Gujarat National Law University
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Faculty Detail
Thakkar Hiteshkumar
(Ph.D., M.A., B.A, GSLET, UGC-NET)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone : (+91) - 79-23276611/23276612
Mobile : (+91) -
Fax : (+91) - 79-23276613
Email : hthakkar@gnlu.ac.in

Conferences/ Seminar Attended / Participation / Papers Presented :

Conference(s) Attended / Participated:

  • Presented research paper entitled "Role of FSB as a Macro-Prudential Regulator in the Global Financial Regulatory System" in the "Second International Conference on Law & Economics" jointly organized by IITK, GNLU and IIMA at IIT, Kanpur on 03 - 04 September 2016.
  • Presented research paper entitled "The restructuring of global financial regulatory system in the backdrop of Global financial integration" in the "International Conference on Law & Economics" jointly organized by GNLU, IIMA and IITK in Gandhinagar on 14 - 15 March, 2015.
  • Presented research paper entitled "Global financial integration ensures global economic growth: Merely a theoretical approach" in the International Conference on "Role of financial industry in accelerating economic growth" organised by Centre for Financial Services, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad on 26 - 27 September, 2014.
  • Presented research paper entitled "The Global Financial Crisis in the backdrop of major economic crises: The role of Global Financial Integration" at International Conference on "An Alternate Globalization from the South: Dynamics of International Business and Finance in Emerging Economies" organised by Centre for Management Studies (CMS), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, on 19 - 20 September, 2014.
  • Presented research paper entitled " The challenges of the Global Financial Regulatory System : In the era of Financial Innovation" in the ICSSR sponsored International Conference titled "Shifting paradigms in the applied Economics and Management : Course Correction" organized by Faculty of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir on 1-2 August, 2014.
  • Participated in the "International Conference on 'Modern Corporate Laws : Understanding the Dynamism' - Within and Beyond the Legal Boundaries" organized by GNLU Certre for Corporate & Competition Law on October 5 & 6, 2013 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Participated in the "International Conference for Academic Institutions (ICAI - 2013)" and also represent university in U to U, U to I and U to RI organized by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and INDEXTB on 9th and 10th January 2013 at VGS Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Organized "Two day state level progarmme on training for Judiciary and Civil Services Examination Preparation" by GNLU Competitive Examination Guidance Committee on 15- 16 September 2012.
  • Participated in the National Conference on "Surrogacy: Issue & Challenges" organized by GNLU Centre for Private International Law of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on October, 2011.
  • Participated in the conference on "International Banking & Finance: Issues, Challenges & Solutions organized by GNLU Center for Banking Investment and Taxation, Gandhinagar on 22 July, 2012.
  • Participated at "First GNLU International Conference on International Trade & Competition Law" organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 05-06 March, 2011.
  • Presented research paper entitled "Enterprising a Greener Tomorrow: Role of Ecopreneur" at the 'Ninth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship' organized by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) on February 16-18, 2011.
  • Presented research paper entitled "World After Recession: Introspection Towards Financial Regulatory Management System" at UGC Sponsored International Conference on "Global Financial Crisis Challenges & Opportunities'' organized by Bhupal Nobles' P.G. College, Udaipur during 13-15 January, 2011.
  • Presented research paper entitled "The Recent Economic Crisis: Unleashing The Creative Revolution and The Paradigm Shift Towards a New Economic Order" at UGC Sponsored International Conference on "Global Financial Crisis Challenges & Opportunities'' organized by Bhupal Nobles' P.G. College, Udaipur during 13-15 January, 2011.
  • Participated at the International Conference on "Themes of Higher Education: Prospects of Gujarat" under the aegis of Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Department of Education (Government of Gujarat and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar on 25th & 26th October, 2010.
  • Presented research paper entitled "Indian PSEs: An Innovative March Towards Attaining Global Commanding Heights" at National Conference on "Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship'' organized by C.K. Pithawalla Institute of Management, Surat (Gujarat) during 8-9 May, 2010.

Seminar(s) Attended / Participated:

  • Participated in the one day National Conference on 'New Corporate Insolvency Regime and Real Estate Regulation Act', organized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on 08 September 2017 at Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in the Half Day Round Table Conference on "Addressing Child Malnutrition Issue in India: A need of the Hour" organized by Centre for Food Security & Agro Economy of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 28 July, 2012.
  • Participated at "5th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2011' evolving knowledge based society" conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 07 & 08 January, 2012.
  • Participated at International Seminar on "Journey of Women Empowerment: Miles to Go" organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with the Sayajirao Gaekwad Trust on 24-25th March, 2012.
  • Participated at "4th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2011' evolving knowledge based society" conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 22 & 23 January, 2011.
  • Participated in the National seminar on "Emerging Issues in the Indian Legal Industry: The Road Ahead" under the aegis of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on 5th September, 2010.

