Publications By Dr. Ram Upendra Das

Books/ Reports/ Monographs

  Das, Ram Upendra. 2016. " How to take Russia-India Economic ties to next level." Russia Direct. 15 October 
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2016. Enhancing India- Myanmar Border Trade: Policy and Implementation Measures
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2016. “Nairobi’s WTO Ministerial and its Broad.” The SARCist. ISSN: 2455-1775, New Delhi, January.
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2015.  India’s Strategy for Economic Integration with CLMV.  Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  South Asia Development and Cooperation Report 2015, RIS,New Delhi, 2015
Meaning of Indian Economic Dynamism for the East Asian Economic Integration Process
Ram Upendra Das, ERIA, Jakarta and RIS, New Delhi, 2014.
Regional Trade and Economic Integration: Analytical Insights and Policy Options Ram Upendra Das, Piyadasa Edirisuriya and Anoop Swarup, World Scientific, Singapore and New Jersey, 2012
Perspectives on Rules of Origin - Analytical and Policy Insights from the Indian Experience by Ram Upendra Das and Rajan Sudesh Ratna. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2011.
SAARC Regional Study on Potential for Trade in Services under SAFTA. 2009.
South Asia Development and Cooperation Report 2008
Study on ‘Afghanistan as a Member of the SAFTA Agreement: An Analysis of its Economic Implications’, for the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2007.
Study for ‘Identification of Item of Product Specific Derogation’s on Rules of Origin for ASEAN-India FTA’ for the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2007.
Feasibility Study on ‘Trade in Goods under India-GCC FTA’ for the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2006 (co-authored with S.R. Pradhan).
Study on ‘India-Pakistan Trade and Economic Relations: Prospects and Challenges’ for the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
SAARC Secretariat, Regional Poverty Profile 2005, supported by UNDP, Kathmandu, 2006 (Contributor).
Report of the Joint Study Group (JSG) on the Feasibility of Establishing Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) Between India and Malaysia, Government of India and Government of Malaysia, 2006 (Contributor).
‘South Asian Economic Integration SAFTA and Beyond’, Prepared for South Asia Centre for Policy Studies, RIS-IPS, 2006 (co-authored with Nagesh Kumar and Saman Kelegama).
Study on ‘India’s Trade in Audio-Visual Services under GATS’ for the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2006 (co-authored with Pawan Chopra).
Towards an Employment-Oriented Export Strategy: Some Explorations, RIS, 2006 (Contributor).
Study on ‘Relevance of Investment in India-GCC Partnership’ for the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2005 (co-authored with S.R. Pradhan and M.A. Baig).
Study on ‘Rules of Origin issues in India’s Economic Partnership Agreements with ASEAN and other Countries’, for the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2005.
Trade, Technology and Growth on Analysis and Policies for Developing Countries, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2005. (Reviewed in Indian Journal of Economics and Business, 5(1), 2006 and The Financial Express, 20 March 2005).
SAARC Secretariat(2005), Regional Poverty Profile 2004, supported by UNDP, Kathmandu, (Contributor).
Future Directions of BIMST-EC: Towards a Bay of Bengal Economic Community (BoBEC), RIS/IPS/ITD/CPD, 2004 (Contributor).
South Asia Development & Cooperation Report 2004, RIS (Contributor - including chapters on Development with a Human Face).
 Executive Summary – Report
World Trade and Development Report 2003: Cancun and Beyond, RIS and Academic Foundation: New Delhi (Contributor- chapters on Trade and Development).
– Executive Summary – Report
Globalization and the Non-Aligned Movement An Economic Agenda for Action, RIS Background Document, XIII NAM Summit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-25 February 2003 (Contributor- including chapters on Development with a Human Face).
A Feasibility Study on A Free Trade Agreement between India and Thailand, Prepared for Joint Working Group on India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India and Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of Thailand), December 2002 (co-authored with S. Ratanakomut and S. Mallikamas).
South Asia Development & Cooperation Report 2001/02, RIS (Contributor).
SAARC Survey of Development and Cooperation, RIS, 1999 (Contributor).
Economic Reforms, Regional Integration and Labour Markets in the SAARC Region, SAAT Working Papers, ILO, New Delhi, 1999. (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi)
India and SAARC: Prospects for Trade and Investment cooperation, Exim Bank Occasional Paper No. 65, 1998. (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi)
India's Border Trade with Select Neighbouring Countries, RIS 1996. Study conducted for the UNESCAP. (Co-authored with V. L. Rao and Srinath Baruah)
   

