Kasturi Das

Kasturi Das

Professor

Area: Economic Environment and Policy
Email: kdas@imt.edu

  • PhD in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

Dissertation Title: ‘Instruments, Policies and Measures Relating to Climate Change: Some Implications for Developing Countries’.

Focus areas of the three essays in the PhD Dissertation: Empirical Study of Technology Transfer under CDM (based on 1000 registered CDM projects); Trade Implications of Border Carbon Adjustments for India and other BASIC Countries; WTO Legality of Border Carbon Adjustments.

  • MPhil in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

Focus Area of MPhil Dissertation: International Trade.

 

  • MSc in Economics from the University of Calcutta [Specialization: International Economics] [GOLD MEDALIST]
  • BSc in Economics (Hons.) from St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta.
  • International Business (Core course for the Two-Year PGDM Programme).
  • Sustainability & Social Responsibility (Experiential Learning Core course for the Two-Year PGDM Programme)
  • 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).
  • Climate-trade interface
  • World Trade Organization-related issues
  • Sustainable Development
  • Responsible Management Education
Research & Publications:

Research Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1. Michael Mehling, Harro van Asselt, Kasturi Das & Susanne Droege (2018), “Beat protectionism and emissions at a stroke”, Nature, 559, 19 July.

2. Jon Phillips, Kasturi Das, Peter Newell, ‘Governance and Technology Transfer in the Clean Development Mechanism in India’, Global Environmental Change, Elsevier, 23, 2013, 1594–1604 [ABDC A* Category].

3. Kasturi Das, ‘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]

4. Kasturi Das, ‘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]

5. Kasturi Das, ‘Climate Clubs: Carrots, Sticks and More’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, L no 34, 24-27, 2015. [ABDC B Category]

6. Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay & Kasturi Das, ‘As Green Delhi Turns Grey’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, L no 19, 77-78, 2015 (with one co-author). [ABDC B Category]

7. Kasturi Das, ‘Dispute Settlement in Bilateral Investment Agreements: Whither India?, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, XlIX 22 no 28, 2014, 22‐24. [ABDC B Category]

8. Biswajit Dhar & Kasturi Das, ‘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. [ABDC B Category]

9. Kasturi Das, ‘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]

10. Kasturi Das, ‘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]

11. Kasturi Das, ‘Towards a Smoother Transition to Organic Farming’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, 42 (24), 2243-44, 2007. [ABDC B Category]

12. Kasturi Das, ‘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]

13. Biswajit Dhar & Kasturi Das ‘Can Border Carbon Adjustments be WTO-Legal?’ Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Electronics Publications, 8(3), 65-97, 2011. [ABDC C Category]

14. Susanne Droege, Harro van Asselt, Kasturi Das & Michael Mehling, ‘The Trade System and Climate Action: Ways Forward under the Paris Agreement’, South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business (SCJILB), United States, 195-262, 2017. [ABDC C Category]

15. Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay & Kasturi Das, “Climate Change Adaptation in the Framework of Regional Cooperation in South Asia”, Carbon and Climate Law Review, Special Issue: The Rule of Law and Climate Adaptation in the Asian Region, 40-54, Lexxion, Germany, 1, 2015.

16. Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay & Kasturi Das, ‘Biofuels in South Asia: Connecting the Dots’, Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, Lexxion, Germany, 2, 2014, 150-65.

17. Kasturi Das, ‘Prospects and Challenges of Geographical Indications in India’, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Special Issue on Law and Economics of Geographical Indications, Wiley, 13 (2), 148–201, 2010.

18. Kasturi Das, ‘International Protection of India’s Geographical Indications with Special Reference to “Darjeeling” Tea’, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Wiley, 9 (5), 459-95, 2006.

19. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

20. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

21. Kasturi Das & Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay, “Trade’s contribution to the climate-energy-SDG nexus” in Mosty, VOLUME 10 – NUMBER 3 (Journal published in Russian language, ISSN 1996-9236) published by ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development), 2017.

22. Kasturi Das, ‘Unsettled WTO Debates on Geographical Indications’, Focus WTO, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, 13(3), 2012 (Lead Article).

23. Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay & Kasturi Das, ‘Biofuels and Food Security in South Asia’, Trade Insights, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-22, 2012.

