CURRICULUM VITAE Siddhartha Mitra Flat 802, Tower10, Upohar Luxury Apartments, 2052 Chakgaria, Kolkata 700094 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +91 9038002290
DATE OF BIRTH August 19, 1970
PhD in Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
MS in Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
MA in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
BA (Honours) in Economics, St Stephens College, University of Delhi
EXPERIENCE 2010-Present Professor of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
2014-2016 Head, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
2007-2010 Director (Research), CUTS International.
2004-2007 Reader, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India.
2005 Senior Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne.
2003- 2004 Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.
2002-2003 Visiting Faculty, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.
July 2002 Visiting Fellow, Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn.
2001-2002 Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.
1994-99 Graduate Assistant (Teaching/Research), Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park.
1993-94 Research Assistant, Institute of Economic Growth.
RESEARCH INTERESTS Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Regulatory Economics, Economics of Happiness, Peace Economics, Labour Economics
TEACHING XPERIENCE Undergraduate Level: Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) Graduate Level: Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics,Mathematical Economics, Labour Economics and Econometrics PH.D DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED Socio-economic Determinants of Mental Health Outcomes by Piyali Das Gupta (Degree Awardedin 2016, Jadavpur University; Co-supervisor: Dr. Bidisha Chakraborty)
Uncertainty and Investment in Private Sector: An Analytical Argument and a Review of the Economy of Iran by Ali Mellati (Degree Awarded in 2010, Gokhale Institute of Politics andEconomics)
M.PHIL DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED Inequality in Educational Attainment: Urban-Rural Comparison in the Indian Context by SangitaDas (Degree awarded in 2015, Jadavpur University)
Contagion effect of Free trade Agreements in Asia - A Reasonable Explanation of Domino Theory by Bara Aman Appolinus (Degree awarded in 2013, Jadavpur University) The Interaction among Poverty, Health and Economic Growth: Implications for Economic Policy in India by Sayantan Adhikary (Degree awarded in 2012, Jadavpur University)
Development Policy Issues in India, Volume-2: Studies on Disparity and Displeasure (co-
editors: Sushil Kumar Haldar and Tuhin Das), ACB Publications, 2013.
Major contributor to National Rural Infrastructure Report by NCAER, Sage Publications, 2006.
Economic Development, Climate Change and the Environment (co-edited with Ajit Sinha),Routledge, India and U.K., 2006.
B.Papers in Journals a. Environmental and Resource Economics
“Sustaining Subernarekha Basin” (co-authored with D.B. Gupta), International Journal ofWater Resource Development, Volume 20, Number 3, pp. 431-444, September 2004.
“Water pricing for sustainability: a case study” (co-authored with D.B. Gupta), Margin: TheJournal of Applied Economic Research, National Council of Applied EconomicResearch, Volume 36, Number 1, October-December 2003.
6.“Corruption, pollution and the Kuznets environment curve”(co-authored with Ramon Lopez),Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 40, pp. 137-50, September 2000.
b. Agricultural Economics
“Farmers' suicides in Maharashtra” (co-authored with Sangeeta Shroff), Economic andPolitical Weekly, Volume 42, No. 49, pp. 73-77, December 2007.
“Farmer suicides in India and Australia: Differences and surprising similarities”, Journal ofAgricultural and Food Economics, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2007.
“Implications of Nash Bargaining for Horizontal Industry Integration” (co-authored with Richard Just and Sinaia Netanyahu) American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp. 467-481, May 2005.
C. Labour Economics
“Controlling informalization: punitive versus strategic measures”, Indian Journal of LabourEconomics, January-March, 2005.
“The new technology and the Indian labour market”, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, December, 2003.
“Lessons in regulating the informal sector: The case of the rickshaw pullers’ sector in Delhi”, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Volume 45, Number 2, April-June, 2002.
D. Development and Infrastructure Economics
“Food grain deficiency in India: Magnitude, determinants and policy prescriptions” (co-
author: Paramita Bhattacharya,) Productivity: A Quarterly Journal of The National
“A note on measuring inclusive growth and the inclusiveness of growth”, South AsianJournal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, 6(2), pp. 1–15, 2017.
“Dynamics of food grain deficiency in India”(with Paramita Bhattacharya and Md. Zakaria Siddiqui),Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Volume 10(4), pp. 465-498, November 2016.
“Does a salary hike reduce corruption?” (with Vivekananda Mukherjee), EconomicsBulletin, Access Econ, Volume 33(4), pp. 2540-2544, 2013.
