ECONOMIC RESEARCH UNIT

Conference/Workshop @ ERU

 

2013 - 14

  • Workshops on “Large Scale Survey and Regression Techniques” in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, was organised by the Department of Statistics, Gauhati University, Assam,  March 12, 2014 to March 14, 2014.
  • Training Programme on “Econometrics for ISS Officers”, Economic Research Unit, Kolkata, at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, February 03 – 14, 2014.

2010 - 11

  • Workshop on “Economics-Physics Interface”, Economic Research Unit and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, November 19, 2010
  • Workshop on “Preserving Some Important Project Reports and The Historical Papers on the ISI in the ISI Archive and ISI Library” Economic Research Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, March 03, 2011.

2009 - 10

  • International Workshop on Econophysics of Games and Social Choices”: Economic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata  and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata at, Indian Statistical Institute March 9 – 13, 2009. 

 

Seminars @ ERU

 

2014 - 15

  • Sengupta, Sarbajit, Department of Economics, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, (18.02.2015): Choosing Between Formal and Informal Sector Ventures: Property Rights, Credit and Threat of Eviction.
  • Bloch, Francis, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics, France, (February 11, 2015): Dynamic Allocation of Objects to Queuing Agents.
  • Ritwik Banerjee, Department of Economics, University of Aarhus, (January 29, 2015): Corruption, Norm Violation and the Decay in Social Capital.
  • Joo Young Jeon, Department of Economics, University of East Anglia,(December 18, 2014): Profitability and Collusion: An Experimental Investigation.
  • Ashmita Gupta, Department of Economics, University of Houston, (December 11, 2014): Effect of Trade Liberalization on Gender Inequality: A Case of India.
  • Oindrila Dey, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, (December 4, 2014): Endogenous Favouritism with Status Incentives: A Model of Optimal Inefficiency.
  • Nilanjana Roy, Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Canada, (November 20, 2014): Gains or Pains? Female Inheritance Rights in India and the Health of Young Girls.
  • Siddhartha Sharma, Indian School of Business, Hydrabad, (November 13, 2014): Vertical Integration Strategy by Platforms in the Smartphone Industry.
  • Arpita Chatterjee, University of New South Wales, Australia, (October 30, 2014): Trade and Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India: Theory and Evidence.
  • Parikshit Ghosh, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, (25.09.2014): Character Endorsements and Electoral Competition.
  • Kenmei Tsubota, Institute of Developing Economics, Japan, (August 25, 2014): Economic Impact of Political Protests (Strikers) on Firms: Evidence from Bangladesh.
  • Shrabani Saha, Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, (August 21, 2014): The Nexus between Democracy and Good Governance: A Cross-National Analysis in a Non-Linear Framework.
  • Kaustav Das, Department of Economics, University Exeter Business School, United Kingdom, (August 14, 2014): Strategic Experimentation with Heterogeneous Agents and Payoff Externalities.
  • Avik Chakrabarti, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, (July 17, 2014): Cross-Border Mergers and Market Concentration in a Vertically Related Industry: Theory and Evidence.
  • Suman Seth, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, (July 10, 2014): Measuring and Decomposing Inequality among the Multidimensionally Poor using Ordinal Data:  A Counting Approach.
  • Anil K. Bera, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA, (July 9, 2014): Contrasts between Modelling Time Series and Spatial Data.
  • Kalyan Chatterjee, Department of Economics, Department of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, (July 2, 2014): Self-control Preferences and Expected Utility.
  • Saurav Roychoudhury, Department of Economics, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, (July 3, 2014): Innovation Governance and Competition.
  • Kalyan Chatterjee, Department of Economics, Department of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, (July 4, 2014): Diffusion of Innovation.
  • Swaprava, Nath, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, (June 17, 2014): Affine Maximizers in Domains with Selfish Valuations.
  • Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, (June 13, 2014): Offshoring and Dual Labour Markets in Developing Nations.
  • Soumyanetra Munshi, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, (June 12, 2014): Arranged Marriage Education and Dowry: A Contract-theoretic Perspective.
  • Kaushik Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, (May 29, 2014): Impact of Technology on the Seasonality of Currency in Circulation: Evidence from the USA and India.
  • Rittwik Chatterjee, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, (April 10, 2014): A Collusion-proof and Efficient Mechanism for Asymmetric Bidders.
  • Debopam Bhattacharya, Department of Economic, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, (April 08, 2014):  Nonparametric Welfare Analysis for Discrete Choice.