24. Kasturi Das, ‘Conventional Farming to Organic Agriculture’, Financing Agriculture, Agriculture Finance Corporation Ltd., Mumbai, 42(11), November, 2010.

25. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

26. Kasturi Das, ‘Problems and Prospects of Geographical Indications in India’, Focus WTO, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, Vol. 9(4), 2007 (Lead Article).

27. Kasturi Das, ‘The Draft Modalities Text on NAMA: A Critique’, Trade Talk, Trade Policy Division, Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, Vol. 2(7), 2007.

Book
28. Kasturi Das, I’M The Change…Parables from a Developing World, Compiled, Narrated and Edited, 2017, IMT Ghaziabad, ISBN No. 978-81-933981-1-1. Available at: https://www.imt.edu/pdf/ssr-web-book.pdf

Invited Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Handbooks
29. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

30. Kasturi Das, ‘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

31. Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay & Kasturi Das, “Where are we on the Missing MDG – Energy?” Chapter 7 in India and Sustainable Development Goals: The Way Forward, published by United Nations and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) (Ministry of External Affairs (ISBN No. 81-7122-127-0), 2017.

32. Biswajit Dhar & Kasturi Das, ‘Negotiations in the Doha Round: Critical Issues for India’, Chapter 6 in Ghosh, J. (edited) ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations: Economics, Vol 2, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015.

33. Kasturi Das, ‘Climate Change and South Asia’, Chapter 9 (147-65) 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).

34. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

35. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

36. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

37. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

38. Kasturi Das, ‘Technology Transfer: An Introduction’ in Robbins, Paul, Dustin Mulvaney, and J. Geoffrey Golson (edited) Green Series Volume 10: Green Technology, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, USA, 2011.

Policy Papers/ Position Papers Commissioned by the Government Of India
39. Biswajit Dhar & Kasturi Das, ‘Negotiations in the Doha Round: The Critical Issues’, Position 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.

40. Biswajit Dhar & Kasturi Das, ‘European Union’s Proposals on Carbon Equalization System: Are they WTO-compatible?’- Position 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.
World Economic Forum-ICTSD E15 Expert Group Reports

41. Global Rules for Mutually Supportive and Reinforcing Trade and Climate Regimes, E15 Expert Group on Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System – Policy Options Paper, E15Initiative, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and World Economic Forum, 2016 (contributed as a Member of the E15 Expert Group).

42. Grasping the Trade and Climate Change Interlinkages – An Expert Survey, Part 2, E15Initiative, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and World Economic Forum, 2014 (with Rafael Leal‐Arcas, Nathaniel Keohane and Joshua Meltzer).

Full Research Papers Published in Conference Proceedings
43. Kasturi Das, ‘Trade Law and the International Politics of Pricing and Clubs’, in the Proceedings of the ‘Global Climate Policy Conference – New Research for Effective Action at Paris and Beyond’ held in New Delhi on 30 April-1 May 2015, published by the Climate Strategies, UK and Stanley Foundation, UK (Released in November 2015), 14-21. (INVITED CHAPTER).

44. Kasturi Das, ‘Climate change negotiations: A View from India’, in the 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), 49-58, 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 (INVITED CHAPTER).

Project Reports
45. Kasturi Das, 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.

46. Kasturi Das, Addressing SPS Challenges in India – Project Report submitted to the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, 2008.

47. Kasturi Das, Organic versus Conventional Agriculture: A Case Study of Darjeeling Tea Plantation, Project Report submitted to the Biodynamic Association of India, Kolkata, India, 2006.
48. Kasturi Das, 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).

Research Monographs/ Working Papers/Discussion Papers/Policy Briefs

49. Kasturi Das, Harro van Asselt, Susanne Dröge & Michael Mehling, “Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change: Assessing the Options”, published by Climate Strategies, London, UK, 2018.

50. Kasturi Das, Harro van Asselt, Susanne Dröge & Michael Mehling, “Making Trade Work for Climate: What Options for Policymakers?”, published by Climate Strategies, London, UK, 2018.

51. Susanne Dröge, Harro van Asselt, Kasturi Das & Michael Mehling, ‘Mobilising Trade Policy for Climate Action under the Paris Agreement: Options for the European Union’, published by German Institute for International and Security Affairs’ (SWP), Berlin, 2018.

