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economist , educator

Sugata Marjit is an Indian economist, educator. He is the Reserve Bank Chair of Industrial Economics at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences.

Background

Marjit was born on December 4, 1959 in Maldah, India; the son of Ram Kimar and Chitra (Mukherjee) Marjit.

Education

Marjit received a Master of Arts degree in economics from Calcutta University in 1980. Three years later he was given a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Rochester. In 1985, Sugata earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from the University of Rochester.

Career

Marjit began his career as a research associate at Presidency College in Calcutta in 1984. A year later he became a lecturer at Jadavpur University. In 1989, Sugata worked as an associate professor at the same university and held it for four years. In 1994, he was a senior lecturer at Monash University. The same year Marjit was appointed a professor at Indian Statistical Institute.

He held the position of a professor at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta from February 1997 to May 2003. Since 2003, he has been Reserve Bank Chair of Industrial Economics at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta. In November 2004 and in December 2006 Sugata was a professor of economics at the City University of Hong Kong.

From March 2007 to March 2012 he held the position of a director at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences. Also Sugata was appointed a vice chancellor at the University of Calcutta from July 2015 to July 2016.

He is the editor of the South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance and serves in editorial boards of national and international journals.

Achievements

  • He has more than 100 papers in well-known international journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of International Economics and International Economic Review.

Membership

Marjit is a member of American Economic Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Singing classical indian songs

Connections

On May 8, 1983 Sugata Marjit married Baisakhi Chowdhury.

father:
Ram Kimar Marjit

mother:
Chitra (Mukherjee) Marjit

spouse:
Baisakhi Chowdhury