Professor and Head of the Department
Application of econometrics to development issues, in health, gender, environment.
Econometrics (Theory and Applications), Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics and Statistics.
Head, Economics Department
B.Sc. with Economics Major (Calcutta University, 1991)
M.Sc. Economics (Calcutta University, 1993); First class first, Gold Medallist
M.Phil. Economics (Jadavpur University, 1996)
Ph.D. Economics (Calcutta University, 2006)
I have been teaching since 1997. I was appointed as Lecturer in Economics, West Bengal Education Service and have taught in institutions like Bethune College and Presidency College. I joined Presidency University in September 2012.
My doctoral thesis was on " Economics of Built Heritage Conservation: The Prospect of Calcutta”
At present I am involved in two International projects, funded by The International Growth Center, London School of Economics:
“Can peer and neighbourhood effects improve maternal health outcomes in rural Bihar? Assessing the role of formal and informal network” - PI
“Herself and her children: How worse off are they? Impact of COVID-19 in rural Bihar" - Co-PI
Research / Administrative Experience+
I am interested in the application of econometrics to development-related problems particularly health, gender & environment.
My doctoral thesis was on the historical buildings and sites of Calcutta. I used statistical techniques to show how markets may be constructed for valuing the cultural, historical and aesthetic value of such sites, and how the values of such sites may be compared.
My interest on policy and planning issues continued, although I shifted my focus to health-related areas.
1. “Can peer and neighbourhood effects improve maternal health outcomes in rural Bihar? Assessing the role of formal and informal network”, with Z. Husain (Presidency University) and S. Ghosh (IDSK). Funded by The International Growth Center, London School of Economics: March, 2019-June, 2020. Principal Investigator
2. “Herself and her children: How worse off are they? Impact of COVID-19 in rural Bihar" (Project Code IND-20092): Zakir Husain, Mousumi Dutta, Saswata Ghosh (IDSK) & Kaushik Chaudhuri (Leeds University Business School). Sanctioned by The International Growth center, London School of Economics: September 2020 - February 2021. Co-Principal Investigator
1. K. Chaudhuri (Leeds Business School), Z. Husain, M. Dutta (Presidency University): “Socio-biological determinants of educational attainments”: June, 2019 onwards [Funded from FRPDF]
2. Jyotsna Goswami, Joydeep Bhaumik, Asima Mukhopadhyay (TMC), M. Dutta, Z. Husain (Presidency University): “Restrictive or Individualized Goal-Directed Fluid Replacement Strategy in Ovarian Cancer Cytoreductive Surgery: A prospective randomized controlled trial”, funded by Tata Memorial Centre (Kolkata): July 2016- completed: June 2018.
3. Prof. P. Ray Chowdhury (ISI Delhi), Dr. A. Mukhopadhyay & Dr. J. Bhaumik (Tata Medical Centre), Dr. Z. Husain (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) and Dr. I. Roy Chowdhury (CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University): "An economic analysis of alternative treatment methods of ovarian cancer in India: An appraisal of economic burden, quality of life and mortality risk", [Funded by Niti Ayog, Delhi]. April, 2016-April 2020
1. Z. Husain, D. Mukherkee, S. Mukherjee & M. Dutta (2014-2016) “Examining the Foetal Origin Hypothesis: Does Ramadan fasting of the mother affect long term physical development of children?” Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
2. M. Dutta (2012-2014) “Choice of Traditional Contraceptives among Currently Married Women in Kolkata: Ultra-Modernism or Son Preference?”. Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
3. A. Chakraborty, I. Chakraborty, Z. Husain & M. Dutta (April-December 2008) “Women, Work and Education: Women in Kolkata’s IT Sector”, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Germany.
4. Z. Husain, B.K. Das & M. Dutta (January-December 2009) “Women, Empowerment and the State: Enhancing Capabilities through Employment-Generation Schemes”, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Germany.
5. M. Dutta (2011-2012) ‘Analyzing nature of demand for medical care in India: A micro-level analysis’ funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Eastern Region.