52. Michael Mehling, Kasturi Das, Susanne Dröge, Harro van Asselt & Cleo Verkuijl, ‘How to Design Border Carbon Adjustments that Work for the Climate’, published by Climate Strategies, UK, 2017.

53. Michael Mehling, Kasturi Das, Susanne Dröge, Harro van Asselt & Cleo Verkuijl, ‘Designing Border Carbon Adjustments for Enhanced Climate Action’, published by Climate Strategies, UK, 2017.

54. Kasturi Das & Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay, ‘Climate Change and Clean Energy in the 2030 Agenda: What Role for the Trade System?’, published by ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development), 2016.

55. Susanne Dröge, Harro van Asselt, Kasturi Das & Michael Mehling, “The trade system and climate action: ways forward under the Paris Agreement”, published by Climate Strategies, London, UK, 2016.

56. Kaustuv Das & Kasturi Das, “Risk Management at HSBC”, (White Paper) in Summer Papers 2016, Finance, HR, IT, Operations, IMTG.

57. Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay & Kasturi Das, ‘Biofuels in South Asia: Food Security Challenges and beyond’, Discussion Paper, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu, Nepal, 2012.

58. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

59. Kasturi Das, ‘Geographical Indications at the WTO: An Unfinished Agenda’, Discussion Paper # 162, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India), New Delhi, 2010.

60. Biswajit Dhar & Kasturi Das, ‘The European Union’s Proposed Carbon Equalization System: Can it be WTO Compatible?’ Discussion Paper # 156, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India), New Delhi, 2009.

61. Kasturi Das, ‘Protection of Geographical Indications: An Overview of Select Issues with Particular Reference to India’, Working Paper # 8, Centre for Trade & Development (Centad), Oxfam GB, New Delhi, 2007.

62. Kasturi Das, ‘GATS Negotiations and India: Evolution and State of Play’, Working Paper # 7, Centre for Trade & Development (Centad), Oxfam GB, New Delhi, 2006.

Opinion-Editorials in Leading Newspapers
63. Kasturi Das, ‘WTO Ministerial Must Address Biopiracy Concerns’, The Economic Times, 14 July 2008.

64. Kasturi Das, ‘Draft NAMA Text: Development Concerns Remain Neglected’, The Hindu Business Line, 15 March 2008.

65. Kasturi Das, ‘Question of Market Access’, The Financial Express, 25 September 2007.

66. Kasturi Das, ‘The Bitter Harvest’, The Telegraph, 29 September 2005.

67. Kasturi Das, ‘Basmati niye shorgol: ashole bharoter ja karoniyo’ (in Bengali), on Geographical Indications and the TRIPS Agreement, Anandabazar Patrika, Kolkata, 25 September 2001.

68. Kasturi Das, ‘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.

Research Reports Published in Magazines
69. Kasturi Das, “Making an Impact through Experiential Learning – Experiences from the Institute of Management Technology” in PRiMETime published by United Nations – PRME, 23 January 2017. Available at: https://primetime.unprme.org/2017/01/23/making-an-impact-through-experiential-learning-experiences-from-the-institute-of-management-technology-part-1/

70. Kaushik R. Bandyopadhyay & Kasturi Das, “The trade system’s contribution to the climate-energy-SDG nexus: A triple win agenda”. Invited research report published by ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development), 2016. Available at: http://88.99.133.83/opinion/the-trade-system

71. Kasturi Das, ‘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, 2015 (Available at: http://e15initiative.org/blogs/traversing-wto-law-in-a-world-of-unequal-carbon-prices/).

72. Kasturi Das, ‘Combating Biopiracy: The Legal Way’, Indiatogether.org, 2005 (Available at: http://www.eldis.org/go/home&id=19287&type=Document#.Vo4lcvl97IV).

73. Kasturi Das, ‘GM Crops in India: Why Open Pandora’s Box’, Gmwatch.org, 2004 (Available at: http://www.eldis.org/go/home&id=18222&type=Document#.Vo4mLfl97IU).

74. Kasturi Das, ‘Organic: To Combat Pesticide Residues’, Indiatogether.org, 2004 (Available at: http://www.eldis.org/go/home&id=18017&type=Document#.Vo4mj_l97IU).

