Prof. Biswambhara Mishra

Economics Department

Designation: Professor

Joined NEHU on

01-04-1987

Qualifications:

M.A, Ph. D (Utkal)

Currently Teaching: Public Economics, Political Economy, Budgetary Theory and Practice, Contemporary Economic Theory

Current Area of Work: Government Finances and Fiscal Policy

Ph.D. Students Guided: Eight

M. Phil. Students Guided: One

Broad Area of Interest: Public Economics, Political Economy of Taxation and Expenditure

Professional Affiliation:

  • Indian Economic Association
  • North Eastern Economic Association
  • Meghalaya Economic Association
  • Geographical Society of North Eastern Hill Region, India

Honours/Awards/Recognition:     

  • Appointed as a member of the working Sub-Group on Societal Intervention of S & T Society under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for formulating the Twelfth Five Year Plan Perspective for the Department.
  • Appointed as a member of the Meghalaya Commission on Resource Mobilisation w.e.f. 25th November,2011(Two consecutive terms)

Research Projects

  • Problems of Border Areas in North-East India: Implications for Thirteenth Finance Commission (Meghalaya Chapter).
  • Problem of Tax Efforts and Variations in Tax Responsiveness in India: Pilot Study in respect of North-Eastern States.
  • Public Resource and its Utilization: Implications for Development of North-Eastern Region as a part of the study on “The structural Change and Strategy of development: Resource Industry linkages in North-Eastern Region”.

Publications

Book(s) Published:

  1. Economics of Taxation: Theory and Application, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2006, ISBN 81-8370-062-4.
  2. Fiscal Policy in North-East India, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2006, ISBN 81-8370-063-2.

Research Paper(s) Published: 

