Dr. Smruti Ranjan Behera

Name: 
Dr. Smruti Ranjan Behera
Department: 
Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences
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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 modeling 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 Associate 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: 
2019-December-Present Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Punjab, India
2013-March-December-2019 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. (2020). Does trade openness affect economic growth in India? Evidence from threshold cointegration with asymmetric adjustment. Cogent Economics & Finance, 8(1), 1782659. (Taylor and Francis Journals) (with L. Mallick) https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2020.1782659

Behera, S.R., 2020. Governance, Urbanization, and Pollution: A Cross-Country Analysis of Global South Region. Cogent Economics & Finance 8(1), p.1742023 (Taylor and Francis Journals) (with D. P. Dash) https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2020.1742023

  • Behera, S.R., 2020. Does CPI Granger Cause WPI? Empirical Evidence from Threshold Cointegration and Spectral Granger Causality Approach in India. The Journal of Developing Areas 54(2): 109-125 (College of Business; Tennessee State University) [with L. K. Mallick and D.P. Dash] https://doi.org/10.1353/jda.2020.0019
  • Behera, S.R., 2019. Trade Liberalization and Productivity of Indian Manufacturing Firms. Indian Growth and Development Review (Emerald Insight) [with B. N. Goldar and I. Chawla] https://doi.org/10.1108/IGDR-10-2018-0108

 Behera, S.R., 2019. Purchasing Power Parity Tests in Cointegrated Panels: Evidence from Newly Industrialized Countries. Journal of Economic Development 44(1): 69-95 (The Economic Research Institute of Chung-Ang University (Korea)) DOI: 10.35866/caujed.2019.44.1.004

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) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.201

Behera, S. R., 2017. Saving-Investment Dynamics and Capital Mobility in the Newly Industrialized Countries. The Singapore Economic Review 62 (2): 403-422 (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.) DOI: 10.1142/S0217590815500976

Behera, 2017. Regional Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillover: Evidence across Different Clusters in India. Economics of Innovation and New Technology 26(7): 596-620 (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., 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) DOI:10.35866/caujed.2015.40.2.003

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 DOI: 10.35866/caujed.2015.40.3.003

 Behera, S. R., 2015. International Capital Mobility and Saving-Investment Relationship in India. Economics Bulletin 35 (1): 430-440 (Published from Vanderbilt University USA). http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2015/Volume35/EB-15-V35-I1-P47.pdf

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. 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) http://www.usc.es/economet/reviews/aeid1511.pdf

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. <em>The </em><em>Singapore Economic Review</em> (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.) 57 (2):1250011-23. DOI: 10.1142/S0217590812500117.    
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., and S. Pradhan.  2011. “Technology and Competitiveness: An Analysis of Automobile Industry of India” in Bimal K. Mohanty (Ed.), Economic Development in India: Issues and Challenges, New Century Publications, New Delhi.

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.
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Other Information: 

Ph.D. Degree Awarded: Devi Prasad Dash (Thesis Title: Three Essays in Urban Economics) (Ph.D. awarded on September 20, 2018) Initial Appointment: Maharashtra Institute of Technology, World Peace University, Presently at Indian Institute of Management Rohtak 

Current Ph.D. Scholar: Rita Rani Chopra (Thesis Title: Water Footprints and Social Wellbeing: Evidence across Different Agro-climatic Zones in India)

Sugam Aggarwal (Essays in Spatial Spillover and Agglomeration in North India)

Pompi Chetia

Post-Doc. Scholar: Dr. Qayoom Khachoo

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

Sponsored Projects/Consultancy 

Agglomeration Economies, Knowledge Spillover, and Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Industries [Completed] Funded by Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab, India, July 2014 July, 2016

Foreign Direct Investment and Innovative Performance of Local Firms: Evidence across Indian Manufacturing Industries (Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, India, Presently in Progress: 2018-2020  

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/

Life Member of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics http://ecoinsee.org/

Member of the Regional Studies Association https://www.regionalstudies.org/

Referring to Journals 

Indian Economic Review (Delhi School of Economics) 

Public Finance Review (Sage) 

Journal of International Trade and Economic Development (Taylor and Francis) 

International Review of Applied Economics (Taylor and Francis)

Journal of Financial Economic Policy (Emerald)  

Economics of Innovation and New Technology (Taylor and Francis) 

International Journal of Finance and Economics (Wiley)

Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific)   

Journal of Economic Studies (Emerald)

Review of Industrial Organization (Springer) 

Energy Economics (Elsevier)

Energy (Elsevier)

Journal of Developing Areas (Tennessee State University, USA)

Email: 
smruti.ranjan@iitrpr.ac.in
Designation: 
Associate Professor