Dr. Ajitava Ray Chaudhuri

Present Position: Professor Emeritus (HOD)

Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics

E-mail: ajitava.raychaudhuri@adamasuniversity.ac.in


  • B.A.(Honours)in Economics, JadavpurUniversity, 1976. Ranked First in theFirstClass.
  • M.A. in Economics with specialization in Econometrics and Operations Research, Jadavpur University, 1978, Examination held in 1979. Ranked First in theFirstClass.
  • Ph.d in Economics, AmericanUniversity, Washington, D.C., USA, January, 1988. Titleof TheThesis- “ModelsofRedistribution and Economic Development”.CommitteeMembers-JamesWeaver (Chair), SubodhMathur,RobertBlecker

Research Projects:

  1. ProjectTitle:CoordinatingtheCentreforWest Bengal Economy underUGCfunded UPE-II programme, 2012-2017
  2. ProjectTitle:OnDevisingaTaxDevolution Formula for14th FinanceCommission, GOI, 2013-14.
  3. ProjectTitle:EconomicCorridors, TradeCosts, and Regional Production Networks in South Asia, Asian Development Bank andRIS, NewDelhi, 2010-11.
  4. ProjectTitle: District Human Development Report, Nadia and PurbaMedinipur, sponsored byUNDPand PlanningCommission, Govt ofIndia, 2011
  5. ProjectTitle:Trade,Infrastructure andInequalityby ARTNeT, UNESCAP, 2010
  6. ProjectTitle:Openingup and its impact on National Firms inIndia and China, aproject jointlyexecuted by IPEA programme, MaisonSciencedel’homme(MSH) at Paris and Resident Scholar at Reid Hall programmeof ColumbiaUniversityat Paris, January– March, 2007
  7. ProjectTitle:Manufacturingsector’sgrowth in the stateOfWest Bengal,India,DFID-IPPG project,LSE, UK, 2007.
  8. ProjectTitle:Assessing Barriers to Tradein Education Services in DevelopingESCAP Countries: An Empirical Exercise, Sponsored byUNESCAPand WTO, October, 2006 – March 2007
  9. ProjectTitle:“DesigningaPro-poorValueAdded Tax forIndia”, sponsored byPEPNetwork,IDRC, Canada, August 2005 to August 2006.
  10. ProjectTitle:Consultant to thePriceWaterhouse Coopers Surveyin Punjab on Health, 2003-04, sponsored BytheWorld Bank.
  11. ProjectTitle:“Land Reforms in West Bengal”, PaperpreparedfortheShanghai povertyreduction Scaleup Conferencesponsored byWorld Bank, 2003-04.
  12. Consultant:forpreparingtheInfrastructurechapterof thePlanningCommission sponsored byWest Bengal StateDevelopment Report, 2002-03.
  13. ProjectTiltle:“EconomicReform, Small scale Industriesand subcontracting”Doneunderthe UNDPsponsoredLaw and economics programme ofWBNUJS, Kolkata, 2003.
  14. ProjectTitle: “TradePotentials ofSouth Asian Economies in thenew Global TradeRegime: Acase studyofIndia, Bangladesh and SriLanka”(Jointwith CSSSC, Kolkata and CPD, Bangladesh), SANEI-III, Global Development Network (GDN), 2002-03.
  15. ProjectTitle: “TradePatterns betweenIndia and EU”UGCMinorResearch Scheme, Jadavpur University,2003(with RajatAcharyya).
  16. Consultancy: “India’s Exports” (with SugataMarjit),MINISTRY OF FINANCE, GOVT. OFINDIA,Februaryto March 1995.
  17. Consultancy: “Costs andProfits in Garments, TextilesAndLeatherIndustries inIndia: AnInternational ComparativeStudy”, THE WORLD BANK,Julyto December, 1994.

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

  • ShikshaRatna AwardforOustandingTeacher, Govt. ofWestBengal,2018
  • ReidHall ResidentScholar, Columbia University,Paris Campus from January3 – February15, 2007
  • FulbrightFellow, EconomicGrowth Center, YaleUniversity, NewHaven, USA, August 1996ToApril, 1997.
  • Visitor, Centre forDevelopment Studies, SOAS, London University, July21,1996 to July26,1996. (e)Appearedin Marquis Who’s who, 2001, 2002.
  • Dissertati on Fellowship, AmericanUniversity, Washington, D.C., USA, Spring,1987 to Fall,1987.
  • SimonNaidelPrizeforBest Comprehensive Examination, AmericanUniversity, USA, 1986.
  • Patel Grant, Institute of International Education, N.Y., USA, 1984.
  • UGC Junior Research Fellowship, Department Of Economics, Jadavpur University, November 1979 To April,1981.
  • P.N. Banerjee Best All-Round Graduate Medal, Jadavpur University, 1978.
  • University Medals for standing First in the First Class, Jadavpur University, B.A. in 1976 and M.A. in 1978 (Awarded in 1979).