Arnab Biswas

Arnab Biswas

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Science Department

Office: T-301 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715/232-5494


Dr. Biswas’s research interests include Urban & Regional Economics, Real Estate Economics, Developmental Economics and the Economics of Gender. Prior to joining the UW-Stout in 2013, Dr. Biswas taught several economics courses at the University of West Florida  and Clark University. He also worked as a Research Analyst at the HAAS Center for Business Research and Economic Development (University of West Florida). 

He received a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Calcutta (India) in 2001 & 2003 respectively, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Clark University (Massachusetts) in 2010.

Courses Taught:

Economics and the World Economy 
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics 
Intermediate Microeconomics 
Managerial Economics (both undergrad and MBA) 
International Economics 
International Business 
Business Economics and Forecasting 

Recent Publications:

“Housing Submarkets and the Impact of Foreclosures on Property Prices”, Journal of Housing Economics 21(3), September 2012, 235-245

Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Is it Equality of Opportunity or Equality of Outcomes? With Aniruddha Mitra and James T. Bang, Feminist Economics 21(1), January 2015, 110-135

Media Freedom and Gender Equality: A Cross-National Instrumental Variable Quantile Analysis. With Aniruddha Mitra and James T. Bang, Applied Economics (forthcoming)

“Land Use Planning by Referendum: The Economic Consequences of Amendment 4” (2010); Prepared for Florida Tax Watch by HAAS Center for Business Research and Economic Development.

Working Papers: 

“Spatial Impacts of Foreclosure: Does Time in Foreclosure Matter?”

“Default Externalities”. With Thomas Davidoff 

“Internal Conflict and Economic Growth: The Case for a Finer Distinction of Roots of Violence”. With Aniruddha Mitra and James T. Bang 

Curriculum Vitae