Dr. Smruti Ranjan Behera

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences
smruti.ranjan@iitrpr.ac.in

Biography

Dr. Behera received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics (DSE), University of Delhi. He has worked under the guidance of Prof. Pami Dua and Prof. Bishwanath Goldar to obtain his Ph.D. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. His research work has been focused on foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology spillovers, spatial and regional spillover in Indian manufacturing industries. More specifically, he is doing research on the application of econometric modelling to estimate the macroeconomic parameters, and doing empirical exercise on business forecasting, economic growth, economic geography and urban economics, energy and environmental economics, current account deviation, S-I dynamics, and cross-border capital mobility in the developing countries, etc. Presently, Dr. Behera is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Dept. of HSS, IIT Ropar, where he teaches econometrics, urban and regional economics, international economics and finance, and applied econometrics.

Areas of Research

Primary Field: Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Urban and Industrial Economics, International Economics and Finance
Secondary Field: Energy and Environmental Economics

Education

Ph.D. Economics, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics (DSE), University of Delhi, 2012-13
M. Phil. Economics, University of Delhi, 2005-06
M.A. Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2001
B.A. (Hons.) Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 98

Work Experience

2013-March-Present- Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Punjab, India
2008 July- 2013 February Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, Shyamlal College, University of Delhi
2006 July- 2008 July Ad-hoc Lecturer in the Dept. of Economics, Shyamlal College, University of Delhi
2004 December- 2005 January Working as Research Consultant at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave North Campus

Selected Publications/Patents

Behera, S.R. and D. P. Dash.  2017. "The Effect of Urbanization, Energy Consumption, and Foreign Direct Investment on the Carbon Dioxide Emission in the SSEA (South and Southeast Asian) Region." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 70 : 96-106 (Elsevier Publication)

Behera, S.R. (In Press). "Regional Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillover: Evidence across Different Clusters in India."  Economics of Innovation and New Technology (Taylor and Francis Journals) doi:10.1080/10438599.2016.1254850  

Behera, S.R. 2016. “Current Account Dynamics and Capital Mobility in the Newly Industrialized Countries.” International Review of Applied Economics 30(4): 441-461 (Taylor and Francis Journals). DOI:10.1080/02692171.2015.1122744

Behera, S. R. (In Press). “Saving-Investment Dynamics and Capital Mobility in the Newly Industrialized Countries.” The Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.). DOI: 10.1142/S0217590815500976

Behera, S. R. 2015. “Technology Spillover and Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: An Analysis of Indian Manufacturing Industries.” Journal of Economic Development 40 (3): 55-83 (The Economic Research Institute of Chung-Ang University (Korea)).   

Behera, S. R. 2015. “Do domestic firms really benefit from foreign direct investment? The role horizontal and vertical spillovers and absorptive capacity.” Journal of Economic Development 40 (2): 57-86 (The Economic Research Institute of Chung-Ang University (Korea)). 

Behera, S. R. 2015. “International Capital Mobility and Saving-Investment Relationship in the Newly Industrialized Countries.” International Review of Applied Economics 29(3):287-308 (Taylor and Francis Journals) DOI:10.1080/02692171.2014.983051.  

 Behera, S. R. 2015. “International Capital Mobility and Saving-Investment Relationship in India.” Economics Bulletin 35(1): 430-440 (Published from Vanderbilt University, USA). 

Behera, S. R. 2015. “Saving-Investment Dynamics and Capital Mobility in the BRICS.” Applied Econometrics and International Development 15(1):1-22 (Euro-American Association of Economic Development Studies). 

Behera, S.R. 2014. "Local Firms Productivity Spillover from Foreign Direct Investment: A Study of Indian Manufacturing Industries." International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation, and Development 7 (2): 167-190 (Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.),  DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2014.065883.

Behera, S.R., P. Dua  and B. N. Goldar 2012. "Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillover: Evidence across Indian Manufacturing Industries." The Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.) 57 (2):1250011-23. DOI: 10.1142/S0217590812500117.

Behera, S.R. 2013. "Saving-Investment Dynamics and Capital Mobility in the Newly Industrialized Countries", 50th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society,  December 22-24 (IGIDR, Mumbai).
Behera, S. R. 2013. "Horizontal and Vertical Technology Spillover of Foreign Direct Investment: An Evaluation across Indian Manufacturing Industries", Conference Proceedings, Structural Change, Dynamics and Economic Growth, Livorno, Italy, 12-14 September (University of Pisa)
Behera, S. R. 2009. "FDI and Export Competitiveness: An Analysis of Food Processing Industry in India." <em>AIUB Journal of Business and Economics (AJBE)</em> 8 (2): 1- 22.  
Behera, S. R., P. Dua and B. N. Goldar 2011. “Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillover: An Evaluation across Different Clusters in India” Working Paper No. 200, Centre for Development Economics, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
Behera, S. R., P. Dua and B. N. Goldar  2012. “Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillover: Evidence across Indian Manufacturing Industries” Working Paper No. 207, Centre for Development Economics, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
Behera, S.R. and S. Pradhan 2011. “Technology and Competitiveness: An Analysis of Automobile Industry of India” in Bimal K. Mohanty        (ed.), <em>Economic Development in India: Issues and Challenges</em>,<em> </em>New Century Publications, New Delhi.

Other Information

PhD Scholar

Devi Prasad Dash (MA in Economics, Pondicherry University, India)

UG Courses

Topics in Econometrics

Topics in Macroeconomics

International Economics and Finance

PG Courses

Applied Econometrics

Advanced Topics in Economic Geography and Urban Economics

Topics in International Economics

Professional Affiliation

 Life Member of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) http://www.tiesindia.net 

Life Member of Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing (Knowledge Forum) http://fgks.in/