Arnab K. Basu

Morton 131 
Phone: (757) 221-1318 
Email: akbasu @wm.edu
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 economics.

Current Research:
  • 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.)
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Selected Publications:
  • Oligopsonistic Landlords, Segmented Labor Markets and the Persistence of Tied-Labor Contracts"; forthcoming, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • “Eco-Labeling and Stages of Development"; forthcoming, Review of Development Economics. (co-authors: Nancy H. Chau and Ulrike Grote.)
  • "Asymmetric 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. 
  • "Locational Choice for Free Trade Zones: A Comment"; Journal of Development Economics, 50, 381-387, 1996. 
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