PhD: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
B.A.(Hons.): Presidency College, University of Calcutta (Kolkata). University Medal.
Rational conflict and pre-commitment to peace (with DVP Prasada) Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 149, May 2018, Pages 215–238.
Market segmentation as a screening mechanism, in Lensink, Robert, Stefan Sjogren and Clas Wihlborg (eds.), Paths for sustainable economic development. L,S&W, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017.
Behavioral coordination as an individual best-response to punishing role models (with Geni Dechter and Gigi Foster). Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Monitoring for worker quality (with Kevin Lang). Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 35, no. 3, 2017, pp 755-785.
Organizational cultures of corruption (with Patrick Schneider). Journal of Public Economic Theory, 19:1. pp. 59–80, 2017.
Conformity and adaptation in groups (with E. Dechter and L. Ivancic)
Aspects of bureaucratic corruption, Chapter 18 of The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy, (ed: Chetan Ghate), 2012.
Cross-border acquisitions and optimal government policy (with Sudipto Dasgupta and Arghya Ghosh) Economic Record, pp. 427-437, September 2011.
The fragmentation of reputation The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics: Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 16 (2010)
Intermediation in corruption markets (with Shubhashis Gangopadhyay). Indian Growth and Development Review, v.2 no.1, 2009.
Partners in Crime: Collusive Corruption and Search (with M. Haque Nabin). The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: 8: 1, Article 9. (2008)
Micro-credit Programs and Land Distribution: A Note. (with M. H. Nabin) Economics Bulletin, Vol. 15 no. 9 pp. 1-7 (2006)
Bureaucratic delays and bribe-taking Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 54, Issue 3 , July 2004, Pages 313-320.
Endogenous market segmentation with heterogeneous agents Economic Theory 22 (2003) 2, 457-467.
Dealers, markets, and exchanges: A study of intermediation, in Contemporary Macroeconomics, Ray, Bose and Sarkar (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2001.
Institutions and institutional change: A review of conceptual and analytical issues in Limam (ed.): Institutional reform in the MENA region. Economic Research Forum, Cairo, 2000.
Nutritional efficiency wages: A policy framework, Journal of Development Economics (54) 2 (1997) pp. 469-478.
Agrarian efficiency wages in a dual economy, Journal of Development Economics, vol. 49 (1996) pp. 371-386.
Bargaining economies with patient and impatient agents, Games and Economic Behavior 14, pp. 149-172 (1996).
Stores, Economic Theory 6, (1995) pp. 251-262 (with M. Pingle)
Interlinked contracts and moral hazard in investment, Journal of Development Economics, 41 (1993) pp. 247-273.
Occasional Op-ED pieces
The Telegraph Calcutta,
6 Nov 2002
On sunk costs
The Telegraph Calcutta,
6 Dec 2002
Women and part-time work
The Telegraph Kolkata,
1 April 2003
Coordination and economic development
The Telegraph Kolkata ,
9 March 2005
On Mamdou Habib