Arnab K. Basu received his Ph.D in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and his Master's and undergraduate degrees respectively from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta (both in India). Arnab is currently Associate Professor of Economics and Public policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. He has previously held long-term visiting positions at Florida International University, Miami, Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, Cornell University and the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in International and Development Economics. In Development Economics, Arnab's current research interest focuses on the labor markets of developing economies (Child Labor, Minimum Wage Laws, Employment Guarantee Schemes, Informal Sector and Human Trafficking) while in International Economics, Arnab's research interest is in analyzing the phenomenon of cross-hauling of capital under production uncertainty, exploring cross-national differences in the willingness-to-pay for social and eco-labeled products and examining the determinants of international aid disbursement at the project-level. Arnab is a recipient of the Theodore W. Schultz Young Economist Prize (awarded every 3 years by the International Association of Agricultural Economists) and a Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2008.