Associate Professor Dilip Dutta

MA Calc, PhD UC Calif (Berkeley)
Associate Professor

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dilip Dutta did his BA (Honours) and MA in Economics from Calcutta University, India. After completing a diploma Fellow of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (FIIMC), he did his PhD in Economics from University of California, Berkeley. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University before joining the Department of Economics, University of Sydney. Apart from his publications in journals such as Economic Record, Applied Economics, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Economic Papers, Indian Economic Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, he has contributed a number of chapters to several edited books published by Oxford University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, Edward Elgar, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Idea Group Inc., Atlantic Publishers, Orient BlackSwan, etc.

His current research interests focus on socio-economic dualism, trade liberalisation, endogenous growth, and role of information and communication technology (ICT) and services on economic growth and development in selected developing countries including China and India. He is the founding editor of International Journal of Development Issues published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK. He has recently edited a book titled: Inclusive growth and development in two emerging economic giants of China and India in 21st century? A structural and institutional analysis, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. (forthcoming). His earlier edited book was Economic Liberalisation and Institutional Reforms in South Asia? Recent Experiences and Future Prospects, New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2000.

Research interests

  • Applied econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Endogenous Growth Economics
  • Economic policy for development in selected developing countries

Teaching and supervision

PhD Thesis Supervision

Current

  • Primary Supervisor of Xin Zheng, PhD, Thesis Topic: Productivity, Financial Volatility and Technological Change: A Bayesian DSGE Model of Endogenous Growth (started in July 2013).
  • Primary Supervisor of Syed M. Atif Bukhari, PhD, Thesis Topic: Inclusive growth diagnostic analysis (started in March 2013).
  • Primary Supervisor of Fazar B. Hirawan, PhD, Thesis Topic:Promoting food Security & its role in Indonesia?s economic development (started in March 2013).
  • Primary Supervisor of Nicholas Fearnley, PhD, Thesis Topic: Role of informal institutions on economic development.
  • Primary Supervisor of James Endres, PhD, Thesis Topic: Economic impact of broadband infrastructure in Australia.

Completed

  • Primary Supervisor of Bradley Miller, PhD, Thesis Topic:A comparative and economic analysis of emerging space programs (submitted 2013).
  • Primary Supervisor of Yi Bai Yang, 2012. PhD, Thesis Topic: Economic growth under technological change and time preference: Empirical evidence from selected OECD countries.
  • Primary Supervisor of Kozo Otsuka, 2010. PhD, Thesis Topic: Role of science and collaboration in knowledge production: A comparative analysis of the US and Japan.
  • Primary Supervisor of Supriyo De, 2008. PhD, Thesis Topic: Intangible capital, productivity and growth in the ?New Economy?: An analysis of the Indian Software Industry.
  • Primary Supervisor of Mohammad Mafizur Rahman, 2007. PhD, Thesis Topic: Gravity Models of Bangladesh's Trade and Intra-SAARC Trade Prospects.
  • Primary Supervisor of Cengiz Cihan, 2006. PhD, Thesis Topic: An Empirical Analysis of Knowledge Production Function: What differs among the OECD countries including Turkey?
  • Primary Supervisor of Ananthalakshmi Sekhar, 2005. PhD, Thesis Topic: Information and Communication Technology in India: A Study of Approaches Toward Achieving Quality.
  • Primary Supervisor of Ihab Magableh, 2005. PhD, Thesis Topic: A Socio-Economic enquiry into the Determinants of Microfinance in Jordan: An Econometric Analysis.
  • Primary Supervisor of Paritosh Chandra Ghosh, 2005. PhD, Thesis Topic: Economic Growth, The Environment and Economic Openness: An Investigation into Their Structural Linkages.
  • Primary Supervisor of Richard Culas, 2004. PhD, Thesis Topic: A re-examination of the causes for deforestation: Evidences from Latin America, Africa and Asia.
  • Primary Supervisor of Catherine Roc, 2000. PhD, Thesis Topic: Foreign Portfolio Investment in the Indonesian Stock Market 1987-1997 : Causes and Impact on the JSX's Development.
  • Associate Supervisor of Faizal Yahya, 2000. PhD, Thesis Topic: Decentralising Economic Development in India and the Emergence of Growth Centres
  • Primary Supervisor of Nasiruddin Ahmed, 1999. PhD, Thesis Topic: Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: An Empirical Investigation.
  • Primary Supervisor of Robert Christie, 1998. PhD, Thesis Topic: Organisational and Institutional Influences on Rotating Savings and Credit Associations: Evidence from Australian Ethnic Communities.
  • Primary Supervisor of Amir Hussain, 1994. PhD, Thesis Topic: Tenurial Efficiency and Interlinked Markets in Bangladesh Agriculture: Issues and Evidence.
  • Primary Supervisor of Farzana Naqvi, 1994. PhD, Thesis Topic: A Computable General Equilibrium Model of Energy-Economy Interaction in Pakistan.

