Dr. Abhisek Sur

Dr. Abhisek Sur

Assistant Professor

B.Sc. (Hons.); M.Sc. (University of Calcutta);

MBA (ICFAI Business School, Kolkata);

FPM (IIM Ranchi)

Dr. Abhisek has a FPM degree in the Economics area from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi. Prior to joining the doctoral course at IIM Ranchi, he has completed MBA from ICFAI Business School, Kolkata and M.Sc. in Economics, with a specialization in Econometrics & Statistics from Calcutta University and acquired industry experience of over six years in various capacities in the Indian banking sector.

His doctoral thesis titled “Essays on External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) in India” involves a macro and micro-level analysis on ECBs in the Indian context. Besides exploring the push and pull factors impacting ECB flows to India, various risks arising from corporates’ overseas borrowing and associated corporate vulnerabilities are investigated in his doctoral thesis.

Abhisek has published research articles in peer-reviewed international journals like the Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Tax Administration, Cogent Economics and Finance, and Economic & Political Weekly (all classified under ABDC: B category). Besides publishing in academic journals, he has presented in various national and international conferences and published op-eds in reputed Indian business dailies like Mint, Financial Express, and The Hindu Business Line.

Abhisek’s research interests are primarily in the areas of Open Economy Macroeconomics, and economic policy, with reference to India and other Emerging Market Economies (EMEs). He finds it fascinating to investigate topics concerning capital flows and other issues related to capital account management. He is particularly interested in the empirical analysis of the impact, influence, and consequences of the various types of capital flows, like External Commercial Borrowings (ECB), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), both on the economy and firms, and the implications arising thereof. Besides, he is also interested in issues relating to the Indian Financial Sector, and a comparative perspective on liberalization and its impact on goods, capital, and labour flows.

  • “Unraveling the nexus among external commercial borrowings, exchange rate fluctuations, monetary policy regime, and corporate vulnerability: Evidence from India”, World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA) Bali, Indonesia on July 6-8, 2021 (online).
  • “Corporate leverage, vulnerability, and implications for Bank stability: Firm level evidence from India”, presented at IISES International Academic Conference, London, Organized by International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences and hosted by University of London, May 21-24, 2019.
  • “Technical Efficiency and Spillover Effects of Foreign Direct Investment: A Firm Level Study of the Firms in the Indian Automobile Sector”, presented at the 5th International Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata, December 16-18, 2016.
  • “Technical Efficiency and Spillover Effects of Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from the Indian Automobile Sector”, presented at the 38th International Business Research Conference, Sydney: Australia, November 3-5, 2016.

Academic Workshops/ Trainings

  • Completed an online course – Learning to Teach Online conducted by The University of New South Wales, Sydney and offered through Coursera, August 2020.
  • Attended the Workshop on Ontological Meta-Analysis and Synthesis, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, July 2018
  • Attended Winter School on Experimental Design at Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, December 1-5, 2017
  • Attended Summer School on Research Methods at Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, July 7-11, 2017.

Corporate Trainings

  • Attended overseas Training Programme in Wealth Management at Hong Kong, June 2013 organized by Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Completed Training on NR Banking Rules & RBI Guidelines, April 2014 organized by Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Certified for Customer Relationship Management by HDFC Bank & IBS Kolkata, December 2007.

Core Courses:

  • Macroeconomics (Economics II)
  • Microeconomics (Economics I)

Elective Courses:

  • Financial Markets, Institutions, & Regulations
  • International Financial Architecture

Llm Dissertations:

  • Supervising LLM Dissertations