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Department of Economics

Dr. Kanak Kanti Bagchi

Dr. Kanak Kanti Bagchi


M.A. (Economics), Ph.D. (Economics)

Professor

Members of Learned Societies: Life Member- Bengal Economic Association, Indian Economic Association, Indian Association for Women Studies, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Labour Economics, Regional Science Association, India, North-East India Council for Social Science Research, Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad (West Bengal History Association), Uttar Pradesh-Uttarakhand Economic Association, Balason Society for Improved Environment (An NGO).


Contact Addresses:

Contact +91-3532580178 (Residence), +91-353-2580 220 (O), +91-9434886016 (Cell)
Address(office) Department of Economics, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.
e-Mail kanakbagchi@yahoo.co.in , kkbagchi@hotmail.com

Subject specialization: Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Public Economics, and Labour Economics.

Areas of Research Interest: Education, Migration, Agriculture, Labour Economics, Social and Economic Development, Poverty, Inequality and Human Development.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 14      (b) Ongoing: 08.

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 08       (b) Ongoing: 03 .

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 32     ( b) Book(s) : 22

Achievement & Awards:

Professional experiences:

Administrative Experiences:

Selective List of Publications:

            Books:
  1. (2015) (Edited): International Migration of Labour – Nature, Trends, Determinants and Consequences, Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi.
  2. (2015) (Edited with Anil Bhuimali and Sanchari Roy Mukherjee): North Bengal Development Perspective, University of North Bengal.
  3. (2012): Social Security for Unorganised Workers in India – Issues and Concerns – Abhijeet Publications, Delhi, with Nirupm Gope.
  4. (2011) (Edited): Uneven Economic and Human Development in India – Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  5. (2011) (Edited): Regional Disparities in India’s Socio-economic Development – New Century Publications, New Delhi.
  6. (2011) (Edited): Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) As Right to Employment – Assessment of Impact and Effectiveness – Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  7. (2011) (Edited): Agriculture in the Era of Economic Reforms – Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  8.  (2010) (Edited): Promoting Horticulture Sector in India: Challenges and Strategies – Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  9. (2009) (Edited): Micro-Finance and Rural Development: A Critical Review - Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  10. (2009) (Edited): Good Governance and Development: An Indian Perspective - Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  11. (2008): Socio-Economic Impacts of Informal Sector Economy, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi, with N. Gope.
  12. (2008): Socio-Economic Conditions of Agricultural Labourers: A Study in Assam, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi, with T. C. Das.
  13. (2008) (Edited): State, Labour and Development: An Indian Perspective, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi, with N. Gope.
  14. (2008) (Edited): Agricultural Development in North-East India: Issues and Options, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  15. (2008) (Edited): Agrarian Crisis, Farmers’ Suicides, and Livelihood Security of Rural Labour in India, (in two volumes), Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  16. (2007): Adoption of New Technology in Agriculture by Tribal and Non-Tribal Farmers: A Case Study of Barpeta District in Assam, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi, with Aftab Uddin Ahmed.
  17. (2007): Adoption of New Technology and Agricultural Development, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi, with Aftab Uddin Ahmed.
  18. (2007) (Edited): Employment and Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India: An Appraisal, (in two volumes), Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  19. (2007) (Edited):  Research Methodology in Social Sciences: A Practical Guide, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  20. (2006): Performance of Regional Rural Banks in West Bengal: An Evaluation, Serials Publications, New Delhi, with Abdul Hadi.
  21. (2005): Trade Union Movement in Bangladesh, Serials Publications, New Delhi, with Md. Gholam Kibria and Anil Bhuimali.
  22. (2003): Land Tenures and Agricultural Development, Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.

