Lectures/Seminars/Conference Presentations By Dr. Prabir De

2013

Delivered a lecture on Alternative Gravity Estimators at the ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop on Use of Gravity Modeling in Trade Research organsied by UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division held in Bangkok on 19-22 March 2013.
Delivered a lecture on Dimensions of Trade Facilitation at the Capacity Building Workshop on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Trade Facilitation organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Federation of Freight Forwarders Association in India (FFFAI) and Calcutta Customs House Agents’ Association (CCHAA) in Kolkata on 16 March 2013.
   

2012

 
Delivered a lecturer on Trade, Infrastructure and Regional Disparity in India and China to the Indian Economic Service (IES) officers organised by the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) in New Delhi on 27 November 2012.
Delivered three lecturers, namely (i) International Trade and Development: Trade Theory, Application and Policy, (ii) Globalisation, Institution and Development, and (iii) Look East Policy and India’s Current Engagements with East Asia to the MPhil students – 2nd Batch, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), Calcutta University, Kolkata on 5- 9 September 2012.
Participated as a discussant and commented on the paper on New Development in Myanmar and Prospects for Regional Cooperation on Transport Connectivity at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultation Meeting on Recent Developments in Myanmar: New Opportunities for Regional Cooperation held in Dhaka on 15 March 2012.
Made a presentation on Trade Facilitation and Poverty Reduction in India at the UNESCAP Consultation Meeting on Trade Facilitation for Poverty Reduction held in Bangkok on 5-6 March 2012 (via Skype).
Participated as a discussant and commented on the study conducted by the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) on Trade Facilitation Gap Analysis, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi and Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), New Delhi on 29 February 2012.
Participated in the BCIM Business Forum and made a presentation on Regional Economic Cooperation in BCIM: Prospects and Opportunities, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Kolkata on 20 February 2012.
Participated in the 10th BCIM Forum (Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Forum) as Indian delegate and made a country presentation on Regional Economic Cooperation in BCIM: Challenges and Opportunities, organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi University, New Delhi and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata, in Kolkata on 18-19 February 2012.
Made a presentation on ASEAN-India Connectivity Projects: Implications for India’s Northeast, at the international conference on India-Myanmar Relations: Strengthening Ties and Deepening Engagements, organized by the Global India Foundation (GIF), Kolkata, in New Delhi on 16 February 2012.
Presented a paper on Trade, Infrastructure and Regional Disparity in China and India at the International Conference on Analysing the Rise of India and China: Domestic, Regional and Global Implications, organized by the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), Calcutta University, Kolkata, in Kolkata on 12-16 February 2012.
Made a presentation on ASEAN-India Connectivity Report: India Country Study-Major Findings to the ASEAN Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi on 2 February 2012.

2011

Participated as a panelist and made a presentation on K2K Cooperation: Emerging Challenges and Agenda at the international dialogue on China-India Relations and West Bengal - Yunnan Cooperation, organised by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata, on 29-30 December 2011 in Kolkata.
Delivered a lecture on Emerging Trade Facilitation Issues and Its Implications: Agenda for LDCs on 8 December 2011 at the Capacity Building Workshop on Trade Policy Analytical Tools for officers of Government of Nepal, organized by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, held at IIFT, New Delhi, during 5 -9 December 2011.
Prepared a paper on South Asian Common Market: Trade Facilitation Agenda for the 4th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) 2011, held in Dhaka on 22-23 October 2011.
Delivered a lecture on Greater Mekong Subregional (GMS) Cooperation: Implications for Myanmar at the workshop on Capacity Enhancement of Myanmar Civil Servants, Organized by the Union Civil Service Board (USSB), Myanmar, and supported by the The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Tokyo, held at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 21-25 November 2011.
Participated in the Advisory Group Meeting of United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade for Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT), organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok in Seoul on 5 October 2011.
Made a lead presentation in South Asia Session on Progress and Prospects of Trade Facilitation in South Asia, at the Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2011, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, in Seoul on 3-7 October 2011.
Presented a paper on India’s International Economic Policy: Managing Diverse Challenges, at the 13th General Conference of EADI Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty: New Values, Voices and Alliances for Increased Resilience, organised by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), Development Studies Association of UK and Ireland (DSA) and the University of York, in New York University on 19-22 September 2011.
Delivered three lecturers on (i) International Trade and Development: Trade Theory, Application and Policy, (ii) Globalization, Institution and Development, and (iii) Look East Policy and India’s Current Engagements with East Asia to the MPhil students-2nd Batch, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), Calcutta University, on 5-9 September 2012.
Made a presentation on Corridor Development in Southeast Asia, at the International Conference on Regional Economic Integration : Role of Economic Corridors and the Emerging Architecture in Southern Region, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Chennai on 30 August 2011 and also chaired the Session 1 on Emerging Trends & Need For Economic Corridors In Southern India.
Participated in the Meeting on Border Trade in Northeast Region of India, and made a presentation on RIS study Expansion of North East India’s Trade and Investment with Bangladesh and Myanmar: An Assessment of Opportunities and Constraints, organised by the North Eastern Council (NEC), held in Shillong on 16 May 2011.
Delivered two lecturers on (i) Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Emerging Challenges, and (ii) ASEAN-India Integration, to the Indian Economic Service (IES) Probationers Batch -XXXII, organized by the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi on 13 April 2011.
Presented a paper on India - BSR Trade Exchange and Connectivity: A Myth or Reality? at the Transbaltic Conference 2011, organized by the Transbaltic Authority and European Commission, held in Skelleftea, Sweden on 11-12 May 2011.