2013 - 14

  • Bandyopadhyay, Debasis, University of Auckland, New- Zealand, (January 10, 2014): Economic Wellbeing of A Society In A Culture of Violence Against Women.
  • Banik, Nilanjan, Glocal University,UK., (August 20, 2013): Is India Shining? 
  • Basu, Deepankar, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (August 1, 2013): An Empirical Investigation of the Calorie Consumption Puzzle in India.
  • Bera, K. Anil, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA., (July 25, 2013): Spatial Regression: The Curious Case of Negative Dependence.
  • Bhattacharjee, Subhra, United Nations Development Programme, (July 23, 2013): Capturing Preferences under Incomplete Scenarios Using Elicited Choice Probabilities.
  • Chakraborty, Tanika, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, (July 18, 2013): Court-ship Kinship and Business: A Study on the Interaction between the Formal and Informal Institutions and Its Effect on Entrepreneurship.
  • Chattopadhyay, Srobonti, Department of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi., (April 18, 2013): Selling a Technological Innovation Through Auction in an Oligopolistic Industry.
  • Dasgupta, Swapan, Dalhousie University, Canada., (December 20, 2013): On a Model of Forestry.
  • De, Kumar, Utpal, Department of Economics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shilong, (January 29, 2014): Changing Climate and the Agricultural Scenario of Assam since 1950.
  • Ghatak, Maitreesh, London School of Economics, UK., (August 8, 2013): Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance.
  • Gupta, Rangan, University of Pretoria, South Africa, (December 19, 2013): Socio-Political Instability and Growth Dynamics.
  • Lahiri, Kajal, University at Albany: SUNY, USA., (January 3, 2014): Birthweight and Academic Achievement in Childhood.
  • Munshi, Soumyanetra, Department of Economics, IGIDR, Mumbai., (December 3, 2013): Analysis of Conflict within a Contested Land: the Case of Kashmir.  

2012 - 13

  • Bandyopadhyay, Taradas, University of California, Riverside, USA, (February 1, 2013): Rational Choice Procedures.
  • Basu, Somdutta, the Pennsylvania State University, USA, (July 19, 2012): Reputation for Two Audiences: Rating Agencies, Auditors and Issuer-pays Markets.
  • Basu, Somdutta, the Pennsylvania State University, USA, (January 3, 2013): Does It Take a Village? Informal Insurance and Group Size under Individual Liability Loans.
  • Bhattacharya, Biswanath, Asian Development Bank, (August 24, 2012): ASEAN, the PRC, and India: The Great Transformation.
  • Bhattacharya, Biswanath, Asian Development Bank, (January 24, 2013): Determinants of Bond Market Development in Asia. 
  • Bhattacharya, S. Prasad, Deakin University, (January 10, 2013): Land Reform Initiatives and Implementation in a World Country Panel.
  • Chakrabarti, Saumya, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan Birbhum, (January 30, 2013): Unorganised Manufacturing in India: Structural Transformation / Exclusion / Marginalisation?
  • Chakravarty, Sujoy, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (June 14, 2012): Keeping One�s World: A Laboratory Study of Promises and Integrity.
  • Chowdhury, Modak, Subhasish, University of East Anglia, UK, (December 20, 2012): The Max-Min Group Contest with Applications to Turf Wars.
  • Dam, Kanishka, Centro de Investigation y Docencia Economicas, (January 2, 2013): Incentives and Competition in Microfinance.
  • Das, Kaustav, the Pennsylvania State University, USA, (August 3, 2012): Competition, Duplication and Learning in R & D.
  • De, Kumar, Utpal, Department of Economics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shilong, (February 7, 2013): Integration of States Through Globalisation and Development Across the Continents.
  • Dutta, Arijita, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, (June 7, 2012): Hospital Efficiency: Measurement and Determinants.
  • Mallick, Indrajit, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, (July 26, 2012): Optimal Bankruptcy Procedure under Asymmetric Information.
  • Mohapatra, Prasad, Debi, Department of Economics, Cornell University, USA, (January 9, 2013): Heterogeneous Beliefs and Wealth Dynamics in a Binary Hidden Markov Model.
  • Mutuswami, Suresh, University of Leicester, UK., (April, 27, 2012): Bargaining in an ambiguous environment.
  • Sinha, Bhanu, Uday, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economic, Delhi, (June 22, 2012): International Cartels with Spheres of Influence
  • Veettil, Chellattan, Prakashan, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, (August 27, 2012): Application of Choice Modeling in Policy Analysis Complementary Institutions and Nutrition Labelling. 

