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Name Dr. Mihir Kumar Pal
Designation Professor
Department Name ECONOMICS WITH RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 436
Email ID mihirpal@yahoo.com
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Mobile No 9434341842
Personal Website http://vidyasagar.ac.in/dept_of_economics/CV_MihirPal.pdf
Address Department of Economics with Rural Developement, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DUniversity of Kalyani1997
M.PhilUniversity of Calcutta1991
M.A.in EconomicsUniversity of Kalyani1989
B.A in EconomicsUniversity of Kalyani1986


Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Professor of Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University since 7.8.2011
Associate Professor in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.2008 to 7.8.2011
Reader in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.2005 to 7.8.2008
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.2000 to 7.8.2005
Lecturer in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.1996 to 7.8.2000

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Econometrics
Industrial Productivity, Capacity Utilization, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics

Course/ Subject Taught
Microeconomics,Basic Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Indian Economics, Development Economics

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Assessing the Relationship between CO2 emissions & Economic Growth for the Indian Economy: 1980-81 to 2010-11International Journal of Innovative Research & Studies, Vol.3, Issue 4, 2014, ISSN: 2319-97252014International Journal of Innovative Research & Studies
Evaluating productivity performance of specific energy intensive industry: an analytical underpinning on Indian glass industry under varying trade regimeInternational Journal of Economics, ISSN: 0973-6719, vol.6,no.1,pp31-52, June, 20122012International Journal of Economics
A Causality Analysis on Tax-Growth Nexus in India: 1950-51 to 2011-12Journal of Expert Systems, ISSN: 2169-3064, Vol. 1, No. 4, 20122012USA
An application of Economic Capacity utilization to the measurement of Total Factor Productivity Growth:Empirical evidence from Indian Fertilizer IndustryThe Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, ISSN:1582-6163, vol.14,no.1,pp125-142, 20112011Institute for Economic Forecasting
Appraisal of capacity utilization performance in energy intensive industries in India: 1979 -80 to 2003 -04International Journal of Economics, ISSN: 0973-6719, Vol.5,no.1 June,2011,pp11-30, Aristotle University, Greece2011Greece
Measuring total factor productivity growth, technical efficiency and technological change in India’s Iron and steel industry: A nonparametric approachJournal of Social and Economic Policy, ISSN: 0973-3426, vol.7,no.2, December 2010,pp 251-265.2010Journal of Social and Economic Policy
Some aspects of crisis in Indian Iron and steel industry under liberalized scenarioEconomic Journal of Nepal, vol.33,July-Sep,pp.1-23,Nepal., 20102010Nepal
Trend in Total Factor Productivity growth in Indian Iron and Steel Industry under liberalized trade regime: An empirical analysis with adjustment for capacity utilization.Journal of Applied Business and Economics, ISSN: 1499-691X, vol. 11,no3,pp.55-74 , 2010.2010North American Business Press, USA
Trade Liberalization and Industrial performance: an insight into the performance of Cement industry in IndiaInternational Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, vol. 6,no 3, 2010, pp332-532010Inderscience Publisher
Trend in Economic Capacity Utilization under liberalized trade scenario in Indian Aluminium industryThe Empirical Economics Letters, ISSN: 0019- 4662, vol.8,no 11(November),pp1127-35 , 20092009Rajshahi University, Bangladesh


