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Prakash Singh

Prakash Singh
Assistant Professor
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  • PhD (Economics)


Prakash is a versatile economist with Ph.D. in Economics from University of Delhi, India and M.Phil from IIT Bombay. He specializes in Financial Development and sub-themes of Development, including Regional Growth, Innovation, ICT, Access to Finance and Productivity inter linkages at firm level and International Trade. His research works are guided by policy relevance. He has been a recipient of ICSSR Doctoral Fellow at Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) and Arunachala Mudaliar Gold Medal for his M.A. in Applied Econometrics from Pondicherry Central University, India. He is well equipped to manage variety of data including unit level data: NSSO, ASI, COMTRADE, WBES, etc. He has played instrumental role as teacher in the Indian Economic Service Officer Trainees, training at IEG. To compliment his academic progression, he has undertaken many independent research assignments at key academic institutions such as IEG; IDE-JETRO; ARTNeT-UNESCAP; and also with Senior Economists at the World Bank. This has helped him further his analytical acumen and presentation aptitude. He was also actively involved in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Transformation activity through teaching tools. He also takes interest in learning from history, sociology, political science, culture and science.

Area of expertise:

Access to Finance and Firm Performance, Finance and Firm Export, Finance and Growth, Para Tariff and Trade and Regional Development

Also teaches/ taught at:

Applied Econometrics and Dealing with Data to Indian Economic Service Officer Trainees at Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India

Research and consulting area:

MSME performance, Access to Finance and Firm Performance, Regional Development, Para Tariff and Trade and Issues related to firm in unorganised sector.


14 years

Research & Publications:

  1. Singh, P. and Kaur, C. (2019), "Factors determining Financial Constraint of SMEs: A Study of Unorganised Manufacturing Enterprises in India", Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, (SCOPUS INDEXED).
  2. Singh, P. and Maiti, D. S. (2019), "Sources of Finance, Innovation and Exportability in Asia: Cross-country Evidences", Journal of Asian Economic Integration, 1(1): 73-96.
  3. Kumarasamy, D. and Singh, P. (2018), "Access to Finance, Financial Development and Firm Ability to Export: Experience from Asia Pacific Countries", Asian Economic Journal, 32(1): 15-38, (SCOPUS/SCI INDEXED).
  4. Mitra, A. and Singh, P. (2016), "Why Wage Differences Exist across Sectors? Explanations Based on India's Industrial Sector", Economic and Political Weekly, 51(38): 39-45, (SCOPUS INDEXED).
  5. Bhanumurthy, N. R. and Singh, P. (2013), "Financial sector development and economic growth in Indian states", International Journal Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 6(1): 47-63. (SCOPUS INDEXED).
  6. Singh, P. and Pandey, M. K. (2012), "Is Long-Run Demand for Money in India is Stable: An Application of the Gregory-Hansen Model", The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, 11(2): 59-69.
  7. Singh, P. and Pandey, M. K. (2011), "Financial Innovation and Stability of Money Demand Function in Post-reform period in India", Economics Bulletin, 30(4): 2895-2905, (WEB of Science/SCOPUS/SCI INDEXED).
  8. Singh, P. (2011), "Searching Threshold Inflation for India", Economics Bulletin, 30(4): 3209-3220, (WEB of Science/SCOPUS/SCI INDEXED).


  1. Singh, P. (2014), "Ination and Growth: Evidence from India", Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN-9783843376969.

Book Chapter

  1. Maiti, D. S. and Singh, P. (Forthcoming), "Does FDI favour exportability in India?", in Prabir De and Ajitava Raychaudhuri (ed.) EEPC-EXIM bank Sage Publication.
  2. Singh, P. and Maiti, D. S. (2020), "ICT, Access to Finance and Firm Exports: A Cross Country Study", Chapter 6 in Dibyendu Maiti, Fulvio Castellacci, Arne Melchior (ed.), Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond, 2020, 161-181, Springer.
  3. Yuko, T. and Singh, P. (2018), "Children with Disabilities in India: the Children Left behind the General Prevalence of Education", Chapter 4 in Soya MORI (ed.), Poverty Reduction of Women and Children with Disabilities in developing countries: the Quantitative Data and the Empirical Research, IDE-JETRO, Japan.
  4. Singh, P. and Bhanumurthy, N. R. (2014), "Infrastructure Development and Regional Growth in India", Chapter 19, Ambar Ghosh and Karmakar (ed.), Analytical Issues in Trade, Development and Finance-Essays in Honour of Professor Biswajit Chatterjee, 2014, 321-341, Springer, India. (WEB of Science Indexed).
  5. Aggarwal, A. and Singh, P. (2013), "Regional Development Policy in India", Chapter 9, Thomas Farole (ed.), The Internal Geography of Trade: Lagging Regions and Global Markets, 2013, 229-255, World Bank.