2015    Taking Stock of the Global Partnership for Development2015 MDG Gap Task Force Report, (Editor), United Nations  DESA

2014    Reducing Inequality for Sustainable Development: OverviewWorld Economic and Social Survey 2014, United Nations DESA,  (Editor and Lead Author)  UN E/2014/50   

2013    Sustainable Development ChallengesWorld Economic and Social Survey 2013 (Editor and Lead Author), United Nations DESA,  UN 978-92-1-109167-0

2010    Market Access, Transparency and Fairness in Global Trade, Flagship Report, International Trade Centre, Geneva, (Editor and Lead Author)

2006    The European Union’s Strategic Interests in East Asia, Special Issue of the Asia-Europe Journal  Vol. 4, no. 2, June 2006 pp. 129-294,  Guest Editor and Contributor

2004    Economic Policy Reform and Trade Performance in South Asia,  Co-editor with Omar Haider Chowdhury, University Press Limited, Dhaka

1999    Adjustment, Employment and Missing Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa  ( pp. viii+276) (James Currey, Oxford, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, The Brookings Institution Press, Washington); Co-editor with Rolph van der Hoeven; ISBN-92-2-110858-9

1997    Trade Diversification in the Least Developed Countries, Edward Elgar, Basingstoke. (Co-editors C.K. Patel and Samuel Gayi), ISBN:1858985145

1994    Negotiating Structural Adjustment in Africa pp. 240, (Editor and contributing author), (London and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, James Currey and Heinemann) ISBN: 085255141X

ACADEMIC JOURNALS (peer-reviewed)

2019      ‘Growth, Global Poverty and Inequality’, Economies (forthcoming as a special issue June 2019 –co-editor with Massoud Karshenas).

2019    ‘The Growth, Poverty and Inequality nexus in Bangladesh – the feasibility of achieving zero poverty’, World Development (forthcoming, under review –with Massoud Karshenas).

2018    ‘Estimating Gains from Removing NTMs – the EU-India case’, European Journal of Political Economy, (forthcoming, under review –with Biswajit Nag).

2017    ‘Market Access, Growth and Poverty Reduction in a Kaldorian Framework, Journal of Income Distribution, Vol  with Massoud Karshenas.

2006    ‘Shaping factors of EU-East Asia relations’,  Asia-Europe Journal, Vol IV, No. 2,  June 2006, pp. 131-149, (ISSN 1610 2932).

2004    ‘Sharing the benefits of Globalisation through an EU-ASEAN FTA?’, Asia-Europe Journal, Vol II no. 2, pp. 210-219 (Springer Verlag).

2001    ‘ASEAN and EU Economic Integration’, Panorama, Vol. 2, 2001. (Manila, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung).

1998    ‘Bringing China into the Concert of Nations: An Analysis of its Accession to the WTO’ Journal of World Trade, Vol. 32 No.3, June 1998.

1986    ‘The Applied General Equilibrium Model for the Third Five Year Plan of Bangladesh’ (with S. Ahmad, M. Keyzer and M. Mujeri), Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Vol.7, 1986, (Dhaka, Bangladesh Economic Association).

1984    ‘International Economic Models as Particular Views on Third World Economic Development’  Development Policy Review, Vol.1, Nr.2, 1984, (London: SAGE)



2012    Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity Editors Bhattacharyay, Biswa, Kawai, Masahiro, and Nag, Rajat; two chapters on ‘Managing Multinational Infrastructure: An Analysis of EU Institutional Structures and Best Practices’ (with Jorge Nunez-Ferrer); and ‘Appropriate Financial Instruments for Public-Private Partnership to Boost Cross-Border Infrastructural Development – EU Experience’  (with Jorge Nunez-Ferrer), Also published as ADBI Working Paper No. 281 and ADBI Working Paper No. 296, Tokyo, Japan.

