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Malini  Laxminarayan Tantri

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Assistant Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)

Area of Specialisation
  • Trade and Development: Trade Policy and trade facilitation, Special Economic Zones, trade and gender, India-China studies and, food security.
Academic Qualification
  • Ph. D in Economics (2011), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, through Mysore University, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

  1. Tantri, Malini L (2016) Special Economic Zones in India: Policy, Performance and Prospects, Cambridge University Press.

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  1. Tantri, Malini L (2016) Imperatives of Trade Facilitation on Trade Performance: An Appraisal in the Context of India's Select SEZs, ISEC Monograph, ISEC, Bangalore

Research Papers in Journal/Edited Books

  1. Tantri, Malini L and Shruthi Mohan Menon (2020). Is there a Broad-basing Process in the Indian Economy?, in Nadakarni M V (edit):Socia-Economic Change and Braodbasing in India, Routledge. Pp 120-138.

  2. Bhat Varadurga and Malini L. Tantri (2020). Trade in Renewable Energy Technologies: A Comparison of India and China in SridharS Kala and Li jingfeng (eds): The Rise of India and China Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts, Routledge

  3. Tantri, Malini L (2019). “India’s Plantations Labour Act and Inherent Structural Anomalies”, Review of Development and Change, Vol 24(2): 224-241.

  4. Tantri, Malini L and C Nalin Kumar (2018). Facets Of Trade Facilitation: Exemplary Cases From China And India, China Report, Vol.54(3): 285-305.

  5. Tantri, Malini L (2015) “Fiscal Implications of SEZs expansion in India: A Resource Cost Approach”, Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, World Scientific Vol 6 (1)

  6. Tantri, Malini L. (2014) Policy and Performance of SEZs in India and China - A Comparison, in Economic Growth, Trade and Poverty: A Comparative Analysis of India and China edited by Kannan Elumalai, R.S. Deshpande, Guo Xiaoming  Konrak Publishers, New Delhi)

  7. Tantri, Malini L. (2013) “Trajectories of China’s Integration with the World Economy through SEZs: A Study on Shenzhen SEZ”, China Report, Vol 49 (2): 227-250

  8. Tantri Malini L. (2012) “Did Metamorphosis from Export Processing Zones to Special Economic Zones Improve the Efficiency of Trade Enclaves in India?”, Journal of Economic Policy Reforms, Vol. 15 (4): 321-337

  9. Tantri, Malini L. (2012) “Effectiveness of Special Economic Zones over Export Processing Zones Structure in India: The Trade Performance at Aggregate Level”, Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 5 (1): 23-40

  10. Tantri, Malini L. (2012) “China’s Policy for Special Economic Zone: Some Critical Issues”, India Quarterly, Vol. 68 (3): 231-250

  11. Tantri, Malini L. (2011) “Trade Performance of SEZs in India: A Disaggregated Level Analysis” Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, Vol. 5 (2): 267-292

  12. Tantri, Malini L. (2011) “The Dynamics of SEZs over EPZs: The Case Study of Santacruz SEZ” International Journal of Economics, Vol. 2 (1): 62-75

  13. Tantri, Malini L. (2010) “Import Dependency of Special Economic Zones” Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 45 (36): 26-31

  14. Deshpande, R. S. and Malini L Tantri. (2007) “Karnataka’s Agriculture Growth under Constraints”, Yojana, 23 (2): 13-19.

  15. Deshpande, R. S. and Malini L Tantri. (2007) “Organization of Agriculture in Karnataka after the fall of SrirangaPattana”, Quarterly Journal of Mythic society, 18 (2): 62-80

 Working Papers/Non-refereed journals/in good circulation newspaper

  1. Tantri, Malini L. and Varadugra Bhat (2020). "Covid 19, Trade and India- Policy issues in leveraging the opportunities", ISEC Policy Brief, ISEC Bengaluru

  2. Tantri, Malini L. and Sanjukta Nair (2020). "Revival of Industrial Sector in Karnataka during Covid-19 - A Doing Business Approach". ISEC Policy Brief, ISEC Bengaluru.