  • Dkhar, D S,  Mishra, B and De, U. K.   (2019). “Private Investment and Agricultural Output: A Case Study of Meghalaya” International journal of basic and applied research, Vol. 9 (5), pp.207-220
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2018). “Fiscal Tribal Dilemma: Imbalance in Protectionism and Optimum Resources Utilisation Policies in North Eastern States of India” Economic Affairs, Vol.63 (3), pp.729-740.
  • Talukdar,M.K and Mishra,B.(2018). “Contextualising Income Growth Against the Backdrop of Public Expenditure Aggregates : A Case Study of Assam for the Period 1980- 2014” Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research, Vol. 7 (9),pp.181-197.
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2018).”  Does an Economic and Political Affairs Matter in Determining the Tax Revenue of Jammu and Kashmir State (India): An Approach through VECM Model” Iranian Economic Review,Vol.22 (2), pp.471-501.
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2018). “Institutional Arrangements’ and Fiscal Performance of Conflict Regions: An Indian Case Study in  A. Farazmand (ed), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance, Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland , Chapter 558,p.3537-3552, (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3537-1)
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2018). “Spending mechanism and population Dimensions: An Econometric approach” Asian Journal of Management Applications and Research, Vol.8(1), pp. 342-355
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2017). “Does Infrastructure Matters in Government Spending? A Case Study of Jammu and Kashmir (India) with Cointegration Approach” Journal of Infrastructure Development, Vol. 9(2), pp1–16.
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2017). “ Does Demography Matters in Growth of Government  Expenditure? A Case Study of Jammu and Kashmir (India) With Cointrigation Approach” Journal of Public Administration, Finance and Law, Issue 11, pp. 61-74
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2017). “  Growth, Efficiency and Productivity of Government Expenditure in the state of Jammu and Kashmir”  The Journal of Economics, Vol. 116 , pp. 260-276
  • Hassan,S.U  and   Mishra, B. (2017). “ Government Expenditure and Economic Growth in the State of Jammu and Kashmir: A Unit root test and co-integration Analysis” International Journal of Statistics and Econometrics, Vol.18, Issue 2, pp. 58-86
  • Dkhar, D S, De, U. K. and Mishra, B. (2017). Impact of Public Agricultural Expenditure on Economic Growth of Meghalaya. In Agricultural Development: Technology and Policy. R. Singh, A. Yumnam, A. Roy and A. Choudhury (Eds.). Biotech Books, New Delhi. pp. 371-387.
  • Lhoungu,V., Mishra, B. and  Suresh, P.S (2016). “ Public Expenditure and Economic Growth in Nagaland: A Time Series Analysis” International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, Vol. 6, Issue 10, pp. 2249-2496
  • Hassan,S.Ul , Mishra, B. and Suresh, P.S. (2016). “ A Multi-Dimensional Approach to the Determinants of Tax Revenue: The Case of Jammu and Kashmir (India)”. ELK Asia Pacific Journal of Finance and Risk Management, Vol.7, Issue- 3, pp.66-104
  • Mishra, B., Hassan,S.Ul. and Suresh, P.S. (2016). “An Analysis of Productivity and Efficiency of Tax System in the State of Jammu and Kashmir” EPARA International Journal of Economic and Business Review, Vol.4,Issue 1, pp.208-226.
  • Lhoungu,V., and Mishra, B.(2016). “ Government Expenditure and Its Impact on Economic Growth: A Case Study of Nagaland State” EPARA International Journal of Economic and Business Review, Vol.4,Issue 3, pp.17-29.
  • Mishra, B. (2013). “Constraints of Resource Mobilization in North-East   India: Implications for Economic Development.” In Proceedings of the National Seminar on 'Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India’. Dept. of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur.
  • Mishra, B. and Suresh, P.S. (2011): “Tax Efforts in North-Eastern States of India”, In B.K.Mohanty (ed.) Economic Development in India, New Century Publications, New Delhi, pp 292-301.
  • Mishra, B. and Mishra, A.K. (2011): “Post Globalization: The Implication of Public Expenditure on Economic Development- A Case Study of Tribal Economy of Meghalaya”, In M.C.Behera etal (ed.) Development Dynamics (Finance, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship), DVS Publishers, Guwahati, pp 204-226.
  • Suresh,P.S and Mishra,B.(2010):  “ Public Expenditure and Human Development in JNorth-East India : A Case Study of Meghalaya”, in P. Nayak (ed.), Growth and Human Development in North-East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi,pp.233-243.
