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Research Interests




Indraneel Dasgupta studied Economics at Presidency College (Calcutta), Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi) and the University of California.  He held academic positions at Deakin University, Australia (Lecturer); Nottingham University, UK (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader); Durham University, UK (Professor); and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, India (Professor) before joining the Indian Statistical Institute in 2012.  He has been an academic visitor to a number of institutions in the US, Europe, India and Australia, including Alicante, Australian National University, Carlos III, CORE, Cornell, Delhi School of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Namur, Tulane and WIDER, Helsinki.  Indraneel is a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn; and of the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, Nottingham. 

Indraneel's research interests lie broadly in the areas of microeconomic theory, development economics and public economics, with a policy focus on issues relating to inequality and distributive conflict. His work in microeconomic theory has focused on foundational issues in revealed preference theory. His research in the areas of development economics and public economics has addressed aspects of intra-household distribution, charitable donation, group inequality, identity conflict and class antagonism.  His research outlets include the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, BE Journal of Theoretical Economics, Defence and Peace Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Choice and Social Choice and Welfare.  Indraneel's research has been supported by the US Department of Agriculture, the Pew Charitable Trusts US, and the European Union.  His major research papers are available at   

 Indraneel is currently a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Development Studies and has previously served as an Associate Editor of New Zealand Economic Papers.



Last updated, February 2018