75. Kasturi Das, ‘Bt Cotton Cultivation: Fact and Fiction’, Infochangeindia.org, 2005 (Available at: http://infochangeindia.org/agriculture/analysis/bt-cotton-cultivation-fact-and-fiction.html).

76. Kasturi Das, ‘Case for a Moratorium on GM Crops’, Indiatogether.org, 2004 (Available at: http://indiatogether.org/indiagm-agriculture).

77. Kasturi Das, ‘A Revolution Long Turned Brown’, Indiatogether.org, 2004 (Available at: http://orgprints.org/3315/).

78. Kasturi Das, ‘Transitioning to Organic’, Indiatogether.org, 2004 (Available at: http://orgprints.org/3314/).

79. Kasturi Das, ‘Geographical Indications in Jeopardy’, Indiatogether.org, 2004 (Available at: http://indiatogether.org/tradegis-economy).
Invited Interviews

80. Kasturi Das, ‘Faculty Interview’ (on invitation by the students) in The Perspective, IMT Ghaziabad, January-February 2016.

81. Kasturi Das, ‘National Biotech Policy’, Invited Interview in Agriculture Today, Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development, New Delhi, August, 2005.

Conference Presentations

Outside India

1. (On invitation) Attended and presented a paper on Sustainability in Management Education from an Indian Perspective in a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on ‘Research Agenda 2020: Exploring Impacts of Sustainability in Management Education held on 11 August 2018 at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, Illinois, USA with the theme “Improving Lives”.

2. (On invitation, with sponsorship) Attended and spoke on Responsible Management Education and Research in the ‘Sustainability Centres Community Workshop’ held at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, organized by the Network for Business Sustainability in partnership with the year’s co-host, the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, on June 25-­‐27, 2018.

3. Attended and made a presentation on the I’M The Change Initiative at the 1st Meeting of the 38 newly-selected Champion Members of the United Nations’ PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Initiative held on 22-23 February 2018 at the Audencia Business School in Nantes, France.

4. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) ‘How to make the international trading system more supportive for the Paris Agreement?’ – paper presented in a stakeholder workshop organized by Climate Strategies, UK at Crozet, France on October 19, 2017.

5. (On invitation by the UN) Presentation on I’M The Change Initiative in the United Nations’ “2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 7th PRME Assembly”, in conjunction with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum which will take place on 18-19 July 2017 in New York City, USA.

6. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) “Policy Space for Clean Energy and the Global Trade Governance under WTO: India Solar Dispute and Beyond” in XUB Sustainability Summit 2016: Energy, Peace and Global Governance. Bhubaneswar, India: Xavier School of Sustainability, Xavier University.

7. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) 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 International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) alongside the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on 14-17 December 2015.

8. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) 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.

9. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) 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.

10. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) 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, in Istanbul from 18-27 September 2013.

11. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) ‘How Vulnerable is India’s Trade to Possible Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU?’ 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 (UNESCAP), in Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, on 5 April 2012.

12. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) ‘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.

13. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) ‘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.

14. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) ‘Climate Change Challenges Confronting the Indian Agriculture’, at the University of Bergen, Norway, on 30 June 2009.

15. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) ‘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.

16. (On invitation, with full sponsorship) 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).

In India
17. Presentation on ‘I’M The Change – An Initiative on Sustainability & Social Responsibility’ under the theme: ‘Developing a Future-ready Curriculum’ at the IMC Awards 2017 held at the 8th edition of Indian Management Conclave (IMC), organized by MBAUniverse.com and hosted by IIM Lucknow on August 4 and 5, 2017 (IMTG won Gold Award based on this presentation).

18. ‘Invited Talk’ in the ‘Brainstorming on Draft Report on Marketing of GI Products: Unlocking their Commercial Potential’ organized by the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi in Varanasi on 26th September 2015.

19. ‘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.

20. 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.

21. ‘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) (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India), in New Delhi, on 8 August 2012.

22. ‘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) (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India), in New Delhi, on 18 February 2010.

23. ‘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.

24. ‘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.

25. ‘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.

26. ‘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.

27. ‘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.

28. ‘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.

29. ‘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.

30. ‘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), Oxfam GB, in New Delhi, on 4 April 2008.

31. ‘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), Oxfam GB, in New Delhi on 31 October 2007.

32. ‘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.

33. ‘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.

