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Name Dr. Joydeb Sasmal
Designation Professor
Department Name ECONOMICS WITH RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 436
Email ID joydebsasmal@yahoo.co.in
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Mobile No 09903722106
Personal Website
Address Aroma Park, PO-Boral, Kolkata-700154, West Bengal, India
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.University of Calcutta1994
M.Phil.University of Calcutta1984
M.A. (Economics)University of Calcutta1979
B.A.(Hons. in Economics)University of Calcutta1977


Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Acted as Head of the Department from 1st February 2014 to 31st January 2016.
Joined as Associate Professor, Department of Economics with Rural Development on 17th October 2012 and promoted to the post of Professor of Economics in the same department w.e.f. 1st September 2013.
Joined K. K. Das College, Kolkata (under University of Calcutta) as Lecturer in Economics on 17th November 1980, promoted to Reader w.e.f. 18th January 1994 and re-designated as Associate Professor in Economics w.e.f. 1st January 2006.
Worked as Teacher-in-Charge in K. K. Das College from 1st April 2008 to 2nd March 2009
Worked as Reviewer of Papers in Foreign Journals of Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Routledge, conference paper of World Bank and Ph.D. Proposal in Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Agricultural Economics
Natural Resource and Agricultural Economics, Economic Growth, Public Economics

Course/ Subject Taught
Micro Economics, Economic Growth, Natural Resource and Agricultural Economics, Public Economics

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Government spending with public debt, economic growth & fiscal balance: Evidences from India34th International Academic Conference proceedings2017International Institute of Social & Economic Sciences, Florence, Italy
Public expenditure, economic growth and poverty alleviationInternational Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 43(6)2016Emerald Group Publishing
Food price inflation in India: The growing economy with sluggish agricultureJournal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, Vol. 20(38), Page No. 30-402015Elsevier
Poverty, educational failure and child labour trap : The Indian experience.Global Business Review, Vol. 16(2), Page No. 270 - 2802015Sage Publication
Political interest, nature of public expenditure and economic growth.International Journal of Arts & Sciences, Vol. 7(2), Page No. 251-260.2014International Journal of Arts & Sciences, conference proceedings, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Soil Degradation, Policy Intervention and Sustainable Agricultural GrowthQuarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol. 52(2013), Page No. 309 - 3282013Verlag Frankfurt (Main), Germany
Crop-Diversification for Conservation of Water Resource and Agricultural Growth : A Comparative Dynamic AnalysisSouth Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Vol. 2, Page No. 193 - 2142013CSSSC, Sage Publication
Resource and Technology as Constraints to Growth in Agriculture: The Indian ExperienceInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 5(3), Page No. 57 - 702012International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Conference Proceedings, Paris, France
Distributive Politics, Nature of Government Spending and Economic Growth in a Low Income DemocracyJournal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, Vol. 16, Page No. 31 - 492011Universidad esan, Peru
Ground Water Extration, Environment and Agricultural Growth: A Comparative Dynamic AnalysisInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences, Conference Proceedings, Las Vegas, USA2009International Journal of Arts and Sciences,University of Nevada, USA


National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Food Inflation in IndiaArthabishleshan2016Society for Economic Research in Bengali (SERB)
Green growth and investment for natural capital35th Annual Conference Volume, Rajasthan Economic Association, Central University of Rajasthan, Page No. 30-36.2015Rajasthan Economic Association
Water Scarcity and Declining Trend in Yield in Foodgrains Production of IndiaVidyasagar University Journal of Economics, Vol. XVII, Page No. 149-160.2014Dept. of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University
Foodgrains production in India - How serious is the shortage of water supply for future growth?Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 69(2), Page No. 229-242.2014Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai, India
Poverty, resource degradation and sustainability of agricultural growthTrade & Development Review, E-Journal, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata2013Trade & Development Review, E-Journal, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Breaking the child labour trap through conditional cash transfer – A theoretical noteArtha Beekshan, Quarterly Journal of Bengal Economic Association, Vol. 22(2), Page No. 20 - 282013Artha Beekshan, Quarterly Journal of Bengal Economic Association
Agrarian Crisis in IndiaArtha Beekshan, Vol. 20(4), Page No. 52 - 632012Bengal Economic Association
Adoption of New Technology in Agriculture under Production Uncertainty : The Role of InfrastructureModern Indian Economy (ed),Prof. Raj Kumar Sen, in Memory of Prof. Alak Ghosh2012Deep & Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
Size of Government, Distributive Politics and Governance : A Simple Political Choice Model90th Annual Conference Volume, Indian Economic Association, Srinagar University, J&K2007Indian Economic Association
Poverty and Demand-side Problems of Primary Education : A Theoretical Note89th annual conference volume, Indian Economic Association, Kurukshetra University, Haryana2006Indian Economic Association
Indian Agriculture in the WTO Regime : How to Cope with the New ChallengesWTO & TRIPS – Indian Perspective (edited Volume)2003Department of Economics, Kalyani University
Intensive cultivation, soil degradation and the question of sustainable growth of agriculture : A theoretical framework for the Indian farmers86th annual conference volume of the Indian Economic Association, Shivaji University, Kolhapur2003Indian Economic Association
Agricultural Price, Price Policy and Agricultural Trade Liberalisation in IndiaArtha Beekshan2003Bengal Economic Association
WTO and the Indian Agriculture : An Analytical Digression with Special Reference to Environment and Labour StandardArtha Beekshan Conference Volume, Presidency College, Calcutta2002Bengal Economic Association
Optimal use of local resources for sustainable agricultural growth and the importance of decentralized planning : An analytical review in the Indian Context with special reference to underground waterDRS (UGC) occasional paper, Dept. of Econ. with Rural Devt., Vidyasagar University2002Dept. of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University
Size of govt., nature of govt. spending and level of corruption in a low income country : A static partial equilibrium analysisBengal Economic Association Conference Volume2002Bengal Economic Association
Diffusion of High Yielding Varieties Technology in Foodgrains Production in India : A Study in Long-run Growth PotentialFifty years of Rural Development (ed), Sachinandan Sau and Purnendu Sekhar Das2001Dept. of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University
The Growth of West Bengal Agriculture in the Last Two Decades : A Probe into the Factors Behind the GrowthArtha Beeksha2001Bengal Economic Association
Adoption of High Yielding Variety Paddy – A Micro Level Study in IndiaRural Development – Theories and Experiences (ed), Sachinandan Sau1998Dept. of Econ., Vidyasagar University
Considerations of Risk in Production of HYV-paddy : A Generalised Sctochastic Formulation for Production Function EstimationIndian Journal of Agricultural Economics1993Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics


