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Saibal Kar

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First Name:Saibal
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Last Name:Kar
RePEc Short-ID:pka149
R1, B. P. Township, Kolkata 700094, India
+91-033-2461 6183
Terminal Degree:2002 Department of Economics; Northern Illinois University (from RePEc Genealogy)


(90%) Centre for Studies in Social Sciences

Kolkata, India

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+91 (0)33 2462 6183
R-1 Baishnabghata Patuli Township, Calcutta, West Bengal 700094
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(10%) Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany


P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn
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Working papers

  1. Kar, Saibal & Mandal, Biswajit & Marjit, Sugata & Mukherjee, Vivekananda, 2019. "Seeking Rent in the Informal Sector," IZA Discussion Papers 12068, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  2. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal & Das, Nimai, 2018. "Quantitative Study of Tea Industry in India: Market , Pricing and Organization," MPRA Paper 91433, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Acharyya, Rajat & Kar, Saibal, 2017. "On Asymmetric Migration Patterns from Developing Countries," GLO Discussion Paper Series 4, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  4. Das, Pranab Kumar & Kar, Saibal, 2016. "Public Expenditure, Demography and Growth: Theory and Evidence from India," IZA Discussion Papers 9721, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  5. Kar, Saibal & Das, Nimai, 2015. "Climate Change, Agricultural Production, and Poverty in India," MPRA Paper 79404, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Nandi, Tushar Kanti & Kar, Saibal, 2015. "Short-term Migration and Intergenerational Persistence of Industry in Rural India," IZA Discussion Papers 9283, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  7. Kar Saibal & Kar Mausumi, 2015. "Liberalized Trade Policy and Inequality: Evidence from Post-Multi-Fibre Arrangement India and Some Theoretical Issues," WIDER Working Paper Series 007, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  8. Dutta, Nabamita & Kar, Saibal & Roy, Sanjukta, 2014. "Education and Self-Employment: South Asian Immigrants in the US Labor Market," IZA Discussion Papers 8152, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  9. Hamid Beladi & Saibal Kar, 2013. "Unemployment Benefit and Nascent Entrepreneurship," Working Papers 0219eco, College of Business, University of Texas at San Antonio.
  10. Kar, Saibal & Saha, Shrabani, 2012. "Corruption, Shadow Economy and Income Inequality: Evidence from Asia," IZA Discussion Papers 7106, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  11. Kar, Saibal & Roy, Poulomi & Saha, Sarani, 2012. "Public and Private Sector Jobs, Unreported Income and Consumption Gap in India: Evidence from Micro-Data," IZA Discussion Papers 6404, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  12. Kar, Saibal & Marjit, Sugata, 2011. "Firm Heterogeneity, Informal Wage and Good Governance," IZA Discussion Papers 5978, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  13. Kar, Saibal & Saha, Bibhas, 2011. "Asymmetric Information in the Labor Market, Immigrants and Contract Menu," IZA Discussion Papers 5508, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  14. Dutta, Nabamita & Kar, Saibal & Roy, Sanjukta, 2011. "Informal Sector and Corruption: An Empirical Investigation for India," IZA Discussion Papers 5579, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  15. Sugata Marjit & Saibal Kar, 2011. "Emigration, Finite Changes and Wage Inequality," Discussion Papers Series 423, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
  16. Kumar Das, Pranab & Kar, Saibal & Kayal, Madhumanti, 2011. "Religious Minorities and Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from Rural West Bengal," IZA Discussion Papers 6154, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  17. Marjit, Sugata & Chaudhuri, Sarbajit & Kar, Saibal, 2009. "Recession in the Skilled Sector and Implications for Informal Wage," MPRA Paper 18003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  18. Kar, Saibal, 2009. "International labor migration, asymmetric information and occupational choice," MPRA Paper 24106, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  19. Sugata Marjit & Saibal Kar, 2009. "Emigration, Wage Inequality and Vanishing Sectors," Discussion Papers 09/20, University of Nottingham, GEP.
  20. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal & Maiti, Dibyendu, 2008. "Labor market reform and poverty – the role of informal sector," MPRA Paper 23999, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2009.
  21. Kar, Saibal, 2007. "Migration Taxes and Human Capital Formation: Some Implications for Development," WIDER Working Paper Series 044, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  22. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal, 2007. "Labor productivity growth, informal wage and capital mobility: A general equilibrium analysis," MPRA Paper 23912, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2008.
  23. Suguta Marjit & Saibal Kar, 2007. "The Urban Informal Sector and Poverty: Effects of Trade Reform and Capital Mobility in India," Working Papers MPIA 2007-09, PEP-MPIA.
  24. Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb & Kar, Saibal, 2006. "The Corporate Debt Market: A Firm-Level Panel Study for India," WIDER Working Paper Series 050, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  25. Kar, Saibal & Mukherjee, Vivekananda, 2006. "Entrepreneurial culture, occupational choice and tax policy," MPRA Paper 24104, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  26. Kar, Saibal & Marjit, Sugata, 2004. "Wages, labour mobility and international trade," MPRA Paper 24101, University Library of Munich, Germany.