  3. Gayithri, K., Tantri, Malini L. and Rajasekhar D (2020). "International Best Practices of Apprenticeship System and Policy Options for India", ISEC Working Paper, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  4. Tantri, Malini L and Aluakh Preet S. (2019). "An Analysis of Bilateral trade Between India and Canada". ISEC Working Paper No 444, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  5. Gayithri, K., Tantri, Malini L. and Rajasekhar D (2019). "A Critical Review of Apprenticeship Policy of India", ISEC Working Paper No 440, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  6. Tantri, Malini L and Aluakh Preet S. (2019). "Bilateral Trade Relationship Between Canada And India: A Report On Its Characteristics And Prospects", Working Paper, Center for Global Enterprise, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada March 2019. http://cge.schulich.yorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Tantri-Aulakh-Canada-India-Trade-Prospects.pdf

  7. Tantri, Malini L. (2019). "The State of Doing Business in India and China", India-China People’s View Quarterly Vol. 13 (1):10-12

  8. Gayithri, K., Tantri, Malini L. and Rajasekhar D (2018). "Scaling up of Apprentceship Programme in Karnataka" - Policy Option Policybrief No. 19, ISEC, Bengaluru.

  9. Tantri, Malini L and Shaurav kumar (2018). "Food Security in BRICS – Current Status and Issues", ISEC Working Paper No 419, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  10. Tantri, Malini L (2018). "India’s Plantation Labour Act, 1951 – Need a Revisit", ISEC Policybrief No. 19, ISEC, Bengaluru.

  11. Tantri, Malini L (2017) "Special Economic Zones through the Lenses of Trade Facilitation", ISEC Policybrief, ISEC, Bengaluru.

  12. Tantri, Malini L (2017) "A Critique on India’s Plantation Labour Act", ISEC Working Paper No 398, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  13. Tantri, Malini L. (2016) “SEZs needs Enabling Envirnoment to Succed”, Civil Society Magazine July 2016 (This has appeared both as review of my book and Interview)

  14. Tantri, Malini L. (2016) “Ïncentives like MAT removal or Tax holidays Don’t matter much”, The Dollar Business Magazine, August, 2016.

  15. Tantri, Malini L et al (2015) Food Security in Karnataka – Paradoxes of Performance”. ISEC Working Paper series No, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  16. Tantri, Malini L. (2014) “Promises and Paradoxes of SEZs expansion in India”. ISEC Working Paper No 331,, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  17. Tantri, Malini L. (2014) Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Shanghai Free Trade Zone: Approach to Reform in China”, India-China People’s View Quarterly,

  18. Tantri, Malini L. (2013) “India’s SEZs Policy – A Retrospective Analysis”, ISEC Working Paper No 301,  Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  19. Tantri, Malini L. (2013) “How Much Do We Know about the Chinese SEZ Policy?” Working Paper No 296, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  20. Tantri, Malini L. (2013) “Bilateral Trade between India and China and Emerging Issues”, India-China People’s View Quarterly Vol. 7 (1).

  21. Tantri, Malini L. (2013) “The SEZs Policy in India: A Historical Perspective”, SEZ World Tracker

  22. Tantri, Malini L(2012) “A Decade of SEZs Expansion in India – Promises and Paradoxes”, Working Paper No 526, Forum for Research in International Trade and Investment (FREIT)

  23. Tantri, Malini L. (2012) “Understanding the Fiscal Implications of SEZs in India: An Exploration in Resource Cost Approach”, Working Paper No 288, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  24. Tantri, Malini L. (2011) “Trajectories of China’s Integration with the World Economy through SEZs: A Study on Shenzhen SEZ”, Working Paper No 261, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  25. Tantri, Malini L. (2011) “SEZs in India: Are These Enclaves Efficient?”, Working Paper No 274, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  26. Tantri, Malini L (2010) “The Performance of Indian SEZs: A Disaggregated Analysis”, Working Paper No 251, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  27. Tantri, Malini L (2010) “Karnataka’s Agriculture and Policy: A Comprehensive History and Ways Forward”, Journal of Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI). 31 (6): 9-14.