Other Publication


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Resources, Technology and Sustainability : An Analytical Perspective on Indian AgricultureSpringer2016Author

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sujata Deb RoyTrade Liberalization, environment & labour in developing countries: A theoretical study Ongoing 
Rathin MallickEconomic Growth in India: A study at the national and state levels with focus on public expenditure. Ongoing 
Subhasis SantraIndias Trade with Asian countries: A study on the changing profile in the post liberalization period. Ongoing 
Chandrima GangulyOccupational structure, gender issues and wage differential in the organised sector of India. Ongoing 
Mousumi BakshiSupply Chain, Market Structure and Agricultural Marketing Ongoing 



Membership of Learned Society 
Life Member of The Indian Econometric Society
Institute member of Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
Life member of the Bengal Economic Association (BEA)
Executive Member of the BEA for two terms 2005-08 and 2012-2014
Associate Editor of “ARTHA BEEKSHAN”, quarterly journal of BEA (2005-08)

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Worked as Member of the Advisory Committee to the Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal2013 - 2015

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Government spending with public debt, economic growth & fiscal balance: Evidences from India2017Paper Presenter34th International Academic Conference, International Institute of Social & Economic Sciences, Florence, Italy
Research Retreat on Public Finance and Public Policy2016Paper PresenterTajpur, Digha; Centre for Training and Research in Public Finance and Policy, CSSSC
Food security in India: The major issues2016Paper PresenterNational Institute of Science Education and Research, Odisha, 53rd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society
Food in the Bio-based economy - Sustainable Provision & Access2015Paper PresenterWageningen University, The Netherlands
35th Annual Conference of Rajasthan Economic Association2015Paper PresenterCentral University of Rajasthan
International Conference on Academic Discipline (Business and Economics)2014Paper Presenter International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Cooperation or Conflict? Economics of Natural Resources and Food2013Paper PresenterWageningen University, The Netherlands
Dial Development Conference on Institutions and Development2013Paper PresenterDauphine University, Paris, France
49th Annual Conference2013Paper PresenterThe Indian Econometric Society, Patna University
33rd Annual conference of The Bengal Economic Association2013Paper PresenterBengal Economic Association, Kolkata
Economic Theory and Applications2013Paper PresenterWest Bengal State University, Barasat jointly with Vidyasagar University supported by West Bengal State Council of Higher Education and West Bengal University of Technology under the State-wise Universities Network (SUN)
50th Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society2013Paper PresenterIndian Econometric Society, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development and Research (IGIDR), Mumbai
48th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society2012Paper PresenterIndian Econometric Society, Pondicherry University
32nd Annual Conference of the Bengal Economic Association2012Paper PresenterBengal Economic Association, Moulana Azad College, Kolkata
International Conference on Academic Discipline (Business and Economics)2012Paper PresenterInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences, Paris, France
16th World Congress2011Paper PresenterInternational Economic Association, Beijing, China
47th Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society2011Paper PresenterIndian Econometric Society, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
XXIV International Conference on Applied Economics, ASEPELT 20102010Paper PresenterUniversity of Alicante, Spain
46th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society2010Paper PresenterIndian Econometric Society, University of Jammu, India
30th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association2010Paper Presenter30th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association, Kolkata
National Conference on Use of Organic Manure and Indigenous Technology2009Paper PresenterNorth East Centre for Research and Development, IGNOU, Guwahati, India
29th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association2009Paper PresenterBengal Economic Association, North Bengal University
International Conference on Academic Disciplines (Business and Economics)2009Paper PresenterInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
15th World Congress2008Paper PresenterInternational Economic Association, Istanbul, Turkey
Economics of Poverty, Environment and Natural Resource Use2006Paper PresenterWageningen University, The Netherlands
14th World Congress2005Paper PresenterInternational Economic Association, Marakech, Morocco
West Bengal : Challenges & Choices2004Paper PresenterCentre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
XIII Annual Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics2003Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, Jadavpur University
WTO and TRIPS2003Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, Kalyani University
Development Economics – Various Issues2002Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, Kalyani University


Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised


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