Arnab K. Basu
Phone: (757) 221-1318
Fax: (757) 221-1175
Arnab K. Basu received his B.Sc from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta
University, India, M.A from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India
and his Ph.D from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Arnab taught industrial
organization and economics of hunger at Florida International University,
Miami (FL) and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Development Research,
University of Bonn, Germany before joining the College of William & Mary
in the Fall of 1998. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses
in international trade and international monetary economics. Arnab’s research
interests are in international economics and development economics and his
recent research examines the effects of country-of-origin, social and eco-labels
in determining North-South terms-of-trade in international economics and the
effectiveness of famine relief programs in rural South Asia in development
- “Guaranteed Manufactured without Child Labor
”; working paper # 2000-04, Department of Applied Economics and Management,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (co-authors: Nancy H. Chau and Ulrike Grote.)
- “Market Access Rivalry and Eco-labeling Standards:
Are Eco-Labels Non-Tariff Barriers in Disguise? working paper # 2001-15,
Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca,
NY. (co-author: Nancy H. Chau.)
- “On the Effectiveness of Public Goods Provision
in Agrarian Economies"; working paper, Department of Economics, College
of William & Mary.
- “A Risk-Based Rationale for Two-Way Capital
Flows: Why do Capital Flight and Foreign Direct Investment Co-exist?”;
working paper, Department of Economics, College of William & Mary (co-author:
Nancy H. Chau.)
Landlords, Segmented Labor Markets and the Persistence of Tied-Labor Contracts";
forthcoming, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
and Stages of Development"; forthcoming, Review of Development Economics.
(co-authors: Nancy H. Chau and Ulrike Grote.)
Country-of-Origin Effects on International Trade and the International Quality
Race" (co-author: Nancy H. Chau); Review of Development Economics,
2, 140-166, 1998.
Choice for Free Trade Zones: A Comment"; Journal of Development Economics,
50, 381-387, 1996.