Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy (born 25 January 1955) is an Indian economist, who is currently a Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was educated at Ramakrishna Mission School, Narendrapur, Presidency College, Calcutta, Delhi School of Economicsand Trinity College, Cambridge Prof. Debroy has taught at Presidency College, Calcutta, the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, International Management Institute (IMI) and National Council of Applied Economic Research His past positions include the Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies at Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Consultant to the Department of Economic Affairs of Finance Ministry (Government of India), Secretary General of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Director of the project LARGE (Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy), set up by the Finance Ministry and UNDP for examining legal reforms in India. Between December 2006 and July 2007, he was the rapporteur for implementation in the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. Prof. Debroy has authored several books, papers and popular articles, has been the Consulting Editor of some of the most prominent financial newspapers in the country and is now Contributing Editor with Indian Express. He is a member of the National Manufacturing Competitive Council. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Books

Books authored or co-authored

  • Income Inequality in East Europe, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, 1986.
  • Some Aspects of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Commonwealth Publishers, Delhi, 1989.
  • Foreign Trade Policy Changes and Devaluation: Current Perspective, B.R. Publishing, 1992.
  • The Convertible Rupee, Global Business Press, 1993.
  • The Indian Businessman's Guide to Africa, Gateway Books, 1994, jointly with N. Parthasarathy, M.S. Sachdeva and L.D. Mago.
  • The Economic and Social Environment, All India Management Association and Global Business Press, 1994.
  • Beyond the Uruguay Round, the Indian perspective on GATT, Response Books, Sage Publications, 1996.
  • Managerial Economics, All India Management Association and Global Business Press, 1997.
  • External Trade, B.R. Publishing Corporation, 1998.
  • Indian Industry's Guide to the World Trade Organization, Confederation of Indian Industry and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, April 1999, jointly with P.D. Kaushik.
  • WTO Defined, A Glossary of Terms, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and the Confederation of Indian Industry, 2000, jointly with P.D. Kaushik.
  • India's Agricultural Exports in the Post Uruguay Round Set Up – Implications, Prospects and Policies, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Report No. 3, 2000.
  • In the Dock – Absurdities of Indian Law, Konark Publishers, 2000.
  • How are the States doing?, jointly with Laveesh Bhandari, Confederation of Indian Industry, 2002.
  • India: Redeeming the Economic Pledge, Academic Foundation, 2004.
  • The Indian Economy, Towards a Take-Off, Konark Publishers, 2004.
  • Intellectual Property Rights Beyond 2005, An Indian Perspective on the debate on IPR protection and the WTO, D.C. Books, 2004.
  • The Bhagavad Gita, A translation, Penguin, 2006.
  • Economic Freedom for States of India, 2007, jointly with Laveesh Bhandari, International Management Institute and Excel Books, 2008.
  • Handbook of Transformation to Market Economy, liberal Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2008.
  • Habits of Highly Effective Countries, Lessons for India, jointly with with Leon Louw and Laveesh Bhandari, Indicus Analytics, International Policy Network and the Law Review Project, 2008.
  • Sarama and Her Children, The Dog in Indian Myth, Penguin, 2008.
  • China's External Trade Since the Reforms, Commonwealth Publishers, 1991, edited.
  • Global and Trade Policy Changes in India, edited, Anupama Publications, 1992.
  • Foreign Investment Law and Policy in Select Developing Countries, B.R. Publishing, 1993, edited jointly with L.Sahoo and R.K. Wadhwa.
  • Pepsi Handbook of Indian Exports, edited, Global Business Press, 1993, revised edition, 1996.
  • Food Processing Industries in India, edited, Global Business Press, 1994, revised edition, 1995.
  • Legal Dimensions of Economic Reforms, edited jointly with N. R. Madhava Menon, Allied Publishers, 1995.
  • Enabling Financial Markets, Institutions and Regulations, edited jointly with N.R. Madhava Menon, authored by Shubhashis Gangopadyay, Wilima Wadhwa and Clas Wihlborg, Allied Publishers, 1996.
  • Institutions Governing Financial Markets, edited by Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Allied Publishers, 1997, general editor.