2011 - 12

  • Basu, Sujata, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (August 10, 2011): Endogenous Human Capital Formation Distance to Frontier and Growth.
  • Banerjee, Sanjay, University of Nottingham, UK, (September 21, 2011): Intrinsic Cycles.
  • Banerjee, Suman, Nanyang Business School, Singapore (July 12, 2011): Investment Effects of Dual Class Shares.
  • Banerjee, Suman, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (December 20, 2011): Legal-system Arbitrage and Parent-Subsidiary Capital Structures.
  • Bhattacharya, Anindya, Department of Economics, University of York, UK, (April 20, 2011): Allocative Efficiency and An Incentive Scheme for Research.
  • Bhattacharya, Debopam, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, UK, (September 05, 2011): A Nonparametric Test of Fir Treatment with Application to University Admissions.
  • Breunig, Robert, Australian National University, (February 09, 2012): Wage Dispersion and Team Performance: A Theoretical Model and Evidence from Baseball.
  • Chakrabarti, Avik, Department of Economics, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, (December, 28, 2011): North-South Trade and Skilled-Unskilled Wage Inequality: The Role of Asymmetric Adjustment Costs.
  • Chatterjee, Debipriya, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, (June 28, 2011): Endogenous Hierarchies under Representational Concerns.
  • Chatterjee, Kalayan, Pennsylvania State University, USA, (August 03, 2011): Pre-electoral Coalitions and Post-election Bargaining.
  • Chowdhury, M. Subhasish, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, UK, (January 05, 2012):Top Guns May Not Fire: Best-Shot Group Contests with Group-Specific Public Good Prizes.
  • Das, Kaustav, Pennsylvania State University, USA, (July 27, 2011): Decentralised Bilateral Trading in Markets with Incomplete Information.
  • Das, Kumar, Pranab, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, (September 15, 2011): A Stochastic Frontier Approach to Modelling Financial Constraints in Firms: An Application to India.
  • Dasgupta, Kunal, Department of Economics, University of Toronto, (December 05, 2011): Quality Uncertainty and Intermediation in International Trade.
  • Dinda, Soumyananda,  Chandragupta Institute of Management, Patna, Bihar (October, 2011): Trade and Environment: Does Globalization Increase Global Warming.
  • Gangopadhyay, Kausik, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, (October 25, 2011): Extent of Poverty in India: A Different Dimension. 
  • Gupta, Ranjan, Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, South Africa, (February 02, 2012): Tax Evasion Financial Development and Inflation: Theory and Empirical Evidence.
  • Mallik, Rajlaxmi, NSHM Business School, Kolkata, (April 21, 2011): Being Credit Rationed: Perception and Transaction Cost.
  • Majumdar, Rumki, Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore, (April 04, 2011):  The Story of Productivity in the Indian Hardware Electronic Industry.
  • Mitra, Siddhartha, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, (April 13, 2011): New Approaches to Measuring Inclusiveness.
  • Mukhopadhyay, Sankar, Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno. USA,  (October  19, 2011): From Illegal to Legal: The Wage Gain from Legalization. 
  • Mukherjee, Debasri, Department of Economics, Western Michigan University, USA, (December 22, 2011): Nonparametric Estimation of the Marginal Effects in Fixed-Effects Panel Models: An Application on the Environmental Kuznets Curve.
  • Mukherjee, Diganta, Bayesian and Interdisciplinary Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata, (October 13, 2011): Identity, Envy and Resource Loss.
  • Nils, Rudi, INSEAD Business School for the World, Singapore, (November 25, 2011): In-play Football Prediction.
  • Sanyal, Suman, Department of Mathematics, Marshall University, USA (July 19, 2011): Stochastic Dynamic Equation.
  • Sen, Monalisa, Department of Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA, (July 14, 2011): Specification Tests for Panel Spatial Models with Misspecification.
  • Sengupta, Indranil, Department of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Texas � EI Paso, USA, (May 23, 2011): Option Pricing with Transaction Costs and Stochastic Volatility in a Financial Market.  

