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Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies, The University of Melbourne

Professor Anthony P. D'Costa joined the University of Melbourne and the Australia India Institute as Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies in May 2013. Prior to joining Melbourne University, Professor D'Costa was Research Director, Asia Research Centre at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Prior to this he was with the University of Washington for 18 years. He has written extensively on the political economy of steel, automobile, and IT industries covering themes of globalisation, development, innovations, and industrial restructuring.

Of his solo and edited ten books, most recently he edited "After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Engagements with Contemporary Asia," co-edited "Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China" with Amiya Kumar Bagchi and edited "A New India? Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century". His "International Mobility, Global Capitalism, and Changing Structures of Capital Accumulation: Transforming the Japan India IT Relationship" will be published in November 2015. He has been a fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies, Fulbright-Hays, Korea Foundation, Social Science Research Council, World Institute of Development Economics Research, Abe (Japan Foundation), and POSCO of the East West Centre, Honolulu.


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    Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies, University of Melbourne