Amitava Krishna Dutt

Amitava Dutt


Regular Faculty - Professor


Professor of Economics and Political Science
Fellow, Kellogg Institute of International Studies
Fellow, Kroc Institution of International Peace Studies
Fellow, Liu Institute of Asia and Asian Studies


International Relations
Comparative Politics


Ph.D. Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983

Research and Teaching Interests

development economics, international economics, macroeconomics, political economy, international political economy and political economy of development

Advising Specialties

international political economy, political economy of development


Professor Dutt's areas of specialization are macroeconomic theory, development economics, international economics, political economy and international political economy. His current research focuses on global uneven development and globalization, models of growth and distribution, consumption and happiness, and the political economy of war and peace. He is the author or editor of several books including Growth, Distribution and Uneven Development (Cambridge, 1990), Crossing the Mainstream (coedited with K Jameson, Notre Dame, 2001), International Handbook of Development Economics (2 volumes, coedited with J Ros, Edward Elgar, 2008), Happiness, Economics and Politics (coedited with B Radcliff, Edward Elgar, 2009), Economics and Ethics (coauthored with C Wilber, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010, revised and expanded paperback edition, 2013) and Pathways to Economic Development (Oxford, 2014) and the author of over 160 papers published in edited volumes and journals including American Economic ReviewCambridge Journal of EconomicsEconomics LettersHistory of Political EconomyInternational Review of Applied EconomicsJournal of Comparative EconomicsJournal of Development EconomicsJournal of Development StudiesJournal of Institutional EconomicsJournal of Post Keynesian EconomicsMetroeconomicaOxford Economic PapersReview of Political EconomyReview of Radical Political Economics, and World Development. He is coeditor of the international journals, Metroeconomica and Review of Social Economy. He is also  Distinguished Professor of Economics at FLACSO-Ecuador.  He previously served as chairperson of the Economics Department at Notre Dame.

Office Hours

Mondays 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Office: 2056 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-7594
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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