  • Mishra, B, P.S.Suresh and K.Rio. (2010). “ Capacity Utilisation in Private School Industry : A Case Study of Nagaland”  in C. Saudhra Rajkumar etal (ed.) Emerging Issues in Management, Serials Publications, New Delhi, pp223-237
  • Mishra, B . and  Umdor, S.  (2009) Problems of Border Areas in  North- East  India(Meghalaya) :Implications for the 13th Finance Commission, Thirteenth Finance Commission Report,2009, Chapter-3 (d), Government of India, New Delhi,pp.197-246
  • Suresh,P.S and Mishra,B  (2009) “Capacity Utilisation in Private School Industry: A Case Study of Nagaland”, International Journal of Management Research and Technology,Vol.3,No.1,pp.317-331.
  • Mishra, B. and P.S. Suresh (2007): “Political Economy of Tax Efforts in North Eastern States : A Case Study of  Nagaland”, in B. Nayak (ed.) Nationalizing Crisis: The Political Economy of  Public  Policy in Contemporary India,Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, pp.46- 69.
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak, (2007): “Tax Efforts and Variations in North-East India: An Economic Analysis” in S. Borbora et al (eds.) Development Issues in the North East in the Turn of the Century, Papyrus Publishers, Guwahati, pp.83-99.
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak (2006): “Efficiency in Tax Systems: A Study of Tax Responsiveness in North-Eastern States”, Journal of World Economic Review, Vol.1, No.2, pp.161-176.
  • Suresh, P.S., B. Mishra and K. Rio (2006): “Private Schooling Industry in North East India: A Trend Analysis of Nagaland State”, International Education Journal, Vo.7, No.2, July, Shannon Research Press, Adelaide, South Australia, pp.379-390.
  • Suresh, P.S. and B. Mishra (2006): “Returns to Scale in Private School Industry of Nagaland: A Production Function Approach”, Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol.3. No.1, Feb, pp.40-51.
  • Mishra, B. and P.S. Suresh (2006): “Resource Constraints in the North Eastern States: A Comparative Study of Meghalaya and Nagaland”, Journal of Managerial Economics, Vol.4, No.1, Feb, pp.82-97.
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak, (2005). “Limits of Micro Credit for Rural development: A Cursory Look” General Economics and Teaching, Economics Working Paper Archive EconWPA, Hosted by Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics at Orebro University.
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak, (2005). “Efficiency In Tax System: A Study Of Tax Responsiveness In North- Eastern States”. General Economics and Teaching, Economics Working Paper Archive EconWPA, Hosted by Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics at Orebro University.
  • Mishra, B.  and P.S. Suresh (2005): “Political Economy of Public Expenditure Growth in North-Eastern States of India: A Case Study of Nagaland”, Asian and African Journal of Economics and Econometrics, Vol.5, No.1, June, pp.17-33.
  • Suresh, P.S. and B. Mishra (2005): “Elasticity and Buoyancy: An Econometric Analysis of Orissa’s Tax System”, Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Vol.2, No.2, June, pp.131-147. 
  • Mishra, B. and P.S. Suresh (2005): “Implications of Public Expenditure for Economic Development of Meghalaya in a Post Globalisation Scenario”, in S. Panda (ed.) Globalisation and Regional Development, Mayur Publication, Bhubaneswar, pp.235-250.
  • Mishra, B. (2005): “Public Resource and its Utilization: Implications for Development for North-Eastern Region” in G. Das (ed.) Structural Changes and Strategies of Development: Resource Industry Linkages in North-East India, Akansha Publising House, New Delhi, pp.265-298.
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak, (2004): “Limits of Micro Credit for Rural development: A Cursory Look” in J.K. Gogoi (ed.) Rural Indebtedness in North-East India, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, pp.185-200.
  • Mishra, B. (2002): “Population Dynamics, Environment and Quality of Life in North-East India,” Papers of the International Seminar on South- East Asia’s Population in a Changing Asian Context. URL: www.iussp.org/Bangkok2002/S17/mishra.pdf
  • Mishra, B. (2001): "Population Dynamics and Quality of Life in N.E. Region" in Rai et al (eds.) Environment Resources and Development, Geographical Society of North-Eastern Hill Region, Shillong.
  • Mishra, B. (2000): "Size Structure and Overall Quality of Employment in Private Sector Services Enterprises: A Case Study” Journal of North-Eastern Council, Vol.20, No.2, pp.15-23.
  • Mishra, B. (2000): “Employment in Private Hotel Enterprises of Nagaland”, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.43, No.4, pp.977-988.
  • Mishra, B. (1999): "An Enquiry in to the Causes of Slow Pace of Economic Development in North-Eastern Region: A Case for Small Scale Industries and Rural Handicrafts as A Means of Structural Adjustments", Hill Geographer, Vol. XI, Nos.1 & 2, pp.76-86.