MPhil Thesis Supervision

Completed

  • Primary Supervisor of Xin Zheng, 2012 MPhil, Thesis Topic: Trade Liberalization?s Impact upon Growth in an Endogenous Growth Theoretic Framework: Experiences from Two Asymmetric Countries
  • Primary Supervisor of Sarita Bista, 2007. MPhil, Thesis Topic: The Effects of Trade Liberalisation in South Asia.
  • Primary Supervisor of Kozo Otsuka, 2005. MPhil (Research), Thesis Topic: Information Technology and Aggregate Economic Growth in Asia: Panel Analysis with Endogenous Growth Framework.

MEc Thesis/Essay Supervision
Completed

  • Primary Supervisor of Ping Alice Cheung, 1997. Masters (Research), Thesis Topic: The Manpower Management in China's Economic Planning.
  • Primary Supervisor of Yannick Tran, 1996. Masters (Research), Thesis Topic: Reviewing Vietnam's Transition Progress to a Market Economy.
  • Primary Supervisor of Mohammad M. Hoque, 1995. Masters (Research), Thesis Topic: Agricultural Development Policy and Implementation: The Case of Bangladesh.
  • Primary Supervisor of Hsien_Chuang Jeng, 1995. Masters (Honours), Thesis Topic: Hong-Kong and Singapore: A review and comparison of economic planning, development and policy.
  • Primary Supervisor of Ian Morrow, 1994. Masters (Research), Thesis Topic: The Human Development Index.
  • Primary Supervisor of James Farrell, 1992. Masters (Research), Thesis Topic: Wasted Labour and Macroeconomic Adjustment in Revolutionary Nicaragua.

BEc (Honours) Thesis Supervision
Completed

  • Primary Supervisor of Guan Long Ren, 2012. Bachelors (Honours), Thesis Topic: The Anatomy of the Service Sector and Baumol?s Unbalanced Growth Revisited: Does Baumol?s Disease Exist in China? Compulsory B.Ec. honours thesis,.
  • Primary Supervisor of Alex Peat, 2006. Bachelors (Honours), Thesis Topic: Efficiency and Privatisation in Transitional Russia: The Role of the Domestic Oil Industry, Compulsory B.Ec. honours thesis.
  • Primary Supervisor of Prasanna Shanmukanathan, 2006. Bachelors (Honours), Thesis Topic: Service Sector Dynamics: The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in an Endogenous Framework, Compulsory B.Ec. honours thesis.
  • Primary Supervisor of Nick Biddle, 2000. Bachelors (Honours), Thesis Topic: The Employment Status of Australian Aborigines and Torres Islanders: Evidence on Underemployment (Major Thesis jointly with Economics and Econometrics Disciplines).
  • Primary Supervisor of Daniel O'Neil, 1999. Bachelors (Honours), Thesis Topic: India: Poverty and Dualism 1980-1996 (Major Thesis).
  • Primary Supervisor of Amanda Ho, 1996. Bachelors (Honours), Thesis Topic: The Impact of Structural Change in Hong Kong's Manufacturing Sector in the Process of Integration with China-An Analysis of the "Front Shop, Back Factory" Phenomenon (Minor Thesis).
  • Primary Supervisor of Andrew S. Liu, 1995. Bachelors (Honours), Thesis Topic: Hong Kong's Manufacturing Investments in China (Minor Thesis).

