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Amarendu Nandy
Amarendu Nandy
Assistant Professor (Grade – I)
  • Economics


  •  Ph.D., National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  •  M.Sc., B.Sc., University of Burdwan, India (Gold Medalist)

Teaching Areas

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Environment
  • India and World Economy

Training & Consulting Areas:

  • Micro and Macro Business Environment
  • Globalization and Reforms in the Indian Economy
  • Growth and Public Policy for Economic Development
  • Consulting Area:
  • Migration; Remittances
  • Demography
  • Social Security (with particular reference to India and South/South-East Asia)
  • Issues in Growth and Development
  • Comparative Public Policy

Research Areas

  • Public Policy; Labour Economics; Development Economics

Current Research Interests:

  • Issues in International, Internal, Return Migration
  • Developmental aspects of Remittances
  • Socio-economic Impact of Demographic Changes
  • Economics of Social Security
  • Comparative Public Policies
  • India's Business Environment

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

    Journal Articles:
  • "Managing Prolonged Low Fertility: The Case of Singapore", Journal of Asian Public Policy, 2, 1, pp. 4-16 (2009) (with Mukul G. Asher)
  • "Singapore's Policy Responses to Ageing, Inequality, and Poverty: An Assessment", International Social Security Review, 61, 1, pp. 41-60 (2008) (with Mukul G. Asher)
  • "Towards Public Policy Education: Imparting Economic and Financial Literacy", eSocialSciences (2008)
  • "Demographic Complementarities and Outsourcing: Implications for India", IIMB Management Review, 19, 2, pp. 93-102 (2007)
  • "Health Financing in Singapore: A Case for Systemic Reforms", International Social Security Review, 59, 1, pp. 75-92 (2006) (with Mukul G. Asher)
  • "Reforming Provident and Pension Fund Regulation in India", Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 14, 3, pp. 273 - 284 (2006) (with Mukul G. Asher)
  • "Mandatory Savings for Asset Enhancement: The Case of Singapore", Social Development Issues, 23, 2, pp. 57-70 (2006) (with Mukul G. Asher)
  • "Property Tax in a City-State: The Case of Singapore", Policy and Society, 22, 2, pp. 50-75 (2003)(with Mukul G. Ashe)
  • Chapter in Books:
  • "Singapore's Pension System: Key Features, Challenges and Reform Issues" in Dongyun Park (ed.), Pension Systems and Old Age Income Support in East and Southeast Asia: Overview and Reform Directions, Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2011
  • "Social Security Policy in an Era of Globalization" in Helen E. S, Nesadurai and Soedradjad Djiwandono (eds.), Southeast Asian in the Global Economy: Securing Competitiveness and Social Protection in an Era of Globalization, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2009, pp. 199-223 (with Mukul G. Asher)
  • "Governance and Regulation of Provident and Pension Funds in Asia" in M. Ramesh and Michael Howlett (eds.), De-regulation and its Discontents: Rewriting the Rules in the Asia Pacific, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006, pp. 151-167 (with Mukul G. Asher)
  • Op-Eds/Columns in Financial Dailies and Newspapers (2009-Present):
  • "Fiscal deficit can spin out of control", The Hindu Business Line, March 31, 2012
  • "Sovereign Wealth Funds and Forex Reserves: Exploring the reality", The Economic Times, November 19, 2011
  • Inject More Funds into the Health Sector", The Hindu Business Line, October 13, 2011
  • "Logistics key to growth of retail, The Economic Times, October 16, 2010 (with Anshu Dawer).
  • Bridging the gap in infra financing, Business Standard, June 6, 2010.
  • Sustaining remittance inflows, The Economic Times, May 21, 2010.
  • Move towards EET is good, but handle retirement savings with care, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) Money, Mumbai, August 19, 2009.
  • EU's Blue Card Directive: Can India make the most of the opportunity?, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) Money, Mumbai, August 5, 2009.
  • Rejig Gujarat liquor policy for good economics to meet good politics, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) Money, Mumbai, July 21, 2009.
  • Its Important We Dont Squander Our Demographic Advantage, Daily News and Analysis (DNA)Money, Mumbai, June 29, 2009.
  • Presidents address was sweeping, but can the government deliver?, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) Money, Mumbai, June 10, 2009.


  • Dewang Mehta Business School Award for 'Best Teacher in Economics', 2012
  • Graduate Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jahar Ray Gold Medal, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • Akhilesh Smriti Purashkar (Gold Medal), University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship, Government of India