National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Impact of Liberalisation on Productivity & Employment in Indian Textile Industry: Evidence from the non parametric approach: 1980-81 to 2010-11Seminar Volume Published by Rajasthan Economic Association in its 35th Annual Conference2015Dept. of Economics, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan
An Analysis of the Impact of Environmental Pollution Proxied by CO2 Emissions Per-Capita on Total Factor Productivity Growth of the Indian Manufacturing Industries: 1980-81 to 2010-11Seminar Volume of 5th national seminar on Industrial Statistics2014CSO, Govt. of India
An Empirical Analysis on Total Factor Productivity Growth, Employment & Wages in Indian Basic Metal industry: 1980-81 to 2010-11The Journal of Industrial Statistics, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 288-309, ISSN:2278-46672014CSO, Govt. of India
An Application of Economic Capacity Utilization to the measurement of TFPG from Non-Paramtric Approach: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Sector of West Bengal: 1980-81 to 2010-11Journal of Economics,Vol. XVII2013Vidyasagar University
Impact of liberalization on Growth, Productivity & Employment of Indian Chemical Industry with adjustment for Capacity Utilization: 1973-74 to 2010-2011Seminar Volume of 4th national seminar on Industrial Statistics2013Central Statistics Office, Industrial Statistics Wing, Kolkata, Govt. of India
Manufacturing Productivity Growth in India and West Bengal: A Liberalization Period AnalysisJournal of Economics, Vol. IX., V.U,ISSN:0975-80032012Vidyasagar University
Assessing Causal relationship between Education and Economic Growth in IndiaJournal of Economics, Vol.XVI, VU, ISSN: 0975-80032012Vidyasagar University
An Application of Economic Capacity Utilization to the Measurement of TFPG from Non-Parametric Approach: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Sector of West BengalJournal of Economics, Vol.XVII., VU, ISSN: 0975-80032012Vidyasagar University
Assessing Causal relationship between Education and Economic growth in IndiaJournal of Economics, vol. XVI,pp 47-61. 2011-2012. V.U., ISSN:0975-80032011Vidyasagar University
Empirical Nexus between Economic Growth and Democracy: The case of IndiaJournal of Economics, vol.XV,pp. 31-49,2010,VU, ISSN:0975-80032010Vidyasagar University
Trade Reforms and Total Factor Productivity Growth in India’s Aluminium Industry with Adjustment for Capacity UtilizationArthavijnana, Vol.LII, No.1: March, pp.7-26,ISSN: 0004-35592010Ghokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.
Impact of liberalization on capacity utilization of Indian iron and steel industryThe Indian Economic Journal, vol.57, no.1,pp158-75,2009;April-June ,New Delhi, ISSN: 0019- 46622009Indian Economic Association, New Delhi.
The sources and determinants of productivity growth in India’s Pharmaceutical Industry: Evidence from the nonparametric ApproachJournal of Economics, vol.XIV, pp61-74, 2009, VU2009Vidyasagar University
Interpretation and appraisal of performance in individual energy intensive industries under liberalized trade regime: A case of fertilizer industry in IndiaJournal of Economics, vol.XIII,pp37-52, 2008., VU2008Viodyasagar University
On the measurement of capacity utilization : an evidence from Indian chemical industryArthavijnana, vol. L, no.2,pp116-128, ,2008. ISSN: 0004-35592008Ghokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune
Determinants of capacity utilization in individual energy intensive industries: A post liberalization period analysis on Indian cement industryJournal of Economics, vol.XII, pp 47-57,, VU2007Vidyasagar University
Productivity Trend in the Organized Manufacturing Sector in India : 1970-1988The Journal of Income and Wealth1988Indian Association for Research in Income & Wealth


Other Publication


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Development in Developing EconomiesConcept Publishing Company Pvt.Ltd. ISBN-13 : 978-8069-840-8.2012Editor
Development Alternatives: Theories & EvidenceAllied Publishers Pvt. Ltd.ISBN- 81-7764-609-52004Editor
Productivity in the Organised Manufacturing Sector in indiaConcept Publishing Company Pvt.Ltd.ISBN- 81-7022-978-22002Author

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Narasingha DasAn Analysis of the Impact of Environmental Pollution on Total Factor Productivity Growth in Selected Manufacturing Industries in India: 1980-81 to 2010-11 Ongoing2017


Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sanchita SarkarReservoir Fisheries Development in Indian Indo-Gangetic Basin: Economic & Institutional PerspectivesDr. P. K. KatihaAwarded2012
Swadhin MondalAn Analysis of Equity in Health Care Financing in West BengalBarun KanjilalAwarded2012
Sarbapriya RayAn Analysis of the Trends in Capacity Utilization & Productivity Growth of some Energy Intensive Industries in India: 1979-80 to 2003-04 Awarded2010
Nirjhar PatsaAn Analysis of the Trends in the Growth of Output & Productivity in the Manufacturing Sector in India: 1970-71 to 1997-98 (A Comparative Analysis among the States) Awarded2006

Project Work



Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
Major Issues of Decentralized Planning and Participatory Rural Development with Special Reference to West BengalCo-InvestigatorUGC1500002 year20002005
Productivity Trend in Organized Manufacturing Sector in India: 1970-1990Principal InvestigatorUGC150002 year19971999

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
On the Measurement of Growth, Diversification, & Productivity of the manufacturing sector in India: A Theoretical AnalysisDept. of Geography & Economics, Midnapore College, MidnaporeMidnapore College, Midnapore2013
Micro Enterprises & Rural Development in IndiaSabang Sajanikanta Mahavidlaya in Collaboration with K.D College of Commerce and General StudiesSabang, Paschim Medinipur2013

