Pushan Dutt is an Associate Professor of Economics and
Political Science at INSEAD. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York
University, a Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and a
Bachelors degree in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta.
Professor Dutt's work lies at the intersection of politics, institutions and international economics. His main research examines how partisan concerns (the political ideology of parties in power) and majoritarian concerns (the inequality in asset distribution) play an important role in the determination of trade policies. His second stream of research, that has a developmental focus, examines the links between governance, political instability and development. A third stream of research examines the role played by international trade and technological change in accelerating the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers.
Professor Dutt's research has been published at the Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, the Canadian Journal of Economics and Marketing Science. He has also contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of Social Sciences where he co-wrote the entries on Economics.
Professor Dutt has taught microeconomics, economic development, international trade and finance, and international business to undergraduates, MBAs, and Ph.D.s since 1994. He has also taught executive audiences in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has won the Best Teacher Award for the MBA core class multiple times. In addition, he has worked at the World Bank's Latin American and Caribbean Division, and the Development Research Group and as a writer and consultant for Oxford University Press. He has also worked as a fellow at the Ford Foundation.
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