Thrust Area of the Department
The thrust area of research in the Department is the Economics of the North-Eastern Region (NER) encompassing institutional economics, industrial economics, agricultural economics, rural development, investigations into poverty & human development, etc., with a special reference to the Upland Areas. Some research work has also been done in the fields of econometrics, biologically inspired optimization methods, computer applications to economic analysis, etc. Research publications by the faculty members of the Department in these areas are a significant contribution to the literature in economics in general and the economics of the North-Eastern Region in particular. A number of PhD/MPhil dissertations, dealing with the economics of the NER, have been submitted. The Department has also successfully completed a number of Research Projects and several other projects are ongoing.