Vivek Dehejia is Associate Professor of Economics at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (1995), awarded with distinction, from Columbia University in New York, where his doctoral dissertation was supervised by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, the celebrated international trade economist. His other advisers included Professor Robert Mundell, the 1999 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Dehejia's fields of specialization include international trade, economic development, and international macroeconomics. His research areas include the study of globalization and development and the economic development of India. His recent work has focused on the political economy of reform in India. Dehejia has published in numerous academic journals and also is a frequent commentator in print and on TV in India. He is a columnist for Business Standard, a leading business daily in India. He is co-author of Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India (Random House India, 2012).

Dehejia's full CV may be found here.

Dehejia teaches a first-year seminar on globalization and development and upper-division and graduate courses on the international aspects of economic development. Links to course outlines may be found here.

Dehejia's public writings and TV appearances, as well as related links, may be found at his personal blogpage, the link to which is here.

He may be also be found on Twitter here.

Video presentations, including interviews and seminars, may be found on Dehejia's Vimeo page here.

Dehejia is co-author, with journalist Rupa Subramanya, of Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India, which was published on December 6, 2012 by Random House India, and which is available from all major booksellers in India. It may also be ordered from major online retailers, including Flipkart. It's also available in the US for special order from Amazon and the Kindle version is available for immediate download. There is also a Kindle version for Canada. Here is a link to the press release. We're delighted to be a "top ten" pick for December in the Business Standard, a premier business daily in India, as well as a "top ten" pick of 2012 in FirstPost. The book was called "essential reading" in a review in the Sunday Guardian, and "required reading" in a review in the Business Standard. A review in Tehelka called the book "remarkable" and "quintessentially Indian". To get a flavour of the themes in the book, here's an interview with Rediff, here's another interview with FirstPost, and here's a Q&A with the New York Times. The New York Times also picked up on research in the book in this Sunday Observer piece. Here's a recent profile written during a visit to Ahmedabad where Dehejia and Subramanya spoke about their book to faculty and students of the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).

Contact information:

Postal Mail: Department of Economics, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada

Telephone: +1 (613) 520 6661 [no voice mail]

Email: vivek_dehejia[at]

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