Publications by Dr. Prabir De

Books

  De, Prabir. 2016. “India’s Look East to Act East Policy: What It Means for Regional Connectivity”, in Magnus C. M. Brod et al. (eds.) Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiatives: Zero-Sum Game or Win-Win Collaboration?, German Development Corporation (GIZ), Bonn.
  Developing Economic Corridors in South Asia, Prabir De and Kavita Iyengar, 2015

Dynamics of ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: Proceedings of the Second Round Table on ASEAN-India Network of Think-Tanks (AINTT), ASEAN-India Centre at RIS, New Delhi, 2014

ASEAN-India Maritime Connectivity Report. AIC, New Delhi, 2014

Developing Cross-Border Production Networks between North Eastern Region of India, Bangladesh and Myanmar: A Preliminary Assessment. RIS, New Delhi, 2014 (co-authored with Manab Majumdar)

ASEAN-India Deepening Economic Partnership in Mekong Region. RIS, New Delhi, 2014.

International Trade in Services in India Implications for Growth and Inequality in a Globalizing WorldOUP India, New Delhi, 2012 (co-author).

Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: An Analysis of Import and Export Processes. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok. December, 2011 (co-author).
Globalisation and the Changing Face of Port Infrastructure: The India Perspective. Peter Lang AG, Bern, 2009.
India Infrastructure Database 2005, Vol. I and Vol. II, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2005 (co-author)
India and China in the Era of Globalisation: Essays on Economic Cooperation, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2005 (co-author)
Promotion of Trade and Investment in Eastern South Asia Subregion, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2003 (co-author)
   

RIS Discussion Papers

#181 Logistics, Trade and Production Networks: An Empirical Investigation by Prabir De and Amrita Saha
#175 India-Baltic Sea Region Trade and Connectivity: Myth or Reality? by Prabir De
#173 Assessing Barriers to Trade in Services in India by Prabir De
#166 Global Financial Crisis:Implications for Trade and Industrial Restructuring in India by Prabir De and Chiranjib Neogi
#164 Does Governance Matter for Enhancing Trade? Empirical Evidence from Asia by Prabir De
#160 Regional Cooperation for Regional Infrastructure Development: Challenges and Policy Options for South Asia? by Prabir De
#142 Transportation Cost and Trade Competitiveness: Empirical Evidence from India Prabir De and Bhisma Rout
#135 East Asian Infrastructure Development in a Comparative Global Perspective: An Analysis of RIS Infrastructure Index by Nagesh Kumar & Prabir De
#130 Deepening India–Bangladesh Economic Cooperation:Challenges and Opportunities by Prabir De and Biswa N. Bhattacharya
#104 Trade in IBSA Economic Cooperation: The Role of Transportation Linkages by Prabir De
#77 Transaction Costs as Barriers to Economic Integration in Asia: An Empirical Exploration by Prabir De
#75 Transport Cooperation in BIMST-EC: Issues and Way Forward by Prabir De
#66 How Do Infrastructure Facilities Affect Regional Income? An Investigation with South Asian Countries by Prabir De.
   

Papers in Edited Books

  De, Prabir. 2014. "WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Concerns and Issues". Economic and Political Weekly , Vol. 49, No. 28, July.
  De, Prabir. 2014. “WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and South Asia”, Trade Insight , Vol. 10, No. 1, March.
  De, Prabir. 2014. “Logistics Performance and Trade: An Analysis of India’s Trade in Intermediates with Bangladesh and Thailand” in Trade Performance and Competitiveness: Selected Issues Relevant for Asian Developing Economies.  UNESCAP, Bangkok
“Trade Facilitation and Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific: A Case Study of a South Asian Economic Corridor”, in Ravi Ratnayake, Rajan Sudesh Ratna, Martina Francesca Ferracane and Yann Duval (eds.) Impacts of Trade Facilitation Measures on Poverty and Inclusive Growth: Case Studies from Asia, 2014. UNESCAP, Bangkok.
“Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Implications from Trade and Industrial Restructuring in South Asia”, in Willem Thorbecke and Wen-jen Hsieh (eds.) Industrial Restructuring in Asia: Implications of the Global Economic Crises. Sage Publications, November 2013.
De, Prabir (2013) “Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Implications from Trade and Industrial Restructuring in South Asia”, in Willem Thorbecke and Wen-jen Hsieh (eds.) Industrial Restructuring in Asia: Implications of the Global Economic Crises, Sage Publications, New Delhi

De, Prabir, 2011. “Do Institutions Matter for Trade in Asian Countries” in Simon J. Evenett, Mia Mikic and Ravi Ratnayake (eds.) Trade-led Growth: A Sound Strategy for Asia. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, December.