    Research Papers / Articles:

  23. Bhajan Chandra Barman & K. K. Bagchi (2015):  ‘Microfinance and Financial Inclusion in Nadia District, West Bengal’ in Tripathy, S. N. (ed), Dynamics of Self Help Groups, Micro Finance and Financial Inclusion, Abhijit Publications, New Delhi.
  24. Ratul Saha & K. K. Bagchi (2015):  ‘Variations in Physical Performance of SHGs – A Study of West Bengal’ in Tripathy, S. N. (ed), Dynamics of Self Help Groups, Micro Finance and Financial Inclusion, Abhijit Publications, New Delhi.
  25. Samapti Saha and Kanak Kanti Bagchi (2015): ‘Role of the Women Panchayat Members in Village Development’, in Communique, [An Academic Journal of Durgapur Government College] Vol. 9, No. 1, March, pp.89-92. [ISSN 0973-8584].
  26. Tapan Kumar Roy and Kanak Kanti Bagchi (2013): ‘Coping with the Supply-Demand Gap of Agricultural Labourers: A Case Study of Uttar Dinajpur District of West Bengal’ in Roy, D. C. (ed), Economy of North Bengal – A District Level Study,   N. L. Publishers, Shiv Mandir, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
  27. Satyen Sarkar, Paramita Dasgupta, Tapan Kr. Ghosh and Kanak Kanti Bagchi (2013): “District – Wise Dimensions of Agricultural Sector Development in West Bengal”, ‘The Indian Economic Journal’, Special Issue (December), Pp. 344-362. (ISSN: 0019-4662).
  28. Tapan Kumar Ghosh, Paramita Dasgupta and K. K. Bagchi (2013): “Utilisation of Funds Obtained Through Various Centrally Sponsored Schemes – A Study of Two Districts of West Bengal”, ‘South Asian Journal of Human Rights’, Vol. 9, Nos. 1-2 (January-December), Pp. 113-136. (ISSN: 0973-2489).
  29. Roy, Tapan Kumar, Kanak Kanti Bagchi and Chinmoy Sarkar (2011): ‘Coping with the Suply-Demand Gap of Agricultural Labourers: a Case Study of Uttar Dinajpur District of West Bengal”, in Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 24, (Conference Number), pp. 537-543.
  30. Chakrabarti, Subhabrata and K. K. Bagchi (2011): “The Status of Agriculture Sector in the Post-Reform Period in North-East India”, in Bagchi, K. K. (ed.): Agriculture in the Era of Economic Reforms` – Abhijeet Publications, Delhi.
  31. Bagchi, Kanak Kanti and Tapan Kumar Ghosh (2011): “Development Participation through Decision Making and Cost sharing – A case Study of four Gram Panchayats in Two Districts of West
  32. Bengal”, in Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue, December 2011, pp.24-36.
  33. Bagchi, Kanak Kanti and Goutam Ghosh (2010): “Role of Informal Sector Lenders in Agricultural and Rural Development – An Empirical Study”, in Rasure, K. A. (ed.): Rural Credit in the era of Globalisation, Madhav Books, Gurgao (Haryana), pp.10-28.
  34. Bagchi, K. K., Sujit Majumdar and Chinmoy Sarkar (2011): “Current Food Price Inflation in India: A Study of its Causes, Impacts and Remedies”, in UPUEA Economic Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, April, pp.64-74.
  35. Bagchi, K. K., Sujit Majumdar and Chinmoy Sarkar (2010): “National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) as Right to Employment: Imperatives in the Light of Empirical Evidences” in Journal of Lifelong Learning and Development” Vo. II, No. II, October 2009-March 2010, pp.1-16
  36. Bagchi, K. K. and Sujit Majumdar (2010): “Achieving Inclusive Growth through National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA): a Case Study of West Bengal” in Rasure, K. A. (ed): Inclusive Growth: Challenges and Opportunities, Oxford Book Company, New Delhi, pp.115-130.
  37. Bagchi, K. K. and Sujit Majumdar (2010): “Achieving Inclusive Growth through National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA): a Case Study of West Bengal” in Rasure, K. A. (ed): Inclusive Growth: Challenges and Opportunities, Oxford Book Company, New Delhi, pp.115-130.
  38. Bagchi, K. K. (2008): ‘Working and Living Conditions of Agricultural Labours in India – Role of State in their Betterment, Journal of Economic & Social Development, Vol. IV, No. 1&2, pp.67-80.
  39. Bagchi, K. K. (2008): ‘Rural Development and Socio-Economic Change Among Agricultural Labourers in India’, pp.57-80,    in Sabanna, Talwar (ed.), Reforms and Economic Development in India, Serials Publications, New Delhi.