Reports/Commissioned Papers:

  • Mishra, B. (2004): Public Resource and its Utilization: Implications for development of North-Eastern Region as a part of the study on “The structural Change and Strategy of development: Resource Industry linkages in North-Eastern Region” initiated by ICSSR-NERC, Shillong.
  • Mishra, B and Umdor, S.(2009): “Problems of Border Areas in North-East India: implications for Thirteenth Finance Commission (Meghalaya Chapter)”.

Seminars/ Symposiums

  • Invited to chair one technical session  (Session 1) in the  19th Annual Conference of North-East Economic Association on “Structural Transformation and Economic Development in North-East India” at Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong , 23rd -24th    March, 2018.
  • Presented a paper entitled “ Public Expenditure and Income nexus at the Sustantial  level Evidence from the State of Assam” in the  19th Annual Conference of North-East Economic Association on “Structural Transformation and Economic Development in North-East India” at Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong , 23rd -24th    March, 2018.
  • Presented a paper entitled “ Fiscal Constraints: Imbalce in Protectionism and Optimum Resource Utilisation Policies in North-Eastern States” in the  19th Annual Conference of North-East Economic Association on “Structural Transformation and Economic Development in North-East India” at Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong , 23rd -24th    March, 2018.
  • Participated as a Resource Person in the National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Financial Research” and participated as a Panelist in the Panel Discussion on “Goods and Services Tax” organized by Department of Management, NEHU, Shillong during 23-24, November 2017.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a lecture  on ‘Markets and Government Interventions “in the  Orientation Programme at Department of Economics, University of Science and Technology, Ribhoi  District, Meghalaya , 6th September, 2017.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to Chair one technical Sessions and to deliver a talk  in the National Seminar on “Make in India and Rural North-East:The Challenges” at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayatiraj on 26th February, 2016
  • Invited as a Resource Person to Chair one technical Sessions in the National Seminar on “Make in India and Rural North-East:The Challenges” at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayatiraj on 26th February, 2016
  • Invited as a Resource Person to  deliver a lecture and chaired one technical session in the  National Seminar on “Emerging Trends and Challenges of Micro Finance in North-East India” at Department of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus , 24th-25th    November, 2016.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver the Key-Note address and Chaired one technical Sessions in the National Seminar on “Regional Rural Banks in India: Challenges and Prospects” at Khatra Adibasi Mahavidyalaya, Khatra, Bankura, 16th-17thth November,2016
  • Presented a paper entitled “ The Role of Government and Economic Development: A Case Study of Jammu and Kashmir” in the National Seminar on “Issues and Strategies of Environment and Development in India” at Department of Economics, B.P. Chaliah College, Nagarbera,Kamrup, Assam, 27th -28th October, 2016.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to  deliver a talk  on “ Problems and Prospects of Resorce mobilization  in North-Eastern Region” in HR conclave at Department of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura, 9th   May, 2015.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a talk on “Resource potentialities and Economic Prosperity: Challenges of North-Eastern Region” and chaired one technical session in the Regional  Seminar on “Resource potentialities and Economic Prosperity: Challenges of North-Eastern Regionat Department of Economics, Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat,15th May,2015
  • Participated as  a Resource Person to deliver the Key-Note address and Chaired one technical Sessions in the International Conference on “Infrastructure Finance Development”’ organized by the Department of Business Management, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh,25-27th February,2015
  • Participated as  a Resource Person to  deliver the Key-Note address and Chaired one technical Sessions in the National Seminar on “Agro based industries and Rural Development of North-East India with special reference to Assam” at Department of Economics, Khowang College, Khowang Ghat, Assam, 15-16th June, 2014.
  • Invited as  a Resource Person to deliver a lecture on “Informal Sector and Taxation” in a symposium on Fiscal Issues and State Finances in India organized by Centre for Training and Research on Public Finance and Policy( CTRPFP), Kolkata on 14.08.2014.
  • Participated as a Resource Person to deliver a talk and chaired one technical session in the National Seminar on “Emerging Trends of Financial Services in India”, organized by the Department of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, 20-21st November,2014
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a talk  in the plenary session and chaired one technical session in the National Seminar on “Reviving Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges” at Department of Business Administration, Sambalpur University, Odisha, 15th-16th March,2014
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver the Key-Note address and Chaired one technical Sessions in the National Seminar on “Indo-Myanmar Border Trade: Emerging Trends and its Implications” at Department of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal, 29th March,2014.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver the Key-Note address and Chaired one technical Sessions in the National Seminar on “Agro based industries and Rural Development of North-East India with special reference to Assam” at Department of Economics, Khowang College, Khowang Ghat, Assam, 15-16th June, 2014
  • Invited as a Resource Person and chaired one technical session in the National Seminar on “Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India” at Department of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal ,29th -30th November, 2013
  • Invited as a Resource Person to  deliver a talk and chaired one technical session in AICTE sponsored  National Seminar on “Entrepreneurship: Global Vision – Local Expression” at Assam Down Town University, Guwahati , 9th   November, 2013.
