Dr. Saswat Kishore Mishra is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Economics and Finance (CEF) at ASCI. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is a recipient of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-doctoral Fellowship (DSR-PDF) for the session 2017-18 by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. Prior to joining ASCI, he was associated with Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS), Bhubaneswar – an ICSSR research institute – as DSR Post-doctoral Fellow. His post-doctoral work entitled – ‘Mining, Vertical Integration and Social Inclusiveness’, aimed to understand the differences in socio-ecological inclusiveness with and without vertical integration and analyze the role and impact of corporate social initiatives therein in the tribal predominant mining regions of Odisha, India. Initially he joined NCDS as a Project-PDF and provided research assistance on a project (sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research) entitled – ‘Analysing Poverty Change in India: Decomposition, Inclusiveness and Multi-Dimensional Nutritional Deprivation’. Subsequently, he was also chosen for the ICSSR Post-doctoral Fellowship in Economics for the session 2016-17. During his stint at NCDS, he undertook research activities, imparted teaching to the PhD Scholars and coordinated in organizing seminars/conferences and workshops. Besides, he has also provided research assistance in various consultancy projects with the clients – National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), ACC Limited, and Radhikapur West Coal Mines Limited.

He has published his research works in leading international publishers of repute including Elsevier, Springer, and Routledge (Taylor & Francis). These include papers published in Scopus and ABDC indexed journals including Land Use Policy, The Extractive Industries and Society, and Review of Development & Change. He has presented papers in conferences/seminars held at globally looked upon institutions including the World Bank Headquarters (Washington D. C., USA), International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University (The Hague, Netherlands), and the University of Utrecht, (Utrecht, The Netherlands). At ASCI, he teaches Indian Macro-economic & Business Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Project Stakeholder Management, and Natural Resource Management.



  1.  Mishra, S. K. and Mishra, P (2017), “Determinants of Households’ Resistance against Land Acquisition for Mining: Experiences at Talcher Coalfields in India”, Land Use Policy, 66(2), 10–17. Elsevier.
  2. Mishra, S. K. and Mishra, P (2017), “Do Adverse Ecological Consequences Cause Resistance against Land Acquisition? Experience of Mining Regions in Odisha”, The Extractive Industries and Society, 4(1), 140–150. Elsevier.
  3. Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2015), “Strategies and Policies for Alleviation of Rural Poverty in India: Experience of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme”, Review of Development and Change, 19(2), 43–76. MIDS.

Edited Book Chapters

  1. Mishra, S. K. and Mishra, P. (2018). “Land Acquisition for Mining and Social Inclusion: Case of Talcher Coalfields in India” in S. I. Rajan and D. Baral (Eds.), Development, Migration and Environment. Routledge-Taylor & Francis. (In Press).
  2. Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2018), “Asset Creation under the MGNREGA and Sustainable Growth of Agriculture: Experience of Convergence Initiatives in Odisha and West Bengal” in M. Bhattarai, P. K. Viswanathan, R. N. Mishra and C. Bantilan (Eds.), Employment Guarantee Programme and Dynamics of Rural Transformation in India: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 175-198). Springer.
  3. Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2018), “Inter-State Variations in Industrial Investment in India: Role of Markets, Policies and Institutions” in N. Mehta and A. Arya (Eds.), Role of Public Policy in Development Process – Emerging Socioeconomic Scenario in the Indian Economy (pp.207-238). Academic Foundation: New Delhi.
  4. Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2015). “New Guidelines for the MGNREGA: Issues and Implications” in S. S. Sangwan and G. Deep (Eds.), Panchayat’s Role in MGNREGA and Financial Inclusion (pp. 29–42). Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID): New Delhi.
  5. Mishra, S. K. and Mishra, P. (2013). “Mining, Land Acquisition and Human Well-Being in Odisha” in P. Mishra and A. Das (Eds.), Mining: Economic, Environmental and Social Implications (pp. 93–114). Abhijeet: New Delhi.
  6. Mishra, S. K. (2012), “Industrialization and Displacement in Kalinganagar: New Dimensions” in N. R. Mishra and K. K. Mishra (Eds.), Displacement and Rehabilitation: Solutions for the Future (pp. 62–74). Gyan: New Delhi.

 Conference Proceedings

  •  Mishra, S. K., Mishra, P., & Mishra, S. (2018), “Factors Influencing Corporate Social Responsibility Expenditure of Indian Mining Firms: Implications for Ecology and Social Inclusion” in N. Nawn and J. Elamon (Eds.), Sustainability, Institutions, and Incentives: Voices, Policies and Commitments: Conference Proceedings (pp. 287-300), Delhi: Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE).

Natural Resource Economics, Economics of Rural Development, and Public Policy & Choice. The political economy of extractive industries, land acquisition and welfare programmes including the MGNREGA, interests him particularly.

Saswat Kishore Mishra, PhD (IIT Kharagpur)

Assistant Professor (Economics Area)
Centre for Economics and Finance (CEF)

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