Pritam's main areas of teaching interest and expertise are: development economics, environmental economics, comparative economic systems and competing economic paradigms. Pritam has developed new modules in these fields both at UG and PG levels while at Oxford Brookes University. Pritam takes keen interest in pedagogic theory and practice. In particular, he has explored the dimensions of equal opportunities in teaching concerning curriculum, teaching methodologies and assessment of student performance. He won internal funding to undertake two pedagogic research projects during 2006-07. He is on the editorial board of Brookes eJournal of Teaching and Learning and the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and has co-edited (with M Pearl) a book on pedagogic research (Equal Opportunities in the Curriculum, Oxford, 1999). He was invited to give the key note address at an international conference on Teaching Methodologies in India and Abroad at Baba Farid University, Bathinda, Punjab in India in January 2010 where he spoke on ‘Teaching methodogies: some lessons from the comparative experience of teaching in India and the UK'. Pritam was an external advisor on the validation panels for economics and business degrees at Coventry University and the City University of Birmingham. He is on the Managing Committee of the Association for Heterodox Economics (UK) which endeavours to promote pluralism and diversity in economics teaching and research in the UK and abroad.
Pritam is actively involved in doctoral student supervision as Director of Studies with having supervised three PhDs to successful completion and currently supervising as Director of Studies seven PhD students including one from Burgundy Business School, Dijon and one by publication route. Pritam's research interests include theoretical and empirical work in the areas of migration, poverty reduction, sustainability and human development. He is also interested in supervising in the areas of rising importance of BRICS economies, federalism and development, and political economy of human rights. He has externally examined PhDs for universities in the UK, Ireland, India and Pakistan. He is also on the supervisory/examination committee of a Phd student at the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, New Brunswick, USA.
Details of PhD completions:
1. Michael Ochurub, Education and Development in Namibia Post Independence Period, 2001 (as a supervisor).
2. V.K. Mensah, The Impact of Culture and Government Policies on Ghana's Economic Development, 2008 (as the Director of Studies).
3. Lok Nath Bhusal, ‘The Underestimation of Poverty in the Low-income Countries and its Policy Implications for Social and Economic Security (with case study from Nepal)', January 2012 (as the Director of Studies).