Staff profile - Debdulal Mallick

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Dr Debdulal Mallick

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Department of Economics
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517808 +61 3 92517808



  • Bachelor of Social Science(s), University of Dhaka, 1992
  • Master of Arts, Delhi University, 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Emory University, 2007
  • GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2008


• American Economic Association
• Econometric Society


Teaching Interests

• National Economic Policy
• Macroeconomics of Open Economies
• Macroeconomic Theory and Policy


Research interests

• Macroeconomics
• Growth and Development
• Micro-credit
• Panel Data
• Spectral Analysis



• Social Capital and Hygiene Practices among the Extreme Poor in Rural Bangladesh, (with Rejaul K. Bakshi and Mehmet Ulubasoglu), Journal of Development Studies (forthcoming)

• The Role of Capital Account Openness and Financial Development in Exchange Rate Choice (with Tareq Chowdhury, Prasad Bhattacharya and Mehmet Ulubasoglu), Economic Record (forthcoming)  

• Food Demand Elasticities in Australia (with Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Mokhtarul Wadud, Phillip Hone and Henry Haszler), Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (forthcoming)

• Financial Development, Shocks, and Growth Volatility, Macroeconomic Dynamics (2014, vol. 18, no. 3)

An Empirical Inquiry into the Role of Product Diversification in Exchange Rate Regime Choice (with Tareq Chowdhury, Prasad Bhattacharya and Mehmet Ulubasoglu), European Economic Review (2014, vol. 67, April)

• International Business Cycles and Remittance Flows (with Arusha Cooray), The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Contributions) (2013, vol. 13, no. 1)

• How effective is a Big Push to the Small? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment, World Development (2013, vol. 41, no. 1)

• The Role of the Elasticity of Substitution in Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Investigation, Labour Economics (2012, vol. 19, no. 5).

• The Role of Capital-Labor Substitution in Economic Growth, Indian Growth and Development Review (2012, vol. 5, no. 1) (Invited survey article)

• Microfinance and Moneylender Interest Rate: Evidence from Bangladesh, World Development (2012, vol. 40, no. 6)

• The Elasticity of Derived Demand, Factor Substitution, and Product Demand:  Corrections to Hicks' Formula and Marshall's Four Rules (with Robert Chirinko), Labour Economics (2011, vol. 18, no. 5)

• Cointegration, Factor Shares, and Production Function Parameters (with Robert Chirinko), Economics Letters (2011, vol. 112, no. 2)

• Substitution Elasticity and the Balanced Growth, Journal of Macroeconomics (2010, vol. 32, no. 4)

• Are Female-headed Households More Food Insecure? Evidence from Bangladesh (with Mohammad Rafi), World Development (2010, vol. 38, no. 4)

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