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  • Joe Thomas Karackattu

    Associate Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Associate Fellow at IDSA from August 2010 to August 2012

    Joined IDSA

    August 2010


    PRC’s foreign and economic policy; Democratization and economic development in Republic of China (Taiwan); Mainland China-Taiwan relations, India-China relations


    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chinese Studies, M.Phil in Chinese Studies and MA Politics (with specialization in International Relations), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU); B A (Hons) Economics, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University

    Current Project

    China’s economic relations with India


    Dr Karackattu was awarded the "President's Award" for 2011 at IDSA. He was a visiting graduate student at Yale University, USA [Fox Fellow; 2008-2009], and has undergone capacity building programmes in Denmark (Copenhagen Business School), Taiwan (Fu Hsing Kang College) and Cambodia (IGES-URC). He was awarded the 'Ranojit Khanna Memorial Scholarship' for the year 2000-01 by the Department of Economics, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi. Dr Karackattu has previously worked with media (both print and television), and has traveled widely in Mainland China and Taiwan.

    Select Publications

    • “China’s response to the global economic crisis: An Indian perspective”, China Public Administration Review, Volume 11, 2011 Beijing: Tsinghua University Press
    • (with Jiyong Jin), "Infectious Diseases and Securitization: WHO's Dilemma", Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, Vol. 9, No. 2: pp 181-187, June 2011;
    • “Democracy and Economics in Taiwan” in Daniel Stockemer (ed; 2011), Democratization Around the World: New Insights from South East Asia, Turkey, Kosovo, Taiwan and Ghana [Hardcover], New York: Edwin Mellen Press, USA
    • “A new start to Sino-Indian ties”, Business Economics, Volume 16, Issue no.19, 2011
    • “Fighting the recession: the Elephant and the Dragon”, South Asian Studies Quarterly, No 137: 2, April-June 2009, Institute of South Asian Studies, China
    • "The 2008 Referendum: A Test for Cross-Strait economic interdependence", China Report, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan-March), 2008, SAGE Publications, India
    • “Semantics of the Tibet issue”, The Pioneer, Special Edition 12 April 2008, New Delhi
    • “A Subcontinental free trade utopia”, Himal Southasian, Volume 17 No 1, January 2004, Nepal

    Publications at IDSA