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Research interests

Applied Micro, International Trade, Energy Economics


Mita's major research areas are in Energy Economics, Sustainability,  Applied Industrial Organisation and International Trade. Mita has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including in Energy Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, International Journal of Production Economics, World Economy, Review of Industrial Organisation and in Applied Energy. She has held visiting positions in the Australian National University, Curtin University, Doshisha University, University of East Anglia and in the OECD. Mita has received numerous internal grants and external grants from the Australian Research Council, Tyre Australia and National Science Council (Taiwan). Mita is the recipient of the annual award in 2017 from the Applied Energy Society for her research on renewable energy sources. Her focus on inter-disciplinary research has extended collaborations with Engineering Faculty.

Before joining Monash, Mita has taught at the University of Tasmania and at the University of New Castle. Mita is the Course Director of Masters Program in Economics at Monash. 

 Details on her research can be found at:







  • Productivity
  • Industry
  • Applied Economics
  • Energy

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Projects 2003 2005

Research Output 1997 2019

Bank credit, public financial incentives, tax financial incentives and export performance during the global financial crisis

Okafor, L. E., Bhattacharya, M. & Apergis, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : World Economy. 59 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Economic output in the era of changing energy-mix for G20 countries: new evidence with trade openness and research and development investment

Sikder, A., Inekwe, J. & Bhattacharya, M., Feb 2019, In : Applied Energy. 235, p. 930-938 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prediction of financial distress for multinational corporations: panel estimations across countries

Apergis, N., Bhattacharya, M. & Inekwe, J., 2019, In : Applied Economics. 51, 39, p. 4255-4269 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The environmental Kuznets curve: a critical review of early literature

Bhattacharya, M., 2019, Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC): A Manual. Özcan, B. & Öztürk, I. (eds.). 1st ed. London UK: Academic Press, p. 9-14 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

The role of ethnic diversity in sustainable environmental growth: new evidence across different income regions

Churchill, S. A., Ivanovski, K. & Bhattacharya, M., Jan 2019, In : Applied Economics. 51, 4, p. 398-408 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Applied Energy Awards: Highly Cited Research Papers published in 2016-2017

Mita Bhattacharya (Recipient), 12 Aug 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 1995 2017