Discussion Paper

#199 Towards 'Make in South Asia': Evolving Regional Values Chains by Ram Upendra Das
#190 Mechanics of Intra-Industry Trade and FTA Implications for India in RCEP by Ram Upendra Das Jay Dev Dubey
#186 India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) Some Implications for East Asian Economic Regionalism and RCEP by Ram Upendra Das
#174 Productivity in the Era of Trade and Investment Liberalization in India by Ram Upendra Das
#165 Are Trade Openness and Financial Development Complementary? by Ram Upendra Das and Meenakshi Rishi
#163 Rules of Origin under Regional Trade Agreements by Ram Upendra Das
#157 Regional Economic Integration in South Asia: Prospects and Challenges? by Ram Upendra Das
#116 Addressing Global Growth Asymmetries through Regional Trade Integration: Some Explorations by Ram Upendra Das & Ramaa Sambamurty
#85 Industrial Restructuring and Export Competitiveness of the Textiles and Clothing Sector in SAARC in the Context of MFA Phase-Out by Ram Upendra Das
   

Papers published/presented

  Das, Ram Upendra. 2016. “India Softens Stance on Bay of Bengal Free Trade Agreement” Live Mint,
22 February.
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2016. “India to defer Finalising Trade Pact with Australia.” Live Mint, 4 February.
  15 RIS Diary July  2015 Das, Ram Upendra and Reena Marwah.  2015. ‘India- China Economic Engagements In A Global Context – Analysis’.Eurasia Review, 22 May
  4 April. Das, Ram Upendra. 2015.  ‘Trade Gap with China May Double to $60B in 2 Years’.
Economic Times,6 April
   26 March. Das, Ram Upendra.  2015.  ‘Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher to visit Iran on Sunday’.
LiveMint
  24 March.Das, Ram Upendra. 2015.  ‘Infra hurdle for wider visa- on-arrival scheme’. LiveMint,
  Das, Ram Upendra.  2015.  ‘Govt plan investment channel for CLMV region’.LiveMint,
  Das, Ram Upendra.  2015. ‘Saarc countries to harmonize standards to boost trade’.LiveMint,12 March.
  Das, Ram Upendra and Reena Marwah. 2015. “India- China Economic Engagements In A Global
Context.” Eurasia Review.  May.
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2015.  “Rationale for and Constraints to South Asia-Central Asia Economic Linkages.” Eurasia Review, Albany, Oregon. ISSN 2330-717X.
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2015. “Trade and Investment Liberalization in India: Implications for Productivity Gains”, in Khee Giap Tan and Kong Yam Tan (eds.) Foreign Direct Investment and Small and Medium Enterprises: Productivity and Access to Finance. Singapore: World Scientific. May.
  Das, Ram Upendra and Nitya Batra. 2015. “Fresh Perspectives Needed to Boost South Asian Connectivity”, East Asia Forum, Australian National University, Canberra. 21 February 2015
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2014. “Trade and Investment Liberalization in India: Implications for Productivity Gains”. Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy , Vol. 5, No. 3, October, World Scientific
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2014. "Foreign trade policy will remain on trac." The Hindu , 16 May.
 

Das, Ram Upendra. 2014. "Unilateral entry to Bangladeshi vehicles to ease cross-border trade." The Economic Times , 26 May.

