Assistant Professor [Economics]
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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
Natural Resource Management, Environmental Economics, Public Finance
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.
Popular Writings in Newspapers/Magazines
Natural Resource Management [Mining, Forestry, Human-Wildlife Conflict], Environmental Economics, Public Finance [Fiscal Federalism]
At Utkal University
Email: amarendra[at]niser[dot]ac[dot]in dasamarendra[at]gmail[dot]com
Telephone: [mobile] 91-9439923626