School of Humanities and Social Sciences
[From july 2018 to present]
December 01, 2015 to June 30, 2018
Assistant Professor [Economics] SHSS, NISER
November, 01 2014 –November 31 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of A&A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
July 08, 2013 – October 31, 2014: [on deputation from Utkal University]
Deputy Director, Fourteenth Finance Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.
March 06, 2010-July 05, 2013:
Assistant Professor, Department of A&A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India [On deputation to Fourteenth Finance Commission]
PhD  Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
MPhil  Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
MA  Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
BA  Prananath College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
At Utkal University
2023. Springer Nature Best Paper Award 2023 for the paper titled "A Comprehensive Methodology for the Post Disaster Damages, Losses and Need Assessment" at the Resilience and Sustainability Summit: Vision 2047 (RESSUMMIT2047) Organized by: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi & National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi. Co-authors were Sasmita Behera and Bishnupada Sethi
2021: Best Oral Presentation for the paper "Economic Valuation of Agricultural Ecosystem Services: A Case of Jamujhari Village of Odisha" at the 30th National Web Conference on Soil and Water Management Technologies for Climate Resilience, Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability during December 14-16, 2021 Organized by Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi Collaborator: Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar. Co-authors of the paper are Suvangi Rath, and Khitish Kumar Sarangi
2011: Received best paper prize for the paper titled ‘Orissa’s Fiscal Consolidation Path: Trimming the Fat or Cutting the Muscle?’.at the 7th Refresher Course in Public Economics for South Asian Region organized by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, during 23rd May 2011 to 17th June 2011.
2010: Young Scientist Award for the best paper presentation on “An Economic Analysis of the Water Allocation in Odisha’ in Odisha Environment Congress 2010 jointly organised by the Centre for Environment and Development, Thiruvananthapuram; Human Development Foundation, Bhubaneswar and Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar held during 22-24 December 2010.
2009:Won the First Prize in the 10th Annual Global Development Conference (Natural Resource and Development) in its’ competition for Medals for Research on Development under the Category of Foreign Direct Investment and Natural Resource for my paper entitled ‘Do Firm Ownership and Competition Have Bearing on Productivity? An Enquiry of Indian Mining Industry from 1988-89 to 2005-06’ . The conference was organised by the Global Development Network (GDN) and held at the Kuwait City, Kuwait during 01-05 February 2009 and the award was sponsored by the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance.
With Pradeep Kumar Sahoo and Himanshu Shekhar Rout (2020) Mining, Livelihood and Adivasis, in Orissa Economic Journal Vol 52. http://www.odishaeconomicjournal.in/Journal/Journal_2020(1).pdf
Lead author (with Keshab Das and Mitali Chinara) Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy of Odisha, report published by Orissa Economics Association. http://www.orissaea.in/COVID-19/COVID_19%20and_The%20Economy_of_Odisha_OEA.pdf
Das, Amarendra (2020): Odisha's Growth Forecast for 2020-21. SageSubmissions. Preprint. https://doi.org/10.31124/advance.12328388.v1
With Subhankar Mishra (2020). India’s Growth Forecast for 2020-21. arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.06461.
Das Amarendra (2020) Turnaround in Maternal and Child Healthcare: Role of Institutional Innovation and Interactive Learning in Inclusive Innovation: Evidence and Options in Rural India Editors Rajeswari S. Raina and Keshab Das, Springer. https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/turnaround-in-maternal-and-child-healthcare-institutional-innova/17749666
With Lalitarani Pradhan and H S. Rout (2019). Local Self-Governance: A Case Study in Odisha. Orissa Economic Journal. Vol 51. Issue 1. Pp.45-68. http://www.odishaeconomicjournal.in/Journal/Journal_2019.pdf
Das Amarendra and V. Santhakumar (2018) Education of Adivasis in India: Relooking the Language Barrier. Orissa Economic Journal, pp. 38-58. http://www.odishaeconomicjournal.in/Journal/Journal_2018.pdf
Bibhunandini Das and Amarendra Das (2017) Technology Adoption in Indian Agriculture after Green Revolution: Changes and Challenges, eds M P Bezbaruah, Binoy Goswami and Raju Mandal. Taylor and Francis Books.https://www.routledge.com/Indian-Agriculture-after-the-Green-Revolution-Changes-and-Challenges/Goswami-Bezbaruah-Mandal/p/book/9780367374839
Das Amarendra and Satyananda Acharya (2016) ‘Mining and Odisha’s Economy’ in The Economy of Odisha: A Profile (eds) S C. Panda, P. B. Nayak and P. Pattnaik. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.pp.141-173.