  Das, Ram Upendra. 2014. "Narendra Modi's foreign policy to strengthen SAARC ties." The Economic Times,  26 May.
“A Menu for India’s Foreign Economic Engagements" The Diplomat, 30 May 2014
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2014. "Narendra Modi government now wants a SAARC bank." The Economics Times, 23 July.
  Das, Ram Upendra. 2014. "India seeks MFN status from Pakistan ahead of foreign secretary meeting." LiveMint,  28 July.
Is India being dogmatic at Bali?”. Financial Express, 5 December 2013.
Myths about India dominating south-east Asian bloc in services need to be busted.”.Economic Times, 22 December 2012.
The other half of Budget 2012. ”.The Economic Times, 7 April 2012.
“Regional Economic Integration: New Context and Analytical Constructs” in Byasdeb Dasgupta (ed.) External Dimensions of an Emerging Economy, 2013. India, London and New York: Routledge.
Economic Integration in the “Heart of Asia”: South Asia-Central Asia Linkages”. UNESCAP Development Papers No. 1305, 2013. UNESCAP Sub regional Office for South and South-West Asia (SRO-SSWA), New Delhi.
“Recent Trends, Developments and Future Direction of Regional Integration of Asia and the Pacific” Paper presented at the Expert Group Meeting on Regional Integration and APTA organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand held on 18-22 November 2013.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2012. “Impact of Trade and Investment liberalization on Productivity in Organized Manufacturing in India” in Shujiro Urata, Hee Hahn Chin, Dionisius Narjoko (eds.), Economic Consequences of Globalization: Evidence from East Asia, April. New York and UK: Routledge.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2012. “India-ASEAN Economic Cooperation in Energy and Transport Linkages”. Special Issue of Diplomatist (December 2012) on the eve of India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit held in New Delhi.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2011. “Regional Trade-FDI- Poverty Alleviation Linkages Some Analytical and Empirical Explorations’ in Ulrich Volz (ed.) Regional Integration, Economic Development and Global Governance. USA and UK: Edward Elgar.
Das, Ram Upendra, C. M. Vasudev and Madhukar Gupta. 2011. “Regional Integration and Cooperation in Asia - An Indian Perspective. Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, Vol. 3, No. 3. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Washington DC: SAGE.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2011. “Economic Integration: A Driver for Development”. East Asia Forum Quarterly, Vol.3, No.3, July-September.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2009. 'Regional Trade-FDI-Poverty Alleviation Linkages: Some Analytical and Empirical Explorations'. DIE Research Project “Anchor Countries as Drivers of Regional Economic Integration – Consequences for Regional and Global Governance, and for Developing Countries”. – Bonn : DIE, 2009. – (Discussion Paper / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik; 18).
Das, Ram Upendra. 2009. 'Imperatives of Regional Economic Integration in Asia in the Context of Developmental Asymmetries: Some Policy Suggestions'. ADBI Working Paper 172. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute.
Das, Ram Upendra (2007) "Developing a Comprehensive View on Rules of Origin". Indian Engineering Exports, Vol. I, No. 10.
Das, Ram Upendra (2007) "Developing a Comprehensive View on Rules of Origin”. Indian Engineering Exports, September.
Das, Ram Upendra, (2007) "Technological advances and industrial characteristics: Some evidence from developed and developing countries." Economics Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 4 pp. 1-13
Das, Ram Upendra (2006), ‘Poverty Reduction in South Asia through Productive Employment’, SAARC Regional Poverty Profile 2005, SAARC Secretariat (contributor).
Das, Ram Upendra (2006), ‘Free Trade Theory’, in International Trade Theory, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
Das, Ram Upendra (2006), ‘Alternative Explanations of Trade’, in International Trade Theory, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
Das, Ram Upendra (2006), ‘Gains from Free Trade and Welfare’, in International Trade Theory, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. (Co-authored with and Annanya Ghosh Dastidar).
Das, Ram Upendra (2006), ‘Regional Trading Blocs’, in Theory of Regional Blocs, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
Das, Ram Upendra (2006), ‘International Capital Mobility and the Emerging Monetary System’, in Theory of Regional Blocs, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. (Co-authored with Manmohan Aggarwal)
Das, Ram Upendra 2006, “Both should recognize each other’s priorities’, The Financial Express, Wednesday, May 17.
