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Mitra discusses tariff retaliation by India in Livemint article

Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, says, "any tariff increase will come at a huge cost to India’s consumers as well as producers who use imported inputs."

September 25, 2018

Mitra op-ed on labor market imbalances in India published in Mint

"While good ideas to deal with them exist both within and outside the government, implementation is key. This is where the government often does not perform well," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

June 26, 2018

Mitra discusses steel tariffs in Auburn Citizen

"Tariffs on the imports of steel will make steel more expensive here, thereby raising the cost of production in steel-using industries and making them less profitable," says Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs. "These steel-using industries will then cut employment."

June 19, 2018

Mitra article on protectionist populism in US published on INSEAD blog

Why is free trade popular in the U.S, despite the success of many protectionist candidates in US politics? These syracuse professors explain that protectionist rhetoric is enjoyed by voters, who are ideologically committed to nationalist values such as protectionism, while still seventy eight percent of college graduates believe that free trade is an opportunity for economic growth. 

April 17, 2018

Mitra discusses India's restrictive labor regulations in Livemint

Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, argues that "restrictive labor regulations have prevented India from reaping the full potential benefits of opening up the economy."

March 13, 2018

Mitra comments on alleged capital dumping in India in Economic Times

"If there is predatory dumping (along with injury to indigenous firms and local labour), there needs to be an anti-dumping tax (equal to the calculated dumping margin), which is similar to anti-dumping duties on internationally traded goods," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

February 26, 2018

Mitra weighs in on India's tariff hikes in Wall Street Journal

Instead of raising tariffs India should have emulated China by reforming labor laws and maintaining a low-tariff regime on intermediate goods to attract export-oriented global manufacturing firms, according to Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

February 9, 2018

Mitra gives keynote at Workshop in Economic Research at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, argues that trade has been beneficial to developing countries in Asia, with competition leading to higher productivity, lower price-cost markups and lower poverty.

January 5, 2018

Mitra explains how trade spurred growth in Asia at ADBI conference

"There is a mechanism that will distribute gains from trade in a more inclusive way," said Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, "that, over time, will build the support for globalization."

December 12, 2017

Mitra pens OpEd for Indian Express on PM Modi's economic reforms

"If the government is serious about exports and jobs, a bolder approach needs to be taken on labor reforms," says Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and the Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, about the Indian government.

July 25, 2017

Mitra op-ed on Trump's anti-globalisation agenda in The World Financial Review

"The solution to our jobs problem is not trade protection but social protection and subsidised higher education," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics.

April 6, 2017

Mitra op-ed on effects of demonetisation in India in The Quint

The best case scenario for the long-term effects of demonetisation, therefore, is that there is no effect at all," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

March 16, 2017

Mitra's research on offshoring cited in Huffington Post article

A research paper by Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, found that “temporary shocks like the Y2K problem can have permanent effects, i.e., they can permanently raise the extent of offshoring in an industry.”

March 10, 2017

Mitra op-ed on India's jobless growth in Bloomberg Quint

According to Devashish Mitra, professor of economics & Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, "to fully employ the growing labour force gainfully and productively, India will probably have to create tens of millions of modern-sector jobs over the next few years."

January 11, 2017

Mitra op-ed on demonetization in India published in Indian Express

"In terms of effectiveness, the move undoubtedly prevents further circulation of existing counterfeit currency in the two demonetised denominations (Rs 500 and Rs 1,000)," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics, and his co-author.

January 9, 2017

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