  28. Tantri, Malini L (2010) “Effectiveness of SEZs over EPZs Structure: The Performance at Aggregate Level”, Working Paper No 248, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  29. Tantri, Malini L. and R. S. Deshpande. (2010) “WTO and Agricultural Policy in Karnataka”, Working Paper No 259, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

  30. Deshpande, R. S. and Malini L Tantri (2008) “Agriculture in Karnataka: A Historical View after the Fall of SerirangaPattana”, Working Paper No. 191, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.

Seminar/Workshop Proceedings

  1. Tantri Malini L. (2018). Policy and Performance of SEZs in India and China in a workshop (as an Invited speaker ) on “Chinese Investment in Developing-Country Special Economic Zones: Impacts on Labour and Migration” at King’s College London, on 9-10 July 2018

  2. Tantri Malini L. and Bhat, Varadurga (2018) Trade in Clean Energy Technologies and Opportunities for Co-Operation – The Case of Canada and India, in CONFERENCE ON ENGAGING INDIA AND CANADA: CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, Organised by SICI, New Delhi June 8-9 2018

  3. Tantri Malini L. (2018) India’s plantation labour act, 1951 and inherent intricacy, india at seventy: new development challenges, Development Convention 2018, organised by ISEC, Bengaluru 24-25th April, 2018

  4. Tantri Malini L et al (2016) Trade and Gender - Indo-China perspective in India, china and the new world order: economic, social, political and cultural dimensions organized by Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS, November 21-22, 2016

  5. Tantri Malini L (2014) SEZ as tool for industrial policy in Expert Round-table conference on Policy, planning, development and management of SEZs, Venue: Bangkok 30/31 October 2014 (SKYPE Presentation)

  6. Tantri Malini L (2014) Linkage of FDI and SMEs in SEZs in Expert Round-table conference on Policy, planning, development and management of SEZs, Venue: Bangkok 30/31 October 2014 (SKYPE Presentation)

  7. Tantri Malini L (2014) Looking beyond Conventional Parameters in Bilateral Trade Partnership – A Case of India and Canada in CONFERENCE ON ENGAGING CANADA: EMERGING PRIORITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS, May 30, 2014, New Delhi (coauthor)

  8. Tantri Malini L (2013) A Decade of SEZs Expansion in India – Promises and Paradoxes in Annual International Studies Convention   10-12 December 2013, JNU, New Delhi

  9. Tantri, Malini L. (2013) “Agricultural Exports and Trade Infrastructure: Priorities in the Indian Context “, IIMB 8th international seminar on public policy and governance. Soft and Hard Infrastructure 12-14th August, 2013 (coauthor)

  10. Tantri, Malini L. (2013)  “WTO, Trade Facilitation and India's Initiative - With a special reference  to SEZs “, in the International Seminar on “India and WTO”, 6-8 October 2013 Central University of Kerala

  11. Tantri, Malini L. (2013) “Trade Facilitation and Trade Performance in India and China”, in “Opening-up, Cooperation and Economic Growth” October 2013 China India Forum, Sichuan, Chengadu –China

  12. Tantri, Malini L. (2012). “Elephant in the Foot Steps of Dragon: Policy and Performance of SEZs in China. Paper presented in the Seminar on Economic Growth, Trade and Poverty, organised by ISEC and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Chengdu, Sichuan, China, Banaglore (6-7 December 2012)

  13. Tantri, Malini L. and C Nalin Kumar (2012). “SEZs in India: An Apprisal in the context of Trade Facilitation”. In the proceedings of International Conference on Public Policy and Governance held at IISC, Bangalore, September 04-06, 2012.