Das, Ram Upendra 2006, “Start of a Long Road”, The Financial Express, Monday, May 1.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2006.“Apprehensions need to be set aside for steady progress”, The Financial Express, Wednesday, January 11.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2005.“WTO Signs Uncertain”, The Financial Express, Tuesday, December 13.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2005.“India’s Weaving Industry Falls Victim to Globalization” German Press Agency, Sunday, December 11.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2005.“SAFTA Sealed”, The Financial Express, Friday, December 2.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2005.“Integrate and Trade”, The Financial Express, Tuesday, November 15.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2005. “Peace via Trade”, The Financial Express, Tuesday, September 20.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2005. “Does the CMP bar PSU divestment?”, The Economic Times, Friday, June 10.
Das, Ram Upendra. 2005. SAARC Secretariat (2005), Regional Poverty Profile 2004, Kathmandu (Contributor).
Das, Ram Upendra. 2004. "Is Indo-Thai FTA Trade Creating?", The Economic Times, Friday, November 12.
Rules of Origin Issues in India’s Economic Partnership Agreements with Other Countries: An Approach Paper on Change in Tariff Heading Criterion, submitted to Government of India, June 2004.
“Govt. Orders Thai Curry After Just a Quick Glance at the Menu: Tastes Good, Says India Inc.”, The Financial Express, Sunday, August 1, 2004.
“Is India’s Stance at the WTO Justified?”, Business Standard, Wednesday, August 4, 2004.
“Rules of Origin Need Proper Perspective Under Trade Pacts”, The Financial Express, Monday, May 10, 2004.
“Economic Reforms and Implications for Labour Markets”, (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi and Nagesh Kumar), in Agarwala, R., Nagesh Kumar and Michelle Riboud, (eds.), Reforms, Labour Markets and Social Security in India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi for the World Bank Institute and RIS, 2004.
“Consensus Crucial for SAFTA Success” The Financial Express, Monday, February 9, 2004.
“Economic Philosophy of SAFTA” The Financial Express, Monday, January 12, 2004.
Book Review: Islam, Sadequl, (2001), “The Textile and Clothing Industry of Bangladesh in a Changing World Economy”, South Asia Economic Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, January-June, 2003, Sage Publications.
“Implications of FDI-Development Linkages for Developing Countries: A Special Reference to the Indian Case”, FOCUS WTO, Volume IV, No. 3, Sept.-Oct. 2002.
Economic Impact of Trade and Investment Facilitation and Economic Impact of Trade and Investment Facilitation and Liberalisation in South Asia (BBIN) Growth Quadrangle: A Liberalisation in South Asia (BBIN) Growth Quadrangle: A Developmental Perspective, presented at Inception Meeting of Trade,Investment and Private Sector Cooperation Working Group, organised by Asian Development Bank, Kolkata, 2001 (unpublished)
Conceptual and Policy Issues in Rules of Origin, (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi) in South Asia Economic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, July-December 2001, Sage Publications
Prepared and submitted a paper on India’s EXIM Policy (2002-07): Some Strategic Policy Proposals, as an input for Government of India, 2001, (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi)
"Economic Reforms, Regional Integration and Labour Markets in the South Asian Region”, South Asia Economic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-June 2001, Sage Publications pp.3-30, (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi)
Rules of Origin under SAPTA, prepared for the Government of India and presented in the Ministry of Commerce, 1998. (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi)
SAARC Investment Area, Business Line, September 30, 1997.(Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi)
Sub-regional Development in SAARC, Business Line, April 22, 1997. (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi)
"Regional Cumulation under EU GSP Scheme: Implications for the SAARC countries” prepared for the Government of India, and presented in SAARC CEC Meetings, 1996 (unpublished)
"Textiles and Clothing Sector in the Asia-Pacific Region", presented at the ESCAP/UNDP/RIS Seminar, 1995. (Co-authored with V. L. Rao)
"Comparative Advantage and Pattern of Trade in Asia", (Co-authored with V. L. Rao) in Panchamukhi, V.R. and R. Sobhan (eds.), Towards An Asian Economic Area, Macmillan, 1995
"MFA Phasing Out: Implications for the Indian SMEs", presented at the Workshop on GATT Final Act, organised by the EDI, Ahmedabad and Friedrich- Neumann-Stiftung, 1994
India and ASEAN : Issues in Sectoral Dialogue Partnership, RIS Occasional Paper No. 41, New Delhi, 1993. (Co-authored with V. L. Rao)
"Import Liberalisation as a Tool of Economic Policy in India since Mid-Eighties", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXVII, No. 12, March 21, 1992, pp. 585-594. (Co-authored with Sunanda Sen)