Dibyendu Maiti  : Research


Current Research

  1. Guest Editor (jointly with Biswanath Goldar), Special Volume on  Productivity, Growth and Development: India and BeyondIndian Growth and Development Review (B-ranked as per ABDC ranking), Submission Deadline: 30th October 2023
  2. Maiti, D (2018), Trade, Market Imperfections, and Labour Share, 
  3. Maiti, D (2018), ÍCT, Leisure Externality, and Wellbeing’,  

Journal Article (refereed)

  1. Kumar, N and Maiti, D. (2023), “Long-run macroeconomic impact of climate change on total factor productivity – Evidence from Emerging Economies”Structural Change and Economic Dynamics,
  2. Maiti, D; Kumar, N., Jha, D. and Sarkar, S. (2023) ‘Post-COVID Recovery and Long-run forecasting of Indian GDP with Factor-augmented Error Correction Model (FECM)‘, Computational Economics,
  3. Maiti, D. and Singh, P. (2023),“Foreign Capital Inflow, Exportability and the Indian Economy”, The Indian Economic Journal, pp 1-18
  4. Jha, D; Ghatak, S. and Maiti, D. (2022), ”Political Stability of West Bengal: Prosperity or Decay?”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol LVII, no 25 
  5. Maiti, D. and Locke, C. (2021), The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Deadly Threat to Human Livelihoods and Development, Progress in Development Studies, 21(4), p 335-40
  6. Maiti, D. (2021), ‘Economic System, Viral Outbreaks, and the Crisis’, Breakthrough – A Journal on Science and Society, 22(1)
  7. Rai, K and Maiti, D. (2021), ’The Enigma of Trade Creation or Diversion: Decomposition of Regional Trade Flows: A Study of Small Island Economies in the Caribbean and the South Pacific, Journal of Asian Economic Integration, 3(2), p. 1-24
  8. Maiti, D.  and Avasthi, A. (2020), ‘”ICT Exposure and the level of Wellbeing and Progress: A cross country analysis’, Social Indicators Research 147 (1):311-343
  9. Maiti, D. and Bhattacharyya, C. (2020), ‘Informality, Enforcement and Growth’, Economic Modelling84, pp. 259-274 
  10. Maiti, D. (2019) “Trade, Labor Share, and Productivity in India’s Industries”. ADBI Working Paper 926. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute. Available: 
  11. Singh, P. and Maiti, D. (2019), “Sources of Finance, Innovation and Exportability in Asia and Pacific: Cross-country Evidences“, Journal of Asian Economic Integration, 1(1): 1-24
  12. Maiti, D. (2017), “Anti-Dumping, Competitiveness, and Welfare: A Study with special reference to India”, Indian Economic Review, 53(1): 1-24
  13. Maiti, D. and Kumar, S. (2016), ‘Regional Agreements, Trade Costs and Flows in the Pacific Island Economics, Economica Politica, DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0029-z
  14. Prakash, K. and Maiti, D. (2016), ‘Does devaluation improve trade balance in small island economies? The Case of Fiji’, Economic Modelling, 55, 382–393: 
  15. Maiti, D.; Narayan, D. and Kumar, S. (2016), ‘Regulation, Costs and Informality: The Case of Fiji’, Journal of Pacific Studies, 36(2), 149-69
  16. Maiti, D. and Marjit, S. (2015), “Regional Openness, Income Growth and Convergence of Indian States during 1980 -2009” , South Asian Economic Journal, 16(1) 145–166
  17. Jafarey, S. and Maiti, D. (2015), ‘Glass Slippers and Glass Ceilings: An Analysis of Marital Anticipation and Female EducationJournal of Development Economics, 115: 45–61; 
  18. Maiti, D.; Dasgupta, P. and Paul, A. (2014), Productivity and Elasticity Differential between Direct and Contract Workers in Indian Organised Industries, Review of Market Integration 6(2), 1-17
  19. Maiti, D. (2014), ‘Foreign Competition, Union and Distributive Share of Workers: Theory and Evidences from Indian Economy, Trade and Development Review, 7(2)
  20. Saha, B., Sen, K. and Maiti, D. (2013), “Trade Openness, Labour Institutions and Flexibilisation – Theory and Experiences in IndiaLabour Economics, 24, 180-95;  
  21. Maiti, D. and Mukherjee, A. (2013), “Governance, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic Welfare”, International Review of Economics and Finance, 27: 406-415; 
  22. Maiti, D. and Mukherjee, A. (2013), “Trade Liberalisation, Outsourcing, and Union Wage”, Labour Economics, 21, 103-10 (Elsevier)
  23. Maiti, D. (2013), “Precarious Works in India: Trend and Emerging Issues”, American Behavioral Scientists, DOI: 10.1177/0002764212466247, 57(4), 507 – 530 (Sage)
  24. Maiti, D. and Chand, B.P. (2012), “Openness and Growth of Fijian Economy”, Journal of Pacific Studies, 32, 32-49
  25. Maiti, D. (2013), “Market Imperfections, Trade Reform and Total Factor Productivity Growth: Theory and Practices from India”, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 40(2), 407-18 (Springer); 
  26. Maiti, D. (2012), “Market Distortions and Productivity Growth with reference to India”, Economics Bulletin, 32 (3), 2313-2319
  27. Maiti, D. and Marjit, S. (2011), “Subcontracting, R&D and Labour Productivity – A Theoretical Explanation” (with S. Marjit), Journal of Economic Development, 36(3): 1-24
  28. Maiti, D. and Mitra, A. (2011), Informality, Vulnerability and Development”, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 16 (2), 199–211
  29. Maiti, D. and Sen, K. (2010), “The Informal Sector in India: A Means of Exploitation or Accumulation?”, Journal of South Asian Development, 5(1), 1-13
  30. Marjit, S. and Maiti, D. (2010), “Informality and Productivity”, India Macroeconomic Annual, Annual Volume, 131-72
  31. Maiti, D. and Marjit, S. (2008), “Trade Liberalization, Production Organization and Informal Sector in the Developing Countries”, The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 17 (3), 445-53
  32. Maiti, D. (2008), “Organizational Morphology of Rural Manufacturing and its Dynamics in Liberalized India”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 32 (4), 571-92
  33. Marjit, S., Kar, S. and Maiti, D. (2007), “Regional Trade Openness Index and Income Disparity – A New Methodology and the Indian Experiment”, Economic and Political Weekly, 24 (9), 757-69
  34. Marjit, D. and Maiti, S. (2006), “Politics and Contemporary Macroeconomy of India”, India Macroeconomics Annual, Annual Volume, 1-49
  35. Marjit, S. and Maiti, D. (2005), “Globalization, Reform and Informal Sector”, WIDER-UNU Research Paper RP12/ 2005, Helsinki, Finland
  36. Dutta, M. Roy, S., Maiti, D. and Saha, S.  (2005), “Protecting India’s Forest: Effectiveness of Forest Protection Committees – Case of Southern West Bengal, India”, The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 12 (1), 66-78
  37. Dutta, M. Roy, S., Maiti, D. and Saha, S.(2004), “Forest Protection Policies and Local Benefits from Non-Timber Forest Produce: Lessons from West Bengal”, Economic and Political Weekly, 39 (6)

