Poulomi Dasgupta

Poulomi Dasgupta

Assistant Professor, Economics

Ph.D. University of Missouri, Kansas City, U.S.A.
M.A.  University of Mumbai, India
B.A.  St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 13
Phone: +41 91 986 36 36
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Poulomi Dasgupta has completed her Ph.D. in Economics with specialization in Development Economics and Political Economy from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC). She is keenly interested in developing alternative approaches to understanding economic development and using these approaches to evaluate the impact of various development programs in developing countries. Her areas of interest are labour and unemployment in developing economies, issues of environmental sustainability and development, and political economy of rural development.  She has presented her work on topics like labour markets in colonial India, public employment, and hunger at conferences including the International Initiative to Promote Political Economy, Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT), and European Labour History Network. 

She has taught a number of  economics courses at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and St. Peters University, New Jersey. She leads academic travel courses to India and Bhutan on topics of sustainability and development. She has worked for different research institutes including the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, Kansas City and the Economic and Political Weekly Research Foundation, Mumbai. She is a research scholar at the Global Institute of Sustainable Prosperity (http://www.global-isp.org/)

She is also an alumnus of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE)

2020-2021 Courses:

ECN 101Principles of MicroeconomicsFALL 2020
ECN 256Managerial Economics (Intermediate Microeconomics)FALL 2020
ECN 303Development EconomicsFALL 2020
ECN 530Development EconomicsFALL 2020
ECN 341International TradeSPRING 2021
ECN 355TPolitical Economy: Theories and Issues (Switzerland)SPRING 2021
ECN 560Political Economy of Capitalism and InequalitySPRING 2021
ECN 101Principles of MicroeconomicsSUMMER 2021


Dasgupta, P and Vogelaar, A. Reimagining Labour for a Sustainable Future. Routledge (Forthcoming Monograph 2021)

Dasgupta, P and Vogelaar, A. “Brand Bhutan and the Political  Economy of Sustainable Tourism” Chapter in Planning and Managing Sustainability in Tourism, Springer (Forthcoming 2021)

Dasgupta, P. “Using travel to teach Sustainable Economic Development” Chapter in ‘Rethinking economics- experiences from plural socio*economic higher education’. Springer VS. 2020 (in press)

Dasgupta, P. "Employment Generation Scheme and long term Development-A Case Study in India", Book Chapter in The Job Guarantee: Toward Full Employment, Volume II, Palgrave Publication. 2013

Dasgupta, P. "Trade, Environment and Development: An Ecological economics perspective", Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2012

Dasgupta, P. "Democracy in Developing country-Which way is it headed?", Oeconomicus Department of Economics, University of Missouri Kansas City, Vol VIII, 2008.

Book Review "How rich countries got rich...and why poor countries  remain poor?", Heterodox Economics Newsletter, Issue 52, November 8, 2007.

Conferences and Invited Talks:

Dasgupta,  P  (with     Vogelaar,  A).    "Reimagining     Labour: Cooperatives as Sites of Resilience and     Intervention,    2020    European    Association for    Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)

Dasgupta, P. “Food Security and Employment  Generation in India”, Paper presentation at the International Initiative for Promoting    Political    Economy (IIPPE), 2016    in Lisbon, Portugal.   

Dasgupta,  P.     “Labour  in India:  Lessons from  the Colonial Period”,  Paper presentation  at  the European Network of Labour Historians    (ENLH),    2015 in    Turin, Italy

Dasgupta, P. “Applying    the capability approach    to India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Program”, February 2013 at Siena College,    New York.   

Dasgupta, P. “Labor  Institutions  in  Colonial  India”, Paper  presentation  at Association     for Institutional    Thought    (AFIT)    2011    in    Salt Lake City,    Utah.

Dasgupta, P. “Rethinking Development    Economics”, March 2013  at State University of    New York, Potsdam

Honors and Achievements:

Awarded Graduate Teaching Assistantship at UMKC, Department of Economics (2007-2011)

Chancellors GTA Fee Remission Award, UMKC (2007-2012)

Chancellors Non Resident Scholarship, UMKC (2007-2012)

Selected and participated in the African Program on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) in Durban, SA. (Summer 2010).

Research Interests:

Political Economy, Developmental Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Post colonial studies.