Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Stark Campus) Department of Economics

Deepraj Mukerjee

Deepraj Mukherjee has received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from the University of Memphis, USA. Before joining Kent State University, he served as a tenure-track faculty at Waldorf College in Iowa for two years.Deepraj Mukherjee’s areas of specializations are in international trade and business issues. His works have been published in well-known journals like Applied Economics Letters, Management Decision, European Business Review, Review of Development Economics among others. Dr. Mukherjee has been recognized as an excellent scholar related to the emerging markets /economies and has been invited as an affiliate member of Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG) at University of Sydney, Australia. This internationally-recognized group is tasked with looking at the entire economic future of several emerging markets around the world to determine steps to be taken in their international expansion. 

Dr. Mukherjee was awarded two best track paper awards at International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED) one in April 2014, and one in April 2016, for his papers “Preferential trade agreements and corruption: a cross-country panel study of pre-WTO agreements”, and “Understanding the international trade-corruption linkage: taking stock and moving forward”, respectively. ICBED is a conference related to international development and organized by the Academy of Business and Retail Management from the United Kingdom. Dr. Mukherjee has been recently awarded a grant to study the location strategies of the multinationals that come out of the emerging economies.

Dr. Mukherjee is on the Editorial Board of the journal of International Journal of Business and Economic Development for the last two years. This journal is published from the United Kingdom and is indexed by DOAJ, EBSCO Host, ProQuest, and Cabell`s Directory. He is also on the Editorial Board of Eastern European Business and Economics, published from Europe. His papers regularly get accepted at prestigious international conferences like International Atlantic Economic Conference, American Economic Association Annual Conference, and the Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business. Mukherjee also contributed in the capacity of a reviewer for journals like Economic Change and Restructuring, Journal of World Business, and International Journal of Emerging Markets to name a few.


Ph.D., Business Administration with Economics, University of Memphis, 2010, M.A., Economics, University of Memphis, 2007, M.S., Applied Economics,, University of Calcutta, Presidency College, India, 2005 , B.S., Economics Honors, Mathematics, Statistics, University of Calcutta, India, 2003



  • “Corruption in International Business: Does Economic Globalization Help?” (2016) Global Business Review, Accepted and Forthcoming.
  • “Do Literacy and a Mature Democratic Regime Cure Corruption?” (2016) Journal of Economic Development, Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 1-26.
  • “Did pre-WTO agreements curb corruption?” (2015), Economics Analysis and Policy, Volume 47, pages 1-10.
  • “Re-examining the Relationship between Domestic Investment and Foreign Aid: Does Political Stability Matter?” (2015) International Review of Applied Economics, Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 259-286.
  • “Cultural Traits and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Analysis” (2015) Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 33-49.
  • “Foreign Capital, Spillovers and Export Performance in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Indian IT Firms,” (2014) Review of Development Economics, Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 681–692.
  • “Do Political Institutions and Culture Jointly Matter for Financial Development? A CrossCountry Panel Investigation” (2013) Global Economy Journal, Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 203–232.
  • “Is culture a determinant of financial development?” (2012) Applied Economics Letters, Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 585-590.
  • “Leading virtual teams: how do social, cognitive, and behavioral capabilities matter?” (2012) Management Decision, Volume 50, Issue 2, page 273 – 290.
  • “Development of interorganizational trust in virtual organizations: An integrative framework” (2012) European Business Review, Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 255 – 271.