I am a comparative and international political economist with primary research interests in global antitrust laws (competition laws), with a special focus on developing and transition countries. I also undertake research on the topics of foreign currency reserves, foreign investments, and trade disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Additionally, I have a research and scholarly interest in the politics, economics, and culture of the Indian sub-continent and transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe (particularly, Romania).
My forthcoming textbook, “The Contemporary Global Economy: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” is under contract with Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. It is scheduled for publication in Summer 2022 in both hardcopy and e-copy formats, and will be available for adoptions in Fall 2022 and beyond.
Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=0ua0DFAAAAAJ
ResearchGate Profile: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raju_Parakkal
Parakkal, Raju (2021), “Foreign Investments in Emerging Economies: Do Competition Laws Help or Hinder?” NLS Business Law Review (forthcoming, 2021). Advance Article link: https://nlsblr.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Foreign-Investments-in-Emerging-Economies-Do-Competition-Laws-Help-or-Hinder.pdf
Parakkal, Raju (2020), “Economic Reforms in Developing and Transition Countries: An Analysis of Post-1990 India and Romania.” In Edu Tudor, Georgiana L. Schifor, Diane P. C. Vancea, and Rodica Milena Zaharia (Eds.), Enterprise in the Global Economy: Challenges of the Current Global Environment, pp. 193-198. Bologna, Italy: Filodiritto Editore. Link: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3538887
Parakkal, Raju (2020), “Antitrust in the Digital Era: Rethinking Dominance and its Abuse.” In Udai S. Mehta and Ujjwal Kumar (Eds.) Competition and Regulation in India, 2019, pp. 28-56. Jaipur, India: CUTS. Link: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3538868
Parakkal, Raju (2019), “Survival of the Fastest: Using Sequential Pattern Analysis to Measure Efficiency of Complex Organizational Processes.” 2019 International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, Vol. 1, pp. 830-837. (Co-authored with Joseph Johnson, Sherry Bartz, Gang Ren, and Mitsunori Ogihara). Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8955600?denied=
Parakkal, Raju (2019), “Economic Returns from Social and Political Globalization: Does Signaling Help Developing and Transition Countries to Attract Foreign Direct Investment?” ACTA VŠFS Economic Studies and Analyses, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 8-28. Link: https://www.vsfs.cz/periodika/acta-2019-1-01.pdf
Laine, Evan E. and Raju Parakkal (2017), “National Security, Personal Insecurity, and Political Conspiracies: The Persistence of Americans’ Beliefs in 9/11 Conspiracy Theories.” The IUP Journal of International Relations, Vol. XI, No. 3, pp. 16-41.
Parakkal, Raju and Evan E. Laine (2016), Symposium Guest-Editors’ Introduction. “Capitalism, Antitrust, and Democracy: Perfect Partners or Strange Bedfellows?” The Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 61, No. 2/June 2016, pp. 231-235. Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003603X16641234
Parakkal, Raju (2016), “Ordoliberalism in European Competition Policy: The Logic of Democratic Capitalism in Talbot’s Essay.” The Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 61, No. 2/June 2016, pp. 290-292. Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003603X16644119
Parakkal, Raju (2016), “Developing Countries, Political Clientilism, and Weymouth’s ‘Tug of War’ Model of Antitrust Reform.” The Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 61, No. 2/June 2016, pp. 317-319. Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003603X16644123?ssource=mfr&rss=1
Parakkal, Raju and Sherry Bartz-Marvez (2013), “Capitalism, Democratic Capitalism, and the Pursuit of Antitrust Laws.” The Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 58, No. 4/Winter 2013, pp. 693-729. Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003603X1305800409
Parakkal, Raju (2012), Guest Editor, “Symposium: Trusting Antitrust: Tracing the Global Embrace of Antitrust Laws.” The Antitrust Bulletin Part I: Vol. 57, No. 2/Summer 2012, pp. 195-366 and Part II: Vol. 57, No. 3/Fall 2012, pp. 409-589. Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003603X1205700201?journalCode=abxa
Parakkal, Raju (2011), “Political Characteristics and Competition Law Enactment: A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis.” The Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 56, No. 3/Fall 2011, pp. 609-629. Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003603X1105600305
Textbook (Single Author): “The Contemporary Global Economy: A Multidisciplinary Approach” (Under contract with Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company)
“Dispute Settlement at the World Trade Organization” (Under Review)
Book Project (Single Author): “The Globalization of Antitrust Laws” (Work-in-Progress)
“The Political Economy of International Currency Reserves.” (Completed Paper)