2008    ‘The RMB in the Global Currency Market’, in S. Crossick & E. Reuter (eds.), China-EU, A Common Future, World Scientific Publishers, Singapore ISBN 978-981-270-776-5

2005     ‘Social Agenda for the European Union’, in Marshall, Katherine and Butzbach, Olivier (eds.) New Social Policy Agendas for Europe and Asia — Challenges, Experiences and Lessons  (World Bank, Washington DC)

2001    ‘Pause or Fast Forward for East Asia? , eds:  E. Diener et al.  Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Internationale Politik 2000 , pp. 261-280,  (Vienna: Braumüller Universitäts Verlag)

2001    ‘Missing Markets or Missing Institutions – The Sustainability of Reforms’, chapter 14 pp.256-272 of Wahiduddin Mahmud, (editor), Adjustment and Beyond, The Reform Experience in South Asia, (Palgrave/St Martins Press /International Economics Association , Volume 128: Basingstoke and New York)

2000    ‘Testing the Subsidiarity Question for ASEM: A comment’,  pp 138-141, in The Way Ahead for the Asia-Europe Partnership,  Chong-wha Lee (ed), (Korean Institute for International Economic Policy: Seoul)

1999    ‘The Missing Institutions of Africa’s Adjusted Labour Markets’ (with Rolph van der Hoeven) in African Development Perspectives Yearbook 1999 (pp. 285-318), eds. Karl Wohlmuth, Achim Gutowski, Elke Grawert, Markus Wautschkuhn, LIT Verlag

1997    ‘Adjustment, Employment and Labour Market Institutions: An Emerging Consensus?’ Employment Papers No. 2 pp. 1-59 (Geneva: International Labour Organization)

1996    ‘Adjustment, Employment and Labour Market Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s: A Survey’,  (with Ganeshan Wignaraja), Employment Papers No. 10 (Geneva: International Labour Organization)

1995    ‘Adjustment and Social Funds: Political Panacea or Effective Poverty Reduction?’, in Frances Stewart, Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices, (Chapter 5, jointly authored) (London and New York: Routledge); previously published with same title as Employment Paper No. 2  (Geneva: International Labour Organization).

1994    ‘The Impact of Structural Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Research Literature’ in van der Hoeven and van der Kraaij (eds.) Structural Adjustment and Beyond,  (London and Portsmouth, New Hampshire: James Currey and Heinemann)

1980  ‘Changes in the World Economic Structure and Implications for Dutch Policy’, co-author of Prof. Emmerij for Vereniging voor de Staatshuishoudkunde -Dutch Economic Association, Internationale Arbeidsverdeling: Oorzaken, Gevolgen, Beleid, (Leiden: Stenfert Kroese).


2010    ‘Recovery of LDCs Export during Crisis’, UN-WTO International Trade Centre, Geneva

2009    ‘Decline of Developing Country Export during Crisis’, UN-WTO International Trade Centre, Geneva

2008    Proceedings of the 10th EU-East Asia Think Tank Dialogue in Cebu, Philippines;  with Yeo Lay Hwee, Panorama 2008

2007    Proceedings of the 8th and 9th EU-East Asia Think Tank Dialogues in Berlin and Tokyo;  with Yeo Lay Hwee, Panorama 2, 2007

2007    ‘Public Private Partnership to boost India’s Infrastructural Development’, ENCARI Briefing Paper No.8,  pp 1-24, Brussels

2007    ‘Proceedings ENCARI Round Table and EU-India Think Tank dialogue’  pp1-16 with Miniya Chatterji, Clement Minière and Sayem Mehmood, (ENCARI, Brussels)

2007    ‘Why the EU should care about Hong Kong’ , Hong Kong Journal, Carnegie-Mellon Foundation, Washington DC

2007    ‘Asia’s Demographic Change – Implications for the European Union’ for the European Commission, DG Relex, (with Christophe Guilmoto);

2006    ‘Proceedings EU-Indonesia Dialogue on Diversity’,  with Ms Valerie and Signe Bruun-Jensen (European Commission, Brussels)

2006    ‘Diverging Views on Chinese Exchange Rates ’, ECAN Briefing Paper no 2 (ECAN, Brussels)

2006    Community-building in Europe and East Asia: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Prospects’, with Yeo Lay Hwee, Panorama 1,2006, Singapore (Proceedings of the 7th EU-East Asia Think Tank Dialogue in Singapore);

2006     EU Perspectives on East Asian Community-building’,  Asian International Forum 2005, Kyushu Economic Research Centre-Fukuoka, Japan (proceedings in Japanese and English);

2005    ‘Completing the Triangle: Idealist Perspectives at the EU-East Asia Think Tank Dialogue’ with Yeo Lay Hwee, Panorama 2, 2005, Singapore, (Proceedings of the 7th EU-East Asia Think Tank Dialogue in Lisbon)

