Sambit Bhattacharyya

University Lecturer in Economics at University Of Sussex

Sambit Bhattacharyya is a Research Fellow in the Arndt-Corden Division of Economics at the Australian National University. He received a B.Sc. (Honours) in economics at the St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta in 1999, MA in economics at the University of Delhi in 2001, and a Ph.D. in economics at the Australian National University in 2007. His Ph.D. thesis topic was Theory and Empirics of Root Causes of Economics Progress. Since then he has published research articles on related topics in scientific journals including European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Institutional Economics, and Economic Record. His research interests include historical determinants of economic development, institutional economics, political economy, economic growth theory, and development economics.