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Specialty area(s)

New Institutional Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy, Entrepreneurship and and Economics of Gender 

Brief biography

Dr. Nabamita Dutta is a Professor of Economics at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. To date, she has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles. Her main research interests hinges  at the intersection of new institutional economics and economic development with emphasis on political economy, entrepreneurship and economics of gender. 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, Review of International Economics, Oxford Development Studies and so on. 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 more than 900 times.  Nabamita Dutta is originally from Kolkata, India and moved to this country in 2004 to do her Ph.D in Economics. She graduated from West Virginia University and moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin to start as an Assistant Professor in 2009. She's currently the Associate Editor of Economic Modelling and on the Editorial Board for Pakistan Development Review and Economies. 

Current courses at UWL

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

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)

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. “Does State-level Per Capita Income affect Juvenile Delinquency? An Empirical Analysis for Indian States”. 2019. (with Dipparna Jana and Saibal Kar), Economic Modelling, Forthcoming
  2. “Entrepreneurship and Human Capital: The role of Financial Development”.2018. (with Russell S. Sobel), International Review of Economics and Finance , 57, 319-332
  3. “Relating Rule of Law and Budgetary Allocation for Tourism: Does per capita income growth make a difference for Indian states?”. 2017. ( with Saibal Kar), Economic Modelling, 71, 263-271 (Publication Year – 2018)
  4. “Enabling Women Entrepreneurs: Exploring factors that mitigate the negative impacts of fertility rates on female entrepreneurship”. 2017. (with Sushanta Mallick), Kyklos, 71(3), 402-432 (Publication Year – 2018)
  5. “What determines Governance Across Nations: Do Economic and Social Globalization Play a Role” ( with Deepraj Mukherjee), Economic Modelling, 69, 103-113
  6. “Aiding Economic Freedom: Exploring Interactions between Foreign Aid, Income, and Institutions”. 2016. (with Claudia C. Williamson).European Journal of Political Economy, 45, 24-38
  7. “The Right to be Free: Is media freedom good news for women’s rights?”.2016. ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). Journal of Institutional Economics, 13(2),327-355
  8. “Does Corruption Ever Help Entrepreneurship?”. 2016. ( with Russell S. Sobel). Small Business Economics, 47, 179 – 199.
  9. “The Interactive Impact of Press Freedom and Media Reach on Corruption”. 2016. (with Sanjukta Roy ). Economic Modelling, 58, 227- 236
  10. “Trade Openness and Labor Force Participation in Africa: the role of political institutuons” ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). 2015. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 56(2), 319-350 ( Publication Year – 2017)
  11. “Can Foreign Aid Free the Press?”.2015. (with Claudia R. Williamson). Journal of Institutional Economics, 12 (3), 603-621.
  12. “The Amplification Effect: Foreign Aid’s Impact on Political Institutions,”.2013. (with Peter T. Leeson and Claudia Williamson). Kyklos, 66(2), 208 – 228
  13. “Informal Sector and Corruption: An Empirical Investigation for India”. 2012. (with Saibal Kar and Sanjukta Roy). International Review of Economics and Finance (IZA DP No. 557 – cited in Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2011), 27, 357 – 373 (Publication Year – 2013)
  14. “Financial Development and Capital Flight: Is The Association Non-Linear?” 2011. Review of International Economics, Forthcoming
  15. “Beyond Borders: Is Media Freedom Contagious?”. 2009. (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). Kyklos, 63 (1), 123 – 133 (Publication Year – 2010).
  16. “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Press Freedom,”.2009. (with Sanjukta Roy). Kyklos, 62 (2), 239-257