2010

Panelist and presented a paper on Enhancing Asia’s Trade: Price and Non-Price Barriers Revisited at the International Conference on Trade Costs, Infrastructure and Trade Development in Asia, organized by the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), University of Nottingham at the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre, the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Kuala Lumpur on 13-14 January 2010.

2009

Participated in the Meeting on India’s Research Partners of ARTNeT/UNESCAP, organized by the Department of Commerce in New Delhi on 2 December 2009.
Panelist and made a presentation on Transit Trade in South Asia: Challenges and Way Forward at the Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2009, organized jointly by the ADB, Manila and UNESCAP in Bangkok on 25-26 November 2009.
Made a presentation on Improving Regional Trade Procedures and Processes in India at the ARTNeT Trade Facilitation Research Team Meeting, organized by the ARTNeT, UNESCAP, Bangkok on 23-24 November 2009.
Pesented a paper on Does Governance Matter for Enhancing Trade? Empirical Evidence from Asia at the Asia-Pacific Trade Economists’ Conference on Trade-led Growth in Times of Crisis, organized by the Trade and Investment Division (TID), UNESCAP, Bangkok on 2-3 November 2009.
Delivered a lecture on Asian Economic Integration in Times of Global Economic Crisis: Current Status and Future Prospects at the Indian Institute of Foreign Studies, Calcutta University, Kolkata on 14 September 2009.
Panelist and presented a paper on Global Economic Crisis: Implications for Trade and Industrial Restructuring in South Asia at the International Conference on Global Economic Crisis: Impacts and Implications for Industrial Restructuring in Asia, organized by ADBI, Tokyo; Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo; and the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan at Tainan, Taiwan on 19-20 August 2009.
Presented a paper on Governance, Institutions and Infrastructure in Asia at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo on 3 August 2009. A revised version of the same paper was also presented at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi on 1 October 2009 and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi on 23 October 2009.
Presented a paper on Global Economic and Financial Crisis and Asia’s Trade Potential at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Tokyo, Japan on 13 August 2009.
Panelist and made a presentation on Global Economic and Financial Crisis and India - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) at the International Conference on India-Japan Economic Cooperation: Current Engagement and Future Prospects, organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) Tokyo, Japan on 6 August 2009.
Presented a paper on Enhancing Asia’s Trade: Transportation Costs Matter at the Graduate School of International Development (GISD), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan on 24 July 2009.
Made a presentation on Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Implications for South Asian Trade at the Research Workshop, organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Bangkok on 25-26 June 2009.
Presented a paper on Trade, Infrastructure and Regional Disparity in China and India at a Seminar organized by the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Chiba, Japan on 11 June 2009.
Delivered a lecture on Inclusive Growth and Trade Facilitation in South Asia at the Seminar on Globalization, Trade and Development in Asia: Emerging Issues, organized by the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Yokohama, Japan on 13 April 2009.
   

