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 is also a member of the peer-review college of ESRC, including for the GCRF Peer Review Group, and an expert at large for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the European Commission. Further, he is an associate editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, and has recently accepted an invitation to join the Editorial Review Board of Journal of World Business. Until recently, he was a member of the editorial board of Economic Systems.

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 Publications

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
forthcoming 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
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 [Online]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4584
published in: Economics and Politics, 2013, 25 (2), 181-199
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3284
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2009, 55(1), 562-587 [Details & Download]
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1772
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2006, 34(4), 754-773
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1746
published as 'Real Options and Demographic Decisions: Evidence from East and West Germany' in: Applied Economics, 2011, 43 (21), 2739 - 2749
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1484
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 82(2): 374-392, 2007
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1272
published in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2007, 49 (1), 61-80