De, Prabir, 2011. “ASEAN-India Connectivity: An Indian Perspective” in Fukunari Kimura and So Umezaki (eds.) ASEAN-India Connectivity: The Comprehensive AsiaDevelopment Plan Phase II, Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, November
De, Prabir. 2009. ‘Enhancing Asia’s Trade: Transportation Costs Matter’ in UNESCAP (ed.) Impact of Trade Facilitation on Export Competitiveness: A Regional Perspective, Studies in Trade and Investment 66, United Nations, New York, December.
De, Prabir. 2009. ‘Trade in Services Liberalisation in India’, in Andrew L. Stoler, Jim Redden, Lee Ann Jackson (eds.), Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region Case Studies and Lessons from Low-income Communities, World Trade Organization (WO) and Cambridge University Press (CUP), December. (co-author).
“Empirical Estimates of Trade Costs for Asia”, in D. Brooks and J. Menon (eds.) Infrastructure and Trade in Asia. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, 2008.
"How are the Indian States doing in Infrastructure Sector? An Assessment”, in D. Chakraborty and S. Nath (eds.) Collected Essays on Economic Development in Honour of Prof. Asok Barman. New Delhi: Bookwell, 2008.
“Infrastructure Development in India” in International Infrastructure Development in East Asia: Towards Balanced Regional Development and Integration, Tokyo: IDE-JETRO, 2008.
“Reducing Global Imbalances and Accelerating Growth: Role of Regional Cooperation in Asia”, In N Kumar, K Kesavapany and Y C Cheng (eds.) Asia’s New Regionalism and Global Role: Agenda for the East Asia Summit, RIS, New Delhi and ISEAS, Singapore, November 2007. pp. 201-218 (co-author)
“Widening India-Bangladesh Cooperation Agenda in Context of South Asian Regional Economic Cooperation: Issues and Tasks Ahead”, in: Gurudas Das and C. J. Thomas (eds.) Indo-Bangladesh Border Trade: Status and Prospects, Akansha, New Delhi, October 2007.
“Impact of Trade Costs on Trade: Empirical Evidence from Asian Countries”, In UNESCAP (ed.), Trade Facilitation Beyond the Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Regional Practices, Customs Valuation and Other Emerging Issues, Trade and Investment Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, December 2007, pp. 281 – 310.
“Effect of Transaction Costs on International Integration in the Asian Economic Community”, in: Asian Economic Cooperation and Integration: Progress, Prospects, Challenges, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 2005
“India’s Look East Policy: Implications for Northeast India”, in: Gurudas Das, N. Bijoy Singh and C J Thomas (eds.) Indo-Myanmar Border Trade: Status, Problems and Potentials, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2005
“Infrastructure, Income and Regional Economic Development in India”, in: Sugata Marjit and Nirmala Banerjee (eds.) Development, Displacement and Disparity, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2005
“Widening Economic Cooperation between India and China: Issues and Ways Forward”, in: J. K. Ray and P. De (eds.), India and China in the Era of Globalisation: Essays on Economic Cooperation, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2005
“Transport Infrastructure: Present Status and Potentials for Cooperation” (Chapter 7) in: of South Asia Development and Cooperation Report, 2004, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, 2004
“Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Eastern South Asia Subregion”, in: J. K. Ray and P. De (eds.), Promotion of Trade and Investment in Eastern South Asia Subregion, Bookwell, New Delhi. 2003
 

Papers in Journal

"WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Concerns and Issues". Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 49, No. 28, July 2014
“WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and South Asia”, Trade Insight, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2014. “India – Pakistan Economic Cooperation: A Case for Improved Trade Facilitation.” Trade Insight, Vol. 9, No. 2, July 2013.
De, Prabir. 2013. “Assessing Barriers to Trade in Services in India: An Empirical Investigation”. Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 108-143, March.
De, Prabir. 2012. “Does Governance Matter for Infrastructure Development? Empirical Evidence from Asia”. Journal of Infrastructure Development, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 153-180, December.

De, Prabir, 2011. “Developing South Asian Transit Rights and Infrastructure”. SouthAsian Journal, Vol. 34, December.

De, Prabir, 2011. “Why is Trade at Border a Costly Affair in South Asia? An Empirical Investigation”. Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 441-464, December 

De, Prabir, 2011. “Great Ambition”, Development and Cooperation, Vol. 52, No. 10, German Development Institute, October.

