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Mita Suthar

Assistant Professor
PhD from Gujarat University
Areas of interest
Macroeconometrics, Industrial Economics, Cultural Economics
Contact
+917961911368
mita.suthar@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Mita Suthar is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Public Policy area.  A gold medalist at master's level, she acquired her PhD in 2006, with a specialization in Macroeconometrics.  Her research involved econometric modelling of Indian macroeconomic variables and an analysis of the monetary and credit policy of the Reserve Bank of India.  Her later research involves works on macroeconomic volatility, foreign exchange rate determination, inflation targeting, productivity and growth issues in the industrial sector and developmental issues related to cultural economics.  Dr. Suthar has presented her research at various international and national conferences.  Some of these include presentations at Econometric Society Annual Meetings, Eurasia Business and Economics Society, Nepal Rastra Bank, University of Economics in Bratislava and the Indian Econometric Society.  She has been an Academic Visitor to University of Cambridge, UK and a Visiting Fellow to Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK.  Her publications include a book titled Monetary Policy in Macroeconomic Management: An Indian Perspective and research articles in various journals and edited volumes.

Dr. Suthar started her teaching career in 1999 as a lecturer of Economics at H.L. Institute of Commerce, which later became a constituent of Ahmedabad University.  She has been with Ahmedabad University since its inception in 2009.  During these years, she has been extensively involved in academic administration.  Her contribution to the field of teaching and development of the University was recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.  She has been a member of the University Board of Management since 2014 and Controller of Examinations since 2015.

Selected conference presentations:

  • “Employment and Productivity: The Role of Labor Market Flexibility 29 in the Indian Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”  (with Sonal S Yadav) The 58th Annual Conference, The Indian Society for Labour Economics, November 2016
  • “Heritage in india: The Means for Inclusive Economic Development? – Case of Sheep Wool Crafts in the Kachchh Region” (with Anshika Jain) The 19th International Conference on Cultural economics, Association for Cultural Economics International, Valladolid, Spain, June 2016
  • “What Kind of Macro Policy for the Transition and Emerging Economies to Reduce Volatility?” The 8th International Conference on Currency, Banking & International Finance, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, September 2014
  • “Impact of Economic Openness on Indian Economy during the Global Financial Crisis” The Golden Jubilee Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, December 2013
  • “Hard Times with Recession – Will Protectionism Pay?” The 8th Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference, Warsaw, Poland, November 2012
  • “Understanding the Risk when Pegged to a Volatile Currency:  The Case of Nepal Rupee” The 1st International Conference on Economics and Finance, Nepal Rastra Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal, April 2012
  • “Investing in Currency: Pricing of Indian Rupee as an Asset” The 48th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, March 2012
  • “Investing in Currency: Pricing of Indian Rupee as an Asset” The 13th Nirma International Conference on Management, Nirma Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, January 2010
  • “Bank Rate and Interest Yield Differentials as Determinants of Foreign Exchange Rate in India” The 2006 South and South-East Asia Econometric Society Annual Meeting, Chennai, India, December 2006

BOOK:

  • Monetary Policy in Macroeconomic Management: An Indian Perspective, ICFAI Books, The ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, 1/e: 2009, ISBN: 978-81-314-2220-5

RESEARCH PAPERS IN INTERNATIONALLY RANKED / PEER REVIEWED / REFEREED JOURNALS:

  • “Understanding Exchange Rate Expectations in India”, The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. IX No. 1, January 2010, ISSN: 0972-6861
  • “Is It Time for Reinventing Inflation Indices in India?”, The ICFAI Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. VI No. 4, November 2008, ISSN: 0972-9291
  • “Bank Rate and Interest Yield Differentials as Determinants of Foreign Exchange Rate in India”, The ICFAI Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. VI No. 2, May 2008, ISSN: 0972-9291

PAPERS IN EDITED BOOKS:

