Dr Prasad Bhattacharya

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Florida Intl University, 2005
Master of Arts, Delhi University, 1999
Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Jadavpur University, 1996

Contact

Biography

Dr Prasad Bhattacharya is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Prasad's research interests include applied growth and development as well as time series econometrics and forecasting. He is also a Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

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Research interests

  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Forecasting
  • Empirical Analysis of Conflict
  • Civil War and Terrorism
  • Applied Growth and Development

Affiliations

  • Member, American Economic Association.
  • Member, Econometric Society.
  • Member, Economic Society of Australia.
  • Research Associate, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Teaching interests

  • Forecasting
  • Analytical Methods
  • Econometrics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • International Economics

Units taught

  • MAE203 - The Global Economy
  • MAE306 - Applied Econometrics for Economics adn Finance 
  • MAE305 - Business and Financial Forecasting
  • MAE103 - Managerial Economics
  • MAR906 - Advanced Research Methods

Conferences

  • Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society, various years
  • The Australasian Macroeconomics Workshop, various years
  • The Australasian Public Choice Society Conferences, various years

Media appearances

  • Comments about the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on generation X had, Geelong Advertiser, 2009.

Awards

  • School of AEF Research Award, 2008.

Projects

  • Analysis of domestic conflict (civil war) focusing on credit constraint and inequality in income and wealth both at the cross-country and sub-national perspective
  • The evolution of land reform across the world in the twentieth century and its political as well as ideological determinants
  • Using panel dynamic estimators for improving point and interval forecasting performance

Publications

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2018

Robust model rankings of forecasting performance

P Bhattacharya, D Thomakos

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 676-690, Journal of forecasting, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Do political factors influence banking crisis?

Rashad Hasanov, P Bhattacharya

(2018), pp. 1-14, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2017

The shocking origins of political transitions: evidence from earthquakes

M Rahman, N Anbarci, P Bhattacharya, M Ulubasoglu

(2017), Vol. 83, pp. 796-823, Southern Economic Journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Can extreme rainfall trigger democratic change? The role of flood-induced corruption

M Rahman, N Anbarci, P Bhattacharya, M Ulubasoglu

(2017), Vol. 171, pp. 331-358, Public choice, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

The cyclicality of fiscal policy: new evidence from unobserved components approach

O Bashar, P Bhattacharya, Wohar M

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 222-234, Journal of macroeconomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

The new Keynesian Phillips curve: an update on recent empirical advances

S Abbas, P Bhattacharya, P Sgro

(2016), Vol. 43, pp. 378-403, International review of economics & finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The new Keynesian Phillips curve in a small open economy: empirical evidence from Australia

S Abbas, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick, P Sgro

(2016), Vol. 92, pp. 409-434, Economic record, London, Eng., C1

journal

Exchange rate regimes and fiscal discipline: the role of trade openness

M Chowdhury, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick, M Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 45, pp. 106-128, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Persistence, capital account openness, and financial sector health in exchange rate regime choice

M Chowdhury, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick, M Ulubasoglu

(2015), Vol. 91, pp. 279-299, Economic record, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2014

An empirical inquiry into the role of sectoral diversification in exchange rate regime choice

M Chowdhury, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick, M Ulubasoglu

(2014), Vol. 67, pp. 210-227, European Economic Review, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2010

Efficiency and unbiasedness in the Indian stock index futures market

P Bhattacharya, H Singh

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 239-263, Review of futures markets, Washington, DC, C1

journal
2009

On institutional ownership and firm performance : a disaggregated view

P Bhattacharya, M Graham

(2009), Vol. 19, pp. 370-394, Journal of multinational financial managment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2008

Forecasting industry-level CPI and PPI inflation : does exchange rate pass-through matter?

P Bhattacharya, D Thomakos

(2008), Vol. 24, pp. 134-150, International journal of forecasting, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Exchange rate pass-through and relative prices : an industry-level empirical investigation

P Bhattacharya, C Karayalcin, D Thomakos

(2008), Vol. 27, pp. 1135-1160, Journal of international money and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2007

Time varying hedge ratios : an application to the Indian stock futures market

P Bhattacharya, H Singh, G Gannon

(2007), Vol. 16, pp. 75-104, Review of futures markets, Kent, Ohio, C1

journal

Trade, openess, and domestic conflict: an empirical investigation for Latin America

P Bhattacharya, D Thomakos

(2007), Vol. 2, pp. 77-80, Economics of peace and security journal, Bristol, England, C1

journal

Institutional ownership and firm performance: evidence from Finland

P Bhattacharya, M Graham

(2007), pp. 1-33, 2007 Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Brisbane, Qld., E1

conference
2006

Time-varying hedge ratios: an application to the Indian stock futures market

P Bhattacharya, H Singh, G Gannon

(2006), Econometric Society Australasian Meetings Papers, Alice Springs, NT, E1

conference

Industry-urban nexus, employment and poverty: a quantitative assessment

A Mitra, P Bhattacharya

(2006), pp. 185-205, India: industrialisation in a reforming economy, New Delhi, India, B1

chapter
2005

Trade, openness and domestic conflict: an empirical investigation for latin America

P Bhattacharya, D Thomakos

(2005), pp. 1-48, ACE 05 : Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists 2005, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, E1

conference

Forecasting inflation, industrial output and exchange rates : a template study for India

D Thomakos, P Bhattacharya

(2005), Vol. 40, pp. 145-165, Indian economic review, Dehli, India, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Pre-distaster multi-hazard damage and economic loss estimation model

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Dr Prasad Bhattacharya

  • 2017: $90,000
  • 2016: $85,500
  • 2015: $84,000
  • 2014: $84,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Matthew Peter Larkin

Thesis entitled: Three Essays on the Australian Housing Market

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2016

Rashad Hasanov

Thesis entitled: Essays on Financial crises

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2014

Yuwei Zhou

Thesis entitled: Stock Returns and Inflation Revisited: Australian Evidences

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Associate Supervisor
2017

Ana Marija Dabo

Thesis entitled: Essays in Land, Legal Systems and Economic Development

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2014

Pablo Jimenez Ayora

Thesis entitled: Essays on Political and Development Economics

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2013

Muhammad Iqbal Anjum

Thesis entitled: Economic Effects of the External Debt Crisis for Pakistan

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

MD Habibur Rahman

Thesis entitled: Essays on the Economics of Natural Disasters and Political Institutions

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2012

Mohammad Chowdhury

Thesis entitled: Exchange Rate Regime Choice: Some Determinants and Consequences

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Syed Abbas

Thesis entitled: Inflation dynamics and new Keynesian Phillips curve in Australia

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin Graduate School of Business