Sarbajit Chaudhuri is a professor with the Department of Economics, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India. He received his PhD in 1995 from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata working under the supervision of Professor Manash Ranjan Gupta. Ranked among the top 3% authors of India and the top 6% authors of Asia as per RePEc/IDEAS ranking (as of January 2014), he has published more than 65 research papers in journals of international repute, such as, Journal of Development Economics, Economica, International Review of Economics and Finance, Review of International Economics, Review of Development Economics, Economic Modelling, Research in Economics, Japan and the World Economy, Pacific Economic Review, The Japanese Economic Review, The Manchester School, Bulletin of Economic Research, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, The Economics of Transition, among others. He has also authored books titled Revisiting the Informal Sector: A General Equilibrium Approach (Springer, New York) and Some Aspects of Agricultural Credit in a Developing Economy (Serials Publications, New Delhi). Prof. Chaudhuri has served on the Editorial Boards of many journals. For his work, he was made an honorary member of the Canadian Economic Association, in 2006. His areas of interest include development economics, international economics, environmental economics, health economics, labour economics, agricultural economics and micro-economics.
Ujjaini Mukhopadhyay is an assistant professor with the Department of Economics at Behala College, Kolkata, India. She obtained her PhD from Calcutta University, India in 2005, working under the supervision of Professor Sarbajit Chaudhuri. Her papers have been published in reputed journals such as Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Energy Policy, The Environmentalist, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, to name a few. She has also co-authored a book titled Revisiting the Informal Sector: A General Equilibrium Approach (Springer, New York). Her current research interests include development economics, labour economics, and environment management.