Saumik Paul is a researcher at the OSIPP, Osaka University. Prior to joining Osaka University he worked as an economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and as an associate professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He also held positions at various organizations, including the University of Nottingham (Malaysia campus); Osaka University, Japan; and the World Bank, Washington, DC. His research interests include labor income share, structural transformation, and land reform.
Saumik published Kuznets Beyond Kuznets: Structural Transformation and Income Distribution in the Era of Globalization in Asia in 2018. His forthcoming books are Labor Income Share in Asia: Measurement, Drivers and Policy; Land Acquisition in Asia: Towards a Sustainable Policy and Labor Income Share: Explaining The Global Decline.
He has published in Journal of International Money and Finance, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of African Economies, and Economics of Transition, among others. Saumik Paul joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2019.