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Devashish Mitra is Professor of Economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He is also a Research Fellow at the IZA in Bonn. He is Coeditor, Economics and Politics, Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics and Associate Editor, International Journal of Business and Economics. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Institute of Policy Studies and Corporacion Andina de Fomento.
Devashish Mitra’s research and teaching interests are in International Trade, Political Economy, Development Economics and issues related to Trade and Labor. More specifically, he has worked on the role of politics in general and of interest groups in particular in the determination of trade policy; and on the impact of trade on productivity growth and labor market outcomes. He has also worked on trade and inequality (and poverty), issues relating to unilateralism versus reciprocity in freeing international trade, the labor-market impact of the Indian trade reforms, and on outsourcing/offshoring. He is currently working on issues relating to the effects of trade/offshoring on unemployment. His work has been published in well-known journals like the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics & Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Evolutionary Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change and Economics and Politics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2006.