Dr Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar

Dr Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar

Position: Lecturer in Economics

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

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 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

  • Level 4: Introduction to Macroeconomic Concepts and Data 
  • Level 4: Market Economics and Mathematical Concepts  
  • Level 5: Industrial Economics 
  • Level 6: International Business Economics, Banking and Strategy
  • Postgraduate: International Business Theory and Strategy 

Research interests

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

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  


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

Recent publications

  • "Finance and Growth: Evidence from South Asia" (with Sudip Patra), Jindal Journal of Business Research, Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 1-25, SAGE Publications (2018) forthcoming. 
  • "Impact of Remittances on Economic Growth in Developing Countries: The Role of Openness", Global Economy Journal, Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 1-12, De Gruyter Publishers (2017).  
  • Manufacturing and Trade Liberalisation of India: The Continuing Debate”, Review of Development and Change, Volume 20, Number 2, pages 225-244, a Special Issue on Accelerating India's Manufacturing Growth. Published by Madras Institute of Development Studies, India (2016) 
  • “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, pages 1-19 (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, pages 45-69 (2014)

Research Projects

  • Derby City Centre Car Parking Review” (With Nicola Lynch), Project was commissioned by Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), Derby, 2016-17. 

Recent conferences

  • 2017: 10th bi-annual Conference on Economic Design, University of York, June 2017. 
  • 2017: Research and Innovation Conference, University of Derby, UK. 
  • 2016: International Symposium on Innovation, Chase and Internationalisation; Comparative studies of China, India and other Emerging Economies, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China
  • 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

During my PhD, I did an internship in the Central and West Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (Manila) in 2013.

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