Associations

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2009

  • Need for an urgent protection of Bengali sweets and desserts industry; Dutta D; ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Dutta, D. (2014). Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Dutta, D. (2014). Convergence of Structuralism and Institutionalism in Development Economics and Studies - Revisited. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 3-33). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., Yang, Y. (2014). Major Factors Behind Regional Disparity of Economic Growth in China During 1996-2010. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 79-106). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., Ren, G. (2014). Service Sector's Growth in China: The Role of ICT, Non-ICT and Human Capitals. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 133-158). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., De, S. (2014). Socio-Economic Dynamics of the ICT Industry's Regional Growth in India. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 191-218). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Cihan, C., Dutta, D. (2010). An Empirical Analysis based on Knowledge Production Function for OECD Countries including Turkey. In Yannis Stivachtis (Eds.), From Customs Union to Chapter Negotiations: The Turkish Economy on the Path to EU Membership, (pp. 223-247). Athens Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).
  • Dutta, D. (2009). Social Shaping of India's Computer Software Technology Sector: A Methodological Analysis in Terms of Actors and Networks. In Manoj Kumar Sanyal, Mandira Sanyal and Shahina Amin (Eds.), Post-Reform Development in Asia- Essays for Amiya Kumar Bagchi, (pp. 289-306). Hyderabad India: Orient Blackswan Private Limited.
  • Dutta, D. (2008). Business process outsourcing under globalisation: Is the conflict between India and the USA receding? In Manas Chatterji and B.M. Jain (Eds.), Conflict and Peace in South Asia: Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development Volume 5, (pp. 315-335). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Dutta, D. (2008). Services and development. In Amitava K. Dutt & Jaime Ros (Eds.), International Handbook of Development Economics, (pp. 497-515). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Dutta, D. (2007). Role of ICT in Development Process: A review of issues and prospects in South Asia. In Hakikur Rahman (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies for Economic and Regional Developments, (pp. 240-258). Pennslyvannia, USA: Idea Group Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., Sekhar, A. (2005). Major Indian ICT firms and their approaches towards achieving quality. In Jha, R. (Eds.), Economic Growth, Economic Performance and Welfare in South Asia, (pp. 225-248). Hampshire, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dutta, D. (2004). Effects of Globalisation on Employment and Poverty in Dualistic Economies: The Case of India. In Clem Tisdell and Raj Kumar Sen (Eds.), Economic Globalisation: Social Conflicts, Labour and Environmental Issues, (pp. 167-185). Cheltenham, England ; Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chakraborty, C., Dutta, D. (2003). Indian software industry: growth patterns, constraints and government initiatives. In Raghbendra Jha (Eds.), Indian Economic Reforms, (pp. 317-333). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • Rahman, M., Dutta, D. (2012). The Gravity Model Analysis of Bangladesh's Trade: A Panel Data Approach. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 13(3), 263-286. [More Information]
  • Dutta, D. (2011). Retail Sector's Growth Under Dualism: India's Development Dilemma. International Journal of Development and Conflict, 1(1), 27-40. [More Information]
  • Dutta, D., De, S. (2009). Political Economy of IT in India: Challenges and Policy Responses. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(9), 201-212.
  • De, S., Dutta, D. (2007). Impact of Intangible Capital on Productivity and Growth: Lessons from the Indian Information Technology Software Industry. The Economic Record, 83(S1), S73-S86.
  • Dutta, D., Magableh, I. (2006). A socio-economic study of the borrowing process: the case of microentrepreneurs in Jordan. Applied Economics, 38(14), 1627-1640.
  • Dutta, D. (2005). Role of Science & Technology in Development Process: A Review of Major Historical Perspectives and Issues. Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 15(N/A), 11-24.
  • Dutta, D., Ahmed, N. (2004). An Aggregate Import Demand Function For India: A Cointegration Analysis. Applied Economics Letters, 11(10), 607-613.
  • Dutta, D., Ahmed, N. (2004). Trade Liberalization And Industrial Growth In Pakistan: A Cointegration Analysis. Applied Economics, 36(13), 1421-1429.

Conferences

  • Dutta, D., Zheng, X. (2013). Trade Liberalization in an Endogenous Growth Theoretic Framework: Experiences from Two Asymmetric Countries of the USA & China. Econometric Society Australasian Meeting 2013 (ESAM 2013), Sydney, Australia: The Econometric Society.
  • Otsuka, K., Dutta, D. (2010). Collective knowledge production and research collaboration in Japan and the USA: An analysis within endogenous growth framework. 39th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2010, Australia: Economic Society of Australia.
  • De, S., Dutta, D. (2006). Impact of intangible capital on productivity and growth of the Indian information technology software industry. 35th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2006, Perth, Australia: Curtin University of Technology.
  • Dutta, D., Otsuka, K. (2004). An Analysis Of Knowledge Spillover From Information And Communication Technology In Australia, Japan, South Korea And Taiwan. 33rd Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2004, Oxford, England: Blackwell Press.
  • Dutta, D., Ghosh, P. (2002). Natural Resource Based Economic Growth in Malaysia: The Environmental Issues and Prospects. Regime politique, development et insularite dans l?hemisphere Sud, The Observatory of International Relations in the Southern Hemisphere, Universite Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble: L'Observatoire des Relations internationales dans L'Hemisphere sud.

2014

  • Dutta, D. (2014). Convergence of Structuralism and Institutionalism in Development Economics and Studies - Revisited. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 3-33). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dutta, D. (2014). Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., Yang, Y. (2014). Major Factors Behind Regional Disparity of Economic Growth in China During 1996-2010. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 79-106). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., Ren, G. (2014). Service Sector's Growth in China: The Role of ICT, Non-ICT and Human Capitals. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 133-158). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., De, S. (2014). Socio-Economic Dynamics of the ICT Industry's Regional Growth in India. In Dutta.D (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 191-218). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

2013

  • Dutta, D., Zheng, X. (2013). Trade Liberalization in an Endogenous Growth Theoretic Framework: Experiences from Two Asymmetric Countries of the USA & China. Econometric Society Australasian Meeting 2013 (ESAM 2013), Sydney, Australia: The Econometric Society.