Training Programme / Workshop / Short-term courses :

Training Programme(s) Attended :

  • Participated in a one-week Faculty Development Programme organized by Gujarat National Law University from 11th-18th May 2017.
  • Participated and completed the 15 Hours Advanced Training Programme on "Trade Remedies under WTO Dispensation" organized by Gujarat National Law University from 01st September to 3rd September 2017.
  • Participated in the UGC sponsored 87th Orientation Programme, organized by the Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Gujarat University during 7th November 2016 to 4th December 2016 at Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in "Interactive Porgramme for PhD Scholars" (Economics) organized by UGC - Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from 16 December 2013 to 5 January 2014.
  • "A Short Term Courses for PhD Scholars" organized by UGC - Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, on September 2 to 4, 2013.
  • Participated in a UGC sponsored Refresher Course in "Computer Science (Multi-disciplinary)" which was organized by the Academic Staff College, Gujarat University during 03-Jun-13 to 23-Jun-13 at Ahmedabad.
  • "GNLU certificate course in Law and Economics (2 Credit Course) conducted by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 2013.
  • 'Law and Economics Seminar Series on "Rationality, Decision and Evaluation" organized by IGIDR in the partnerships of University of Bayreuth and University of Groningen on December 10 to 14, 2012.
  • National Workshop on Research Methodology in Legal and Inter-displinary Field" organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 5 to 9 September, 2012.
  • Teacher's Training Programme on "Administrative of Criminal Justice" organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 14 July, 2012.
  • "Training Workshop on Investment in Financial Market" organized by GNLU Center for Banking Investment & Taxation in association with Share Khan, held on 13 April 2012 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • The National Workshop on "Legal Research Methodology", Nirma Institute of Law, Ahmedabad, 7 - 8 May 2011.
  • Participated at "2nd All Gujarat Law Teachers' Training Programme" jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 15 February, 2011.
  • "All Gujarat Law Teachers' Training Programme" jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 29 December, 2010 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • The Workshop on 'Law and Economics' organized by "Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) -University of Hamburg" joint training during Dec 6 to 10, 2010 at Mumbai.
  • The five days "Legislative Drafting Training Workshop for the Western States of India" under the aegis of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on 29th September- 3rd October, 2010.
  • Participated in the National Workshop on Private International Law organized by the Centre for Private International Law under aegis of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on 10-11 April, 2010.

WorkShop Attended / Short-Term Courses :

  • Participated in the "Workshop on Applied Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics for Legal Studies" (12 hours) organized by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Law and Economics on 23rd September and 24th September 2017.
  • Participated in the "Workshop on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016" organized by GNLU Centre for Corporate and Competition Law on 25 March, 2017.
  • Co-convener of the "International Conference on Law & Economics" jointly organized by Gujarat National Law University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in Gandhinagar on 14 - 15 March, 2015.
  • Coordinator of the Advanced Certificate Course on Law and Economics held during 20th Jan to 25 Jan, 2014. The duration of the course was 15 Hours. Dr. Ariel Porat, Head of the Strategic Steering Committee of Tel Aviv University and Distinguished visiting faculty at Chicago Law School was the Resource person.
  • Coordinator of the second 'Certificate Course on Law and Economics' - a rigorous 32 hours course on Law and Economics, Organised on behalf of GNLU Dept. of Social Sciences, conducted from 30th August through 8th September 2013. 45 participants took benefits of this course.
  • Organized "Two day State Level Training Programme on Economics for Civil Services General Studies Paper by GNLU Competitive Examination Guidance Committee on : 1-2 March, 2014.

Publication(s) / Book(s) :

Publication / Books:

