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About Pushan Dutt

I am a Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD. I have 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.

My research interests lie at the intersection of international trade, economic development, and politics. I have looked at the importance of ideology and inequality for trade policies, the importance of regional trading arrangements and the WTO for trade, and the various impediments to trade. Another stream of research has a developmental focus and examines issues related to governance, political instability, democracy, inequality, microfinance, poverty, and development. A third stream of research examines the role played by international trade and technological change in accelerating inequality between skilled and unskilled workers. Currently, I am working on a project on microfinance in Sri Lanka and a project on the rise of Chinese exports.

At INSEAD, I teach microeconomics (Prices & Markets) and game theory in the MBA and EMBA programs. I also teach multiple modules on Game Theory, Economic Growth; Natural Resource Curse; Rise in Inequality; FDI policy; Financial Crisis to executive audiences in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. I have directed one program for the Economic Development Board of Singapore and a program for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore, called Firefly. I also co-direct one of the flagship open enrollment programs at INSEAD targeted at senior executives called Leading Business Transformation in Asia. I won the Best Teacher Award for the MBA core class 8 times in the last ten years.

In addition, I have worked at the World Bank's Latin American and Caribbean Division and the Development Research Group and as a writer for Oxford University Press. I helped Aral/BP in their bid for gas stations in Germany.

I write occasional pieces for The Conversation, on LinkedIn, and my blog.

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Pushan Dutt

INSEAD Asia Campus
1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
Singapore, 138676
Tel: +65 6799 5498
Fax: +65 6799 5499
Email: [email protected]