Pushan Dutt

By 5 December 2017

Professor Pushan Dutt, Economics & Political Science and Shell Fellow of Economic Transformation, INSEAD

His work lies at the intersection of international trade, economic development and politics. He looked at the importance of ideology and inequality in asset distribution for trade policies; the importance of trading arrangements for trade; and how corruption acts as an impediment to trade. His second stream of research, that has a developmental focus, examines the links between governance, political instability, democracy, trade and development. A third stream of research examines the role played by international trade and technological change in accelerating the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. Currently, he is working on a project on technology and incentives in microfinance in Sri Lanka.


Pushan Dutt have taught microeconomics, economic development, international trade and finance, to undergraduates, MBAs, EMBAs, and Ph.Ds since 1994. Pushan Dutt also teaches multiple modules (economic growth; inequality; natural resource curse; FDI policy; game theory; financial crises) to executive audiences in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He directs one program for the Economic Development Board of Singapore, one for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore called Firefly; he also co-directs one of the flagship open enrolment programs at INSEAD targeted at senior executives called the Asian International Executive Programme.