Samik Shome is a teacher and researcher in the field of Economics. He has more than 18 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience. Shome is also a member of Third and Fourth Common Review Mission of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. His research interests include labour economics, business strategy, issues in public policy and rural development. He has also been associated with several government and community based research and consultancy projects which includes Indian Council of Social Science Research, Competition Commission of India (CCI), Ministry of Human Resource Development, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Ministry of Commerce & Industries.