Dr Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar

Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar

Position: Lecturer in Economics

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Economics

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I joined the University of Derby as a Lecturer in Economics in January 2016. I obtained my PhD in Economics from the University of Dundee in 2015 where I have also worked as a Teaching Assistant from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining the University of Derby, I was working as a Research Assistant at the University of Huddersfield.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Year 1: Introduction to Macroeconomic Concepts and Data (Module Leader)
  • Year 2: Economics for Management
  • Year 2: Macroeconomics for Business.

Research interests

My main research interests include International Trade, Economic Development and Public Policy.


  • PhD in Economics, University of Dundee
  • MSc in International Economics, University of Sussex
  • BSc (Hons) in Economics, University of Sussex.

Recent publications

  • Manufacturing and Trade Liberalisation of India: The Continuing Debate”, Review of Development and Change, Volume 20, Number 2, a Special Issue on Accelerating India's Manufacturing Growth. Published by Madras Institute of Development Studies, India (2016) forthcoming.
  • “Determinants of public education expenditure: Evidence from Indian states” (with Monojit Chatterji and Sushil Mohan), International Journal of Education Economics and Development, InderScience Publishers, Volume 6, Issue 1 (2015).
  • Relationship between trade openness and economic growth of India: A time series analysis" (with Monojit Chatterji and Sushil Mohan), Journal of Academic Research in Economics, Volume 6, Issue 1 (2014).

Recent conferences

  • 2015: British Northern Universities India Forum Annual Conference, Chennai (India)
  • 2014: Scottish Economic Society Conference, Perth
  • 2013: Scottish Economic Society Conference, Perth
  • 2012: Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) Conference, Crieff
  • 2011: Development Studies Association (DSA) Conference, Dundee. 

Experience in industry

I did an internship in the Central and West Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank in 2013. 

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