPR and Protection of Expressions of Folklore, organized by the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) in collaboration with the Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar (SAFMA) in New Delhi on 24 June 2006.

 

Full Time Faculty
IMT Ghaziabad [2013- till date]
Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi [2009-2013].
Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi [2008-2009].
Centre for Trade & Development (Centad), Oxfam GB, New Delhi [2006-2008].
Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) [2000-2001].

  

Visiting Faculty

  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi (2013-14).
    • Programme: Executive MBA
    • Core course: Managing Multinationals
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University, New Delhi (2009-).
    • Programme: MBA- Business Sustainability.
    • Core course: Climate Change and Development.
  • Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi (2004-).
    • Subject Area: Intellectual Property Rights.
    • Numerous Lectures Offered for the following Professional Courses: 1. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Summer School on Intellectual Property; 2. Training Course on International and National Economic Law for the Probationary Officers of Indian Economic Service; 3. Post-Graduate Diploma Course on International Trade and Business Law; 4. Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights; 5. Compulsory Training on Trade and Intellectual Property Rights for Indian Forest Service Officers; 6. Winter Course on International Trade Law.
  • Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India (2009-2013).
    • Subject Areas: Climate Change Negotiations; Climate Policy; Trade and Climate Change Interface.
    • Numerous Lectures Offered for the following Professional Courses: 1. Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats from various countries; 2. Special Course for ASEAN Diplomats; 3. Special Course for Commonwealth Diplomats; 4. Training Programme for Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Probationers; 5. Special Course for Diplomats from Afghanistan; 6. Special Course for Diplomats from IOR – ARC Member Countries; 7. Special Course for Foreign Diplomats from the Maldives.
  • Presidency College, Kolkata (1996-1997).
    • Programme: B.Sc. (Economics Honours).
    • Course: Microeconomics

  

Select other Lectures (on invitation)


  • Lecture on ‘Dynamics of Climate Change Negotiations’ delivered in the Capacity Building Programme on International Economic Issues and Development Policy (IEIDP) under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/SCAAP Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, in New Delhi, on 6 March 2012.
  • Lecture on ‘Global Negotiations on Climate Change: Copenhagen to Cancun and beyond’ delivered in the Capacity Building Programme on International Economic Issues and Development Policy (IEIDP) under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/SCAAP Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, in New Delhi, on 21 February 2011.
  • Lecture on ‘Climate Change: An Indian Perspective’ delivered in the RIS/ERIA Capacity Building Programme on Global and Regional Economic Cooperation Issues (GRECI) under the Framework of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in New Delhi, on 7 December 2010.
  • Lecture on ‘Climate Change Issues and Global Negotiations in the aftermath of the Copenhagen Summit’ delivered in the Capacity Building Programme on International Economic Issues and Development Policy (IEIDP) under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/SCAAP Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in New Delhi, on 18 February 2010.
  • Lecture on ‘Geographical Indications’ delivered in the Training Programme on WTO & RTAs, organized by the Centre for WTO Studies for the officers of the Indian Trade Service, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and officials of other Ministries/Departments in New Delhi on 24 October, 2008.
  • Lecture on ‘Non-tariff Barriers’ delivered in the Summer School on Modeling of Issues of Trade, Development and Globalization, organized by the UNCTAD India Programme at the Department of Economics, Mizoram University, Aizwal on 28 May 2008.

 

Part-time and Consulting Engagements


  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India (2012).
  • South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal (2012).
  • Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, India (2011).
  • Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India (2010).
  • Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India (2009-2010).
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi, India (2009).
  • UNCTAD India Programme (2007-2009).
  • India Together (2004-2005).
  • Infochange India (2005).
  • Biodynamic Association of India (2003-2006).

 

Achievements and Awards


  • Member (on invitation), Climate Strategies, London, UK (2015-).
  • Member (on Invitation), E15 Expert Group on ‘Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’ under the aegis of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, Switzerland (2014-).
  • Recipient of the European Commission fellowship/grant for participating in the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) Training Course on Emissions Trading held in Istanbul from 18-27 September 2013.
  • Recipient of the Governance of Clean Development Visiting Fellowship under the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Project: Governance of Clean Development, University of East Anglia, UK.
  • Recipient of the Ford Foundation fellowship for participating in the Cambridge Advanced Programme on Rethinking Development Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Recipient of the Oxfam GB fellowship for participating in the Programme on WTO Law and Economics at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Berne, Switzerland.
  • Receipient of the Bergen University fellowship for participating in the Programme on Economics of Climate Change at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Norway.
  • Recipient of the Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, for pursuing doctoral programme in Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • Qualified in the National Eligibility Test (NET) for lectureship in India, conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.
  • Recipient of the university gold medal for standing First in the M.Sc. (Economics) Examination of the University of Calcutta.
  • Recipient of National Merit Scholarship for scoring distinction marks from the Secondary level till Graduation.