De, Prabir. 2009. 'Barriers to Trade in the Second Era of Globalisation: Empirical Evidence from Korea’. The Journal of the Korean Economy, Vol. 10, No. 2, May.
De, Prabir. 2009. ‘Restoring Asian Silk Route: Towards the Vision of an Integrated Asia’. Journal of Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, November.
“Inclusive Growth and Trade Facilitation: Insights from South Asia, ARTNeT Policy Brief # 16, UNESCAP, Bangkok, January, 2009.
“Empirical Estimates of Trade Transportation Costs: Option for Enhancing India’s Trade”. Trade and Development Review, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 95-121, 2008.
“Is India’s Services Trade Pro-Poor? A Simultaneous Approach”, in UNESCAP (ed.) Emerging Trade Issues for Policymakers in Developing Countries in Asia and the Pacific, Studies in Trade and Investment # 64, United Nations and Economic and social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, New York and Bangkok, 2008.
“Empirical Estimates of Transport Costs: Options for Enhancing Asia’s Trade” and “Trade Transportation Costs in South Asia: An Empirical Investigation” in Douglas Brooks and David Hummels (eds.) Infrastructure’s Role in Lowering Asia’s Trade Costs: Building for Trade. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2008.
“Reassessing Transaction Costs of Trade at the India-Bangladesh Border”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 29, pp. 69-79, 2008.
“Barriers to Trade in Higher Education Services in the Era of Globalization”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 35, pp. 51-60, 2008.
"India Infrastructure". India Perspective. Vol. 22, No. 2, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, 2008.
“Trade Costs and Infrastructure: Analysis of the Effects of Trade Impediments in Asia”.Journal of Integration and Trade, Vol. 12, No. 28, pp. 241-266, 2008.
“Realising the Gains from Full Regional Connectivity in South Asia: The Transport Costs Dimension”. Man and Development, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2008.
“Barriers to trade in higher education services: Empirical evidence from Asia-Pacific countries”. Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2007, pp. 67-88.
“The Growth of International Trade in Services: Some Implications”, Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2006.
“Trade, Infrastructure and Transaction Costs: The Imperatives for Asian Economic Cooperation”. Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2006.
“Total Factor Productivity Growth: Indian Ports in the Era of Globalisation”. Maritime Economics and Logistics, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2006.
“Facilitating Overland Trade in BCIM: Issues and Ways Forward”. BIISS Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006.
“Deepening IBSA Trilateral Cooperation: The Role of Communication Services”, India Quarterly, Vol. LXI, No. 4, December 2006
“Promotion of Trade and Investment between People’s Republic of China and India: Toward a Regional Perspective”, Asian Development Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, December 2005
"Cooperation in the Regional Transportation Infrastructure Sector in South Asia”,Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 14, No. 3, September 2005
“Effects of Infrastructure on Regional Income in the Era of Globalisation: New Evidence from South Asia”, Asia Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 12, No.1, June 2005
“Structural Change and Strategy of Development: Resource-Industry Linkages in North East India”. Man and Society, Vol. 2, No. 1, August 2005
“Investigating the linkage between Infrastructure and Regional Development: Era of Planning to Globalisation”, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2005
“How Do Different Categories of Infrastructure Affect Development: Evidence from Indian States”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 38, 2004
“International Container Port System Concentration: What Does It Look Like?”, Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2004. (co-author)
“An Alternative Approach to Efficiency Measurement of Seaports”, Maritime Economics & Logistics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2004 (co-author)
“Deepening Cooperation in BIMST-EC: A Case for Transport Integration”, BIISS Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2004
"India in the BIMST-EC: Some Issues”, India Quarterly, Vol. LIX, Nos. 3 & 4, 2003
“Indian Ports in the Era of Globalisation”, World Port Development, Vol. 3, No. 10, 2003
“Container Port System Concentration”, Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2003. (co-author)
“Causality between Performance and Traffic: An Investigation with Indian Ports”,Maritime Policy and Management, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2003
“Productivity, Efficiency and Technological Change in Indian Ports”, International Journal of Maritime Economics, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2002
"Linkage between Infrastructure and Income among Indian States: A Tale of Rising Disparities since Independence", Indian Journal of Applied Economic, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2000
“Impact of Performance Indicator and Labour Endowment on Traffic: Empirical Evidence from Indian Ports,” International Journal of Maritime Economics, Vol.2, No. 4, 2000.
“Transport Infrastructure and Economic Performance of Bangladesh and Indian Bordering States” BIISS Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2001.
“Indian Ports and Globalisation: Grounding Economics in Geography”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 34, 2001.
“Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Trade in SAARC”, BIISS Journal, Vol.21, No.2. 2000.
"Concentration of Indian Port System: 1970-1998", Foreign Trade Review, Vol. 34, Nos. 3 & 4, October 1999.
"Role of Infrastructure in Regional Development: A Study of India over the Plan Period", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 33, Nos. 47 & 48, 1998
 