2008

Participated as a resource person and made a presentation on Enhancing Asia’s Trade: Trade Costs Matter, at the ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop for Trade Research: Behind the Border Gravity Modeling, organized by UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division and ARTNeT, held at Bangkok on 15-19 December 2008.
Made a presentation on Potential for Trade in Services under SAFTA on-behalf of the SAARC Regional Services Study Team, at the Policy Workshop on Intraregional Trade and Investment in South Asia, organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), at Kathmandu, on 4-5 December 2008.
Presented a paper on Restoring Asian Silk Route: Towards a Vision of Borderless Asia at the International Conference on Building the Southwest Corridor of the Third Asia-Europe Continental Land Bridge, organized by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), held at Beijing, on 24-25 November, 2008.
Made a presentation on Trade, Infrastructure and Regional Disparity in India and China at the Global Institute Russia-India-China (RIC) 4th Annual International Conference on Emerging Super Trio: Global Economic Implications, organized by the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi; Centre for China in the World Economy (CCWE), Beijing and Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), Moscow in New Delhi on 20-21 November 2008.
Made a presentation on Transport Issues and Integration in BIMSTEC at the BIMSTEC Business Summit, organized by the ASSOCHAM-CII-FICCI, held in New Delhi on 12 November 2008.
Delivered a lecture on Economic Reforms and Infrastructure Development in India at the 46th Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats, organized by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), New Delhi on 5 November 2008.
Participated in the 14th ASEAN-India Working Group (AIWG) Meeting, organized by the Ministry of External Affairs held in New Delhi on 30-31 October 2008.
Presented a paper on Enhancing Asia’s Trade: Transportation Costs Matter, at the Regional Expert Group Meeting on Trade and Transport Facilitation for Export Competitiveness, held at Yangzhou, China, organized by UNESCAP, Bangkok on 25-26 September 2008.
Delivered a lecture on Development of Infrastructure in India: Progress and Prospects, at the special course for foreign diplomats, organized by Foreign Service Institute (FSI), New Delhi on 18 August 2008.
Participated in the Regional Network Meeting of Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), held at Bangkok on 9 August 2008.
Presented a paper on “Restoring Asian Silk Route: Towards a Vision of Borderless Asia”, at the international conference on Southern Silk Route: Historical Links and Contemporary Convergence, organized by Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata; India–China Institute, New York; and Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, held at Kolkata, in 2-4 August 2008.
Presented a paper on Trends in National and Regional Investors Financing Crossborder Infrastructure Projects in Asia at the 2nd Workshop of ADB/ADBI’s Flagship Study on Infrastructure and Regional Cooperation, organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), on 12-13 June 2008 in New Delhi.
Made a presentation on India’s Connectivity with Eastern Neighbours: Emerging Challenges and Policy Options at the Round Table Discussion on ‘Indian Foreign Policy and Citizen, organized by the Centre for Public Policy (CPP), Rai Foundation in New Delhi on 7 May 2008.
Delivered a lecture on Trade Cost and Business in the Context of India-South East Asia Economic Cooperation’ to the MBA students at International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi on 5 May 2008.
Participated in the 6th Meeting of the Expert Committee on Development of Service Price Index, organized by the Office of the Economic Adviser, BSPI Division, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi on 30 April 2008.
Delivered a lecture on Infrastructure and Regional Development in India, at the Special Course for Diplomats of Southern Sudan, organized by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), New Delhi on 21 April 2008.
Made a presentation on India’s Exports to Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities, at the national seminar on Facilitating India–Bangladesh Bilateral Trade, organized by the Federation of Indian Exports Organisation (FIEO), Kolkata, held on 19 April 2008 at Kolkata.
Presented a paper on Empirical Estimates of Trade Transportation Costs: Option for Enhancing India’s Trade, at the national seminar on Developing Nations in the World Economy: Recent Issues in International Trade and the WTO, organized by the Economics Department, Jadavpur University, in collaboration with UNCTAD India, New Delhi, at Kolkata on 17-18 April 2008.
Participated as discussant in the seminar on ADB-UNCTAD Study on Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Benefits from SAFTA and the Way Ahead, organized by ADB/FICCI/ UNCTAD in New Delhi on 28 March 2008.
Participated in the internal meeting of the 13th ASEAN-India Working Group (AIWG) Meeting, 10th ASEAN-India Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC), and the 10th ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), organized by the MER Division, Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi on 26 March 2008.
Made a presentation on India’s Economic Opportunity with Myanmar: Prospects and Strategies at the Roundtable Discussion on Recent Developments in Myanmar and Its Implications for India, organized by Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi on 13 March 2008.
Made a presentation on India’s Economic Opportunity with Myanmar: Prospects and Strategies at the international conference on India-Myanmar Relations: Dynamics and Issues, organized by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata and Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS), Yangon in Kolkata on 26-27 February 2008.
Made a presentation on Trends in National and Regional Investors Financing Cross-border Infrastructure Projects in Asia at the Inception Workshop on ADBI Flagship Study on Infrastructure and Regional Cooperation, organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in Tokyo on 18-20 February 2008.
Delivered a lecture on Scopes and Opportunities in Higher Education Services Trade in India at the National Conference on Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets: Focus on Asia, organized by the Jaipuria Institute of Management at Noida on 9 February 2008.
Made a presentation on Challenges and Opportunities in India-Bangladesh Economic Cooperation at the Seminar on Current Development in Bangladesh: Implications for India, organized by the Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS), Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi on 7-8 February 2008.
Made presentations on Infrastructure Development in India: Profile and Prospects; and East Asian Infrastructure Development in a Comparative Global Perspective: An Analysis of RIS Infrastructure Index at the ERIA Infrastructure Project Concluding Meeting on International Infrastructure Development in East Asia: Towards an Effective and Balanced Regional Integration, organized by the IDE-JETRO on 20-21 January 2008 at JETRO, Bangkok.
Delivered a lecture on the Role of Infrastructure in India’s Economic Development at the 45th Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats, organized by the FSI in New Delhi on 17 January 2008.
   

