Leena Ajit Kaushal

Assistant Professor
Faculty In-charge Research Grants, Ethics Board, Doctoral Conference Planning and Research Seminar

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Leena Ajit Kaushal is faculty in Economics at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India.  She did her PhD in Economics and Masters in Business Economics (MBE) from Devi Ahilya University, India.  She has received Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), Lancaster University, UK and holds a status of ‘Associate of United Kingdom Higher Education Academy’. Her teaching areas are Macro Economics, Development Economics, International Economics and Foreign Direct Investments.  She has authored and co-authored quite a few books, Foreign Direct Investment-The Indian Experience by BEP publishers in 2019, ‘Global Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in the Sharing Economy’ published by IGI Global and Managerial Economics by Cengage Publishing.

She is credited with research publications and case studies in various refereed national and international journals. Her research interest lies in the field of Development Economics, Foreign Direct Investment, Sharing economy and Macroeconomic issues and policies.



Foreign Direct Invetment

Kaushal, L. A. (2020). Examining the policy-practice gap-The issue of crop burning induced Particulate Matter pollution in Northwest India. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 6(1), 1846460.

Kaushal, L. A., & Prashar, A. (2021). Agricultural crop residue burning and its environmental impacts and potential causes–case of northwest India. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 64(3), 464-484.

Kaushal, L. A. (2019). FDI in India's retail trade. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 22(2), 143-153.

Kaushal, L. A. (2018). Small vs luxury cars: what is the coherent strategy for MNCs to survive in india’s automobile market?. Strategic Direction.

Kaushal, L. A. (2018). Outward foreign direct investment: the Indian experience. Transnational Corporations Review, 10(1), 86-97.

Kaushal, L. A., & Prashar, A. (2018). FITPASS – Towards Democratising Fitness, Ivy Case Center.

Kaushal, L. A. (2017). Home Country Determinants of Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Asian Economies:   A Case Study of India. The Empirical Economics Letters

Kaushal, L. A. (2017). Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Geographical Patterns and Sectoral Trends. The Empirical Economics Letters.

Kaushal, L. A.(2017). Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) Project: Growth Versus Development. Unnayan: International Bulletin of Management and Economics

Kaushal, L. A. (2017). A Case Study on Vedanta Alumina Ltd (VAL) Orissa India: State and FDI versus Democracy?. Valahian Journal of Economic Studies, 8(1), 107-114.

Kaushal, L. A. (2016). FDI in Retail: An Analysis of the Dual Nature of India's Retail Sector. FOCUS: Journal of International Business, 3(2), 88-97.

Kaushal, L. A. (2017). FDI in Retail: A Strategy to Support Growth of Consumption & A Study in Indian Context. International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 11(1).

Kaushal, L. A., & Pathak, N. (2015). The causal relationship among economic growth, financial development and trade openness in Indian economy. International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 9(2), 5-22.

BAHETI, V., & KAUSHAL, L. A. (2015). The analysis of consumers’ attitudes towards online grocery shopping-A case study in Indian context. Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 5, 36-48.

Kaushal, L., & Kaushal, A. (2015). FDI in Retail Sector in India: A Global Perspective. FOCUS: Journal of International Business, 2(2), 121-138.

Kaushal, A. (2014). ‘FDI in Retail: A Threat or a Potent Source of Growth’, Yojana, Dec 2014.  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Kaushal, L., & Singh, P. (2014) ‘The Economics of Organized Retail’ Pragati- Journal of Indian Economy, Journal Press India, 1(1).

Kaushal, L., & Pathak, N. (2012). Bank Credit and Aggregate Demand: Evidence on Monetary Policy Transmission. International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies, 1(2), 6.

Kaushal, L., & Pathak, N.(2011). Monetary Policy and Profitability Performance in the Banking Sector-A Case of Commercial Banks in India. , Journal of Business Studies,4.

Kaushal, L. (2010). Global Recession-The Sub-Prime Crisis. Drishtikon: A Management Journal, 1(2)..