Books and Edited Volume

  1. Maiti, D. (2021), ‘Economic System, Viral Outbreaks, and the Crisis’, Breakthrough – A Journal on Science and Society, 22(1)
  2. Maiti, D., Castellacci, F and Melchior, A. (2019), Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond,  Springer 
  3. Kumar, S. and Maiti, D. (2019), Productivity Growth in India: Issues and Measurement, India Growth and Development Review (Guest edited), Emerald Publishing
  4. Maiti, D. (2014), Reform, Productivity Growth and Formal Labour Market in India, Routledge Publisher, London
  5.  Maiti, D. and Sen, K. (2010), The Informal Sector in India (Special Volume), Journal of South Asian Development, 2010 (Guest edited) vol. 5. No.1
  6. Maiti, D. and Sen, K. (2010), The Informal sector in South Asia: Organisational Dynamics, Institutional Determinants,  Inter-linkages and Development (Special Volume) Indian Journal of Labour Economics,2010 (Guest edited), 52 (2)

Chapter/Article in Book

  1. Maiti, D and Singh, P. (2021), “Does FDI favour Net Exportability?”, in De, P. and Raychoudhuri, A. (eds.), 25 Years of the WTO and India: A Retrospective, Sage, New Delhi.
  2. Maiti, D. (2019) “Trade, Labor Share, and Productivity in India’s Industries”. in Fields, Gary and Paul, Saumik (eds.), Labor Income Share in Asia: Conceptual Issues and the Drivers, Springer and
    ADB Institute://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811378027 (B Ranked)
  3. Agarwal, A. and Maiti, D. (2019), “ICT and Governance: A Cross Country Analysis”, in Maiti,
  4. D., Melchior, A. and Castellacci, F (2019), Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond, Springer 
  5.  Singh, P. and Maiti, D. (2019), “ICT, Access to Finance and Exportability: A Cross Country Analysis”, in Maiti, D., Melchior, A. and Castellacci, F (2019), Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond, Springer
  6. Agarwal, A., and Maiti, D. (2019), “Digitalization and Development in India: Myths and Realities”, Sanyal, D. and Dutta, S. (eds.), Impact of Digital Technologies, Kunal Publishers, Delhi
  7. Dutta, S. Maiti, D and Haldar, A. (2017), ‘Recruitment Procedure and Status of Workers: An Analysis of Indian Industries in Two States of India’, in ed. Bhui, S., Human Resource Development: Issues and Challenges, Kolkata: Abhijit Publications
  8. Maiti, D. and Kumar, S. (2015), ‘Pacific Integration with Asia’, in Chakraborty, D. and Mukherjee, J. (ed.), Trade, Investment and Economic Development: Empirical Methods and Policy Issues, Routledge (in press)
  9. Maiti, D. (2013), “Trade Relations of China and India with Mekong Region”, in P. De, Two Decades of ASEAN-India Relations: Prospects and Challenges for Mekong-India, Cambridge University Press
  10. Maiti, D. (2012), “Delicensing and Pro-Poor Growth of India”, in Bhattacharyya, D.N. (ed.), Indian Economic Development – Contemporary Issue, Regal Publications, New Delhi
  11. Maiti, S., Kar, S. and Maiti, D. (2010), “Labour Market Institutions and Poverty – The Role of Informal Sector” in Bhaskar Dutta et al. (eds.), New and Enduring Themes in Development Economics, NY: World Scientific Press
  12. Maiti, D. and Marjit, S. (2006), “Globalization, Reform and Informal Sector”, in B. Guha-Khasnobis & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Informal Labor Markets and Development, Palgrave-McMillan, Helsinki
  13. Maiti, D and Mondal, D. (2006), “Reform and Rural Industrialization: A Study on Production Organisation in India”, in R.R. Prasad and G. Rajanikanth (eds.), Rural Development and Social Change, Discovery Publishing House, New Delhi
  14. Maiti, D. and Mondal, D. (2004), “Development Finance of Panchayats: A Study of Eight Gram Panchayats in Purba and Paschim Medinipur Districts of West Bengal”, in Sau, S.N.(ed.), Issues of Participatory Decentralized Planning, Firma K.L.M, Kolkata
  15. Sau, S.N. and Maiti, D. (2002), “Impact of Economic Reform on Employment of Village Industries in India – An Analysis”, (with S.N.Sau), in Mathur, A. and Raikhy, S.P. (eds.), Economic Liberalisation and its Implications for Employment, Deep & Deep Publications, New Delhi
 Working/Research paper
  1. Maiti, D and Khari, B (2023), `Digitalisation, Governance and the Informal Sector‘, IDE Discussion Paper no. 898, IDE-JETRO, Tokyo
  2. Kandpal, D. and Maiti, D. (2022), “Social Identity, Local Neighbourhood Effect and Conspicuous Consumption: Evidence From India”, 
  3. Maiti, D; Kumar, N., Jha, D. and Sarkar, S. (2022) ’Post-COVID Recovery and Long-run forecasting of Indian GDP with Factor-augmented Error Correction Model (FECM)’, Working Paper, O P Jhindal University, 24 March 2022
  4. Maiti, D. and Neogi, C. (2020), “Edogeneity Corrected Stochastic Frontier with Market Imperfections”, Working Paper No. 313, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
  5. Maiti, D. and Singh, P. (2020), “Finance and Innovation: Country-level Evidence on Role of Firm Size and Competition”, IEG Working Paper No. 404, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