  40. Bagchi, K. K. & Ratul Saha (2008): ‘A Study on Inter-District Disparity in Health Education and Human Development in West Bengal’ in Rasure (ed), Human Development in India, Abhijeet Publications, Dehhi.
  41. (2008): ‘People on the Shift: Character and Significance of Migration in Urban Informal Sector’, Journal of South Asian Economy, Vol. 2, March, pp. 77-89 with Nirupam Gope.
  42. (2007): ‘Working and Living Conditions of Agricultural Labourers in India – Role of the State in Its Betterment’, Working Paper Series, Special Assistance Programme (Under DRS of UGC), Department of Economics, North Bengal University, Vo. 2, October, pp.13-30, with Nirupam Gope.
  43. (2007): ‘Sustainability of Agricultural Practices in West Bengal – A Case Study of Malda District’, in Rasure, K. A. (ed): Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol II, Serials Publications, New Delhi, pp.400-415, with Swajan Kumar Dey.
  44. (2006): ‘The Structural Change of Sikkim and Other North-Eastern States: A Brief Review’, Working Paper Series, Special Assistance Programme (Under DRS of UGC), Department of Economics, North Bengal University, Vo. 2, October, pp.95-108, with Subhabrata Chakrabarti.
  45. (2006): ‘Rural Development and Socio-Economic Change Among Agricultural Labourers in India’, in Prasad, R. R., and G. Rajanikanth (eds): Rural Development and Social Change, Vol. I, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, pp. 112-130.
  46. (2006): ‘Resource Productivity and Allocation Efficiency in Marginal Paddy Farmers in Morang District of Nepal’, The Journal of Economic Society, Vol. 6, No. 1, Issue No. 6, April, pp.43-54, with Ramesh Prasad Adhikari.
  47. (2006): ‘Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Measures for Urban Unorganized Sector Workers in India: A Critical Review’, Journal of Economic & Social Development, Vol. II, No. 2, July-Dec., pp.64-77, with Nirupam Gope.
  48. (2006): ‘Genesis and Growth of Regional Rural Banks in West Bengal, Economic Affairs, Vol. 51, Qr. 2, April-June, pp. 71-78, with Abdul Hadi.
  49. (2005): ‘Changing Profile of Land and Labour in Jalpaiguri:1950-51 to 2004-05’, Working Paper Series, Special Assistance Programme (Under DRS of UGC), Department of Economics, North Bengal University, Vo. 1, October, pp.33-54.
  50. (2004): ‘Finances of Panchayats in West Bengal – New Areas of Resource Mobilization’, The Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. L, No.3, July September, pp. 777-791, with Tapan Kumar Ghosh.
  51. (2003): ‘Women’s Empowerment in India: Legal and Programme-Based Approaches’, in Bhuimali (ed), Women’s Empowerment through Education, Serials Publications, New Delhi.
  52. (2003): ‘Resource Industry Linkages in Sikkim: Strategy of Development in the Context of Structural Change’ in Das, Gurudas (ed.), (2003), Structural Change and Strategy of Development: Resource-Industry Linkages in North East India, ICSSR, New Delhi, with Anil Bhuimali.
  53. (2003): ‘Relative Levels of Agricultural Development in the North Eastern States: Current Status and Imperatives Under Economic Reforms’ in Sengupta, Keya and Niranjan Roy (eds.) Economic Reforms and Agricultural Development in North-East India, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, pp. 177-92.
  54. (2003): ‘Development of Social Sector in West Bengal: A Study in Inter-District Disparity’, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol.35, No. 2, 2003, pp. 115-130 with Satyen Sarkar.
  55. (2003): ‘Development and Displacement – The Case of the Meches of the Western Duars Region of West Bengal’, North Bengal University Review (Humanities and Social Sciences, 2001-03, pp. 25-34, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur, Darjeeling.
  56. (2002): ‘Impact of New Economic Policy on Agricultural Labourers in India’, Economic Affairs, Vol. 47, Qr. 4, March, pp. 7-17, with Tapan Kumar Roy.
  57. (2002), ‘Impact of New Agricultural Technology on Economic Conditions of Agricultural Labourers: A Case Study of Two Villages of West Bengal’ Labour and Development, Vol. 8, No. 1&2, December, pp. 62-89, with Hillol Kumar Chakrabarti and Anil Bhuimali.