2010 - 11

  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St, USA, (June 24, 2010): An Evaluation of the Employment Effects of Barriers to Outsourcing.
  • Bhattacharya, Kaushik, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, (June 10, 2010): Emergence of Independent Candidates: A Negative Binomial Regression Model of an Indian Parliamentary Election. 
  • Bhattacharya, Sourav, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, USA, (August, 08 2010): Resistance to Outside Investment: A Rational Model of Surplus Destruction.
  • Bhattacharya, Debopam, University of Oxford, (January 10, 2011): Evaluating treatment protocols using data combination.
  • Chatterjee, Arpita, University of New South Wales, USA, (January 07, 2011): Who do Similar Countries Choose Different Policies? Endogenous Comparative Advantage & Welfare Gains.
  • Chaudhury, Kausik, Leeds University Business School, UK (April 06, 2010): Clustering, Inter-Family Heterogeneity and School Attendance.
  • Das, Kaustav, Department of Economics, Penn State University, USA,  (July 28, 2010): Competition in Buyer-Seller Markets: One-Sided Simultaneous Offers Bargaining.
  • Dey, Malay, Independent, Fairfield, CT06824, USA (July 22, 2010): New Directions in Financial Econometrics.
  • Ghosh, Sambudha, Department of Economics, Boston University, U.S.A., (January 05,2010): Repeated Adverse Selection: Insurance.
  • Ghosh, Saptarshi, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, UK, (January 06, 2010): Quality, Reputation and Leakage of Expert Advice. 
  • Gupta, Sudip, Indian School of Business, Bangalore, (March 09, 2011): Why and When to Go Public: A Structural Estimation?
  • Kundu, Tapas, Department of Economics & ESOP, University of Oslo, Norway, (April 04, 2010): Conflict and Mobility: Resource Sharing in Groups.
  • Maitra, Sudeshna, Department of Economics, York University, Canada,  (February 14, 2011): Population Dynamics and Marriage Payments: An Analysis of the Long Run Equilibrium in India.
  • Mukherjee, Anirban, Globsyn Business School, Kolkata, (February 17, 2011): Transition of Credit Institutions: Theory and Evidence.
  • Ray, Ranjan, Department of Economics, Monash University, Australia, (November 30, 2010):  Multi Dimensional Deprivation in the Awakening Giants: A Comparative Study on Micro Data.
  • Sen, Debapriya, Department of Economics, Canada, (September 02, 2010): Relative and Absolute Preference for Quality. 

2009 - 10

  • Baksi, Soham, Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg, Canada, (July 15, 2009): Environmental Policy in the Presence of an Informal Sector.
  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, U.S.A. (June 18, 2009): Bio-Fuel Subsidies and International Trade.
  • Bhattacharya, Joysankar, University of Siena, Italy, (January 19, 2010): Group-participation, Women’s Empowerment and Capability Enhancement: Application of a MIMIC Model in West Bengal.
  • Bhattacharya, S. Prasad, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University, Australia, (February, 07 2010): How Do Legal Systems Affect Land Distribution?: A Long-run Disaggregated Analysis.
  • Chattopadhyay, Sadhan, Reserve Bank of India, Kolkata (July 10, 2009): Agriculture Financing and Profit Efficiency of the Public Sector Banks.
  • Chattopadhyay, Siddhartha, Department of Economics, University at Albany, SUNY, U.S.A., (January 13, 2010): Liquidity Trap, Expectational Dynamics and The Monetary Policy Rule: An Analysis under Adaptive Learning.
  • D’Ambrosio, Conchita, Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Italy, (January 07, 2010): Multidimensional Poverty and Material Deprivation.
  • Deb, Joyee, New York University, Stern School of Business, New York, (August 06, 2009): Cooperation and Community Responsibility – A Folk Theorem for Repeated Random Matching Games with Names.
  • Deb, Partha, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and NBER, (July 30, 2009): Job Loss: Eat, Drink and Try to be Merry?
  • Dey, K. Malay, Network Financial Institute, U.S.A., (December 11, 2009):Information Content in Small and Large Trade.
  • Gatheral, Jim, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University & Managing Director, Merrill Lynch, U.S.A., (March 08, 2010): Random Matrix Theory and Covariance Estimation.
  • Ghosh, Sambuddha, Boston University, Department of Economics, U.S.A., (August 12, 2009): Ideology Beats Ideals: A Paradox of Strategic Voting.
  • Gongopadhyay, Kausik, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, (December 29, 2009): Demand for Education: Is Culture a Major Determinant?
  • Majumdar, Dipjyoti, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, (July, 23, 2009): Incentive – Compatible Voting Rules with Positively Correlated Beliefs.
  • Marjit, Sugata, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, (April 08, 2009): Two Elementary Propositions on Fragmentation and Outsourcing in Pure Theory of International Trade.
  • Marjit, Sugata, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, (July 08, 2009): Global Recession and the Indian Economy – Unconventional Wisdom.
  • Nadkharni, M.G., Department of Mathematics,  Mumbai University, Mumbai, (April 16, 2009): An Application of Martingale Convergence Theorem to Analyze Company Data.
  • Paul, Ketan, Sanjoy, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., (August 28, 2009): Application of GARCH Model to Analyze Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring Data for Glycaemic Management.
  • Sengupta, Ramprasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, (December 23, 2009): Prospects and Policies for Low Carbon Economic Growth of India.
  • Sen, Rituparna, Department of Statistics, University of California at Davis, U.S.A., (December 30, 2009): Functional Data Analysis for volatility.
  • Tarafdar, Suchismitam, Department of Economics, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, U.S.A., (March 30, 2010): Optimization in Economies  

