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Dr. Mamta Kumari

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

Dr. Mamta Kumari holds a doctoral degree in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna on “Trade Facilitation: South Asia and Beyond”. She completed her masters and bachelors in Economics from Patna University, Patna where she was a gold medallist. Her work contributes to the assessment of the benefits of trade facilitation (TF) from the global and regional perspective.

Dr. Mamta has published several research papers in international peer reviewed journals. She has also contributed a book chapter in an edited book. She has presented papers at renowned conferences and attended several relevant workshops. Her research interest includes microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, political economy and gravity model.

Some of the publications in international peer-reviewed journals are as follows:

  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N. (2021). Trade and logistics performance: Does country size matter? Maritime Economics & Logistics, 23 (3), 401- 423. (SSCI, Impact Factor=3.119, Scopus, ABDC-B)
  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N. (2021). Linkages between trade facilitation and governance: Relevance for post-COVID-19 trade strategy. Millennial Asia, 12 (2), 162-189. (Scopus, ESCI)
  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N. (2021). Estimating the impact of COVID-19 on South Asia's exports: Does trade facilitation matter now more than ever? Transnational Corporations Review, 13 (4), 406-421. (Scopus, ESCI, ABDC- C)
  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N. (2020). Does bureaucracy affect the outcome of logistics performance? Empirical evidence from South Asia. American Journal of Business, 36 (1), 84-102. (ESCI)
  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N. (2020). What drive trade Costs? South Asia and beyond. South Asia Economic Journal, 21 (2), 258-280. (Scopus, ABDC-C).

Book Chapters:

  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N. (2022). Revisiting literature on trade facilitation (TF) in the context of COVID-19 and South Asia. In Studies in International Economics and Finance (pp. 283-292). Springer Nature Singapore. ISBN: 978-981-16-7061-9

Other Publications:

  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N. (2017). Small economy but big lessons: What India and Hungary can learn from outward looking model of Singapore? In Management, Enterprise and Benchmarking in the 21st Century (pp.216-232). Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.

Awards Won:

  • Best Paper Award for paper titled, “Does bureaucracy affect the outcome of logistics performance? Empirical evidence from South Asia', at Virtual Jaipuria International Management Conference 2020, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore, 2020
  • Best Poster Award in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences for paper titled, “Is India Prepared for trade facilitation?' at 7th Research Scholars' Day IIT Patna, Patna, 2018
  • Best Poster Award in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences for paper titled, “Why Singapore is more advanced than India: What gains in mutual trade', at 6th Research Scholars' Day IIT Patna, Patna, 2017
  • UGC NET & Junior Research Fellowship Award in Economics, University Grant Commission, New Delhi, 2015
  • University Gold Medal in Master of Arts (Economics), Patna University, Patna, 2014
  • University Gold Medal in Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Patna University, Patna, 2012
  • Shri Chandrashekhar Singh Memorial Scholarship in Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Patna Women’s College, Patna University, Patna, 2012
  • Jay Narayan Mishra Memorial Award in Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Patna Women’s College, Patna University, Patna, 2012

Conference Papers and Poster Presentations:

  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N., “Trade enhancing effect of trade facilitation: A comparison between small, medium, and large countries”, 7th International Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance, Kolkata, 16th -17th December 2021.
  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N., “Does bureaucracy affect the outcome of logistics performance? Empirical evidence from South Asia”, Virtual Jaipuria International Management Conference 2020, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore, 17th -18th July 2020.
  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N., “Impact of trade facilitation on trade costs: A South Asian perspective”, 6th International Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance, New Delhi, 13th -14th December 2018.
  • Kumari, M. & Bharti, N., “Why copyright protection is more challenging in the digital age”, 2nd International Conference on Law & Economics, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, 3rd -4th September 2016.

Workshops Attended:

  • Continuing Education Program (CEP) course on “Understanding Your Data: Analytical Tools”, IIT Patna, Patna, 30th November-1st December 2018
  • 11th South Asian Training Program on “CGE Modeling”, organized by SAWTEE, SANEM and CWS, Pokhara, Nepal, 9th -13th August 2018
  • RIS-EXIM Bank Summer School on “International Trade Theory and Practices”, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, 11th -18th June 2018