“Corruption Re-examined”, Trade and Development Review(http://tdrju.net/index.php/tdr/article/view/61),Volume 5, No 1, pp. 52-63, 2012.
“Measuring state–business relations within developing countries: An application to Indian states” (with Massimiliano Calì and Purnima Purohit), Journal of InternationalDevelopment, Volume 23(3), pp. 394-419, April 2011
“What suicides reveal about gender bias” (with Sangeeta Shroff), Journal of Socio-Economics (now Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics), Volume 37, Issue 5,October 2008.
20. “The nature of Indian inequality increase after liberalization”, Indian Journal of Economicsand Business, Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2008.
“Poverty estimation on the basis of anthropometric measurements and age structure: A note with specific reference to India”,Indian Development Review, December 2007.
“Special economic zones: Rationale and pitfalls in implementation”, Man and Development, Volume XXIX, No.4, December 2007
“Does globalization lead to trickledown growth”, Asian-African Journal of Economics andEconometrics, Volume No. 1-2, 2007.
“Corruption and economic development in India”, The Empirical Economics Letters 5(3), May 2006.
“City transport in India: impending disaster”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 473-475, February 11, 2006.
“Making use of the window of demographic opportunity: An economic perspective” (with R.Nagarajan), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 40, No. 50 , pp. 5327-5332, December 10, 2005.
“Analysis of maternal mortality”, The Empirical Economics Letters, January 2005.
“Rural Poverty and rural infrastructure: The case of India” (co-authored with Shashi Brahmankar and Vishal Handa), The Empirical Economics Letters, Volume 3 (3), May 2004.
“Informality and development,” (co-authored with Sanjib Pohit), Margin: The Journal ofApplied Economic Research, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Volume 36,Number 1, October-December 2003.
“What India has to learn from China,”(with Vishal Handa), Artha Vijnana, Volume XLV, pp. 24-41, March -June, 2003.
E. The Economics of Mental Health and Happiness
“Realizing the significance of socio-economic triggers for mental health outcomes in India” (with Antonio Rodríguez Andrés, Bidisha Chakraborty and Piyali Das Gupta), Journal ofBehavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics),Elsevier, Volume 50(C), pp. 50-57, 2014.
“Utility maximisation as a pathway for maximisation of happiness”, InterdisciplinaryDescription of Complex Systems - scientific journal, Croatian Interdisciplinary Society,Provider Homepage: http://indecs.eu, Volume 11(3), pp. 302-309, 2013.
“Poverty and terrorism”, The Economics of Peace & Security Journal, Volume 3, No. 2, 2008.
“An economic model of terrorism and terrorist activities: A short note”, Indian Journal ofEconomics and Business, Volume 6, No.1, 2007.
“The powerful are powerless,” Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution, 6.1, pp. 81-85, 2004.
F. Other Papers in Journals
“The economic genesis and impact of terrorism”, Gitam Journal of Management, Volume 5, No.1, 2006.
“Maternal mortality in India: Policy strands from an analysis of secondary data”, SocialChange, Volume 34, Number 3, September 2004.
“Human development dynamics of Indian States”, Social Change, Volume 33, No. 4, December, 2003.
“Corruption as cascades”, Social Change, Volume 33, No. 4, December 2003.
“Evaluating the state of governance in India”, Industry Briefs (NCAER), October 2003.
“Infrastructure as a tool for poverty reduction”, Industry Briefs (NCAER), September 2003.
“Indian infrastructure: the pace of modernization”, (co-authored with Vishal Handa), Industry Briefs (NCAER), August 2003.
C. Papers in Books
“Poverty in West Bengal: A review of recent performance and programmes” in
Understanding Development: An Indian Perspective on Legal and Economic Policy editedby Swapnendu Banerjee, Vivekananda Mukherjee and Sushil Kumar Haldar, Springer India, pp.191-206, 2016.
“India-Sri Lanka FTA - A case study in economic diplomacy” (edited by Bipul Chatterjee and Kishan S. Rana), Published by CUTS International, pp. 171-176, January 2011.
“Adoption and reform of competition laws and their enforcement: A cross-country perspective”, (with Vivek Ghosal) in Evolution of Competition Laws and their Enforcement:A Political Economy Perspective, edited by Pradeep S. Mehta, Advances in GlobalCompetition Law Series, Routledge: Oxford, Chapter 2, pp. 1-25, 2011.
“How vital is regulatory independence: The telecom sector in developing countries”
(coauthored with Pradeep and Udai S. Mehta), in Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws,Institutions, and Implementation (edited by Vivek Ghosal) MIT Press, 2011.