  • “What Kind of Macro Policy for the Transition and Emerging Economies to Reduce Volatility?”, in Horvatova, E. & Kotlebova, J. (ed.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Currency, Banking and International Finance, “The Role of Financial Sector in Supporting the Economic Recovery of CEE Countries”. Bratislava: Ekonom, University of Economics in Bratislava, 2014, ISBN 978-80-225-4034-6
  • “Impact of Petroleum Imports on the Exchange Rate”, in the Compilation of Selected Papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Management of Petroleum Sector, March 2010
  • “Investing in Currency: Pricing of Indian Rupee as an Asset”, in Mehta, Shantanu & Amarnani, Neeraj (ed.) Sustaining Shareholder Value: Role of Investors and Regulations. Delhi: Excel Books, 2010, ISBN: 978-81-7446-803-1
  • “Changing Focus of Exchange Rate: From Single Currency to a Currency Index”, in Verma, Pramod, Bala Bhaskaran, P. & Dutta, Swarup Kumar (ed.) Vision 2020: Managerial Challenges & Strategies. Delhi: Wisdom Publications, 2009, ISBN: 978-81-89547-51-6
  • “Appropriateness of Inflation Indices for an Open Emerging Economy”, in Verma, Pramod, Bala Bhaskaran, P. & Madhani, Pankaj M. (ed.) Globalization: Opportunities & Challenges. Delhi: Wisdom Publications, 2007, ISBN: 81-89547-39-9

ARTICLES / NOTES IN BUSINESS MAGAZINES, NEWS PAPERS, ETC.:

  • “An Economy in Slide: What’s Wrong with Japan”, The Analyst, January 2011. ISSN: 0972-5083
  • “Private Banking: Growth Pangs”, an article by invitation, The Analyst, November 2010. ISSN: 0972-5083
  • “Japan’s Loosening Monetary Policy: On Track to Tame Deflation?”, The Analyst, June 2010. ISSN: 0972-5083
  • “Is it the Right Time to Withdraw the Stimulus Package?”, an exclusive viewpoint in The Analyst, February 2010. ISSN: 0972-5083

Courses taught at various levels:

At the Doctoral Programme in Management:

  • Business Environment

MBA and Entrepreneurial MBA Programmes:

  • Business Economics 
  • Business Environment 
  • Macroeconomics

Master of Management Studies, Centre for Heritage Management:

  • Fundamentals of Economics

Undergraduate Programme in Commerce:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Elemetary Mathematical Economics & Econometrics  

 

  • Faculty Member on the Board of Management, Ahmedabad University, from June 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2015-16, Ahmedabad University, for outstanding contribution towards excellence in teaching and students' learning
  • Best Paper Award, First International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Thomas’ College, Kerala, India, January 2016
  • Controller of Examinations, Ahmedabad University, from August 2015
  • Programme Coordinator, Bachelor of Commerce Programme at H. L. Institute of Commerce, Ahmedabad University (December 2015-June 2016)
  • Special Invitee, The 2nd International Cash Conference: The Usage, Costs and Benefits of Cash – Revisited, at Deutsche Bundesbank, Dresden, Germany, 2014
  • Ph.D. Guide, Doctoral Programme in Management, Ahmedabad University
  • Panel Member, Candidates Selection Committee, Doctoral Programme in Management, Ahmedabad University
  • Session Chair, International Conference on Economics and Finance, Nepal Rastra Bank, Nepal, April 2012
  • Faculty in-Charge, EMBA Cambridge Immersion Programme for Ahmedabad University, July-August 2011
  • Academic Visitor, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK, April-July 2010
  • Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK, April-July 2010
  • Programme Coordinator, Entrepreneurial MBA, Ahmedabad University, 2010-2012
  • Second prize for the Best Research Paper in the category of Academics and Industry, the 13th Nirma International Conference on Management organized by Nirma Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, January 2010
  • Travel grant for paper presentation, South and South-East Asia Econometric Society Annual Meeting held at Chennai, India, December 2006
  • Gold medalist, Among all subjects of Social Sciences taught at Gujarat University in Master of Arts Degree Examination, Gujarat University, 1998
  • Gold medalist, Master of Arts Degree Examination in Economics, Gujarat University, 1998

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