  1. Basak, Suryoday & Kar, Saibal & Saha, Snehanshu & Khaidem, Luckyson & Dey, Sudeepa Roy, 2019. "Predicting the direction of stock market prices using tree-based classifiers," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 552-567.
  2. Rajat Acharyya & Hamid Beladi & Saibal Kar, 2019. "Trade, migration costs and asymmetric migration patterns," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 42(9), pages 2629-2648, September.
  3. Indraneel Dasgupta & Saibal Kar, 2018. "The labor market in India since the 1990s," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 425-425, March.
  4. Saibal Kar & Srijan Banerjee, 2018. "Tax Evasion and Provision of Public Goods: Implications for Wage and Employment," Studies in Microeconomics, , vol. 6(1-2), pages 84-99, June.
  5. Dutta, Nabamita & Kar, Saibal, 2018. "Relating rule of law and budgetary allocation for tourism: Does per capita income growth make a difference for Indian states?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 263-271.
  6. Saibal Kar & Hamid Beladi, 2017. "A Model of Smuggling and Trafficking of Illegal Immigrants with a Host Country Policy," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(3), pages 698-712, August.
  7. Majumdar, Devleena & Kar, Saibal, 2017. "Does technology diffusion help to reduce emission intensity? Evidence from organized manufacturing and agriculture in India," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 30-41.
  8. Mausumi Kar & Saibal Kar, 2017. "Multi Fibre Arrangement and Wage Inequality: Firm and State-level Evidence from India and a Theoretical Model," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 40(7), pages 1473-1493, July.
  9. Beladi, Hamid & Sinha, Chaitali & Kar, Saibal, 2016. "To educate or not to educate: Impact of public policies in developing countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 94-101.
  10. Saibal Kar, 2016. "Do economic reforms hurt or help the informal labor market?," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 263-263, June.
  11. Saibal Kar & Devleena Majumdar, 2016. "MFN Tariff Rates and Carbon Emission: Evidence from Lower-Middle-Income Countries," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 64(3), pages 493-510, July.
  12. Beladi, Hamid & Dutta, Meghna & Kar, Saibal, 2016. "FDI and Business Internationalization of the Unorganized Sector: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 83(C), pages 340-349.
  13. Pranab Kumar Das & Saibal Kar, 2016. "Are religious minorities deprived of public good provisions?: Regional evidence from India," Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, College of Business, vol. 50(1), pages 351-372, January-M.
  14. Hamid Beladi & Saibal Kar, 2015. "Skilled and Unskilled Immigrants and Entrepreneurship in a Developed Country," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 19(3), pages 666-682, August.
  15. Hamid Beladi & Saibal Kar, 2014. "Unemployment Benefits and Entrepreneurship," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 65(1), pages 122-128, March.
  16. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal, 2014. "Broader Implications of Labor Market Reforms in India: A General Equilibrium Perspective," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 49(1), pages 27-35.
  17. Saibal Kar & Chaitali Sinha, 2014. "Sectoral Technical Progress and Aggregate Skill Formation," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 159-172, June.
  18. Saha, Sarani & Roy, Poulomi & Kar, Saibal, 2014. "Public and private sector jobs, unreported income and consumption gap in India: Evidence from micro-data," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 285-300.
  19. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal & Hazari, Bharat R., 2013. "Emigration, unemployment and welfare – The role of non-traded sector," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 298-305.
  20. Dutta, Meghna & Kar, Saibal & Marjit, Sugata, 2013. "Product variety, finite changes and wage inequality," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 610-613.
  21. Saibal Kar, 2013. "Interest Rate, Human Capital and Tax," Review of Market Integration, India Development Foundation, vol. 5(1), pages 71-82, April.
  22. Dutta, Nabamita & Kar, Saibal & Roy, Sanjukta, 2013. "Corruption and persistent informality: An empirical investigation for India," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 357-373.
  23. Hamid Beladi & Saibal Kar & Sugata Marjit, 2013. "Emigration, Finite Changes and Wage Inequality," Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 25(1), pages 61-71, March.
  24. Saibal Kar, 2013. "Recession, terms of trade, and immigrants," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(4), pages 368-379, December.
  25. Sugata Marjit & Saibal Kar, 2013. "International Capital Flow, Vanishing Industries and Two-sided Wage Inequality," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 18(5), pages 574-583, December.
  26. Saibal Kar & Meghna Dutta, 2012. "Book Review: Saman Kelegama (Ed.)," South Asia Economic Journal, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, vol. 13(2), pages 335-337, September.
  27. Saibal Kar, 2012. "Migrant Taxes and International Migration Patterns," South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, , vol. 1(2), pages 231-243, December.
  28. Sugata Marjit & Saibal Kar, 2012. "Firm Heterogeneity, Informal Wage and Good Governance," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 16(4), pages 527-539, November.
  29. Hamid Beladi & Saibal Kar, 2011. "Wage Subsidy And Welfare In Developing Countries," Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 23(2), pages 239-253, July.
  30. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal & Chaudhuri, Sarbajit, 2011. "Recession in the skilled sector and implications for informal wage," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 158-163, September.
  31. Stephen Poletti & Saibal Kar, 2010. "Book Reviews," New Zealand Economic Papers, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(3), pages 289-293.
  32. Kar, Saibal & Marjit, Sugata, 2009. "Urban informal sector and poverty," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 631-642, October.
  33. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal & Acharyya, Rajat, 2007. "Agricultural prospects and informal wage in general equilibrium," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 24(3), pages 380-385, May.
  34. Sugata Marjit & Saibal Kar & Hamid Beladi, 2007. "Trade Reform and Informal Wages," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 11(2), pages 313-320, May.
  35. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal & Beladi, Hamid, 2007. "Protectionary bias in agriculture: A pure economic argument," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 160-164, June.
  36. Saibal Kar & Basudeb Guha‐Khasnobis, 2006. "Economic Reform, Skill Formation and Foreign Capital," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 29(1), pages 79-94, January.
  37. Saibal Kar & Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, 2006. "Foreign Capital, Skill Formation, and Migration of Skilled Workers," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(2), pages 107-123.
  38. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal, 2005. "Emigration and wage inequality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 88(1), pages 141-145, July.
  39. Sugata Marjit & Saibal Kar & Punyabrata Sarkar, 2004. "Capital Mobility and Informal Wage in a Small Economy—Two Examples," South Asia Economic Journal, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, vol. 5(2), pages 261-266, September.
  40. Kar, Saibal & Beladi, Hamid, 2004. "Skill formation and international migration: welfare perspective of developing countries," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 35-54, January.
  41. Kar, Saibal & Marjit, Sugata, 2001. "Informal sector in general equilibrium: welfare effects of trade policy reforms," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 10(3), pages 289-300, July.