2012

  • Rahman, M., Dutta, D. (2012). The Gravity Model Analysis of Bangladesh's Trade: A Panel Data Approach. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 13(3), 263-286. [More Information]

2011

  • Dutta, D. (2011). Retail Sector's Growth Under Dualism: India's Development Dilemma. International Journal of Development and Conflict, 1(1), 27-40. [More Information]

2010

  • Cihan, C., Dutta, D. (2010). An Empirical Analysis based on Knowledge Production Function for OECD Countries including Turkey. In Yannis Stivachtis (Eds.), From Customs Union to Chapter Negotiations: The Turkish Economy on the Path to EU Membership, (pp. 223-247). Athens Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).
  • Otsuka, K., Dutta, D. (2010). Collective knowledge production and research collaboration in Japan and the USA: An analysis within endogenous growth framework. 39th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2010, Australia: Economic Society of Australia.

2009

  • Dutta, D., De, S. (2009). Political Economy of IT in India: Challenges and Policy Responses. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(9), 201-212.
  • Dutta, D. (2009). Social Shaping of India's Computer Software Technology Sector: A Methodological Analysis in Terms of Actors and Networks. In Manoj Kumar Sanyal, Mandira Sanyal and Shahina Amin (Eds.), Post-Reform Development in Asia- Essays for Amiya Kumar Bagchi, (pp. 289-306). Hyderabad India: Orient Blackswan Private Limited.

2008

  • Dutta, D. (2008). Business process outsourcing under globalisation: Is the conflict between India and the USA receding? In Manas Chatterji and B.M. Jain (Eds.), Conflict and Peace in South Asia: Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development Volume 5, (pp. 315-335). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Dutta, D. (2008). Services and development. In Amitava K. Dutt & Jaime Ros (Eds.), International Handbook of Development Economics, (pp. 497-515). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2007

  • De, S., Dutta, D. (2007). Impact of Intangible Capital on Productivity and Growth: Lessons from the Indian Information Technology Software Industry. The Economic Record, 83(S1), S73-S86.
  • Dutta, D. (2007). Role of ICT in Development Process: A review of issues and prospects in South Asia. In Hakikur Rahman (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies for Economic and Regional Developments, (pp. 240-258). Pennslyvannia, USA: Idea Group Publishing.

2006

  • Dutta, D., Magableh, I. (2006). A socio-economic study of the borrowing process: the case of microentrepreneurs in Jordan. Applied Economics, 38(14), 1627-1640.
  • De, S., Dutta, D. (2006). Impact of intangible capital on productivity and growth of the Indian information technology software industry. 35th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2006, Perth, Australia: Curtin University of Technology.

2005

  • Dutta, D., Sekhar, A. (2005). Major Indian ICT firms and their approaches towards achieving quality. In Jha, R. (Eds.), Economic Growth, Economic Performance and Welfare in South Asia, (pp. 225-248). Hampshire, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dutta, D. (2005). Role of Science & Technology in Development Process: A Review of Major Historical Perspectives and Issues. Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 15(N/A), 11-24.

2004

  • Dutta, D., Ahmed, N. (2004). An Aggregate Import Demand Function For India: A Cointegration Analysis. Applied Economics Letters, 11(10), 607-613.
  • Dutta, D., Otsuka, K. (2004). An Analysis Of Knowledge Spillover From Information And Communication Technology In Australia, Japan, South Korea And Taiwan. 33rd Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2004, Oxford, England: Blackwell Press.
  • Dutta, D. (2004). Effects of Globalisation on Employment and Poverty in Dualistic Economies: The Case of India. In Clem Tisdell and Raj Kumar Sen (Eds.), Economic Globalisation: Social Conflicts, Labour and Environmental Issues, (pp. 167-185). Cheltenham, England ; Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Dutta, D., Ahmed, N. (2004). Trade Liberalization And Industrial Growth In Pakistan: A Cointegration Analysis. Applied Economics, 36(13), 1421-1429.

2003

  • Chakraborty, C., Dutta, D. (2003). Indian software industry: growth patterns, constraints and government initiatives. In Raghbendra Jha (Eds.), Indian Economic Reforms, (pp. 317-333). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

2002

  • Dutta, D., Ghosh, P. (2002). Natural Resource Based Economic Growth in Malaysia: The Environmental Issues and Prospects. Regime politique, development et insularite dans l?hemisphere Sud, The Observatory of International Relations in the Southern Hemisphere, Universite Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble: L'Observatoire des Relations internationales dans L'Hemisphere sud.

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