  • Identification of Bottlenecks in Judicial Procedures, edited, authored by Pushpa Sharma and Aparna Rajagopal, Allied Publishers, 1997.
  • Agenda for Change, Action Plan for the Economy, No.1, March 1998, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, jointly edited with Parth J. Shah.
  • Intellectual Property Rights, edited, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and B.R. Publishing, 1998.
  • Challenges of Globalization, edited, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and Konark Publishers, 1998.
  • Agenda for Change, The Need for Law Reform, No. 2, April 1999, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and Allied Publishers, edited.
  • Agenda for Change, No.3, Communications, Broadcasting and Information Technology: Working for the Common Man, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and Allied Publishers, 1999, edited.
  • An Agenda for the Millennium Round, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and the Confederation of Indian Industry, September 1999.
  • Economic Approaches for a Green India, Armin Rosencranz, Anand Pandian and Richard Campbell, edited, Allied Publishers, 1999.
  • SAARC Means Business, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1999, jointly with Amit Dasgupta.
  • The Labour Market, Office of Development Studies, United Nations Development Programme, 1999.
  • Salvaging the WTO's Future: Doha and Beyond, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and Konark Publishers, 2002, jointly with Amit Dasgupta.
  • Vision Document for Delhi, Confederation of Indian Industry, Northern Region, Delhi.
  • Enabling Agricultural Markets for the Small Indian Farmer, Bookwell, 2003.
  • District-Level Deprivation in the New Millennium, jointly edited with Laveesh Bhandari, Konark Publishers and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Delhi, 2003.
  • The India Mosaic – Searching for an Identity, Academic Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Delhi, 2004, jointly edited with D. Shyam Babu.
  • Agenda for Improving Governance, Academic Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Delhi 2004.
  • India—The Political Economy of Reforms, jointly edited with Rahul Mukherji, Bookwell and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Delhi, 2004.
  • The Dalit Question, Reforms and Social Justice, jointly edited with D. Shyam Babu, Globus Books and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Delhi, 2004.
  • Integrating the Rural Poor Into Markets, India Development Foundation and International Development Enterprises, Academic Foundation, Delhi 2004.
  • Future Negotiation Issues at WTO – An India-China Perspective, jointly edited with Mohammed Saqib, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and Globus Books, 2004.
  • Small-Scale Industry in India, Large Scale Exit Problems, jointly edited with Laveesh Bhandari, Academic Foundation, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, 2004.
  • Energizing Rural Development through Panchayats, jointly edited with P.D. Kaushik, Academic Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, 2004.
  • Reforming the Labour Market, jointly edited with P.D. Kaushik, Academic Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, 2004.
  • WTO At Ten, Looking Back to Look Beyond, Volume I (Development Through Trade) and Volume II (Issues at Stake), Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Liberty Institute and Konark Publishers, 2005, jointly edited with Mohammed Saqib.

Uses and Misuses of Anti-Dumping Provisions in World Trade, A Cross-Country Perspective, jointly edited with Debashis Chakraborty, Academic Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, 2006.

  • The Trade Game, Negotiation Trends at WTO and Concerns of Developing Countries, jointly edited with Debashis Chakraborty, Academic Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, 2006.
  • Agri Business and the Small Farmer, Angus and Grapher, 2006, jointly edited with Amir Ullah Khan.
  • Cultures in Globalization, A Europe-India Dialogue on Global Challenges and Cultural Visions, jointly edited with Malte C. Boecker and Hans-Georg Wieck, Verlag BertelsmannStiftung, 2006.
  • Judicial Reforms in India, Issues and Aspects, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies and Academic Foundation, 2007, jointly edited with Arnab Kumar Hazra.
  • Anti-Dumping, Global Abuse of a Trade Policy Instrument, jointly edited with Debashis Chakraborty, Liberty Institute and Academic Foundation, 2007.
  • India’s Liberalization Experience, Hostage to the WTO? Jointly edited with Suparna Karmakar and Rajiv Kumar, Sage Publications and ICRIER, 2007.

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