Overview for India Infrastructure Database 2005 (In 2 Volumes)
Buddhadeb Ghosh (Author)
Buddhadeb Ghosh has done his Masters from Calcutta University, training in Statistics and Computer application from Indian Statistical Institute (Calcutta), and Ph.D. in Economics from Jadavpur University under Professor Sugata Marjit and Tuhin Das. He has been working as an Associate Scientist in Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He has also taught at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal. He was a visiting post-doctoral research scholar of the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan in 2003-04 for his work on "Globalisation and Competitiveness in Indian and Japanese Industires",. Apart from his Ph.D work on productivity, efficiency and technological change in Indian industry, he has contributed about three dozen papers in renowned peer reviewed national and international journals. His research areas include development economics in general, and productivity, technological change, infrastructure, regional economics, trade, institutions, agriculture, globalization, informal sector and environment in particular. His recent interest includes institutional evolution of the Indian economy, Japan and South Asia. Ghosh Extensively tours the country for understanding the diversity of the mystic land called India. He enjoys classical music, yoga, farming, and idleness in remote places.
Prabir Kumar De (Author)
Prabir De is a research associate at the Research and Information System for the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi. He completed M.Sc. in Economics from Calcutta University. With an overseas scholarship, De earned M.Sc. in Agriculture Economics from Reading University, England. He has served in several government and non-government positions before he joined RIS in 2003. In 2002, De received the Eric Lowey International Award of International Navigation Association (PIANC), Brussels. He was a visiting research scholar of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta, and Peace Studies Group, Department of History, Calcutta University. De has also contributed several research papers on regional economics in refereed journals. His research areas include development economics in general, and infrastructure, regional economics, trade, maritime economics, and regional trading arrangements in particular.