Teaching experience

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

University of Sheffield, Sheffield University Management School, UK
> Global Managerial Economics (MBA)
[This module focuses on the analysis of factors that affect strategic decisions and performance of firms from an economic perspective. There is particular emphasis on decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, using the real options framework. The lectures cover topics such as identification of opportunities by way of estimation of actual and latent demand for a product, strategic interactions with competitors, designing of contracts in an environment of imperfect (asymmetric) information, the role of transactions cost in influencing key strategic decisions involving both domestic and international operations of firms, and the nature of dynamic capabilities. Finally, there is discussion about the factors that influence the regulatory and macroeconomic contexts in which firms operate, including the relevance of interconnectedness of economies for domestic macroeconomic and regulatory environments. The lectures about the theoretical issues are supplemented by use of case studies about actual companies.]
> Emerging Markets Finance (MSc)
[The module discusses the challenges of designing functioning financial markets in emerging market economies, emphasising the challenges associated with striking the balance between liberalisation of the financial sector to enhance allocational efficiency of financial resources and regulations to mitigate market failure and systemic risk. Lectures focus on the characteristics of underdeveloped financial markets and the political economy of financial reforms/liberalisation. They also focus on issues such as information and transactions costs and market failures, and their implications for the development of banking sectors and capital markets in emerging market economies. The insurance industry is discussed as well. Finally, there is a discussion about capital flows and banking-currency crises in emerging market economies. The lectures draw on the theoretical issues discussed in the literature, the associated empirical evidence and also experiences of emerging markets during the processes of financial reforms and crises.]
> Risk & Uncertainty (MSc)
[Organisations continually face uncertainty regarding various aspects of the environment in which they operate and a myriad of risks associated with various aspects of their businesses. This module distinguishes between Knightian uncertainty and risk, discusses the decision making process under uncertainty using the real options approach, and the management of different types of risk. It also discusses the attitudes of managers towards risk using the lenses of expected utility theory and prospect theory. The emphasis is not on the use of financial instruments to manage specific types of risk; this is not a module about financial derivatives. Instead, the lectures focus on the process of managing different types of risks to which businesses are exposed — e.g., enterprise risk management, common mistakes made during the process of risk management, and the limits of risk management strategies. Specific examples and cases studies of actual companies are be used to add context to the discussion conceptual issues.]

Aston University, Aston Business School, UK
> Economic Environment of Business (MSc)
> Risk & Uncertainty in Business (MSc)
> International Business (MSc)
> Industrial Organisation & Strategy (BSc)

Brunel University, Department of Economics & Finance, School of Social Sciences, UK
> Managerial & Industrial Economics (BSc)
> Development Economics (BSc)

Queen’s University Belfast, School of Economics and Management, UK
> Advanced Economic Analysis (BSc)
> Managerial Economics (BSc)

Rutgers University, Department of Economics, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
> Development Economics (BSc)
> Money & Banking (BSc)

Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi and Kolkata campuses, India
> Development Economics (MSc)
> Finance I (Financial Markets & Investments) (MSc)

Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India
> Development Economics (Part time MBA)

Varna University of Economics, Bulgaria
> Money & Banking (undergraduate)
> Financial Markets & Investments (undergraduate)
> Development Economics (undergraduate)
> Applied Econometrics (undergraduate)

CORPORATE EDUCATION & TRAINING

Sheffield University Management School and Real Ideas Organisation, UK
> Financing options for community businesses

HSTalks
> Evolution of the Indian Economy [Series: Doing Business in India]

University of Bradford, School of Management, UK
> Financial crisis of 2008-09 (for a delegation of China Development Bank)

Marcus Evans, London, UK
> Financial Markets & Instruments

ICRA Limited, Affiliate of Moody’s Investors Service, India
> The job description of the Senior Economist for the Project on Money & Finance in India included dissemination of informative analysis on capital account liberalisation (a key policy issue in India in the 1990s), financial derivatives (introduced in India in 2000), the Euro etc, as also quarterly analyses of the Indian financial markets.