2004    EU’s FTA Strategies’,  Asian International Forum, Kyushu Economic Research Centre- Fukuoka, Japan (published proceedings in Japanese and English);

2003    ‘The Strategic Use of Law in EU trade policy’, EurAsia Bulletin, Vol 7, #9, December ‘EU’s approach to Competition Policy’, Asian International Forum, proceedings published by the Kyushu Economic Research Centre- Fukuoka, Japan (in Japanese and English) December 2003;

2003    Economic Transition in China – A Model for Gradualism?’  pp. 1-10, EU-China conference EIAS-KAS, Brussels; ‘Report of the Asia-Europe Consultative Seminar with Civil Society’, pp. 1-17, European Commission website;

‘The New Social Policy Agenda’s for Europe and Asia’, EurAsia Bulletin, Vol 7, #4, April

‘The Economic Consequences of the Iraq War on Asia’, EurAsia Bulletin, Vol 7, #3, March

‘One Global and Two Regional Currencies – What’s Next’, Vol 7, #2, February

‘EU’s external trade with Asia’, EurAsia Bulletin, Vol 7, #2, February

‘EU response to East Asian regionalism’, pp. 12-13, EurAsia Bulletin, Vol 7, #1, January

2002    ‘EU and ASEAN Think Tanks seek to dispel a sense of pessimism’ EurAsia Bulletin, Vol 6, #11-12, Nov-Dec

2001    ‘Default – but no reform. Financial Sector Issues in Bangladesh’,  Institute for Development Policy Management, Univ of Manchester Working Paper Series and Summary ID21 – IDS-DFID Website on contemporary development research.

2000    ‘China’s Accession to the World Trade Organisation: Impact on Global Trade Balances’ revised version of a conference paper presented at Japan-Europe Conference, Geneva, 1999.

2000    ‘The Role of the EU in South East Asia: A Political, Economic and Strategic review’ editor and         co-author, DG Research, European Parliament Working Paper

1999    ‘Foreword’, to Global Trade and European Workers, eds Paul Brenton and Jacques Pelkmans,  Macmillan Press Ltd., Basingstoke

1999    ‘EU-Nepal: Economic Opportunities in the new Democracy Context, EIAS Occasional Paper no.5  (editor), (pp.1-72).

1998    ‘Democracy, Human Rights and Economic Development, Conflict or Complement?’, EIAS Occasional Paper no.4  (editor), (pp.1-96).

1992    ‘Trade Diversification in LDCs’, Special Chapter in the Least Developed Countries Report 1991, UNCTAD, Geneva and New York, pp. 76-96

1992    ‘Quantitative Analysis and Modelling for Food and Agricultural Policy’ in Formation a l’Analyse des Politiques Agricoles et Alimentaires, (Rome: FAO/Gouvernement Francais Ministere de l’Agriculture).

1991    ‘Foodsecurity: The Cereal Market Policy Model, A Non-Technical Introduction, Food Studies Group Working Paper no.3, University of Oxford.

Commissioned Reports:

For European Commission, DG Trade:

2018    Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU GSP (Final Report)

2017    Problematic Market Access Barriers in India (Lead author with 6 contributing authors)

2009    Trade-related Issues in the EU-ESA Economic Partnership Agreement (Lead author with 4 contributing authors).

2008    Sustainability Impact Assessment EU-China: EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (Lead author with 31 contributing authors).

For European Commission, DG External Relations:

2006    Study on the Implications for Europe of Asia’s Demographic Changes (co-author with Christophe Guilmoto, Paris).

2005 Study on the Economics and Politics of East Asian Cooperation and in particular China’s role in the process: Challenges and Opportunities for EU policy

Volume I: Main Report and Synthesis and

Volume II: Expert Analyses of East Asian Cooperation, China’s Role and EU Policy

European Commission, Europe-Aid office:

2002 Evaluation of the Council’s Regulation on Relations with Asia and Latin America 1993-2000

(Three volume report – author of six Asia chapters – Synthesis report on the Europe-Aid Website).

 European Parliament, DG Research:

1999 The Role of the EU in South East Asia: A Political, Economic and Strategic review

(Working Paper of the European Parliament).



1996    Distribution-Improving Development Policies for Bangladesh: Applying the Equilibrium Framework’ PhD Thesis in Economics, University of Cambridge

1978    ‘The Control of Technology- the public goods character of R&D of Dutch multinationals’    Doctoraalscriptie, Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Leiden.