Hello, welcome to my home page. I am an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. I completed my PhD from IIT Guwahati. The title of my thesis was "Indices of Comparative Advantage: A Study with Focus on Differences between Gross Trade and Value-Added Trade." Prior to my PhD, I completed Masters and M.Phil. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I did B.Sc. in Economics from Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta.

Research Interests:

My research area can broadly be expressed as International Trade and Economic Development. Particularly, I am interested in applications of different theories of trade, multilateral trade negotiations, regional trade agreements and global production networks. I am equally interested in International Finance, particularly on issues related to Balance of Payment of nations, and the dynamics of exchange rate.


I offer the following B.Tech courses:

  1. HS301: Macroeconomic Problems and Policies
  2. HS305: Public Finance
  3. HS405: Issues in International Trade and Finance
I also offer the following PhD courses:
  1. HS701: Research Methodology
  2. HS703: Issues in Economics


  1. Kaveri Deb, Shivika Agrawal and Nishu Kumari, "Investigating the Causes for Currency Depreciation in India: A Quantile Regression Approach," The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, 20(3), pp.28-42, 2021.
  2. Kaveri Deb, "Global Value Chains in India and their Impact on Gender Wage Disparity," Foreign Trade Review (Sage), 2021. DOI: 10.1177/00157325211024003.
  3. Kaveri Deb, and William R. Hauk Jr., "The Impact of Chinese Imports on Indian Wage Inequality," The Indian Journal of Labour Economics (Springer), 63(2), pp. 267-290, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s41027-020-00218-5.
  4. Kaveri Deb, and Bodhisattva Sengupta, “Value-added Trade and Empirical Distributions of RCA Indices,” Journal of Quantitative Economics (Springer) , 16(1), pp. 235-264, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s40953-017-0071-x.
  5. Kaveri Deb, and Bodhisattva Sengupta, “On Empirical Distribution of RCA Indices,” Society and Management Review (Sage), 6(1), pp. 23-41, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/2277975216676125.
  6. Kaveri Deb, and William R. Hauk Jr., "RCA Indices, Multinational Production and the Ricardian Trade Model," International Economics and Economic Policy (Springer), 14 (1), pp. 1-25, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s10368-015-0317-z.
  7. Kaveri Deb, and Partha Basu, "South Asian Free Trade Area and its Impact on Exports of SAARC LDCs to India," Decision (Springer), 39(2), pp. 21-44, 2012.
  8. Kaveri Deb, and Partha Basu, "Indices of Revealed Comparative Advantage and their Consistency with the Heckscher-Ohlin Theory: A Cross Sectional Analysis," Foreign Trade Review (Sage), 46(3), pp. 3-28, 2011.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Kaveri Deb, and Partha Basu, “Consistency of Revealed Comparative Advantage Indices with the Heckscher-Ohlin Theory,” Conference Proceedings of Knowledge Globalization Conference, 6(1), pp. 122-135, Jan-2012, Pune, India.

Conference and Seminar Participations:

  1. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association (IT&FA), held at University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 2018, May 23-26.
  2. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), organized by Shri Mata Vaishnodevi University, Katra, Jammu, 2018, March 7-9.
  3. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), organized by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala, 2016, January 4-6.
  4. Paper presented at the Fourth Research Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance, organised by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, 2014, December 18-19.
  5. Paper presented at the Graduate Research Meet, organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 2014, 31st October - 1st November.
  6. Paper presented at the 81st Annual Conference of Southern Economic Association, Washington DC, 2011, November 19-21.
  7. Paper presented at the Economics Department of Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, USA, 2011.

Dr. Kaveri Deb

Assistant Professor (HSS)

PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati)