Sumon Bhaumik received his undergraduate education at Presidency College, Calcutta, and got his masters and doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of Southern California. Later, he worked both within and outside of academics in Bulgaria, Germany, India and the United Kingdom. Currently, he is a Professor at the Management School at the University of Sheffield.

He has a Chair in Finance at the University of Sheffield. He is also a member of the peer-review college of ESRC,
and has served (or continues to serve) on the editorial (or editorial review) boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of World Business, and the British Journal of Management.

His research interests are wide ranging, and include corporate governance and firm performance, banks and credit markets, multinational enterprises, and impact of economic reforms. In the past decade, he has worked on a number of projects funded by ESRC, DfID, NESTA, UKTI and UKIERI.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11160
published in: R. Lensink, S. Sjogren, C. Wihlborg (eds): Paths for Sustainable Economic Development, Gothenburg, 2017, 81 - 96
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7907
published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2016, 52(2), 242-253
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7886
published as 'Is Tinkering with Institutional Quality a Panacea for Firm Performance? Insights from a Semiparametric Approach to Modeling Firm Performance' in: Review of Development Economics, 2018, 22 (1), 1-22
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6382
published in: Review of Development Economics, 2013, 17 (3), 559-570
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5471
published in: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2014, 38(1), 109-126
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4954
published as 'Educational Attainment in India: What Drives Transition' in: ICRA's Bulletin: Money & Finance, February 2013, 95 -112
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4584
published in: Economics and Politics, 2013, 25 (2), 181-199
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3232
published in: Journal of Asian Economics, 2009, 20 (2), 137-149
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2682
published in: Comparative Economic Studies, 51(2): 242-264, 2009
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2258
published as 'Off-farm Labour Supply and Labour Markets in Rapidly Changing Circumstances: Bulgaria during Transition' in: Economic Systems, 2011, 35 (3), 378 - 389
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2086
published as 'Reforms and Entry: Some Evidence from the Indian Manufacturing Sector' in: Review of Development Economics, 2009, 13 (4), 658-672
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2008
published in: A. Shariff and R. Besant (eds.), Handbook of Muslims in India, Oxford University Press, 2010, New Delhi
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