Sayako Kanda

Name Sayako Kanda                                
Title Professor
Degree PhD (History) (University of London)
Specialty Economic History of South Asia
Theme of Research Energy use and long-term economic development in South Asia
Professional Career

BA in Economics, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, March 1994

MA in Economics, Graduate School of Economics, Keio University, March 1997

Ph.D. in History, University of London, March 2005

April 1997 – March 2000, Research Assistant, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

April 2005 – March 2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate Schools of Economics, and Business and Commerce, Keio University

April 2007 – March 2008, Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University

April 2008 – March 2013, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

April 2013 to date, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

Selected publications

“Forged salt bills, speculation, and the money market in Calcutta: the economy of Bengal in Colonial transition, c.1790-1840”, International journal of South Asian studies, vol.5, 2013, 89-112.

“Environmental changes, the emergence of a fuel market, and the working conditions of salt makers in Bengal, c.1780-1845”, International review of social history vol.55, 2010, 123-151.

“The English East India Company and indigenous trading systems: The grain trade in early colonial Bengal”, in S. Sugiyama and Linda Grove (eds), Commercial networks in modern Asia (London: Curzon Press, 2001), pp.214-234.

“Salt merchants and the monopoly of the English East India Company, 1788-1836” (in Japanese), Shakaikeizaishigaku, 68-2, 2002, pp.21-42.

 “‘The bazaar’ in the economic history of India” (in Japanese), Mitagakkaizasshi, 92-2, 2000, pp.189-205.

“The salt trade in the Bay of Bengal and changes in the market in eastern India, 1780-1840” (in Japanese), Naoto Kagotani and Kohei Wakimura (eds), Empires and networks in Asia (Kyoto: Sekaishisosha, 2009), pp.216-249.