6. M. Dutta (2009-2010) ‘Reproductive Health of Slum Dwellers of Kolkata – An Analysis of NFHS III Data’ funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Eastern Region.
7. M. Dutta (2007-2008) ‘Crime in India: An Econometric Analysis’ funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Eastern Region.
8. M. Dutta (2005-2007) University Grants Commission Minor Research Project on ‘Multi Criteria Decision Making in Economic Planning: An Application on Calcutta’s Built Heritage’.
9. M. Dutta (2001-2003) University Grants Commission Minor Research Project on ‘Calcutta’s Heritage Sites: A Micro-Valuation’.
Head of the Department for last six years.
Teaching / Other Experience+
My specialization is in Econometrics (Theory and Applications). I also teach Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics and Statistics. I have experience in teaching Game Theory, International Economics and Public Economics.
Teaching since March, 1997
Served in Taki Goverment College (1997-98), Bethune College (1998-2006) and Presidency College (2006-2012) as Assistant and Associate Professor; Joined Presidency University as Professor of Economics in September, 2012.
Post Graduate Supervision+
1. Main supervisor, doctoral dissertation of Antara Dhar , [“Nature of workforce participation among elderly in India: Important determinants”], through Economics Department, University of Calcutta (Awarded in 2019)
2. M.Phil. dissertation of Anusua Halder [“Income Elasticity of Medical Care Demand in India: Revisiting Rngel’s Law”], Economics Department, University of Calcutta (2010-12)
3. M.Phil. dissertation of Antara Dhar [“Recent changes in work force participation among elderly in India - Analysis of NSS data”], Economics Department, University of Calcutta (2011-13)
1. Guiding doctoral dissertation of Suranjana Joaddar, “Commodity Derivatives Market and the Agricultural Economy of India”, through Economics Department, University of Calcutta. Submitted, 2019.
THE INDIAN ECONOMETRICS SOCIETY,
INDIAN HEALTH ECONOMICS & POLICY ASSOCIATION.
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR POPULATION STUDIES,
EUROPEAN POPULATION ASSOCIATION,
INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF POPULATION,
ASIAN POPULATION ASSOCIATION
1. S. Banerjee & M. Dutta (ed) (2019) Opportunities and Challenges in Development: Essays for Sarmila Banerjee. Springer: Singapore. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811399800
2. Z. Husain & M. Dutta (2017) Fertility Control in a Risk Society: Analysing Contraception Choice of Urban Elites in India. Springer, New Delhi. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9788132236832
3. Z. Husain & M. Dutta (2014) Women workers in Kolkata’s IT sector: Satisficing work and household, Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9788132215929#otherversion=9788132215936
4. M. Dutta (2010) Economics of Conservation of Built Heritage: The Case of Calcutta, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN No. 978-3-8383-8892-2
5. Z. Husain, M. Dutta & D. Mukherjee (2010) Employment and the State: Challenges and Opportunities, VDM Verlag, Germany. ISBN No. 978-3639278378
1. Z. Husain & M. Dutta (2015) “Who will play with me when my mother works? Impact of grandparental presence on labour market outcomes of mothers”, Economic Political Weekly, 23 May, L(21): 74-82.
2. A. Dhar, Z. Husain & M. Dutta (2015) “Is the bell tolling for elderly workers”, Journal of Regional Development & Planning, 14(1): 1-20.