  1. Saibal Kar, 2019. "Institutionalized costs and international migration patterns," Chapters,in: Skilled Labor Mobility and Migration, chapter 7, pages 194-208 Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Hamid Beladi & Saibal Kar, 2015. "Trade in Services and Regional Specialization: Evidence and Theory," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: THE REGION AND TRADE New Analytical Directions, chapter 12, pages 351-374 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
  3. Sugata Marjit & Saibal Kar & Dibyendu Sundar Maiti, 2009. "Labor Market Reform And Poverty – The Role Of Informal Sector," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: New And Enduring Themes In Development Economics, chapter 11, pages 229-240 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..


  1. Marjit,Sugata & Kar,Saibal (ed.), 2018. "International Trade, Welfare, and the Theory of General Equilibrium," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9781108473873, July - De.
  2. Saibal Kar & Debabrata Datta, 2015. "Industrial and Labor Economics," India Studies in Business and Economics, Springer, edition 127, number 978-81-322-2017-6, January.
  3. Acharyya, Rajat & Kar, Saibal, 2014. "International Trade and Economic Development," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199672851.
  4. Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal, 2011. "The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198071495.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 16 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (6) 2009-10-24 2009-12-19 2011-02-26 2011-10-01 2014-05-04 2017-03-12. Author is listed
  2. NEP-DEV: Development (5) 2007-04-09 2011-03-26 2011-12-13 2013-02-03 2015-09-05. Author is listed
  3. NEP-IUE: Informal & Underground Economics (4) 2011-10-01 2012-03-21 2013-02-03 2019-02-11
  4. NEP-MIG: Economics of Human Migration (4) 2011-02-26 2014-05-04 2015-09-05 2017-03-12
  5. NEP-INT: International Trade (3) 2007-04-09 2015-03-13 2017-03-12
  6. NEP-MAC: Macroeconomics (3) 2009-10-24 2016-02-29 2019-02-11
  7. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (2) 2011-02-26 2014-05-04
  8. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (2) 2011-10-01 2016-02-29
  9. NEP-AGE: Economics of Ageing (1) 2016-02-29
  10. NEP-CTA: Contract Theory & Applications (1) 2011-02-26
  11. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (1) 2007-04-09
  12. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2014-05-04
  13. NEP-GRO: Economic Growth (1) 2016-02-29
  14. NEP-IND: Industrial Organization (1) 2019-02-11
  15. NEP-MKT: Marketing (1) 2019-02-11
  16. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2013-02-03
  17. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (1) 2013-02-03
  18. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2017-03-12


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