Faculty Details

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Finance & Economics
Associate Professor
Type of association

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

PhD- Economics (2010)     -      Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

M. Phil- Economics (2005) -      Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. (Rank-1 in JNU Entrance Exam)

M.A.-Economics (2002)     -      University of Hyderabad (HCU), Hyderabad

B.A. - Eco. Hons. (2000)   -      Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

UGC-NET (Eco.)- 2004

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Senior Lecturer (Asst. Prof.) Faculty of Business and Law, Multimedia University (Universiti Telekom Sdn. Bhd), Malaysia.
Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, (Centre for WTO Studies), New Delhi.
Inhouse Consultant, United Nations Conferences on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Asst. Professor (Adhoc), Delhi University (Hansraj College and Sri Venkateswar College).

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Dr. Pritish Kumar Sahu is an Associate Professor in the area of Economics and Finance at IMI Bhubaneswar. He holds PhD (& M.Phil) in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and M.A in Economics from Hyderabad Central University (Univ. of Hyderabad). Dr. Sahu has over 12 years of post-PhD experiences in teaching, research and policy making areas with international organisations and academic institutions. He has worked with United Nations (UN) Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Indian Institute of foreign Trade (CWS), Delhi University and Multimedia University (Malaysia) during this period. Dr. Sahu has published in international/national journals (Indexed in SCI, Scopus, ABDC etc.) book chapters, books, working papers and contributed to Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman’s three global edition textbooks. He has also written several columns on contemporary economic issues in popular newspapers (Indian Express, Bangkok Post, The Hindu, Business Line, Jakarta Post, Times of India, Moneycontrol, New Strait Times, Odia Regional Newspaper etc.). in addition, Dr. Sahu has also worked as a team member under commonwealth secretariat for the trade policy framework of several countries Viz. Sri Lanka, Grenada, Nigeria, Papua New Guyana and ECOWAS Countries. His works are cited in several journals and policy reports including Economic Survey (Govt. of India), supervised M.Phil/PhD students and received few awards & recognition for his scholarly contributions.

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Journal Articles

● Mujtaba A., Jena P.K., Bekun F.V., Sahu P.K. (2022), “Symmetric and asymmetric impact of economic growth, capital formation, renewable and non-renewable energy consumption on environment in OECD countries” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 160, 112300 (SCI, IF- 16.79)- [Scopus Q1].

● Sahu P.K., SA Solarin, Al-Mulali U. and I Ozturk (2022), “Investigating the Asymmetry effects of crude oil price on the energy consumption in the United States”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29, 817–827 Springer, SCI and Scopus indexed. (IF- 5.19)- [Scopus Q1]

● Sahu P.K. (2019) ‘Determinants of Tariff Elimination under Transpacific Agreements and its Impact on Indonesia’s Trade Balance” Journal of Indonesian Economy and Business, vol.34, no.1, pp-17-34. (ICI, JEL-AEA)

● Sahu P.K. and Y.H. Sam (2017) “India’s competitive advantage and Export: Gravity Model Approach”, Arthshastra: Indian Journal of Economics and Research, Vol.6, No.6. pp. 23-37. (ICI- UGC listed)

● SA Solarin, Sahu P.K and Al-Mulali U. (2017) “Globalization and its effect on pollution in Malaysia: the role of Transpacific Partnership (TPP) agreement” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 24, no. 29, pp- 23096-23113, Springer, (SCI and Scopus indexed)- [IF- 5.19; Scopus Q1]

● Sahu P.K. (2016) ‘Malaysia’s Domestic Value Added Export: The role of Policy Reforms and Governance’, International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, vol.6, no.4, pp. 1578-1584, (Scopus).

● Sahu P.K. (2015) ‘Free Trade Agreement and its Success: An Evaluation in the Light of Malaysia’s Strategic Policy Plans and Reforms’, Bulletin of Political Economy, vol.9, no. 2. Pp.171-196 (JEL-AEA).

