An Economist by specialization Dr.Animesh Halder served Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) for more than 27 years. Retired from CMDA as Director (Socio-Economic Planning, Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation) on 30 April, 2002. During this period he conducted several socio-economic studies (as detailed below) including the study on urban poverty, more particularly, the life style of Pavement Dwellers and Slum Dwellers in Calcutta. Moreover, he had the opportunity of getting involved in poverty alleviation programmes, like, Small Scale Enterprise Programme (SSEP) funded by World Bank and Calcutta Slum Improvement Programme (CSIP) funded by DFID.
Served as Lecturer in Economics at different colleges (including Shibpur Engineering College now University ) of Calcutta University for about three years.
Served as Academic Counsellor (Managerial Economics and Business Environment) - Indira Gandhi Open University, at two study centers in Calcutta for three years.

 

• Book-Indian’s Export Pattern, Publisher: Minerva Associate 7B, Lake Place, Calcutta-29, July- 1976.


• “The Structural Characteristics of India’s foreign trade and its effect on the instability of export receipts”, Indian Economic Journal, October - 1973, (co-authored with Prof. J.H.Richards, U.K.)


• Tea Exports: Trends and Prospects” - Mainstream, 12 July, 1975.


• “Raising Export through suitable incentives” - The Capital, 11 September, 1975.


• “Integrated Urban Development Programme for Cuttack (1977- 82)”- FOURTH WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta, 1978.


• “Metropolitan Development -Strategy change Necessary” - Economic Times, December 29, 1980.


• Served as Lecturer in Economics at different colleges (including Shibpur Engineering College, now University) of Calcutta University for about three years.


• Served as Academic Counsellor (Managerial Economics and Business Environment) - Indira Gandhi Open University, at two study centers in Calcutta for three years.


• Attached to S.N.Sinha Institute of Business Management, Ranchi, as Visiting Faculty.


• Served U.K. Civil & Public Service at Cardiff, Wales, U.K. for couple of years (during 1968-1973).


• Served Calcutta Metropolitant Development over 27 years as Economist and Director of Planning fill April 2002.


• Served Calcutta Metropolitant Development over 27 years as Economist and Director of Planning fill April 2002.


• Freelance Consultant rendering Consulting Services as Economist, Socio-Economic Pleaser, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Expert / Social Development specialist.