Working Papers/ Monographs

“Logistics Performance and Trade: An Analysis of India’s Trade in Intermediates with Bangladesh and Thailand”, in Trade Performance and Competitiveness: Selected Issues Relevant for Asian Developing Economies, 2014. UNESCAP, Bangkok.
“Services Trade Growth in India: Implications for Poverty and Inequality” in Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2013, UNESCAP, Bangkok, November 2013.
“What Does MFN Trade Mean for India and Pakistan? Can MFN be a Panacea?” Policy Research Working Paper, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., August, 2013.
“India-Pakistan Economic Cooperation: Implications for Regional Integration in South Asia”. Occasional Paper, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, April 2013.
De, Prabir. 2013. India-Myanmar Connectivity: Current Status and Future Prospects. Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), Calcutta University, KW Publishers, New Delhi, March.
De, Prabir. 2012. “Towards South Asian Common Market: Trade Facilitation Agenda” in Debapriya Bhattacharya and Mustafizur Rahman (eds.) Global Recovery, New Risks and Sustainable Growth: Repositioning South Asia. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
De, Prabir. 2012. “Unlocking India-Bangladesh Trade Potential: Emerging Issues and the Way Forward.” Policy Research Working Paper 6155, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., August.

De, Prabir, 2011. Global Financial Crisis: Implications for Trade and Industrial Restructuring in India, ADBI Working Paper No. 294, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo, July.

De, Prabir, 2011. India BSR Trade Exchange and Connectivity: Myth or Reality? European Commission and TransBaltic Authority, August.

De, Prabir. 2009. Restoring the Asian Silk Route: Toward an Integrated Asia, ADBI Working Paper No. 140, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo, June.
De, Prabir. 2009. 'Global Economic and Financial Crisis: India’s Trade Potential and Future Prospects'. ARTNeT Working Paper No. 64, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), UNESCAP, Bangkok, May.
De, Prabir. 2009. ‘Trade in Services Liberalisation in India’, in Andrew L. Stoler, Jim Redden, Lee Ann Jackson (eds.), Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region Case Studies and Lessons from Low-income Communities, World Trade Organization (WO) and Cambridge University Press (CUP), December. (co-author).
De, Prabir. 2009. ‘Enhancing Asia’s Trade: Transportation Costs Matter’ in UNESCAP (ed.) Impact of Trade Facilitation on Export Competitiveness: A Regional Perspective, Studies in Trade and Investment 66, United Nations, New York, December.
De, Prabir. 2009. ‘Restoring Asian Silk Route: Towards the Vision of an Integrated Asia’. Journal of Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, November.
De, Prabir. 2009. Restoring the Asian Silk Route: Toward an Integrated Asia, ADBI Working Paper No. 140, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo, June.
De, Prabir. 2009. 'Barriers to Trade in the Second Era of Globalisation: Empirical Evidence from Korea’. The Journal of the Korean Economy, Vol. 10, No. 2, May.
De, Prabir. 2009. 'Global Economic and Financial Crisis: India’s Trade Potential and Future Prospects'. ARTNeT Working Paper No. 64, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), UNESCAP, Bangkok, May.
Transit and Trade Barriers in Eastern South Asia: A Review of the Transit Regime and Performance of Strategic Border Crossings. Working Paper No. 56, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), Bangkok : UNESCAP, 2008.
Prospects for India’s Industry and Ways to Further Enhance Bilateral Industrial Cooperation: Focusing on Major Manufacturing Sectors, Policy Analysis 07-11, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, 2008.
Prospects of India-Bangladesh Economic Cooperation: Implications for South Asian Regional Cooperation. Discussion Paper # 78. Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, September, 2007.
Assessing Barriers to Trade in Education Services in Developing Asia-Pacific Countries: An Empirical Exercise, ARTNeT Working Paper No. 34, UNESCAP, Bangkok, June 2007.
Impact of Trade Costs on Trade: Empirical Evidence from Asian Countries. ARTNeT Working Paper No. 27, UNESCAP, Bangkok, 2007
Why Trade Costs Matter?. ARTNeT Working Paper Series No. 7, UNESCAP, Bangkok, 2006.
Regional Trade in Northeast Asia: Why Do Trade Costs Matter?, CNAEC Research Series 06-02, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, July 2006
Opportunities in Diversification of Indian Exports to China: An Assessment, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, July 2005
Promotion of Trade and Investments between China and India: The Case of Southwest China and East and Northeast India, CESifo Working Paper No. 1508, Centre for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich, 2005
Regional Cooperation in Infrastructure Sector: A South Asian Perspective, Working Paper, Dept. of History, Calcutta University Kolkata, April 2004