● Sahu P.K. (2015) ‘Free Trade Agreements and the Extra Regional FDI: The case of ASEAN and India FTA’, International Journal of Economic Research, vol.12, no.4, pp. 1029-1041, (Scopus).

● Solarin S.A. and Sahu P.K. (2015) ‘Effects of Military Expenditure on Stock Market Development: Panel Evidence from System GMM Estimates’, Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor and Francis, vol.26, no.2, pp. 271-287 (Scopus Q1/Q2, ABDC- B, IF: 2.02)

● Sahu P.K. (2015) ‘Technical Efficiency of Domestic and Foreign Firms in Indian Manufacturing: A firm level Panel Analysis’, Indian Journal of Economics, vol.382, no.1, (UGC Listed)

● Sahu P.K. and Solarin S.A. (2014) ‘Does Higher Productivity and Efficiency Leads to Spillover: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing’, Journal of Developing Areas, vol.48, no.3, pp.175- 193 (ABDC- B).

● Sahu P.K. (2014) ‘The Influence of Malaysian FTA on Trade and Investment, with Special Reference to India- Malaysian FTA’, The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, vol.13, no.2., pp.48-70 (ABDC- C)

● Sahu P.K. (2014) ‘Government Procurement in India: The case of Public Sector Undertakings in the light of WTO agreements’, Journal of Studies in Dynamics and Change, vol.1, no.2, pp. 49-56.

● Solarin S.A. and Sahu P.K. (2013) ‘Convergence or Divergence in CFA FRANC Countries: A Time Series Analysis’ Journal of Applied Business and Economics, North American Business Press, vol.14, no.2, pp.112-127 (ABDC- C).

● Sahu P.K. and Solarin S.A. (2013) ‘Foreign Shareholding and Productivity Spillover: A firm level analysis of Indian Manufacturing’ The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, vol.12, no.2, pp.1-16. (ABDC- C)

● Patra S. and Sahu P.K. (2012) ‘Foreign Multinationals and Export Competitiveness: The Case of Indian Manufacturing’, International Journal of Arts and Commerce, vol.1, no.1, pp.58-82.

Books Published

 ● Sahu P.K. (2018) ‘Asia`s New Global Investors: The Rise of Indian Outward FDI’, Serial Publications, New Delhi, July. ISBN: 978-93-86611-352.

● ‘Impact of Remittances on Poverty in Developing Countries’- Published by UNCTAD, Geneva, UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2010/8, Copyright © United Nations, February 2011. (With UNCTAD Team)

Book Chapters

● Marzaei, Pravin, Goh Guan and Sahu P.K. (2017) “Prediction of Financial Distress for Electricity Sectors using Data Mining”, in Saeed et. al. (ed.), ‘Recent Trends in Information and Communication Technology’, Book Series, Volume 5, pp. 3-11, Springer. (Scopus).

● Banga R. and Sahu P.K. (2013) ‘Impact of Remittances on Poverty in India: Empirical Evidence’, In Sidharthan and Narayanan (ed.), Human Capital and Development: The Indian Experience; Chapter-6, pp. 77-101, Springer publisher. (Scopus)

Working Papers (With Commonwealth Sec. and Centre for WTO Studies) 

 ● Banga R. and Sahu P.K. (2015) ‘Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA): Implication for India’s trade and Investment’, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Working Paper, No. CWS/WP/200/24, New Delhi.

● Banga R. and Sahu P.K. (2017) ‘Supporting Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Agreements’, Trade Competitiveness Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, Report prepared for Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka.

● Banga R. and Sahu P.K. (2016) ‘Estimating the Trade Impact of PACER Plus Countries on Papua New Guinea’, Trade Competitiveness Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, Report prepared for Department of Commerce and Industry, Papua New Guinea.

● Banga R. and Sahu P.K. (2015) ‘Policy Advocacy for Nigeria and West Africa-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement’, Trade Competitiveness Section, Trade Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, Report prepared for Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria.