“Competition policy and consumer policy: complementarities and conflicts in the promotion of consumer welfare” (co-authored with Pradeep S. Mehta and Cornelius Dube), in TheEffects of Anti-Competitive Business Practices on Developing Countries and their Development Prospects edited by Hassan Qaqaya and George Lipimile, UNCTAD, 2008.
48. “Environmental degradation: Bridging the gap in EKC literature”, in Economic Development, Climate Change and the Environment (edited by Siddhartha Mitra and AjitSinha), Routledge, India and U.K., pp. 45-60, 2006.
"Rural non-farm sector: a state level profile" (co-authored with Arup Mitra), in Rural
Transformation in India: The Role of Non-farm Sector edited by John Farrington, RohiniNayyar and Alakh N. Sharma, published by Institute of Human Development, 2004.
“Rural poverty and rural infrastructure: The case of India” (co-authored with Shashi Brahmankar and Vishal Handa), Reprinted in Studies in Macroeconomics and Welfare (published by Academic Foundation, New Delhi in collaboration with The Indian Econometric Society) from The Empirical Economics Letters, Volume 3 (3), May 2004.
D. Book Reviews in Journals\
What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism (by Alan B. Krueger) in Eastern Economic Review, Volume 35, No. 2, Spring 2009.
52.Econometric Models: Theory and Applications (edited by D.M. Nachane et al) in the Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Volume 47, Number 3, July-September, 2004.
Operationalising Sustainable Development (by Kanchan Chopra and Gopal Kadekodi) in Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, National Council of Applied EconomicResearch, Volume 33, 2002.
Corruption at the grassroots: the shades and shadows (edited by N. Narayanaswamy et al)in the Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Volume 45, Number 1, January-March, 2002.
E. Other Papers
“Nature of Rural Infrastructure: Problems and Prospects” (co-authored with Suman Bery, D.B. Gupta, Reeta Krishna), NCAER publication, 2004.
“Three Essays on the Economics and Finance of Terrorism”, Working Paper 10, GokhaleInstitute of Politics and Economics.
F. Articles in Popular Media and Books
“The need to give up religious identities”, in Putting Consumers First: Essays in Honour ofPradeep Mehta (edited by Sanjaya Baru and Abhishek Kumar), CUTS International, April2018.
“Hey intellectuals, let’s ditch jargon & make ‘simple’ great again!”, The Quint, (https://www.thequint.com/),March 24, 2018.
3. “Neoclassical and behavioural economics: It takes two to tango” The Quint, (https://www.thequint.com/), February 27, 2018.
For an effective budget, Fin. Min. should have rejigged priorities”, The Quint, (https://www.thequint.com/), February 7, 2018.
In order To beat ‘Poverty Trap’, India must reassess its strategy”, The Quint, (https://www.thequint.com/), January 29, 2018.
“Paltry returns”, a review of How Do Small Farmers Fare? Evidence from Village Studies inIndia. Edited by Madhura Swaminathan and Sandipan Baksi, The Telegraph, January 5,2018
“A fake Rs 2,000 note from a Kolkata ATM that no bank replaced”, The Quint,
(https://www.thequint.com/), October 5, 2017
“Reliance Jiovs Airtel: Market domination will hurt customers”, The Quint, ( https://www.thequint.com/), May 25, 2017.
“Why Jagdish Bhagwati is wrong to say note ban helped BJP win UP”, The Quint, (https://www.thequint.com/), March 23, 2017.
“Under fire from Modi, intellectuals need to reach out to people”, The Quint
(https://www.thequint.com/), March 6, 2017
“Reviving the informal sector from the throes of demonetisation” (with Kaushik Bhattacharya, Sarmistha Pal and Bibhas Saha), Ideas for India (http://ideasforindia.in/), February 13, 2017.
“Dear PM Modi, save Informal Sector from a Post Note Ban Recession” (with Kaushik Bhattacharya, Sarmistha Pal and BibhasSaha), The Quint, (https://www.thequint.com/), February 10, 2017
“When politics trumps economics”, Business Standard, December 22, 2016.
“India’s demonetisation drive: Politics trumps economics”, Ideas for India (www.ideasforindia.in), December 20, 2016.
“Modi’s pied piper moment: note ban aimed only at drawing votes”, The Quint,
(https://www.thequint.com/), December 12, 2016.
“State-business relations: now and then”, (with Pradeep S. Mehta), The Financial Express, November 30, 2009.
“Betting on the power game”, The Financial Express, August, 2008.