  • Ppresented a paper entitled “ Constraints of Resource Mobilisation in North-East India: Implication for Economic Development” in the National Seminar on “Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India” at Department of Economics, Manipur University , Imphal, 29th -30th November, 2013
  • Invited as a Resource Person to give the key-note address and chaired one technical session in the National Seminar on “Human Development in North-East India: Issues and Challenges” at Barbhag College, Kalang, Nalbari, Assam , 31st  August, 2012.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a talk and chaired one technical session in the National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in the Indian Retailing Industry” at CMR TC School of Management, CMR Group of Institutions, Kandlakoya, Hyderabad, 6th January, 2012
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a talk  and Chaired one technical Sessions in the National Seminar on “FDI in India: Issues and Challenges” at Post Graduate  and Research Department Commerce and Department of Corporate Secretaryship, The New College (Autonomous) Chennai, Tamilnadu, 8-9, February, 2012
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a key note address and chaired one technical session in the National Seminar on “Rural Infrastructure: A Great Challenge to Economic Development” at S.M.D. College, Charing, Sivsagar , 7th December, 2011
  • Presented a paper titled “Public Expenditure and Rural Empowerment in North-East India” in National seminar on “Rural Empowerment in Northeast India”,  organized by Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura, November,26-27, 2009.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Public Expenditure and Rural Development: Problems and Prospects” in the National Seminar on “Rural Development in India: Prospects and Retrospects” organized by the Dept. of Economics, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama, Kohima, Nagaland, during 21-22 Nov. 2008.
  • Delivered the Key Note Address in the National Seminar on “Rural Development- The Role of Decentralization” organized by the Dept. of Economics, Kampur College, Kampur, Assam during 11-12 Nov. 2008.
  • Presented a Paper on “Tribal Fiscal Dilemma and Tax Efforts in North-East India” in the National Seminar on Inclusive Development in North-East: Problems and Prospects, March 15-17,2007, organised by Department of Economics, Rajib Gandhi University, Itanagar.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Public Expenditure and Human Development in the North East: A Case Study of Nagaland State” at the National Seminar on “Growth and Human Development in North East India”, organized by the Department of Economics, NEHU, on 24th and 25th May, 2007
  • Presented a paper on “Implications of Public Expenditure for Economic development of Meghalaya in a post globalisation Scenerio”, in the  National seminar on Impact of Economic Reforms and Globalisation on Regional Development, organised by Department of Applied and Analytical Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa., from  April 15-16, 2005.
  • Presented a paper on “Public Expenditure and Human Development in North-East India_: An Econometric Analysis”, in 4th. International Convention of Asian Scholars, held in Shanghai, P.R. of China, August 20-24, 2005
  • Presented a paper on “Efficiency in Tax System: A Study of Tax Responsiveness in North-Eastern States” in  the Seventh Annual Conference of North-Eastern Economic Association (NEEA), October 21st.-22nd.,2005, organised by Rajib Gandhi University, Itanagar.
  • Presented a Paper on “Human Development and Public Expenditure in North-East India: A case Study of Meghalaya” in the National Seminar on Human Resource development in the North-East, September 18-19, 2004, Organised by Tripura State Resource Centre and Economic science Society of Tripura, Tripura.
  • Attended and participated JNU- ICSSR –Cotton College sponsored National Outreach seminar on “ The WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies”, August 11-12, 2004, Organised by Cotton College, Gauhati.
  • Presented a paper on “Political Economy of Public Expenditure Growth in North-Eastern States of India: A Case Study of Nagaland” in the3rd. International Convention of Asian Scholars , held at Singapore, August 19-22, 2003
  • Attended National Seminar on Rural Indebtedness in North-East India – Pre and Post Liberalization Scenario and  presented a paper (co-author with Dr. P.Nayak) on “Limits of Micro Credit for Rural Development: A Cursory Look”, September24-25, 2003, organised by Dept. of Economics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
  • Participated &Presented a paper on “Public Resources and its Utilisation : Implications for Development of  North-Eastern Region” in the Seminar on Structural Change and Strategy of Development : Resource Industry Linkages in North-East India, March 20-21,2002, Organised by ICSSR , NERC, Shillong.
  • Presented a paper on "Urbanization, Environment, Women and Development" in the Sixth South-Asian Urbanisation Conference held on 5-9th Jauary,2000.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on "Education in 21st. Century: Challenges and Prospectives", Organised by Assam University, Silchar, March, 24-25, 2000.
  • Presented a paper on "Natinal Integration and Economic Federalism in India" in the National Seminar "Nationalism, Regionalim and Philosophy of National Integration" Organised by Dept. of Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong, 11th- 13th. August, 1997
  • Ppresented a paper on "Population Dynamic and Quality of Life in North-East India" in the National Geographical Conference, Nov.1996, Organised by Dept. of Geography, NEHU, Shillong
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Structural Changes and its impact on the North-Eastern Region's Economy" in the Hill Geographer Conference, 1991, Organised by Geographical Society of the North- Eastern Hill Region (India) , Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Some Reflections on the Economic Development of North-East India" in the Social Scientist Meet, April, 1988, Organised by I.C.S.S.R.and Dept. of Public Administration, NEHU, Aizwal Campus,Aizwal.
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Institutionalisation of Agricultural Tax System in Orissa" in the National Seminar on Institutional Economics and the Norh-Eastern Region1s Economy, June, 1987, Organised by Planning Commission and Dept. of Economics,NEHU,Shillong.