Membership of Learned Society 
Life Member of The Indian Econometric Society
Member of World Economics Association

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Selected member of the Advisory Committee in Midnapore College2014 to 2014

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Impact of Liberalisation on Productivity & Employment in Indian Textile Industry: Evidence from the non parametric approach: 1980-81 to 2010-112015Paper Presenter35th Annual Conference of Rajasthan Economic Association, Dept. of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan. 23rd -25th January, 2015
Growth of Output and Productivity in the Organized Manufacturing Sector in India during 1981-82 to 2010-11: A Comparative Study of Four states in Eastern India2015Paper PresenterContemporary Issues of Economic Development with special reference to Public Finance and Policy, Dept. of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University & Centre for training & Research in Public Finance & Policy (CTRPFP), 17-18 Feb, 2015
An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Economic Growth & International Trade on Environmental Degradation Proxied by CO2 in India2015Paper Presenter1st International Conference on Applied Economics and Finance Organised by GITAM School of International Business, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), Feb 26th, 2015.
An Empirical Analysis of Trade Determinants of Total Factor Productivity Growth in Indian Manufacturing Industries:1980-81 to 2010-112015Paper PresenterContemporary Issues of Economic Development with special reference to Public Finance and Policy, Dept. of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University & Centre for training & Research in Public Finance & Policy (CTRPFP), 17-18 Feb, 2015
Impact of Liberalization on Productivity & Employment on Indian Textile Industry: Evidence from the Non-Parametric Approach: 1980-81 to 2010-112014Paper PresenterDept. of Economics ,Vidyasagar University, 2014
Assessing the Relationship between CO2 Emissions & Economic Growth for the Indian Economy: 1980-81 to 2010-112014Paper PresenterIBS Hyderabad in collaboration with The Indian Econometric Society, 2014
An Analysis of Capacity Utilization & Employment in Indian Chemical Industry:1980-81 to 2010-112014Paper PresenterDept. of Economics ,Vidyasagar University, 2014
An Analysis of the Impact of Environmental Pollution Proxied by CO2 Emissions Per-Capita on Total Factor Productivity Growth of the Indian Manufacturing Industries: 1980-81 to 2010-112014Paper PresenteCentral Statistics Office, Industrial Statistics Wing, Govt. of India, Kolkata- 700001, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Development in West Bengal: Challenges & Option (in Bengali)2014ParticipatedDept. of Economics ,Vidyasagar University, 2014
An Empirical Analysis on Total Factor Productivity Growth, Employment and wages in Indian Manufacturing Inustries:1980-81 to 2010-112014Paper Presenter51st Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES, Dept. of Economics, Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDIES), Planning Commission Chair, Punjabi University, Patiala, Dec- 12to14,2014
Technical Change & Employment Generation in Basic Metal Industry in India: 1980-2010 – A panel data analysis2013Paper PresenterDept. of Economics ,Vidyasagar ,University, 2013
Impact of liberalization on Growth, Productivity & Employment of Indian Chemical Industry with adjustment for Capacity Utilization: 1973-74 to 2010-20112013Paper PresenterCentral Statistics Office, Industrial Statistics Wing, Govt. of India, Kolkata- 700001, 2013
Globalization and Economic Growth in India : A Granger Causality Approach.2012Paper PresenterDept. of Economics ,Vidyasagar University, 2012
Role and Effectiveness of Public Distribution system in assuring food security in India: An appraisal2011Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, Vidyasagar University, 2011
Labour productiivity growth and wage inequality under liberalized trade scenario: Evidence from Indian manufacturing sector2010Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, Vidyasagar University, 2010
Crisis in Indian Steel industry amidst Global meltdown2009Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, Vidyasagar University, 2009
Trade liberalization and total factor productivity growth in specific energy intensive industry: An analytical study on Indian glass industry with adjustment for capacity utilization2009Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, University of Kalyani, 2009, Dec. 17-18
Economic liberalization and Industrial performance: An analysis of the performance of Cement industry in India2009Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, University of Kalyani, 2009, Mar. 5-6
Liberalization, competition and capacity utilization in Indian Iron & Steel Industry2008Paper PresenterDept. of Economics, Vidyasagar University ,2008


Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised


Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
M.A 1st Class First Gold MedalUniversity of Kalyani1989
B.A 1st Class First Gold MedalUniversity of Kalyani1986

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