  All Publications

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

  1. “Do Financial Development and Political Institutions act as Substitutes or Complements?”.2019. ( with Luisa Blanco), Oxford Development Studies, Forthcoming
  2. “Self-Employment, Gender and Cultural Traits”. 2019. ( with Taylor Franklin), Journal of Developing Areas, Forthcoming
  3. “Does State-level Per Capita Income affect Juvenile Delinquency? An Empirical Analysis for Indian States”. 2019. (with Dipparna Jana and Saibal Kar), Economic Modelling, Forthcoming
  4. “The Obstacle Named ‘Corruption’: An Empirical Analysis of Indian Firms”. 2019, Review of Economics & Finance, Forthcoming
  5. “Can Greater Attention to Women’s Rights be a Cure for Income Inequality?”.2018. ( with Lisa Giddings and Sanjukta Roy), Contemporary Economic Policy, 37(3), 545-559 (Publication year – 2019)
  6. “Entrepreneurship and Human Capital: The role of Financial Development”.2018. (with Russell S. Sobel), International Review of Economics and Finance , 57, 319-332
  7. “Relating Rule of Law and Budgetary Allocation for Tourism: Does per capita income growth make a difference for Indian states?”. 2017. ( with Saibal Kar), Economic Modelling, 71, 263-271 (Publication Year – 2018)
  8. “Enabling Women Entrepreneurs: Exploring factors that mitigate the negative impacts of fertility rates on female entrepreneurship”. 2017. (with Sushanta Mallick), Kyklos, 71(3), 402-432 (Publication Year – 2018)
  9. “What determines Governance Across Nations: Do Economic and Social Globalization Play a Role” ( with Deepraj Mukherjee). 2017. Economic Modelling, 69, 103-113
  10. “Human Capital and FDI: How does Corruption Affect the Relationship?”.2017. ( with Saibal Kar and Shrabani Saha). Economic Analysis and Policy, 56, 126-134
  11. “Can Financial Development Enhance Information Transparency”.2017. (with Deepraj Mukherjee).  Economic Change and Restructuring, 51(4), 279-302 ( Publication Year – 2018)
  12. “Aiding Economic Freedom: Exploring Interactions between Foreign Aid, Income, and Institutions”. 2016. (with Claudia C. Williamson).European Journal of Political Economy, 45, 24-38
  13. “The Right to be Free: Is media freedom good news for women’s rights?”.2016. ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). Journal of Institutional Economics, 13(2),327-355
  14. “Foreign Aid and Business Climate: An Empirical Analysis of SSA countries”. 2016. ( with Russell Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 5(3), 365-382.
  15. “State Fragility and Transparency”. 2016.( with Sanjukta Roy). International Journal of Development Issues, 15(3),202-223
  16. “Do Literacy and A Mature Democratic Regime Cure Corruption?”.2016. (with Deepraj Mukherjee). Journal of Economic Development, 41(2), 1-26
  17. “The Interactive Impact of Press Freedom and Media Reach on Corruption”.2016. (with Sanjukta Roy ).Economic Modelling, 58, 227- 236.
  18. “Does female human capital formation matter for the growth effect of remittances? Evidence from developing countries”.2016. ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). Oxford Development Studies, 44(4), 458-478.
  19. “Does Corruption Ever Help Entrepreneurship?”.2016. (with Russell S. Sobel). Small Business Economics, 47, 179 – 199, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-016-9728-7
  20. “Can Foreign Aid Free the Press?”.2015. (with Claudia R. Williamson). Journal of Institutional Economics, 12 (3), 603-621.
  21. “Trade Openness and Labor Force Participation in Africa: the role of political institutuons”.2015. ( with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 56(2), 319-350 ( Publication Year – 2017)
  22. “Dynamics of Investment and Bank Credit Recovery after Banking Crisis”.2015. ( with Sheida Teimouri). Journal of Financial Stability, special issue, 26, 306-327.
  23. “Risk Factors for Domestic Violence: An Empirical Analysis for Indian States”. 2015. ( with Vinodhini Umashankar, Meenakshi Rishi and Sanjukta Roy). Journal of Developing Areas, 50(3), 241-259 (Publication Year -2016)
  24. Re-examining the Relationship between Domestic Investment and Foreign Aid: Does Political Stability Matter?”.2014. (with Deepraj Mukherjee and Sanjukta Roy). International Review of Applied Economics, 29 (3), 259-286 (Publication Year – 2015)
  25. “Gender-Specific Human Capital, Openness and Growth:Exploring the Linkages for South Asia”.2013. (with Arusha Cooray and Sushanta Mallick). Review of Development Economics, 18(1), 107 - 122
  26. “The Amplification Effect: Foreign Aid’s Impact on Political Institutions,”.2013. (with Peter T. Leeson and Claudia Williamson). Kyklos, 66(2), 208 – 228
  27. “Cultural Traits and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Analysis”.2013. ( with Deepraj Mukherjee). Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 4(1), 33-49; doi:10.1108/JEPP-01-2013-0003 (Publication Year – 2015)
  28. “Do Political Institutions and Culture Jointly Matter for Financial Development?”.2013. (with Deepraj Mukherjee). Global Economy Journal, 13(2), 203 – 232
  29. “Media, Education and Corruption: Investigating the associations”.2013. (with Sanjukta Roy). Economic Affairs, 33(2), 207-219
  30. “Informal Sector and Corruption: An Empirical Investigation for India”.2012. (with Saibal Kar and Sanjukta Roy). International Review of Economics and Finance (IZA DP No. 557 – cited in Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2011), 27, 357 – 373 (Publication Year – 2013)
  31. “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)
  32. “Does Fiscal Decentralization Result in a Better Business Climate?”. 2012. (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). Applied Economics Letters, 20:1, 84-91 (Publication Year – 2013)
  33. “The Changing Face of Culture: Gauging the Impact of a Free Media”. 2011. (with Sanjukta Roy). European Journal of Law and Economics, 36(1), 95 -115 (Publication Year – 2013), doi: 1007/s10657-011-9261-8
  34. “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)
  35. “Is Culture a determinant of Financial Development?”.2011. (with Deepraj Mukherjee). Applied Economics Letters, 19(6), 585-590 (Publication Year – 2012)
  36. “Financial Development and Capital Flight: Is The Association Non-Linear?”. 2011. Review of International Economics, Forthcoming
  37. “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)
  38. “Foreign Direct Investment and Human Capital: The Role of Political and Civil Rights,”. 2010. (with Kwasi Yeboah). Journal of International Development, 25 (2), 160 – 179 (Publication Year – 2013 )
  39. “Does Cultural Diversity increase the rate of Entrepreneurial Activity?”.2010. (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). Review of Austrian Economics, 23 (3), 269 – 286
  40. “How is Culture paving the path for Women’s Rights?”. 2010. Economics Bulletin, 30 (3), 1778 – 1793
  41. “Does a Free Press Nurture Entrepreneurship?”.2010. (with Sanjukta Roy and Russell S. Sobel). Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, 4 (1), 71- 91 (Publication Year – 2011 )
  42. “Beyond Borders: Is Media Freedom Contagious?” (with Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Kyklos, 63 (1), 123 – 133 (Publication Year – 2010)
  43. “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Press Freedom,” (with Sanjukta Roy). 2009. Kyklos, 62 (2), 239-257
  44. “The Impact of Financial Development on Domestic Investment: A Quantile Regression Approach”.2009. (with Sanjukta Roy) Indian Macroeconomics Annual, 6, 107 -130
  45. “What Attracts Foreign Direct Investment?”.2009. (with Sanjukta Roy). Economic Affairs, 29(3), 81-86
  46. “Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Development and Political Risks”. 2008. (with Sanjukta Roy). Journal of Developing Areas, 44(2), 303 – 327 (Publication Year – 2011)