2007

Participated in the International Conference on Intermodal Logistics, organized by the Asian Institute of Transport Development (AITD), New Delhi; Planning Commission, New Delhi; and UNESCAP, Bangkok, in New Delhi on 8-9 October 2007.
Presented a paper on Trade in Services in India: Implications for Poverty and Inequality at the Research Workshop on Emerging Trade Issues for Developing Countries in Asia-Pacific Region, organized by UNESCAP, at Macao, P. R. China on 10-11 December, 2007.
Participated in the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), organized by UNESCAP, held at Macao, P.R. China, 12 December, 2007.
Made a presentation on Transport Connectivity and Relevance of Regional Cooperation: India and ASEAN, at a special course for ASEAN diplomats, organized by FSI in New Delhi on 31 August 2007.
Participated as Discussant in a Regional Conference on Towards BIMSTEC-Japan Comprehensive Economic Cooperation: Sri Lankan Perspective, organized by IPS, Sri Lanka in Colombo on 17 August 2007.
Participated in the International Conference on Going Beyond Doha Negotiations: Promoting South – South Trade, organized by FICCI, DFID, UNCTAD and Ministry of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi on 9-10 August 2007.
Participated in the Joint Business Meeting in Honour of Prime Minister of Japan and Accompanying Business Delegation from Japan, organized by CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on 2 August 2007.
Made a presentation on Enhancing India’s Exports to China: Issues and Ways Forward, at the 3rd K2K (Kolkata to Kunming) International Conference, organized by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS) at Kolkata, on 21-22 July 2007.
Made a presentation on India–Vietnam Economic Relations: Profile and Prospects, at the India–Vietnam Business Forum, organized by FICCI, CII, VCCI, and ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on 6 July 2007.
Made presentations on Trade Flows and Trade Costs in Asia, and Role of Infrastructure in Reducing Trade Cost in South Asia at the International Conference on Trade Costs in Asia, organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in Tokyo, on 25-26 June 2007.
Made a presentation on India-Vietnam Economic Relations: Profile and Potentials, at the Commemorative Seminar to Mark the 35th Anniversary of the Establishment of Full Diplomatic Relations between India and Vietnam, organized by the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, in association with the Vietnam Academy of Social Science, Hanoi and the Indian Embassy in Vietnam, at Hanoi on 19 June 2007.
Delivered a lecture on Transport Economics to the Students of Export and Import Management, IIFT, New Delhi, on 7 June 2007.
Participated in the 11th India-ASEAN Working Group Meeting, 9th India-ASEAN Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting, and 9th India-ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting, organized by the Ministry of External Affairs at Kolkata, on 25-28 April 2007.
Presented a paper on India’s Look East Policy and Its Implications for Northeast India, at the National Seminar on Dynamics and Issues of Development in North-East India, organized by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Mizoram University, Aizwal, at Aizwal, Mizoram on 19-20 April 2007.
Participated in the Inter-Ministerial Preparatory Meeting on 11th India-ASEAN Working Group, organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi on 12 April 2007.
Participated in the 3rd Northeast Business Summit, organized by the Ministry of DoNER, Govt. of India and Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, in New Delhi, on 10-11 April 2007.
Made a presentation on “The Importance of Trade Costs: A Gravity Model Application” at the 3rd ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop on Trade Research, organized by UNESCAP, Bangkok on 26-30 March 2007.
Participated in the Symposium on Japan-India Strategic Partnership in the Era of Asian Regional Integration, organized by CII and Government of Japan in New Delhi on 9 March 2007.
Participated in the meeting on Kunming Initiative, organized by CPR and Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi University in New Delhi on 8 March 2007.
Presented a paper on “Enhancing India’s Merchandise Exports to China: Issues and Ways Forward”, at the National Seminar on India-China Border Trade: Strategy for Frontier Development, organized by ICSSR North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong at Gangtok, Sikkim, on 5-6 March 2007.
Made a presentation on “Cooperation in Infrastructure Sector between India and Myanmar: Scopes and Opportunities” at the International Conference on India – Myanmar Trade and Commerce, organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata and Myanmar Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Mumbai, in Kolkata on 15 February 2007.
Participated in the International Conference on “Meeting India’s Infrastructure Needs with Public-Private Partnerships: The International Experience and Perspective”, organized by the World Bank, held in New Delhi on 5-6 February 2007.
Participated in the research workshop on “Role of Infrastructure in Reducing Trade Costs”, organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo on 29-30 January 2007.
Participated in the Bilateral Dialogue on India-Japan Cooperation, organized by the IDSA and Japan Institute for International Cooperation in New Delhi on 17-18 January 2007.
Participated on the International Conference India Infrastructure Investment Forum 2007, organized by CII and Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), in New Delhi, on 15-16 January 2007.
   

