Associate Professor, Economics and Finance

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

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 13
Phone: +41 91 986 36 36

2021-2022 Courses

ECN 256 Managerial Economics (Intermediate Microeconomics) FALL 2021
ECN 303 Development Economics FALL 2021
ECN 530 Development Economics FALL 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.