  6. Maiti, D (2018), Trade, Market Imperfections, and Labour Share, CDE Working Paper No. 292, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India: 
  7.  Maiti, D, and Bhattacharyya, C. (2018), “Informality, Governance and Growth“, CDE Working Paper No. 283, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India: 
  8. Maiti, D (2018), ÍCT, Leisure Externality, and Wellbeing’,  
  9. Maiti, D. (2017), ‘A Simple Real Business Cycle Model: Application of Mathematica”, Wolfram Mathematica, 
  10. Prakash, K. and Maiti, D. (2015), ‘Devaluation, trade balances and the J-curve phenomenon: The case of Fiji’, WP 2015/02, School of Economics, FBE, The University of the South Pacific, Suva
  11. Maiti, D. and Kumar, S. (2015), Regional Trade Agreements and Trade Flows in the Pacific Island Economies: Application of Gravity Model, WP 2015/01, School of Economics, FBE, The University of the South Pacific, Suva
  12. Maiti, D. and Reddy. V. (2014), ‘Climate Change and its Impact on GDP of PICs: An Explorative Study’, The International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 14-18th July, The University of the South Pacific
  13. Maiti, D and Sen, R. (2014), ‘Strategic Interaction, Competition and Trade: A Study on Small Island Economies’, 55th New Zealand Association of Economists Conference, 2-4th July 2014; 
  14. Prakash, K. and Maiti, D. ‘J-curve disparity in the goods and services sectors in the Pacific region:
    Evidence from Devaluation in Fiji’55th New Zealand Association of Economists Conference, 2-4th July 2014; http://nzaeconference.org.nz/images/Kushneel.pdf
  15. Contractualisation and Productivity Growth: Theory and Evidence from India’ 9th Growth and Development Conference, ISI New Delhi, 19-22nd Dec, 2013, 
  16. Maiti, D. and Singh, P. (2012), “Competitiveness, Innovation and Exportability of Firms in the Asia-Pacific Region’ (with Prakash Singh), Working Paper, ARTNeT-UNESCAP.
  17. Maiti, D. (2012), “Anti-Dumping, Competitiveness and Consumer Welfare: A Study on Commodity Prices with Special Reference to India”, SANEI Working Paper Series No. 12-07, South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes, Dhaka.
  18. Maiti, D. and Chand, B.P. (2012), “Openness and Growth of the Fijian Economy”, Working Paper 2012/02, School of Economics, The University of the South Pacific, 
  19. Maiti, D. and Mukherjee, D. (2010), “Governance, Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Welfare”, Research Paper 2010-10, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham, 
  20. Maiti, D. and Mukherjee, A. (2010), “Trade Liberalisation, Outsourcing and Union Wage”, Research Paper 2010-10, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham, 
  21. Maiti, D. (2010), “Foreign Competition, Bi-sourcing, and Union Wage Share  
  22. Maiti, D. (2009), “Institution, Network, and Industrialisation: Field Evidence on Flexibility and Fragmentation from India”, IPPG Discussion Paper 26, Consortium of Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth, University of Manchester, 
  23. Maiti, D. and Marjit, D. (2009), “The Institutional Determinants for Informalisation and its effects on Poverty and Growth,  IPPG Discussion Paper 30, Consortium of Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth, University of Manchester,
  24. Sen, K., Saha, B. and Maiti, D. (2009), “Trade Openness, Labour Institutions and Flexibilisation – Theory and Experiences in India” BWPI Working Paper 123, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, 
  25. Maiti, D. and Marjit, S. (2010), “Regional Openness, Income Growth and Convergence of Indian States: 1980 -2005” (with S. Marjit), IEG Working Paper 304, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
  26. Sen, S., Saha, B. and Maiti, D. (2008), “Liberalisation and Labour Market Dualism in Indian Organised Manufacturing” (with K. Sen and B. Saha), Seminar paper, IDPM, University of Manchester, 2008 and Conference Volume, International Conference on Informal Sector in South Asia, 27-28th July 2009
  27. Maiti, D. and Marjit, D. (2009), “Informal Wage and Formal Labour Productivity” (with S. Marjit), Working Paper 301, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi
  28. Maiti, D. and Bönte, W. (2006),  “Trade Reform, Vertical Contracts and Innovation of Developing Economy”, www.isid.ac.in/~planning/DibyenduMaiti.pdf and Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany
  29. Maiti, D. (2005)Conflict Resolution Mechanism and Level of Forest Protection: A Study on Southern West Bengal in India”, Agragamee, Bhubaneswar
  30. Maiti, D. (2005), “Organisational Morphology of Rural Manufacturing in Liberalised India: A Case of West Bengal”, Working Paper 371, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
  31. Maiti, D. and Mondal, D. (2004), “Growth and Fluctuation of Development Finance of Panchayats: A Study of Eight Gram Panchayats in Purba and Paschim Medinipur Districts of West Bengal”, Occasional Paper No. 19, Department of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.

