Deepankar Basu

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
103 Crotty Hall
545-1373

CV: 

Education: 

Ph.D., Economics, Ohio State University, 2008
M.A., Economics, Ohio State University, 2003
M.Phil., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1999
M.A., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1997
B.Tech., Mech Engg., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1994

Professional Experience: 

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009-2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University, 2008-2009

Research Interests: 

Classical political economy
Political economy of development (with a focus on India)
Applied econometrics

Teaching: 

Introductory Econometrics
Introduction to Marxist Political Economy
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Applied Time Series Econometrics

Honors and Awards: 

G S Maddala Student Prize in Econometrics, Department of Economics, Ohio State University, 2007

Selected Publications: 

The Logic of Capital: An Introduction to Marxist Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

What to Make of the Kaldor-Verdoorn Law? (with Manya Budhiraja) Cambridge Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

Majoritarian Politics and Hate Crimes Against Religious Minorities: Evidence from India, 2009–2018, World Development, forthcoming.

Conflict, Demand and Economic Development: Essays in Honor of Amit Bhaduri (co-edited with Debarshi Das). New Delhi: Routledge. 2021.

Lockdown Effect on COVID-19 Spread in India: National Data Masking State-Level     Trends, (with Maxwell Salvatore, Michael Kleinsasser, Soumik Purkayastha, Rupam Bhattacharya, Debashree Ray and Bhramar Mukherjee) BMJ Open, December 2020, 10 (12) e041778; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041778.

Profitability or Industrial Relations: What Explains Industrial Performance Across Indian States? (with Anirban Karak), Development and Change, Vol. 51, Issue 3, May 2020, pp. 817–842.

Bias of OLS Estimators due to Exclusion of Relevant Variables and Inclusion of Irrelevant Variables, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 82, No. 1, February 2020, pp. 209-234.

Stagnation and Institutional Structures, (with David M. Kotz), Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 51, No. 1, March 2019, pp. 5-30.

Profitability in India’s Organized Manufacturing Sector: The Role of Technology, Distribution and Demand, (with Debarshi Das), Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2018, pp. 137–153.

Quantitative Empirical Research in Marxist Political Economy: A Selective Review, Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 31, Issue 5, December 2017, pp. 1359–1386.

The Effect of Public Health Expenditure on Infant Mortality: Evidence from a Panel of Indian States, 1983-84 to 2011-12, (with Andrew J. Barenberg and Ceren Soylu), Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 10, 2017, pp. 1765-1784.

Profitability and Investment: Evidence from India’s Organized Manufacturing Sector, (with Debarshi Das), Metroeconomica, Vol. 68, Issue 1, February 2017. pp. 47-90.

Farmer Suicides in India: Trends across Major States, 1995-2011, (with Debarshi Das and Kartik Misra), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, No. 21, May 21, 2016, pp. 61-65.

Social Hierarchies and the Public Distribution of Food in Rural India, (with Debarshi Das), Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 51, No. 12, November 2015, pp. 1653-1666.

Nonfood Expenditure and Consumption Inequality in India, (with Amit Basole), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, No. 36, September 5, 2015, pp. 43-53.

Fuelling Calorie Intake Decline: Household Level Evidence from Rural India, (with Amit Basole), World Development, Vol. 68, April 2015, pp. 82-95.

Comparative Growth Dynamics in a Discrete-time Marxian Circuit of Model, Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 46, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 162–183.

Dynamics of Output and Employment in the U.S. Economy, (with Duncan Foley), Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 37, No. 5, September 2013, pp.1077–1106.

Technology, Distribution and the Rate of Profit in the U.S. Economy: Understanding the Current Crisis, (with Ramaa Vasudevan), Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1, January 2013, pp.57–89.