Devashish Mitra

Syracuse University, USA, and CESifo and IZA, Germany

I am honored to be part of this project that tries to bridge the gap between academic economic research and economic policy practice.

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Department of Economics, and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Research interest

International trade, political economy, and development economics


PhD Economics, Columbia University, 1996

Selected publications

  • “Trade liberalization and labor’s slice of the pie: Evidence from Indian firms.” Journal of Development Economics 108 (2014): 1–16 (with R. Ahsan).

  • “Trade liberalization and unemployment: Evidence from India.” Journal of Development Economics 97:2 (2012): 269–280 (with R. Hasan, P. Ranjan, and R. Ahsan).

  • “Reciprocated unilateralism in trade policy.” Journal of International Economics 65:2 (2005): 461–487 (with P. Krishna).

  • “Political ideology and endogenous trade policy: An empirical investigation.” Review of Economics and Statistics 87:1 (2005): 59–72 (with P. Dutt).

  • “Endogenous lobby formation and endogenous protection: A long run model of trade policy determination.” American Economic Review 89:5 (1999): 1116–1134.