Nabamita Dutta

Associate Professor
Economics
403U Wimberly Hall
608.785.5294
ndutta@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Institutional Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy and International Economics

Brief biography

Dr. Nabamita Dutta is an Associate Professor of Economics at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. To date, she has published over 35 peer reviewed articles on various topics (examples of some topics - foreign aid, press freedom, economic freedom, financial development, entrepreneurship) at the intersection of institutional economics and economic development. Her articles have appeared in esteemed journals like the European Journal of Political Economy, Kyklos, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Journal of Institutional Economics, Small Business Economics, and the Review of International Economics. She has been a visiting research scholar at various institutions in India, Australia, and Germany; and has delivered invited research talks at various prestigious international conferences and workshops. Her research has also been covered by the media, in particular by the BBC, NYMag and Ideas for India. Based on google scholar, her work has been cited close to 500 times.  Nabamita Dutta is originally from Kolkata, India and moved to this country in 2004 to do her Ph.D in Economics.

Current courses at UWL

ECO 110: Microeconomics and Public Policy
ECO 340: Introduction to International Economics 

Teaching history

ECO 375: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (300 LEVEL)

ECO 340: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (300 LEVEL)

ECO 305: INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS ( 300 LEVEL)

ECO 474: INSTUTITIONAL ECONOMICS ( 300 LEVEL) 

ECO 110: MICROECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICY  (GEN ED)

ECO 120: GLOBAL MACROECONOMICS (GEN ED)

ECO 212: ECONOMIC JUSTICE (GEN ED)

Research and publishing

  Selected Publications

( The publication year, if different from the acceptance year, is stated separately in parenthesis)

  1. “Relating Rule of Law and Budgetary Allocation for Tourism: Does per capita income growth make a difference for Indian states?” ( with Saibal Kar), Economic Modelling, Forthcoming
  2. “Enabling Women Entrepreneurs: Exploring factors that mitigate the negative impacts of fertility rates on female entrepreneurship” (with Sushanta Mallick), Kyklos, Conditionally Accepted.
  3. “What determines Governance Across Nations: Do Economic and Social Globalization Play a Role” ( with Deepraj Mukherjee), Economic Modelling, Forthcoming
  4. “Aiding Economic Freedom: Exploring Interactions between Foreign Aid, Income, and Institutions”, (with Claudia C. Williamson). 2016. European Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
  5. “The Right to be Free: Is media freedom good news for women’s rights?” ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). 2016. Journal of Institutional Economics, Forthcoming
  6. “Does Corruption Ever Help Entrepreneurship?” ( with Russell S. Sobel). 2016. Small Business Economics, 47, 179 – 199, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-016-9728-7
  7. “The Interactive Impact of Press Freedom and Media Reach on Corruption” (with Sanjukta Roy ). 2016. Economic Modelling, 58, 227- 236
  8. “The Impact of International Openness on Labor Force Participation in Africa: Does Institutional Quality Matter?” ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). 2015. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Forthcoming
  9. “Can Foreign Aid Free the Press?” ( with Claudia R. Williamson). 2015. Journal of Institutional Economics, First View Article, 1-19, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744137415000557
  10. “The Amplification Effect: Foreign Aid’s Impact on Political Institutions,” (with Peter T. Leeson and Claudia Williamson). 2013. Kyklos, 66(2), 208 – 228
  11. “Informal Sector and Corruption: An Empirical Investigation for India” (with Saibal Kar and Sanjukta Roy). 2012. International Review of Economics and Finance (IZA DP No. 557 – cited in Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2011), 27, 357 – 373 (Publication Year – 2013)
  12. “Financial Development and Capital Flight: Is The Association Non-Linear?” 2011. Review of International Economics, Forthcoming
  13. “Beyond Borders: Is Media Freedom Contagious?” (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Kyklos, 63 (1), 123 – 133 (Publication Year – 2010) .
  14.    “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Press Freedom,” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Kyklos, 62 (2), 239-257

  All Publications

( The publication year, if different from the acceptance year, is stated separately in parenthesis)

