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    Arindam Banerjee, PhD Professor and Dean
    • School School of Liberal Studies
    • Position (additional roles) Vice-Dean
    • Email arindam.banerjee@bmu.edu.in

    Arindam Banerjee is currently Officiating Dean and Professor, School of Liberal Studies, BML Munjal University. He has earlier taught in Ambedkar University Delhi and Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. His teaching and research interests are colonialism, political economy, economic thought, agrarian development and food economy. He is currently also an adjunct faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. He completed his doctoral research studying agrarian relations under neo-liberalism from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    He has also researched and published on various topics like agrarian relations under neo-liberalism, global food crisis and its linkage with corn-ethanol, food management in India and colonial historiography in various journals like Development and Change, Social Scientist, Economic and Political Weekly and in edited volumes. He has co-edited the book Dispossession, Deprivation and Development: Essays in the honour of Utsa Patnaik, Columbia University Press. He has also been an external consultant to the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Food and Agricultural Organization.

    • Graduation In: B.Sc. Economics
    • Graduation From: Presidency College, University of Calcutta
    • Graduation Year: 2000
    • Post Graduation In: M.A. in Economics
    • Post Graduation From: Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Post Graduation Year: 2002
    • Doctorate In: PhD in Economics
    • Doctorate From: Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Doctorate Year: 2008
    From - To (Year) Designation & Organization
    July 2023- ongoing Professor and Vice-Dean, BML Munjal University
    2015-2023 Associate Professor, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi
    2011-2015 Assistant Professor, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi
    2010-2011 Research and Information System for Developing Countries
    2008-2009 Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum
    • ‘Agrarian Questions: New Paradigms in a Changing World’ in Development and Change, first published, 24 th April, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12766: (This is a review essay based on four books authored by Henry Berstein, Jan Van Der Ploeg, Philip McMichael and Jennifer Clapp and Ryan Isakson. The essay tries to critically reassess the agrarian questions in the cotemporary world conditions.)
    • ‘Locating Agrarian Labour within the contours of Imperialism: A Historical Review’ in The Oxford Handbook of Economic Imperialism ed. by Zak Cope and Immanuel Ness, OUP global, March, 2022 (ISBN: 9780197527085): (This article crtically reviews the history of agrarian labour and its relation with imperialist world systems over the span of four centuries)
    • ‘From Agrarian Crisis to Global Economic Crisis: Neo-liberalism and the Indian peasantry’ in the book ‘The Global Crisis and Transformative Social Change’ (eds.) Rebecca Buchholz, Shahra Razavi and Peter Utting, Palgrave Macmillan. April, 2012. ISBN13: 978-0230297821: (This book is a collection of selected papers presented at the International Conference organized by the UNRISD on ‘Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries’ on the 12–13 November 2009 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.)
    • ‘Food, Feed, Fuel: Transforming the Competition for Grains’, Development and Change, Vol 42. No 2.: 529-57, March, 2011: (This article theorizes the new economic replationship between oil prices and food prices in the context of grain-based bio-fuel production, focussing on a case of the US ethanol boom)
    • ‘The ‘Longer food Crisis’ and Consequences for Economic Theory and Policy in the South’ in Rethinking the Social sciences with Sam Moyo ed. by Praveen Jha, Paris Yeros and Walter Chambati, Tulika Books, India, 2020 (ISBN: 978-81-939269-4-9): (This article investifgates the long-term global food situation and attempts to identify historical causes of food crisis in the South. The article also critically assesses dominant theories in development based on the findings.
    • ‘Agrarian Crisis and Accumulation in Rural India: Locating Land Question within The Agrarian Question’ in ‘The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession and Capitalist Transition’ ed by Anthony P. D’Costa and Achin Chakraborty, Oxford University Press, April, 2017. ISBN-13: 9780198792444: (This article interrogates the contemporary agrarian question in India and engages with prevalent theories based on emprical field-work)
    • ‘Contestations over Food Subsidy Policy: Examining the High Level Committee Recommendations’, Social Scientist, Vol. 43(7-8): 41-57, 2015: (This article asseses the macro-economic food situation in Indian since the 1960s and critically examines the recommendations of High-Level Committee for restructuring the Food Corporation of India (Shanta Kumar Committee))
    • ‘Historiography sans History: A response to Tirthankar Roy’ (co-authored with Chirashree Dasgupta and Surajit Mazumder), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50(35): 124-132., 2015: (This article is in response to Tirtthankar Roy's analysis of the colonial economy and enagages with teh question of historiography, colonial trade and de-industrialization)
    • ‘Peasant Classes under Neo-liberalism: A Class Analysis of Two states’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 44(15), April 11, 2009: (This article undertakes an analysis of peasant class relations in Andhra Pradesh/Telengan and West Bengal based on primary field surveys)
    • Founding Member, Global University of Sustainability, https://our-global-u.org/oguorg/;
    • Fellow, African Programme of Rethinking Development Economics
    • External Consultant to Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and International fund for Agricultural development (IFAD)
    • Adjunct Faculty, IIM, Kozikode

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