Chairing Conference Sessions
34. Chair, Panel Discussion on ‘Leveraging CSR: Companies Act 2013 and beyond’ organized by IMT Ghaziabad on August 22, 2015.

35. 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.

36. Chair, Inaugural Session, 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), Oxfam GB, in New Delhi on 31 October 2007.

Invited Lectures
37. 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.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

Faculty Development Programmes/Advanced Trainings/ Certifications
  • Case Method Teaching Seminar Offered by Harvard Business Publishing and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) Case Centre, conducted by Prof V G Narayanan of Harvard Business School; and Prof M R Dixit & Prof Abhinandan Jain of IIMA; held at IMT Ghaziabad on 3-4 April 2018 (nominated by IMTG).
  • Workshop on “The Art of Story Telling for Educators” by Prof Kandaswamy Bharathan and “Human Centred Design in education” by Ishha Nagrath of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), organized by IMTG on 28 June 2017 in New Delhi.
  • Workshop on “Design Thinking” by Dr Arup Mazumdar, organized by IMTG on 16 to 18 June 2016.
  • AccountAbility (UK) Accredited ‘Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner Training Course’ (CSAP) conducted by the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on 4-8 April, 2016.
  • Management Development Programme on “Strategizing CSR Projects for Sustainable Development: Design, Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting & Way Forward Action”, conducted by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, in Manesar, Gurgaon on 19-20 May 2016.
  • 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.
  • International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) Training Course on Emissions Trading held in Istanbul (with the European Commission fellowship), 2013.
  • UNESCAP-ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop on use of Gravity Modeling, New Delhi (2010).
  • Programme on Economics of Climate Change from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Norway (with Bergen University fellowship), 2009.
  • Cambridge Advanced Programme on Rethinking Development Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK (with Ford Foundation fellowship),
  • Programme on WTO Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Berne, Switzerland (with Oxfam GB fellowship), 2007.
Professional Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (PRESENT)

At IMTG
• Faculty-in-Charge, Sustainability & Social Responsibility (SSR), IMTG [June 2016- till date].
• Faculty Mentor, Community Outreach & Social Projects (COSP) Committee [July 2016-till date].

Beyond IMTG

• ‘Invited Member’, ‘High-level Advisory Committee on Trade and Environment Issues’ under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India [December 2016 – till date]

• ‘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) and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, Switzerland (http://e15initiative.org/themes/climate-change/) [September 2014- till date]
• ‘Member’ (on invitation), Climate Strategies, London, UK (http://climatestrategies.org/about-us/meet-our-people/) [June 2015- till date]
• Visiting Faculty (Intellectual Property Rights), Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi [2004- till date].
• Journal Referee
World Development (Elsevier);
Climate Policy (Taylor & Francis);
Journal of World Intellectual Property (Wiley);
World Trade Review (Cambridge University Press).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (PAST)
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).
Full-Time Faculty
• (Full-Time) Associate Professor of Economics, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad [July 2013- October 2017].
• (Full-Time) Faculty in the rank of Associate Professor, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi [September 2009- May 2013].
• (Full-Time) Fellow (in the rank of Assistant Professor), Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi [May 2008-August 2009].
• (Full-Time) Research Officer (in the rank of Assistant Professor), Centre for Trade & Development (Centad), Oxfam GB, New Delhi [June 2006-May 2008].
• (Full-Time) Research Fellow, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) [March 2000-July 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- till date).
• 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 Organizations Consulted With
• United Nations.
• International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva.
• Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
• The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India.
• South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, India.
• Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
• Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
• Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi, India.
• UNCTAD India Programme.
• India Together.
• Infochange India.
• Biodynamic Association of India.
• Independent Consultant with various organizations [2001-2006].

Select Honours and Awards
  • Recipient of “Gold Award” under the theme ‘Developing a Future-ready Curriculum’ for a presentation on the I’M The Change – An Initiative on Sustainability & Social Responsibility’ (SSR) of IMT Ghaziabad at the prestigious Indian Management Conclave Awards 2017 held in IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus in August 2017.
  • Recipient of the university “Gold Medal” for securing the First position (with First Class) in the MSc (Economics) Examination of the University of Calcutta, India.
  • 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.
  • Recipient 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 National Merit Scholarship for scoring distinction marks from the Secondary level till Graduation.
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