  1. “Relating Rule of Law and Budgetary Allocation for Tourism: Does per capita income growth make a difference for Indian states?” ( with Saibal Kar), Economic Modelling, Forthcoming
  2. “Enabling Women Entrepreneurs: Exploring factors that mitigate the negative impacts of fertility rates on female entrepreneurship” (with Sushanta Mallick), Kyklos, Conditionally Accepted.
  3. “What determines Governance Across Nations: Do Economic and Social Globalization Play a Role” ( with Deepraj Mukherjee). 2017. Economic Modelling, Forthcoming
  4. “Human Capital and FDI: How does Corruption Affect the Relationship?” ( with Saibal Kar and Shrabani Saha). 2017. Economic Analysis and Policy, Forthcoming
  5. “Can Financial Development Enhance Information Transparency” (with Deepraj Mukherjee). 2017.  Economic Change and Restructuring, Forthcoming
  6. “Aiding Economic Freedom: Exploring Interactions between Foreign Aid, Income, and Institutions”, (with Claudia C. Williamson). 2016. European Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
  7. “The Right to be Free: Is media freedom good news for women’s rights?” ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). 2016. Journal of Institutional Economics, 13(2),327-355 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744137416000151
  8. “Foreign Aid and Business Climate: An Empirical Analysis of SSA countries” ( with Russell Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). 2016. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 5(3), 365-382. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEPP-06-2016-0023
  9. “State Fragility and Transparency” ( with Sanjukta Roy). 2016. International Journal of Development Issues, 15(3),202-223
  10. “Corruption, Democratic Durability and Education – Exploring the Linkages (with Deepraj Mukherjee). 2016. Journal of Economic Development, 41(2), 1-26
  11. “The Interactive Impact of Press Freedom and Media Reach on Corruption” (with Sanjukta Roy ). 2016. Economic Modelling, 58, 227- 236, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2016.05.008
  12. “Does female human capital formation matter for the growth effect of remittances? Evidence from developing countries” ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). 2016. Oxford Development Studies, 44(4), 458-478 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600818.2016.1194970
  13. “Does Corruption Ever Help Entrepreneurship?” ( with Russell S. Sobel). 2016. Small Business Economics, 47, 179 – 199, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-016-9728-7
  14. “Can Foreign Aid Free the Press?” ( with Claudia R. Williamson). 2015. Journal of Institutional Economics, 12 (3), 603-621 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744137415000557
  15. “The Impact of International Openness on Labor Force Participation in Africa: Does Institutional Quality Matter?” ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). 2015. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 56(2), 319-350 ( Publication Year – 2017)
  16. “Dynamics of Investment and Bank Credit Recovery after Banking Crisis” ( with Sheida Teimouri). 2015. Journal of Financial Stability, special issue, 26, 306-327, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2016.07.013
  17. “Risk Factors for Domestic Violence: An Empirical Analysis for Indian States” ( with Vinodhini Umashankar, Meenakshi Rishi and Sanjukta Roy). 2015. Journal of Developing Areas, 50(3), 241-259 (Publication Year -2016)
  18. Re-examining the Relationship between Domestic Investment and Foreign Aid: Does Political Stability Matter?” (with Deepraj Mukherjee and Sanjukta Roy) . 2014. International Review of Applied Economics, 29 (3), 259-286 (Publication Year – 2015)
  19. “Gender-Specific Human Capital, Openness and Growth:Exploring the Linkages for South Asia” (with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). 2013. Review of Development Economics, 18(1), 107 - 122
  20. “The Amplification Effect: Foreign Aid’s Impact on Political Institutions,” (with Peter T. Leeson and Claudia Williamson). 2013. Kyklos, 66(2), 208 – 228
  21. “Cultural Traits and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Analysis” ( with Deepraj Mukherjee). 2013. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 4(1), 33-49; doi:10.1108/JEPP-01-2013-0003 (Publication Year – 2015)
  22. “Do Political Institutions and Culture Jointly Matter for Financial Development?” (with Deepraj Mukherjee). 2013. Global Economy Journal, 13(2), 203 – 232
  23. “Media, Education and Corruption: Investigating the associations” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2013. Economic Affairs, 33(2), 207-219
  24. “Informal Sector and Corruption: An Empirical Investigation for India” (with Saibal Kar and Sanjukta Roy). 2012. International Review of Economics and Finance (IZA DP No. 557 – cited in Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2011), 27, 357 – 373 (Publication Year – 2013)
  25. “Entrepreneurship and Political Risk” (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). 2012. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 2(2), 130-143 ( Publication Year – 2013)
  26. “Does Fiscal Decentralization Result in a Better Business Climate?” (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). 2012. Applied Economics Letters, 20:1, 84-91 (Publication Year – 2013)
  27. “The Changing Face of Culture: Gauging the Impact of a Free Media” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2011. European Journal of Law and Economics, 36(1), 95 -115 (Publication Year – 2013), doi: 1007/s10657-011-9261-8
  28. “Effect of the Political Regime on Asset Returns for Emerging Markets: An Empirical Investigation”. 2011. South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance,  1(1), 135 – 156 (Publication Year – 2012)
  29. “Is Culture a determinant of Financial Development?” (with Deepraj Mukherjee). 2011. Applied Economics Letters, 19(6), 585-590 (Publication Year – 2012)
  30. “Financial Development and Capital Flight: Is The Association Non-Linear?” 2011. Review of International Economics, Forthcoming
  31. “Do Potential Skilled Emigrants Care about Political Stability at Home?” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2010. Review of Development Economics, 15(3), 442 – 457 ( Publication Year – 2011)
  32. “Foreign Direct Investment and Human Capital: The Role of Political and Civil Rights,” (with Kwasi Yeboah). 2010. Journal of International Development, 25 (2), 160 – 179 (Publication Year – 2013 )
  33. “Does Cultural Diversity increase the rate of Entrepreneurial Activity?” (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). 2010. Review of Austrian Economics, 23 (3), 269 – 286
  34. “How is Culture paving the path for Women’s Rights?”. 2010. Economics Bulletin, 30 (3), 1778 – 1793
  35. “Does a Free Press Nurture Entrepreneurship?” (with Sanjukta Roy and Russell S. Sobel). 2010. Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, 4 (1), 71- 91 (Publication Year – 2011 )
  36. “Beyond Borders: Is Media Freedom Contagious?” (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Kyklos, 63 (1), 123 – 133 (Publication Year – 2010)
  37. “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Press Freedom,” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Kyklos, 62 (2), 239-257
  38. “The Impact of Financial Development on Domestic Investment: A Quantile Regression Approach,” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Indian Macroeconomics Annual, 6, 107 -130
  39. “What Attracts Foreign Direct Investment? (with Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Economic Affairs, 29(3), 81-86
  40. “Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Development and Political Risks,” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2008. Journal of Developing Areas, 44(2), 303 – 327 (Publication Year – 2011)

 

 

Education

Ph.D., West Virginia University ( 2009)
M.A., West Virginia University ( 2006)
M.Sc. Economics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India ( 2003)
B.Sc. (H) in Economics, St. Xaviers’ College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India ( 2001)