3. Z. Husain, M. Dutta & N. Chowdhury (2014) “Is health wealth? Results of panel data analysis”, Social Indicators Research, 117(1): 121-143. IF: 1.648. https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/is-health-wealth-results-of-a-panel-data-analysis/5755992
4. Z. Husain, S. Ghosh & M. Dutta (2013) “Ultra-modern contraception re-examined: Cultural dissent, or son preference?”, Asian Population Studies, 9(3): 280-300. IF: 1.057. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17441730.2013.816480
5. M. Dutta & Z. Husain (2013) “Does health insurance ensure equitable health outcomes? An analysis of hospital services usage in urban India”, World Health and Population, 14(4): 38-50. (doi:10.12927/whp.2013.23581) https://www.longwoods.com/content/23581//does-health-insurance-ensure-equitable-health-outcomes-an-analysis-of-hospital-services-usage-in-ur
6. Z. Husain, D. Mukherjee & M. Dutta (2013) “Are women SHG members economically more empowered in left-run municipalities?”, Development in Practice. 23(1), 2013: 107-122. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09614524.2013.750644
7. Z. Husain, D. Mukherjee & M. Dutta (2012) “Self Help Groups and empowerment of women—Self-selection, or actual benefits?”, Journal of International Development, 26(4): 422-437. IF: 0.863. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jid.2815
8. M. Dutta & Z. Husain (2011) “Balancing the present and future: A study of contraceptive use in Calcutta’s slums”, World Health and Population, 12(3), 2011: 23-32. doi:10.12927/whp.2011.22194.
9. M. Dutta & Z. Husain (2011) “Do slum dwellers have lower contraceptive prevalence rates? An analysis of current use patterns in Calcutta, India”, Asia Pacific Population Journal, 26(4): 29-56. https://doi.org/10.18356/426b44ce-en
10. M. Dutta & Z. Husain (2009) “An Application of MCDM to Built Heritage: The Case of Calcutta”, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2009, X(2): 237-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2008.09.007
11. Z. Husain & M. Dutta (2008) “Do Working Women Satisfice? Women Workers in the IT Sector”, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 51(4): 731-746.
12. M. Dutta, Sarmila Banerjee & Z. Husain (2007) “Untapped Demand for Heritage Tourism: A CVM Study of Prinsep Ghat, Calcutta”, Tourism Management, 28(1): 83-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2005.07.021
13. M. Dutta, S. Banerjee & Z. Husain (2005) “Economics of Conservation of Built Heritage: A CV Study of Some Heritage Sites of Calcutta”, Indian Economic Review, XXXX(2): 221-243. https://www.jstor.org/stable/29793845
Papers published in edited books / Reports
1. Z. Husain, D. Mukherjee, S. Mukhopadhyay & M. Dutta (2019) “Foetal starvation, economic adversity and health: A difference-in-difference approach”, in S. Bandopadhyay & M. Dutta (ed) Opportunities and Challenges in Development: Essays for Sarmila Banerjee, Springer Nature, Singapore: 443-465. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811399800#
2. M. Dutta and Z. Husain (2018) “Being out of work: An analysis of unemployment and its duration in India” in Partha Ray, Runa Sarkar & Anindya Sen (eds) Economics, Management and Sustainability, Springer, Singapore: 123-140. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811318931
3. M. Dutta & Z. Husain (2013) “Nabadiganta—A new horizon? Patriarchy, globalization and women’s agency in the IT sector” in S. Banerjee & A. Chakrabarti (ed) Development and sustainability: India in a global perspective, Springer: 321-338. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-81-322-1124-2_13
4. M. Dutta & Z. Husain (2011) Determinants of crime rates: Crime Deterrence and Growth in post-liberalized India, in Sarkar D. N. (ed.), Theory and Empirics of Economics in the Current Perspective. Allied Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 90-105.
5. M. Dutta & S. Satyabhama (2010) Regional Variations in Occupational Segregation in India: Some Evidence from NSS Data, in Sarkar D. N. (ed.), Agriculture Industry Interactions: An Approach to Developing Economics. Kalpaz Publications, Delhi, pp 143-166, ISBN No. 978-81-7835-818-5.
6. M. Dutta (2009) Health Status in South 24 Parganas in “District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas”. UNDP, Planning Commission and Govt. of West Bengal, pp. 143-201.
7. M. Dutta, S. Banerjee & Z. Husain (2008) Commercialization versus Preservation: A CV Study of South Park Street Cemetery, in Sarkar D. N. (ed.) Second Generation Reforms: what is to be done?, Allied Publishers, pp 121-133, ISBN No. 81-8424-297-2.
M. Dutta and Z. Husain (2020) What cost decisiveness? A cost benefit analysis of the lockdown to contain COVID-19 in India, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.07.20148338
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