Das Amarendra and H. S Rout (2015) ‘The Distant Goal of Universalising Elementary Education: Case Study of a tribal Village of Odisha’ in The Social Sector in India: Issues and Challenges (eds.) H. S. Rout and Padmaja Mishra, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
Bal Chakradhar, Amarendra Das, and Subas C. Kumar (2015)’Silver-lining in Odisha’s Manufacturing Industry’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. L, NO (15). pp.69-79.
Das Amarendra and Bibhunandini Das (2015) ‘Does Sanitation Affect Health Outcomes? Evidence from India’. MPRA Paper No. 63760. http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/63760/
Das Amarendra and Bibhunandini Das (2015) ‘How Inclusive is Odisha’s Economic Growth?’ in Trend, Magnitude and Dimensions of Inequality in Post Reform India (eds.) R. K. Panda and R. K. Meher, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi. pp 206-226.
Das Amarendra (2013) ‘Performance of Public and Private Mining Firms in India: In Productivity, Environmental and Social Dimensions’ Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. ISBN13: 978-1-4438-5243-2, ISBN: 1-4438-5243-0.
Mishra Padmaja and Amarendra Das (2013) ‘Mining: Economic, Environmental and Social Implications’. Edited Volume. Abhijit Publications, New Delhi. ISBN-13 9789350740569.
Das Amarendra (2013) Implementation of Social Security Schemes in Odisha: A Study of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in The Long Road to Social Security edited by K P Kannan and Jan Breman. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
Das Amarendra (2012c) ‘Odisha’s Fiscal Consolidation Path: Trimming the fat or cutting the muscle?’ Utkal Economic Papers. Vol 15. ISSN-0976-7592. Pp.33-50
Das Amarendra (2012b) ‘Does Firm Ownership Differentiate the Social Compliance? An Enquiry into the Indian Mining Industry. Indian Economic Journal. Volume 59(3), pp.56-70
Das Amarendra (2012a) ‘Who extracts minerals more efficiently—Public or private firms? A study of Indian mining industry. Journal of Policy Modelling. Vol. 34. Issue 5. pp 755-766.
Das Amarendra (2011) Poverty and Deforestation Nexus in Joint Forest Management Regime: A Study in Chandaka Wildlife Division of Orissa State. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN-13 -978-3-8433-2130-3
Das Amarendra (2011) ‘Poverty Induced Forest Degradation in JFM Regime: Evidence from Orissa, India’, Review of Development and Change. Vol. XVI, No.1, pp.23-48.
Das Amarendra (2009) ‘Challenges in Ensuring Elementary Education for All’. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. XLIV, No. 39, pp. 29-30. September, 26.
Das Amarendra (2009) ‘Regulatory Authority over Minerals: A Case for Review’. Economic and Political Weekly’. Vol XLIV NO 10, pp.105-109.
Das Amarendra and William Joe (2008) ‘Community Participation in Monitoring Coal Production’. Economic and Political Weekly, VOL 43 No. 06.pp-77-79.
Das Amarendra (2007)’ How far have we come in Sarva Siksha Abhiyan’. Economic and Political Weekly. VOL 42 No. 01, pp.21-23.
Das Amarendra (2005) “POSCO Deal: Natural Resource Implications” Economic and Political Weekly, VOL 40 No. 44 and 45, pp.4678-4680
Chapters in Conference Volumes
Working Papers/ E-Discussions/Online Repositories
Popular Writings in Newspapers/Magazines
Natural Resource Management, Environmental Economics, Public Finance
Natural Resource Management [Mining, Forestry, Human-Wildlife Conflict], Environmental Economics, Public Finance [Fiscal Federalism]
Email: amarendra[at]niser[dot]ac[dot]in dasamarendra[at]gmail[dot]com
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