2006

Participated as a panelist in a roundtable discussion on ‘Regional Cooperation and Integration in South Asia’, organized by the ADB and ICRIER at New Delhi on 13 December 2006.
Participated in the discussion on "India-China Relationship: Chinese President Hu Jintao’s Visit”, organized by the Observer Research Foundation at New Delhi on 1 December 2006.
Participated in a Regional Conference on “Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction”, organized by CUTS, held at Bangkok, on 24-25 November 2006.
Presented a paper on “Role of China, India and Thailand in Trade Facilitation in GMS Countries” at a Regional Conference on ‘Advocacy for Trade & Investment Facilitation in the GMS Region’, organized by SDC-CUTS-UNESCAP in Bangkok on 23-24 November 2006.
Presented a paper on “Empirical Estimates of Trade Costs for Asia” at LAEBA 2006 Third Annual Conference on ‘Regional Integration and Regional Cooperation in Asia and Latin America: The Role of Regional Infrastructure’, organized by the ADB Institute and Inter-American Development Bank at Seoul on 16-17 November 2006.
Participated in the roundtable discussion on ‘China: Today and Tomorrow’, organized by the Observer Research Foundation at New Delhi, on October 17, 2006.
Participated in the 10th ASEAN-India Working Group Meeting, organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, at New Delhi on 16-17 October 2006.
Participated in the National Conference on ‘Building Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities’, organised by Planning Commission, Government of India at New Delhi on 7 October 2006.
Presented a paper on International Trade in Services: Evolving Issues for Developing Countries at WTO/ESCAP/ARTNeT Advanced Regional Seminar on Multilateral Negotiations in Services for Asian and Pacific Economies, held at Kolkata on 19-21 September 2006.
Made a presentation on ‘India’s Economic Engagement in Asia: Present Trends and Future Prospects’, at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Vienna, 25 July, 2006.
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Regional Trade in Northeast Asia: Why Do Trade Costs Matter?”, at the CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2006 workshop on "Understanding the Latest Wave of Regional Trade and Cooperation Agreements", held at Venice, 19 - 20 July 2006.
Participated in the International Seminar on Developing Countries and Services Negotiations, organized by ICRIER on 6–7 June, 2006 in New Delhi.
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Why Trade Costs Matter?”, at 2nd ARTNeT Capacity Building Training Workshop on Trade Research, organised by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) at Bangkok, 17 – 21 April 2006.
Participated as discussant in a Dialogue on ‘India – China Economic Cooperation’, organised by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, 3 April, 2006, Kolkata.
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Facilitating Overland Trade in BCIM: Issues and Way Forward”, at 6th Forum on ‘Regional Economic Cooperation among BCIM’, organised by the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi University, New Delhi, 30-31 March 2006.
Attended and presented a paper (co-author) entitled “Reducing Global Imbalances and Accelerating Growth: Role of Regional Cooperation” at the 4th High Level Conference on ‘Asian Economic Integration: Towards an Asian Economic Community’, organized by RIS, New Delhi and ISEAS, Singapore, held at New Delhi, 18 – 19 November 2005
Attended and made a presentation on “Exploring Mekong – Ganga Relationship: Role of Infrastructure and Energy” at the final consultation of “South-South Economic Cooperation: Exploring Mekong Ganga Relationship” project, organised by CUTS, Jaipur, held at Bangkok, 26-27 October 2005
Attended and made presentations on “Exploring Mekong – Ganga Relationship: Transport Infrastructure and Energy” and “Exploring Mekong – Ganga Relationship: Other Areas of Cooperation” at the National Consultation on South-South Cooperation: Exploring Mekong – Ganga Relationship, Organised by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), held at New Delhi, September 1, 2005
Attended and made presentation on “Strengthening Mekong Ganga Cooperation: An Indian Perspective”, at the International Conference on Mekong-Ganga Cooperation: Exploring India – Vietnam Relationship, Organised by the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) and Vietnam Academy for Social Sciences (VASS), held at Hanoi, Vietnam, August 29, 2005
Attended and made presentation on “Deepening Mekong-Ganga Cooperation: Role of Transport Infrastructure” at the International Conference on Exploring Mekong – Ganga Relationship: India and Lao PDR, Organised by the National University of Laos, held at Vientiane, Lao PDR, August 25, 2005
