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.