Department of International Economics, Government and Business


Room: POR/24.A-3.72b
E-mail: aa.egb@cbs.dk

I am an applied economist with broad theoretical and empirical interests with a focus on emerging economies in particular Asia. My research tends to cross the boundaries of narrowly defined fields as I constantly look for promising ideas from development perspectives.  The majority of my work contributes to the areas  of international trade, trade policies, multilateral and regional trade agreeements, FDI, global value chains, technology transfer, innovations, special economic zones, industrialisation and structural economics. I apply a variety of theoretical approaches: economic, institutional and political economy, to offer insights on various aspects of complex issues in these areas, using macro-, meso- and micro-level data, both qualtitative and qualitative.

Primary research areas
  • International Trade and  Political economy of trade
  • International Business and global value chains
  • Technology transfers and innovations
  • Special economic zones and industrial clusters.
  • New structural economics
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  • International Business Environment
  • Asian Business Systems
  • International Business Environment in Asia
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master’s theses
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Course coordinator :

  • International Business Environment
  • Asian Business Systems
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Takahiro Sato; Aradhna Aggarwal / Productivity Dynamics and Rural Industrialization in India
In: Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1.2020, p. 23-46
Journal article > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal / How Has Globalisation Affected the Economic Growth, Structural Change and Poverty Reduction Linkages? : Insights from international comparisons.
Maastricht : Maastricht Economic and Social Research institute on Innovation and Technology 2019, 34 p. (UNU-MERIT Working Papers, No. 2019-015)
Working paper
Aradhna Aggarwal / Leveraging SEZs for Regional Integration in ASEAN : A Synergistic Approach.
In: Asian Survey, Vol. 59, No. 5, 2019, p. 795-821
Journal article > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal / SEZs and Economic Transformation : Towards a Developmental Approach.
In: Transnational Corporations, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2019, p. 27-47
Journal article > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal / The Evolution of the Special Economic Zones : International Experience and Lessons.
In: Studies on China’s Special Economic Zones 2. ed. /Yiming Yuan. Singapore : Springer 2019, p. 23-45 (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development)
Book chapter > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal / Economic Growth, Structural Change and Productive Employment Linkages in India : Did Market Transition Matter?.
In: South Asia Economic Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, 3.2018, p. 64-85
Journal article > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal / Mini Symposium on Foreign Direct Investment in India
In: Asian Development Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2018, 3 p., p. iii-v
Aradhna Aggarwal / The Clean Development Mechanism and Technology Transfer : A Firm Level Evidence from India.
In: Innovation and Development, Vol. 8, No. 2, 10.2018, p. 249-269
Journal article > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal / The Impact of Foreign Ownership on Research and Development Intensity and Technology Acquisition in Indian Industries : Pre and Post Global Financial Crisis.
In: Asian Development Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 3.2018, p. 1-26
Journal article > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal / Towards an Integrated Framework for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) : A Dynamic Institutional Approach.
Frederiksberg : Asia Research Centre. Copenhagen Business School 2017, 41 p. (Copenhagen Discussion Papers, No. 64)
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Research Projects
Outside activities

2018 - No outside activities to report

2019 - Asian Development Bank - Leading a group of researchers on economic corridor research in Central Asia (on Intermittent basis spread over 2 years 2019-2020)

2019 - Asian Development Bank - Special economic zones research : Senior expert (Intermittent basis until October 2019)