2008 - 09 

  • Bag, Parimal Kanti National University of Singapore, Department of Economics, Singapore, (January 05, 2009): Communication and Authority with Multiple Sources of Uncertainty.
  • Banerjee, Sanjay, Essex University, U.K. (August 13, 2008): Corporate Governance Information Production and Collusion.
  • Bera, K. Anil, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, U.S.A. (July 28, 2008): Birth of a Nonlinear Model.
  • Chaudhuri, Ananish, Department of Economic, University of Auckland, New Zealand (27th January, 2009): Social Learning and Conditional Cooperation in a Laboratory Public Goods Game.
  • Chowdhury. M. Subhasish, Purdue University, U.S.A. (August 06, 2008): Linear Tullock Contests: A Generalized Structure and the Existence of Multiple Equilibria.
  • D' Ambrosio, Conchita, Universita di Milano-Bicocca and DIW Berlin, Italy, (January 15, 2009): Poverty and Time.
  • Gangopadhyay, Kausik, Visiting Scientist, Economic Research Unit, Kolkata, (July 09, 2008): Women's Labor Supply: Is Mother's Time at Home Investment or Consumption?
  • Ghosh, Aurobindo, Singapore Management University, Singapore, (December 26, 2008): Risking Returns: Moving from Public to Private Equity.
  • Lahiri, Kajal, University at Albany, SUNY, USA, (23rd January, 2009): Learning and Heterogeneity in GDP and Inflation Forecasts.
  • Marjit, Sugata, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, (July 16, 2008): Fraudulent Financial Practice and Competitive Discipline.
  • Mukherjee, Debasri, Department of Economics, Western Michigan University, U.S.A., (August 21, 2008): Empirics of Foreign Aid: A Semi Parametric Approach.
  • Mukherjee, Diganta, ICFAI Business School Kolkata, Plot J � 3, Block GP, Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 091, (September 10, 2008): Teaching Assessment Trade-off and Performance Related Pay in Education.
  • Rao, D.S. Prasada, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, Australia, (December 19, 2008): Stochastic Approach to Index Numbers for Multilateral Price Comparisons and their Standard Errors.
  • Ray, Indrajit, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, U.K., (December 12, 2008): Coordination and Cheap Talk.
  • Ray, Ranjan, Monash University, Australia, (January 16, 2009): Evaluating the Distributional Implications of Price Movements: Methodology, Application and Australian Evidence.
  • Sahu, Sohini, University at Albany, SUNY, USA, (January 07, 2009): Transition Accounting for India in a Multi-sector Dynamic General Equilibrium Model.
  • Sengupta, Soumitra, Lamron Analysts, Kolkata, (August 12, 2008): Quantitative Trading Methods.