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Prof. Gunja Baranwal


Assistant Professor [ Alliance School of Business ]

Prof. Gunja Baranwal holds a first class Master’s Degree in Economics from the Banaras Hindu University. Her research work focuses on ‘FDI and Human Capital Formation in India’and she has submitted her Ph.D. thesis at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, an ICSSR Institute affiliated to Jadavpur University. She has investigated the human capital formation effects of FDI, specifically for the manufacturing sector in India.

She has served as Senior Research fellow (UGC-SRF) in the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta for five years. She has also completed a Ph.D. internship from United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki (UNU-WIDER). Her research interests include International Economics, Labor Economics and Development Economics. Currently she is teaching Macro Economics and Public Finance courses. 

 

Published Papers:

  1. Baranwal G., 2016, “Does foreign direct investment form human capital: an analysis with World Input Output Data in India”, in edited book “Trade, Investment and Economic Development: Empirical Methods and Policy Issues” by Routledge.
     
  2. Baranwal G., 2016, “Links between FDI and human capital formation: evidence from manufacturing sector in India”, WIDER Working Paper 2016/123. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.
     
  3. Baranwal, G. 2017: Foreign Shares, Human Capital and Wage Inequality: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms, Modern Economy, 8(9), 1150-1166.
     
  4. Baranwal G., 2017, “Links between FDI and human capital formation: evidence from manufacturing sector in India”, revised and resubmitted in Journal of International Trade and Economic Development.
     

Work in progress:

  1. Impact of Training and RnD on wages in presence of turnover costs. (Co-authored with Sugata Marjit)
     
  2. Productivity gains from FDI: The Case of Indian Manufacturing in the Post- reform Era. (Co-authored with Pranab Kumar Das)
     
  3. Spatial spillover effects of FDI in Indian Manufacturing sector. (Co-authored with Pranab Kumar Das and Sandip Sarkar)

 

Seminars and Conferences:

  1. Internal Seminar United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, 2016
              
  2. 10th IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development: Technological change and Jobs, Bonn (Travel grant from Centre for Training and Research in Public Finance and Policy, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta), 2015
         
  3. Third International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence, IIM Bangalore (Travel grant from Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta), 2015
     
  4. XXVth Annual Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics, Jadavpur, University
     
  5.     2015 -     Winter School on ‘R’, ISRU, ISI Calcutta
     
  6.     2014 -     ISI-Warwick Workshop, ISI Delhi;
     
  7.     2014 -    10th Annual conference on Economic growth and Development, ISI, Delhi
     
  8.     2014 -     Winter School, Delhi School of Economics
     
  9.     2014  -    Fourth IIFT Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance
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