“Let nations trade”, The Financial Express, August 31, 2008.
“Indo-Pak trade: Cutting the Gordian knot” (with Pradeep S. Mehta), The Economic Times, August 6, 2008.
“Food for thought” (with Pradeep S. Mehta), The Financial Express, July 27, 2008.
“Cartelising inflation?” (with Pradeep S. Mehta), The Economic Times, June 14, 2008.
22.. “Passenger transport in big cities — Not enough competition for smooth mobility”, BusinessLine, May, 2008.
“Cement cartel: damning evidence, no action” (with Pradeep S. Mehta), The EconomicTimes, June 4, 2008.
“A stitch in time saves nine”, The Financial Express, February 25, 2008.
New Working Papers
Mitra, Siddhartha and Das, Mousumi, Thorny Roses: A Peep into the Robotised Economic Future (May 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3185964
Mitra, Siddhartha, Contradictions and Complementarities between Neoclassical and Behavioural Economics: An Exploration (March 5, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3134615 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3134615
Mitra, Siddhartha, Prevention and Alleviation of Terrorism Through Socioeconomic Nudges (February 22, 2018). Available at SSRN:
https://ssrn.com/abstract=3128602 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3128602
Other Work in Progress “Characterising utility functions associated with increasing dimensionality of the income expansion path”, (with Nilangshu Acharrya and Sameer Bhandari)
PROJECT EXPERIENCE Major contributor to An Examination of Socio-Economic Determinants of Suicide Rates inIndia, Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University (1 yearproject), 2011-12.
Author of chapter on higher education (co -author: V. V. Singh) in Competition andRegulation in India, 2009, volume based on project funded by British High Commission,2009 (for CUTS International)
Major contributor to final report on India’s Engagement with PTAs, a project funded by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2008-09 (for CUTS International)
Major contributor to Report on Establishment of SEZs−Socio-Economic Impact on FarmingCommunity, project funded by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India,2008-09 (for CUTS International)
Major contributor to report on India-EU FTA, Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment(TSIA), a project implemented by ECORYS, Netherlands with CUTS as partner, 2008-09(for CUTS International)
Authored a research paper (co authors: Max Cali and Purnima Purohit) and a briefing paper (co-author: Purnima Purohit) in State Business Relations (SBR) in Indian states, a project funded by the Research Programme Consortium on Improving Institutions for Pro-PoorGrowth, 2008-09 (for CUTS International).
Major Contributor to Research Report of Study on Impact of Trade Liberalisation onConsumption and Production of Vegetable Oils in India, funded by UNCTAD (for CUTSInternational)
Major contributor to Policy Briefs for Competition, Regulation and Development ResearchForum (CDRF), a project funded by DFID and IDRC, 2005-2007 (for CUTS International)
Major contributor to India Rural Infrastructure Report (NCAER) funded by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and published in 2006.
Authored the report on Krishna River Water Dispute, sponsored by Irrigation Department, Government of Maharashtra (with Sangeeta Shroff at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics), 2005-2006.
Major contributor to NCAER report, “Swajal: Pricing for Sustainability” sponsored by WSP-South Asia, 2002.
Contributor to Uttar Pradesh Development Report, Indian Planning Commission, 2002.
Designed the infrastructure database for the U.N.D.P funded infrastructure centre in NCAER, 2002 -2003.
INVITED LECTURES, SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS Invited Lectures in Workshop on Regulatory Impact Analysis for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, April 16 and 17, 2018 (organized by National Institute of Public Financeand Policy in collaboration with CUTS International).
Special Lecture entitled “Socio-Economic Nudges in the Alleviation of Terrorism” at the
International Conference on “Globalisation and Development at the Department of
Economics and Politics, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, February 24, 2018.
Delivered the IInd Giribala Karmakar Memorial Lecture at the Annual Conference of the Bengal Economic Association entitled “Contradictions and Complementarities between Neoclassical and Behavioural economics: An Exploration” on February 17, 2018.
Spoke as a panelist on the topic, “Budget 2018: Impact on Economy and Quality of Life” in J.D Birla Institute, Kolkata on February 7, 2018.
Special Lecture at Vidyasagar University, Midnapore (21st September, 2017) entitled “Measuring Inclusive Growth and the Inclusiveness of Growth”.
Invited Lectures (2) in the Refresher Course in Economics and Management for College andUniversity teachers during March 01-22, 2017 organised by the Human ResourceDevelopment Centre (HRDC) /Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta in the Department of Economics, University of Calcutta on March 17.