● Sahu P.K. (2010) ‘FDI, Wage Inequality and Employment in Emerging Economies: Recent Evidence from Indian Manufacturing’, Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Germany, Paper No-35149, July.

Contributions in Global Textbook (With Paul Krugman & Co, Pearson)

Pritish Kumar  Sahu


  •  March- 2019- “Grenada’s Global competitive New Product and New Market for Export Diversification”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  • Aug- Jan 2019- “New Product and New Market for Grenada”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  •  Oct- Nov 2016- ‘Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement: Trade effect and Policy decision’, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  •  June- July 2015- “Estimating the Trade Impact of West Africa- EU Economic Partnership Agreement”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  •  April- May 2016- “Estimating the Trade Impact of PACER Plus Countries on Papua New Guinea”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Completed Projects

  •  ‘India-Malaysia Free Trade Agreements: Opportunities for Malaysian Firms’, (funded by Multimedia University, Malaysia)-   2013.
  •  Natural Resource Requirements in BRIC Countries’ (Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT).
  •  Government Procurement in India: A Study of PSUs’ (funded by Ministry of commerce, Govt. of India- completed at Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT)- 2011
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Opportunities for Indian Manufacturing’ (funded by Ministry of Commerce, GOI, Completed at UNCTAD-India)
  •  Impact of Migration on Poverty in Developing Countries: A Case Study of India’ (funded by UNCTAD, Geneva)
  •  Impact of Indo-ASEAN FTA on Bilateral Investment Flows’ (project completed at UNCTAD, India)

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Awards and Recognitions

  •  January 2015- Received the ‘Hind Rattan Award’ from the Non Residence Indian Welfare Society at New Delhi, 25th Jan, 2015.
  • July 2003- Rank 1 (topper) in M. Phil/ PhD (CSRD/ Economics) Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2003-04.

Academic and Institutional Affiliations

  • Convener of the Board of Economist of the Indian Observer Post (on Economic Policy matters and Budget Suggestions.
  • Advisory Board member (Continuing since 2018)- South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development, Kolkata, Indi
  • Associate Editor- AshEse Journal of Economics, Woolwich, UK
  • Editorial Review Board Member- Amity Journal of Economics, India
  • Life Member- Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing (Knowledge Forum)
  • Reviewer for few national and international journals


 English Newspaper Editorial (National and International)-

  •  Oct 20, 2019- ‘From Farm to Plate and all things in between’, Guest Column, Times of India, Bhubaneswar.
  • Dec 6, 2014- ‘Currency crisis and Foreign Exchange Inflow’, Sin Chew Daily, Daily Newspaper, Malaysia.

Odia Newspaper Editorial-

  • Nov 28, 2021- Nutan Sikhyanitira Prayog O Karyanwayan, Prameya Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Oct 26, 2021- Pradushan O Arthaniti: Bharatar Bhumika, The Samaja Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Oct 3, 2021- Sachetana hin Sabadhan, Samaja Newspaper, Special Article, Sunday Special.
  • July 8, 2021 – ‘Tika Rajaniti O Bastabata’ (Tika Politics and the reality) Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Oct 20, 2020- ‘Company Adhiniyam, 2020 ra Abasyakata’, Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Sept 17, 2020- Biswavidyalara Swayatata ebng Adhyadesh’ Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article,
  • June 22, 2020- “Bharata China Trade War” In the Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article,
  • July 11, 2020- Sarakaranka Abhimukhya: Chahida na Sampurna Chahida” In the Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Nov 22, 2019- Corporate Tikas ebang Arthika Abhibrudhi”, The Samaja Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Nov 4, 2019- Bank Bilayakaran; Ajira Abasyakata, The Samaja Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.

Electronic and Print Media

Appeared in more than 100 debates as an empaneled economist of Doordarshan (DD-Odia) and as a subject Expert (Economics) in various TV channels and in All India Radio on Budget and other contemporary Economic Issues. Views are also quoted and published in several English, Hindi and Odia Newspapers on few occasions.