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Sugata Ghosh

Name: Prof. Sugata Ghosh Sugata Ghosh
Job Title: Professor
Office: MJ 261
Phone: 66887
Direct Line: +44 1895 266887
Fax: 01895 269770


Academic Qualifications
BSc (Economics), 1985, Presidency College, Calcutta, India. First class.
MSc (Economics), 1987, University of Calcutta, India. First class.
MPhil (Economics), 1989, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
MPhil (Economics), 1990, University of Cambridge, UK.
PhD (Economics), 1994, University of Cambridge, UK.
Research Interests
Growth Theory and Empirics, Macro Theory and Policy, Applied Micro Theory and Development Economics.
Publications (since 2001)
·         Poverty, Elite Heterogeneity, and the Allocation of Public Spending: Panel Evidence from the Indian States (with Sarmistha Pal), Review of Income and Wealth, (2012), Vol. 58 (1), pp. 51-78.
·         The Dual Nature of Public Goods and Congestion: The Role of Fiscal Policy Revisited (with Santanu Chatterjee), Canadian Journal of Economics (2011), Vol. 44 (4), pp. 1471-1496.
·         Can Corruption Favour Growth via the Composition of Government Spending? (with Andros Gregoriou), Economics Bulletin (2010), Vol. 30 (3), pp. 2270-2278.
·         On the Heterogeneous Impact of Public Capital and Current Spending on Growth across Nations (with Andros Gregoriou), Economics Letters (2009), Vol. 105 (1), pp. 32-35.
·         Heterogeneous Time-Varying Transaction Costs and Asset Pricing in International Equity Markets (with Andros Gregoriou and Christos Ioannidis), Financial Markets and Portfolio Management (2009), Vol. 23 (3), pp. 271-283.
·         The Impact of Government Expenditure on Growth: Empirical Evidence from a Heterogeneous Panel (with Andros Gregoriou), Bulletin of Economic Research (2009), Vol. 61 (1), pp. 95-102.
·         The Composition of Government Spending and Growth: Is Current or Capital Spending Better? (with Andros Gregoriou), Oxford Economic Papers (2008), Vol. 60 (3), pp. 484-516.
·         The Impact of Simple Fiscal Rules in Growth Models with Public Goods and Congestion (with Charles Nolan), The Manchester School (2007), Vol. 75 (5), pp. 634-651.
·         Fiscal Policy, Long-Run Growth and Welfare in a Stock-Flow Model of Public Goods (with Udayan Roy), Canadian Journal of Economics (2004), Vol. 37 (3), pp. 742-756.
·         Endogenous Growth, Welfare and Budgetary Regimes (with Iannis Mourmouras), Journal of Macroeconomics (2004), Vol. 26 (4), pp. 623-635.
·         Debt, Growth and Budgetary Regimes (with Iannis Mourmouras), Bulletin of Economic Research (2004), Vol. 56 (3), pp. 241-250.
·         The Effect of Inequality on Growth: Theory and Evidence from the Indian States (with Sarmistha Pal), Review of Development Economics (2004), Vol. 8 (1), pp. 166-179.
·         On Public Investment, the Real Exchange Rate and Growth: Some Empirical Evidence from the UK and the USA (with Iannis Mourmouras, Sarmistha Pal and Ivan Paya), The Manchester School (2003), Vol. 71 (3), pp. 242-264.
·         Optimal Growth with Public Capital and Public Services (with Udayan Roy), Economics of Planning (2002), Vol. 35 (3), pp. 271-292.
·         On Public Investment, Long-Run Growth and the Real Exchange Rate (with Iannis Mourmouras), Oxford Economic Papers (2002), Vol. 54 (1), pp. 72-90.
·         Endogenous Inflationary Finance and Long-Run Growth (with Iannis Mourmouras), Journal of Economic Studies (2001), Vol. 28 (1), pp. 43-54.
    Papers under Review/Research in Progress
    ·         ‘Is Democracy Beneficial for Growth in Countries with Low Ethnic Diversity?’ (with Andros Gregoriou).
    ·         ‘Bureaucratic Corruption with Motivated Officials’ (with Jaideep Roy).
    ·         ‘Awareness Campaigns, Retailer Behaviour, and the Incidence of Child Labour’ (with Jaideep Roy).
    ·         ‘Ramsey Taxation in Continuous Time Endogenous Growth Models Revisited’ (with Evangelos Dioikitopoulos).
    ·         ‘Bureaucratic Corruption, Efficiency, and Economic Growth’ (with M. Emranul Haque).
    ·         ‘Corruption, Fiscal Policy, and Growth: A Unified Approach’ (with Kyriakos Neanidis).
    ·         ‘Growth and the Public Sector: Is Size or Composition of Government Spending More Important in OECD Countries?’ (with Andros Gregoriou).
    ·         ‘A Stock-Flow Model of Public Expenditures, Environment and Economic Growth’ (with Manash Ranjan Gupta and Trishita Ray Barman).
    Research Awards
    Leverhulme Fellowship (7/RFG/2001/0464) to conduct research on ‘Fiscal Policies, Endogenous Growth and Open Economies’ (1 August 2001 – 31 May 2003).
    Other Academic Activities
    ·         Refereeing of papers for Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Public Economics, The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, National Tax Journal, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Macroeconomics, The Manchester School, Bulletin of Economic Research, International Tax and Public Finance, Public Finance Review, and Metroeconomica.
    ·    Regular participation in major international conferences including Royal Economic Society Conference (UK), European Economic Association Meetings, Econometric Society Meetings (European, North American, South Asian), Allied Social Science Meetings (USA).
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