  14. Tantri, Malini L. and C Nalin Kumar (2011). ““Export Diversification, Trade Facilitation and Special Economic Zones: The Indian Experience”. In the proceedings of 9th Globelics International Conference held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 15-17, 2011.

  15. Tantri, Malini L. (2010). “Efficiency of Indian SEZs: A National Production Frontier Approach”. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of Indian Econometric Association, held at Jammu, India, March, 2010.

  16. Tantri, Malini L. (2008). “EPZs and Labour Experiences in the Era of Globalization: A Survey of Literature”. In Seminar Proceedings of Labour Conference, held at Lucknow, India, December 2008.

  17. Tantri, Malini L. (2008). “SEZs Concept in Practice and Experiences: A Global Perspective”. In Proceedings of the National Seminar on Special Economic Zones: Engines of Growth and Social Development for India, Present Problems and Future Prospectus, Organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, October 2008.

  18. Tantri, Malini L. (2007). “The Strides of Economic and Urban Growth in China: A Post SEZs Perspective”. In Seminar Proceedings of the Student Colloquium on Development Research, held at IGIDR, August 2007.

  19. Tantri, Malini L. (2007). Are Special Economic Zones Performing”? In Proceedings of the VI Development Convention on “Transformation, Transition or Stagnation? Understanding Change in a Globalizing Economy, held at MIDS, February 2007.

Research Projects (Recently completed and ongoing only)
 
Sl No  Project  Sponsoring Agency  Team  Duration 
Impact of i-RTC and RTC Wallet – Land record (RTC) through Internet – A Study of e-Governance Initiative in Karnataka  Bhoomi Monitoring Cell, Department of Revenue, Government of Karnataka  Dr S Manasi, Dr Channamma Kambhar  Ongoing 
Dr Malini L. Tantri   
Doing Business and Trade Facilitation: A Study of Selected Agricultural Export in India  IMPRESS-ICSSR  Dr Malini L. Tantri, ISEC  Ongoing  
Situation Analysis of Education and Nutrition Status of Children of Migrant workers in Bangalore  Under the ICPS Programme , WFP Trust for India.  Dr Channamma Kambhar 
Dr Malini L. Tantri  and Dr S Manasi, ISEC)  
Ongoing 
Governance Approach for Nutrition Security – A Case study of Goa  International Centre for Growth (ICG) – Goa  Dr Malini L. Tantri, ISEC  Ongoing  
Dr C Nalin Kumar, presidency University, Bengaluru  
Scaling up Apprenticeship Programme in Karnataka: Policy and Strategy Suggestions,    Government of Karnataka  Dr. K. Gayithri,  Completed 
Dr Malini L. Tantri, 
and Dr  D Rajasekhar 
Trade, Gender and Food Security: With a Special reference to Tea Plantation in Nilagiris  ICSSR  Dr Malini L. Tantri,  November, 2014 to March 2017 
Trade Facilitation and Trade Performance: An Appraisal in the Context of Selected SEZs.  Initially ISEC funding. Subsequently switched to ICSSR funding   Dr Malini L. Tantri,  December, 2012 to June 2014 
Food Security in Karnataka – Issues, challenges and way forward  Part of SICI-BYID project  Dr Malini L. Tantri,  2013-14 

Consultancy

  • Consultant, GIZ, Lao to assist the Government of Lao PDR (National Committee on SEZ ) for the draft of the Prime Minister’s Decree on SEZs (March 2014 to April, 2014)

Professional Membership

  1. South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

  2. Forum for Research in International Trade and Investment (FREIT)

  3. The Indian Economic Association

  4. The Indian Econometric Society

Dr. Malini L Tantri
Assistant Professor
Center for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. Bangalore 560072, India.
Tel: Office: 23215468,
Email: malini@isec.ac.in, malinilt@gmail.com

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