  • Editor in book "Law and Economics in India: Understanding and Practice ", ISBN 978-1-138-68556-7, Taylor & Francis, 2017.
  • "Challenges of Global Financial Regulatory System: in the Era of Financial Innovation", Chapter 6, p.g. 113-127, published in book "Law and Economics : Breaking New Grounds, Eastern Book Company (EBC), ISBN : 978-93-5145-462-5, 2017.
  • "Transformation of FSF to FSB as a Macro-Prudential Regulator in the Global Financial Regulatory System: Pre and Post Global Financial Crisis," Pg 109-128, GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2016. [ISSN: 0975-0193]
  • "The Millennial Generation Entrepreneur and insight into sustainability", Chapter 4, p.g. 47-58, published in book "Social Science Higher Education", ISBN:978-81-923353-6-0, HNGU Patan, 2012 (Co-author).
  • "Global financial integration ensures global economic growth : Merely a theoretical approach", Chapter 16, p.g. 147-157, Published in the book 'Role of Financial Industry in Accelerating Economic Growth', ISBN : 978-81-9237-874-9, Gujarat Technological University, 2014.
  • "The global financial crisis in the backdrop of major economic crises : The role of global financial integration", Chapter 27, p.g. 315 -325, Published in the book 'Dynamics of International Finance in Global South', ISBN : 978-93-83842-81-0, Excel India Publishers, 2014.
  • Sarada Chit Fund, Ponzi Scam: A warning signal for under regulated non banking companies ( NBFCS) in Gujarat, Pg 28-56, Gujarat Law Journal, Vol 3 issue 1, ISSN 2249-9644, 2014.
  • Editor in book "Economic Analysis of Law: An Indian Perspective", ISBN 978-93-5143-027-8, LexisNexis, 2014.
  • Assistant editor in book "Food Security Law Interdisciplinary Perspectives", Center for Food Security and Agro Economy, GNLU, Gandhinagar, ISBN 93-5145-026-0 ,Eastern Book Company, 2014.
  • "Enterprising a Greener Tomorrow: Role of Ecopreneurs", p.g. 216-221, Asian Resonance - A Peer-Review Multi-Disciplinary International Research Journal, ISSN No. 0976-8602 VOL.-II, ISSUE-III, JULY-2013 (Co-author).
  • "The recent economic crisis: Unleashing the creative economic revolution & the paradigm shift towards a new economic order", Chapter 11, p.g. 188-197, published in book "Recent Advances in Management", Prateeksha Publications, ISBN: 978-93-80626-73-4, 2013(Co-author).
  • "Good and Services Tax (GST): An integration of Indian Economy with World Economy", Part III - Economic Issues and Law, Chapter 10, p.g. 151-161), ISBN: 93-5028-723-4, Eastern Book Company, 2012.
  • Co-editor in "Maritime Security and Piracy (Global Issues, Challenges and Solutions); ISBN: 93-5028-708-0, Eastern Book Company, 2012.
  • "The hidden facets of Somalian Piracy, Section I, p.g. 127-133 "Maritime Security and Piracy (Global Issues, Challenges and Soloutions), ISBN: 93-5028-708-0, Eastern Book Company, 2012(Co-author).
  • "Regulatory reforms in Global Economic System", Section: I, Chapter 3, p.g. 21-30 "Management Issue & Options" ( ISBN: 978-93-5067-056-9, Maratha Mandir's, 2012) (Co-author).
  • "Indian PSEs: An Innovative March Towards Attaining Global Commanding Heights", Chapter 27, p.g. 203-212 "Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship" ( ISBN: 978-81-7446-877-2, EXEL BOOKS 2010) (Co-author).

Research / Area of Interest :

Areas of General Interest:

  • Global Financial Regulatory System
  • Philosophy of economic crisis
  • Macro Economics and Money, banking and Public Finance
  • Law and Economics

Honours/Membership :

  • The study and research exchange: German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) Scholarship as a Researcher at University of Cologne, Germany from 31 March, 2014 to 28 June, 2014 (90 days).
  • "Dainik Bhaskar - National Education Leadership Awards 2013" awarded for Best teacher in Economics at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 23 October, 2013.
  • Appointed as Principle Organizing Secretary in Global Maritime Security and Anti Piracy Conference, 26-27 November, 2011.
  • Selected in Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) for Civil Services Examination in 2006-07.

Guest Lectures :

  • As a resource person, he delivered one lecture on "Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy of India: Conceptual Understanding" in the GNLU Indian Business & Commercial Law Academy Summer School on 5th July 2017 organized by GNLU during 03 - 22 July 2017.
  • As a resource person, he conducted fourteen hours of "Certificate Course on Global Financial Regulatory System" from 09 - 13 February 2017 at GNLU.
  • As a resource person, he delivered one lecture on "Global Financial Regulation in the backdrop of Global Financial Crisis: Law & Macroeconomics" in the Certificate Course on Economic Analysis of Regulation on 10th March 2017 organized by GNLU Centre For Law & Economics during 06 - 10 March, 2017.
  • As a resource person, he delivered one lecture on "Indian Economy" in the GNLU Indian Business & Commercial Law Academy Summer School on 7th July 2016 organized by GNLU during 04 - 23 July 2016.
  • As a resource person, he delivered one lecture on "Fiscal Federalism in India: Law and Economic Analysis" in the Advanced certificate course on the Economic analysis of Constitutional Law on 2nd August 2015 organized by GNLU Centre for Law and Economics during 01-06 August, 2015.
  • As a visiting faculty, he taught the subject of General Studies (Economics) at the Civil Services Study Centre of SPIPA during September - December 2009.
  • As a visiting faculty, he taught the subject of Economics and Internal Security at the Raksha Shakti University in the year 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Teaching / Academic Experience :

  • UG: Over 7 years

Other Accomplishments :

  • Co-Coordinator, GNLU Certificated Course in Law and Economics
  • Convener of the GNLU Competitive Examination Guidance Cell (GCEGC)
  • Member of Center of Food Security and Agro Economy.
  • Member of Global Maritime Annual Conference 2012
  • Worked as a member of Center for Private International Law
  • Worked as a member of the Campus Recruitment Committee
  • Worked as a member of the Prospectus Committee
  • Worked as convener of the Resource Mobilization Committee
  • Worked as a member of the Staff Orientation Committee
  • Worked as a member of the Committee on Public Relation

Last Updated : 10-10-2017