 Sponsored Research Projects are undertaken

  1. Responsible Innovation, ICT and Wellbeing’, Research Council of Norway (2016-18)
  2. Diagnosing Critical Constraints to Growth and Structural Transformation in Selected Developing Members Countries, Asian Development Bank, 2013-14 (partially)
  3. CGE Modelling for Trade Analysis, jointly sponsored by WTO, UN ESCAP (ARTNeT) and USP
  4. Trade Creation, Regional Growth and Development: The Role of Regional Trade Agreement in South Pacific Islands, sponsored by The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
  5. Competitiveness, Technological Innovation and Exportability of Firm in Asia-Pacific Region: The role of Innovation and Finance, sponsored by ARTNeT, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, 2011
  6. Anti-Dumping, Competitiveness and Consumer Welfare: A Study on Commodity Prices with a Special Reference to India, sponsored by South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), 2011
  7. Economic Reform, Asymmetric Organisations and Formal Informal Interaction, (with A. Mukherjee) jointly sponsored by ESRC (UK) and ICSSR (India), 2010
  8. The Effect of Economic Reform on Wage-Bargaining and Cost-Price Margin, sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (2009-2011)
  9. Delegation, Enforcement and Contract,(with S.Marjit), sponsored by Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth (DFID-UK), 2008-09 (www.ippg.org.uk/researchdm.html)
  10. Production Organization and Dynamics of Rural Industrial Growth in China, CASS, Beijing and ICSSR, New Delhi, 2005