smDr Susmita Mitra’s area of interest and research focusses on the linkages between climate change and agriculture, education and macroeconomic issues. She joined CSD in July 2014 and is presently the joint-coordinator of the Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Social Development and coordinator of the short-term course on Research Methodology. Before Joining CSD, she worked as a consultant with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). She has also undertaken various part-time and full-time research assistantships for the International Food Policy Research Institute, Reserve Bank of India and NIPFP projects over the last ten years. Apart from research experience, she has been an academic proof-reader for the Berlin Working Papers on Money, Trade, Finance and Development series in 2013; and a tutor for the University Grants Commission remedial classes in Statistics and Econometrics for first year M.A. students at the Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru (JNU). As a student, she was awarded the prestigious Junior Visiting Fellowship (2011) at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany; the Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (2006 – 2011) in the National Entrance Test; and the Ford Foundation Scholarship for achieving the first rank in two consecutive semesters during her Masters.  She has also contributed to editing a book published by the National Right to Education Forum. Dr Mitra completed her PhD in economics from JNU in 2013 under the supervision of Dr Aparna Sawhney.



  • (2016) “Effects of Climate Change on Small Farms: Can Climate Smart Agriculture Help?” in T. Haque (Ed.) Agrarian Distress in India: Causes and Remedies, Concept Publication
  • (2015) “Technology and Management Solutions to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Indian Agriculture: A Case Study of Bardhaman” in proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Recent Developments in Science, Engineering and Technology (REDSET 2015) titled “Scientific and Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development”, Organized by School of Engineering, G. D. Goenka University, Gurgaon, India, Excel India Publishers (October 30-31, 2015), ISBN: 978-93-84869-85-4  (with Dr. Sudipta K. Mishra)
  • (2015), “Growth of Clean Energy Capacity in India and Associated Technology Import” in Agarwal and Whalley (Eds.) “Sustainability of Growth: The Role of Economic, Technological and Environmental Factors” Vol 1 of World Scientific Reference on Asia and the World Economy (with Dr. AparnaSawhney
  • (2015), “Right to Education in BRICS Countries: Ensuring Equity, Equality and Social Justice” in Islam and Iftekar (Eds.) “International Perspectives on Comparative Education Policy”, Centre for Excellence in Public Policy and Government, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Bloomsbury Publication, ISBN: 978-93-84898-82-3 (with Dr. Poornima M)
  • (2015), “Indian Economic Growth, Its Ups and Downs” in Agarwal and Whalley (Eds.) “Sustainability of Growth: The Role of Economic, Technological and Environmental Factors” Vol 1 of World Scientific Reference on Asia and the World Economy (with Prof. ManmohanAgarwal and Prof. John Whalley)
  • (2014), “Environmental Goods and Services: Challenges and Opportunities for Bangladesh in the Context of Climate Change” in NarottamGaan (Eds.) “Climate Change and Threats to Human Security”, Kalpaz Publication, ISBN 9789351280156 (with SaptarshiBasu Roy Choudhury)
  • (2014), “School Rationalisation Process in India: Case of Rajasthan and Causes of Worry”, International Journal of Advances in Social Science and Humanities, Volume 2 Issue 10, pp: 1-7 (with SnehaPalit) (ISSN 2347-7474)
  • (2014), “Child Rights in India: Contemporary Challenges” in Journal of the National Human Rights Commision, India, Vol. 13, ISSN: 0973-7596 (with AmbarishRai and SnehaPalit)
  • (2012), “The Real Exchange Rate and Export Performance: East Asian Story”, Journal of Economic Theory and Social Development, Volume 1 Issue 2 (with Prof. ManmohanAgarwal)
  • (2012), “Survey of Literature on the Impacts of Inclusion of the Aviation Sector in the European Union Emission Trading Scheme/System (EUETS)”, Working Paper No. 02/2012, Berlin Working Papers on Money, Finance, Trade and Development (ISSN 2192-7790)
  • (2011), “Examining tradeable permits with market power, banking and non-compliance: a finite period model”, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 1265-1274 (with Dr.AparnaSawhney) (ISSN: 1545-2921)
  • (2010), “Role of government in trade and investment boom: lessons from East Asia”, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Vol.13, no. 4, pp. 285-304 (with Prof. ManmohanAgarwal) (ISSN: 1748-7870 (print) 1748-7889 (online))


Book Review

  • (2015) “Sukhpal Singh and Tarunvir Singh, Producer Companies in India: Organization and Performance, New Delhi, Allied Publishers, 2014, 152 pp., Rs 550, ISBN 9788184249187”, in Social Change, Vol. 45, No. 2, SAGE Publications