Deepankar Basu

Associate Professor
310 Crotty Hall
545-6359

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)

Teaching: 

Introductory Econometrics
Introduction to Marxist Political Economy
Intermediate Macroeconomics

Honors and Awards: 

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

Selected Publications: 

"Profitability in India's Organized Manufacturing Sector: The Role of Technology, Distribution and Demand,'' (with Debarshi Das), Cambridge Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

"Stagnation and Institutional Structures," (with David M. Kotz), Review of Radical Political Economics, forthcoming.

"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, forthcoming.

"Profitability and Investment: Evidence from India's Organized Manufacturing Sector," (with Debarshi Das), Metroeconomica, forthcoming.

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

"Underconsumption, Capitalist Investment and Crisis," Review of Keynesian Economics, Vol. 4. No. 2, Summer 2016, pp. 208-218.

"Employment Elasticity in India and the US, 1977-2011: A Sectoral Decomposition Analysis," (with Debarshi Das), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, No. 10, March 5, 2016, pp. 43-53.

"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.

"Determinants and Impacts of Subcontracting: Evidence from India's Unorganized Manufacturing Sector," (with Amit Basole and Rajesh Bhattacharya), International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 29, Issue 3, May 2015, pp. 374-402.

"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.