Pushan Dutt is a Professor of Economics and the Shell Fellow of Economic Transformation at INSEAD.
His work lies at the intersection of international trade, economic development and politics. He looked at the importance of political ideology of parties in power and inequality in asset distribution) for trade policies; the importance of the WTO for trade; how corruption acts as an impediment to trade. His second stream of research, that has a developmental focus, examines the links between governance, political instability, democracy, trade and development. A third stream of research examines the role played by international trade and technological change in accelerating the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. Currently, he is working on a project on technology and incentives in microfinance in Sri Lanka.
Pushan Dutt have taught microeconomics, economic development, international trade and finance, to undergraduates, MBAs, EMBAs, and Ph.D.s since 1994. Pushan Dutt also teach multiple modules (economic growth; natural resource curse; FDI policy; game theory; financial crisis) to executive audiences in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He direct one program for the Economic Development Board of Singapore, one for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore called Firefly, he also co-direct one of the flagship open enrollment programs at INSEAD targeted at senior executives called Asian International Executive Programme.