Professor Chakrabarti’s research looks into theoretical as well as empirical questions that relate to the fields of international trade, finance, and investment. His current projects focus on multinational corporations, offshore outsourcing, and cross-border mergers.
Professor Chakrabarti earned his Bachelors and Masters in economics, ranking first in first class with record marks, from the Jadavpur University where he received the University Gold Medals for Undergraduate as well as Graduate studies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and his doctoral dissertation received the International Trade Research Award (ITRA) from the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India.
Professor Chakrabarti’s lectures span Ph.D.courses on Microeconomics, International Trade, and Industrial Organization; MBA courses on Applied Microeconomics; BBA courses on Applied Microeconomics; Undergraduate Intermediate courses on International Trade and Finance; Principles courses on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics; and Pre-college Introduction to Economics. He received an Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Michigan.
The European Economic Review, Economic Theory, Economics Letters, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Economica, Journal of Comparative Economics are among the journals that have published Professor Chakrabarti’s research. His articles also consist of an entry in the Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, published by the Princeton University Press and a chapter in India and the Global Economy, a volume that brought together invited presentations including the inaugural speech by the current Prime Minister of India and the valedictory address by the current President of India.