Zico Dasgupta

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Growth and Distribution
  • Monetary Economics
  • Public Finance
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Political Economy


He holds a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining the University, he worked as research associate in Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi and Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. His research has been published in various edited volumes and in journals like Review of Keynesian Economics and Economic and Political Weekly. His research combines theoretical and empirical analysis of growth regimes, finance, trade and political economy. Some of his ongoing research projects include topics of fiscal policy and different aspects of financial fragility in the Indian economy. 


Publications and Writings:

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • The Dynamics of Global Demand, Investment and Trade Deficit in India: A Model of India’s External Dependence” (2021), in Dasgupta,B. , Ghosh,A. and Ghosh, B (eds). Neoliberal Economic Reform in Emerging Economy of India — International Trade, Investment and Finance”, Routledge.

  • Breaking Bad: India’s Banking Distress”(2019) in Azad,Ramani, Chakraborty and Sinha (eds) Quantum Leap in Wrong Direction?”, Orient Black Swan, co-authored with Prasenjit Bose

Working Papers

Popular Writings


State of Working India 2021: One year of Covid-19. (2021). Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University.