Attended and made presentation on “Strengthening Mekong-Ganga Cooperation: Economy, Trade and Infrastructure” at the International Conference on Trade and Investment between Cambodia and India, Organised by the Economic Institute of Cambodia (EIC), held at Phnom Penh, August 23, 2005
Attended the international conference on “Linkages between Trade, development and Poverty Reduction”, Organised by the Economic Institute of Cambodia (EIC), held at Phnom Penh, August 22, 2005
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Widening India-Bangladesh Cooperation Agenda in Context of South Asian Regional Cooperation: Issues and Tasks Ahead”, at the National Conference on Indo-Bangladesh Border Trade: Status and Prospects, sponsored by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), Government of India, organised by Indian Council of Social Science Research North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong, held at Northeastern Hill University, 12 – 13 July 2005
Attended and presented a paper entitled “India’s Look East Policy: Implications for India’s Northeast”, at the National Conference on Promotion of Border Trade between India’s North East and Myanmar: Problems and Prospects, sponsored by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), Government of India, organised by Indian Council of Social Science Research North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong, in collaboration with Manipur University, Imphal, held at Manipur during 8-9 November 2004
Attended and presented a paper entitled “How Do Transaction Costs Affect International Integration: Empirical Evidence from Asian Economic Community”, at the High Level Conference on Asia’s Economic Cooperation and Integration, Organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), held at Manila, Philippines, July 1-2, 2004
Presented a paper entitled “Trade, Infrastructure and Transaction Costs: An Investigation with Asian Economies”, Paper Presented at the Northeast Area Studies Centre of Institute of Developing Economies (JETRO), Japan, on April 30, 2004
Attended and presented a paper entitled “International Container Port System Concentration: How Does It Look Like”, at the 1st Northeast Asia Logistics Conference, organised by the Inha University in association with Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade (Inha University), Korea Logistics Society, Incheon Metropolitan City Authority, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Korea, China Logistics Society, and Japan Logistics Society, held at Incheon, Korea, April 27-29, 2004
Attended and presented a paper entitled “India – ASEAN Vision 2020: Transport Infrastructure and Energy”, at the high level meeting on ASEAN Think-Tanks on India- ASEAN Vision 2020, Organised by Research and Information System for Developing Countries, in association with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, March 4-5, 2004
Attended and presented a paper entitled “India – ASEAN Vision 2020: Transport Infrastructure”, at the National Consultation Meeting on India- ASEAN Vision 2020 of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Organised by Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, December 26, 2003
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Changing Profile of Regional Integration Arrangements in South Asia”, at the International Workshop on Facilitation of Trade and Transport Cooperation between India and China, Organised by South Asia Research Society, Kolkata and Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi., November 27-28, 2003
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Container Port System Concentration in East Asia”, at the 6th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering of Developing Countries (COPEDEC), held at Colombo, September 14-19, 2003
Attended and presented a paper entitled “4-Stages Data Envelopment Analysis in Measuring Seaport Efficiency”, at the 6th International Conference of International Association of Maritime Economists, held at Seoul during September 3-5, 2003
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Regional Economic and Trade Cooperation between Eastern and Northeastern States of India and Southwestern Provinces of China”, at the International Workshop on ‘Cross-border Regional Cooperation’, organised by the Yunnan Development Research Centre, Kunming, P R China, held at Kunming 23-25, November, 2002
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Productivity, Efficiency and Technological Change in Indian Ports”, at the 30th Congress of International Navigation Association (PIANC), held at Sydney during September 20-27, 2002