Books

Dutta, Nabamita, Claudia R. Williamson (eds.), Lessons on Foreign Aid and Economic Development: Micro and Macro Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

 

 

Kudos

awarded

and Miranda Panzer, International Education & Engagement; received the award for ALANA Phenomenal Womyn's Award at ALANA's Phenomenal Womyn's Dinner on April 19, 2018 in La Crosse, WI. Asian, Latina, African, Native American (ALANA) Womyn's Student Organization recognizes womyn of color and allies for their significant contributions in the community and for their support of the student organization's members.

Submitted on: May 14, 2018

awarded

Award recipients at at the ALANA Phenomenal Womyn dinner on April 19, 2018 in La Crosse, WI were:
  • Nabamita Dutta, Economics, and Taviare Hawkins, Physics, — Phenomenal Woyman
  • Diana Moran Thundercloud, Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies — Phenomenal Woyman
ALANA (Asian, Latina, African, Native American Womyn Organization) Phenomenal Womyn's dinner is an empowering event held to honor, recognize, and celebrate womyn of color on campus. The theme this year is "SuperWomyn", a matter and category that we believe this year's award recipients belong to and embody. This year's event will honor three very unique professionals for their high caliber internal and external teaching skills, ability to inspire, and other contributions shared with students, UWL, La Crosse community and beyond.

Submitted on: April 26, 2018