Lecture on An Introduction to Environmental Valuation – Part II: Hedonic Pricing in National Conference and Workshop on Environmental Policy and Practiceorganised byCentre for Advanced Studies, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University.
Panelist and Guest of Honour in the session on ‘Economic Perspective on Budget 2017-18’ on February 2, 2017 organised by The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a part of its programme entitled Union Budget 2017-18: An In-depth Analysis in the Chamber Premises.
Invited lecture on ‘Environmental Pollution' in the short term interdisciplinary methodology program for research scholars organized by The UGC Human Resource Development Center in March, 2016.
Invited Lecture delivered on “Bird’s Eye View on Food Security in India” in UGC-DRS-II Sponsored International Conference on Issues of Economic Development with a SpecialFocus on Indian Agriculture organized by Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, March 11, 2016.
Invited Lecture delivered on “Micro Foundations in Environmental Economics”, Symposiumin Environmental Economics organized by the Department of Economics, University ofMumbai,12th and 13th of February, 2016.
Keynote Address in Young Economists Students Meet held in Jadavpur University, December 2015.
Invited Presentation in CUTS International National Advocacy Seminar on "Regulatory Reforms in India: Need for Impact Assessment" on October 30, 2015 at Country Inn and Suites, Jaipur.
Gave a series of 38 lectures in Labour Economics for post-graduate students at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune (Jan. 2-27, 2012).
Presentation on ‘Public Distribution in India: A Mechanism Design Approach’ in the Refresher Course entitled Frontiers in Research Methods organized jointly by the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University and Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University (December 15, 2011).
Presentation on ‘Global Security: A Conceptual Framework’ in the UGC sponsored Refresher Course on Politics and Economics of Global Security organized by School of International Relations and Strategic Studies (SIRSS), Jadavpur University (December 13, 2011).
Presentation in Training of Trainer’s Workshop, a part of the CUTS implemented IFC-BICF (Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund) project on competition law and policy (3-5 July, 2009).
Speech at OECD Global Competition Forum (February 19, 2009).
Presentation in 11th Sustainable Development Conference, Islamabad, Pakistan(1-3 December, 2008).
Presentation in International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) Meetings at Des Moines (17-19 September, 2008).
Presentation in Conference on Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws, Institutions andImplementation at International University of Venice, San Servolo, Venice (18-19 July,2008).
Seminar at NUPI (Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt/ Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) on the Impact of globalisation on poverty in India (4thJune, 2008).
Panelist in a session on Trade, investment and governance, OECD UNEP Conference on Resource Efficiency (Paris, 23rd-25thApril, 2008)
Presentation on “Biofuels and the Course of World Economic Development”, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Ad hoc Expert Meeting on Sustainable Innovation (Paris, 22nd April, 2008)
Invited lecture on “Special Economic Zones”, Rachna Sansad, Centre for Urban Studies, 25th August, 2007.
Presentation at Institute of Economic Growth, National Conference on Globalization andFreedom, 12th to 14th April, 2007
Five lectures on Agricultural Insurance at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune, January to March, 2007
Paper presented at University of Mumbai, Department of Economics, 31st January, 2007
Paper presented at IGIDR, 25th January, 2007.
Paper presented at University of Melbourne, 15th November, 2005
Paper presented at University of New South Wales, 8th November, 2005
Presentation on “A Framework for Analytical Treatment of Terrorist Problems”, Deakin University, Australia, September, 2005.
Presented a paper entitled, “Environmental degradation: bridging the gap in EKC (Environmental Kuznets Curve) literature” in the Conference on Environment andDevelopment organised by Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, April 4-6, 2005.
Presented a paper on “Wages and Incomes in India,” a conference organized by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) and Institute for Human Development in 2004
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), Jadavpur University, 2003
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society, Bangalore, 2003
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of ECAAR (Economists Allied for Arms Reduction), London, 2002
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), Bangalore, 2001.
Paper Presentation on Industry integration due to technological asymmetry and marketimperfections: An alternative explanation based on bargaining theory (co-authored withSinaia Netanyahu and Richard Just) at the Meetings of the American Agricultural EconomicsAssociation in San Antonio, Texas,1996.
REFEREE WORK Referee for Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics andManagement, Environment and Development Economics, Indian Journal of Labour Economics as well as other national and international journals
OTHER EXPERIENCE Convenor of Programme Committee, 41st Annual Conference of The Indian EconometricSociety held in January 2005.
Member, Core Group on Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
Managing Editor, Artha Vijnana (2005-2007).
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