Presented a paper entitled “Productivity, Efficiency and Technological Change in Indian Ports”, at the Department of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Hong Kong Polytechnique University, Hong Kong on December 2, 2002
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Infrastructure, Income and Trade in Eastern South Asia Subregion”, at the International workshop on ‘Promotion of Trade and Investment in Eastern South Asia Sub-region’ held at Kolkata during October 18-19, 2001, organized by the South Asia Research Society, Kolkata and Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Transport Infrastructure and Economic Performance of Bangladesh and Indian Bordering States”, at the 3rd Dialogue of Economic Cooperation between Indian Bordering States and Bangladesh, organised by BIISS, Dhaka, Ford Foundation, Bangladesh and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt. of Bangladesh, held at Dhaka, August 20–24, 2001
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Causality between Performance and Traffic: An Investigation with Indian Ports”, at the 5th International Conference of International Association of Maritime Economists held at Hong Kong in July 2001
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Kulpi Port and Special Economic Zone: Features and Development Strategy”, Paper presented at the National Seminar on ‘Indian FTZS, Ports and Shipping and Globalisation”, organized by the FICCI, held at New Delhi in December 2000
Presented a paper entitled “How do Economic and Social Infrastructure Services affect Regional Economic Performance? An Investigation with Major Indian States”, at the National Seminar on ‘India Rural Infrastructure Report’, organized by National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai in December 2000 (Earlier versions of the paper were also presented at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in July 1998, Institute of Economic Growth in August 1998
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Infrastructure, Income and Regional Economic Development in India with Special Reference to Northeastern States of India”, at the International Conference on ‘Dialogue for Regional Cooperation between India and Bangladesh’, organized by BIISS, Dhaka and MAKAIAS, Kolkata, held at Kolkata in August 2000
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Performance and Privatisation of Indian Ports: A Review”, at the International Conference ‘Infrastructure 2000’, organized by Gremtech India Ltd., held at Mumbai in October 1999
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Port Facility, Foreign Trade and Economic Reforms in India: Need for Strengthening Transport Infrastructure”, at the National Seminar ‘Transport Infrastructure and Globalisation: Problems and Prospects’, organized by Centre for Transport Studies, Jadavpur University, held at Kolkata in February 1999
Attended and presented a paper entitled “Economic Growth, Infrastructure Development and Income Disparity across Indian States”, at (a) International Conference on held on ‘Development, Displacement and Disparity: India in the Last Quarter Century’ at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, in December 1998 and (b) Eighty First Conference of Indian Economic Association, December 2000
Presented a paper entitled “Role of Ports in Economic Development and Trade between China and India: Policy Implications for Asian Regional Cooperation”, Paper written for the ’98 Marine Port China Conference, held at Shanghai Port, Shanghai, China, in October 1998
Attended and presented a paper entitled "Agro-Infrastructure and Competitive Advantage of West Bengal: Need for Private Investment", at the workshop on ‘Investment Potential in Agro-Processing Industries in Eastern India’, organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indo German Chamber of Commerce and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation in February 1998
Attended and presented a paper entitled "Port Capacity, Foreign Trade and Economic Reforms in India: Need for Strengthening Transport Infrastructure", at the National Conference on ‘Transport Infrastructure: The Emerging Scenario’, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi in December 1997
Attended and presented a paper entitled "Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Trade in SAARC", at (a) International Conference on Economic Reforms in SAARC, jointly organised by Institute of Bangladesh Studies, Rajshahi University and International Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, held at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh in April 1998, and (b) Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Dhaka in April 1998
Presented a paper entitled "Role of Port Infrastructure in Export-led Growth: Agenda for India and Bangladesh", Presented at the Chittagong Port, Bangladesh in April 1998