Kunal Dasgupta joined the Economics area of IIM Bangalore in December 2018. Prior to joining IIMB, he was a faculty member at the University of Toronto. Kunal’s primary research areas are international trade and economic geography. His current research focuses on trade barriers facing firms engaged in international trade, the role of trade in shaping spatial distribution of economic activity and misallocation. Kunal holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, a MA in economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi and a BS in economics from Presidency College, Kolkata.