Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science
Shell Fellow of Economic Transformation
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, trade 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 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. He directs one program for the Economic Development Board of Singapore and one for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore called Firefly. He also directs one of the flagship open enrollment programs at INSEAD targeted at senior executives called Asian International Executive Programme.
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.