Gautam Bose 
Associate Professor
School of Economics, UNSW





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PhD: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
B.A.(Hons.): Presidency College, University of  Calcutta (Kolkata) . University Medal.


Development Economics
Microeconomic Theory







ECON3110: Development Economics



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



Conformity and adaptation in groups (with E. Dechter and L. Ivancic)

Monitoring for worker quality (with Kevin Lang) Forthcoming Journal of Labor Economics

Organizational cultures of corruption (with Patrick Schneider) Forthcoming Journal of Public Economic Theory

Aspects of bureaucratic corruption , The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy, Chetan Ghate (ed.), 2012, Oxford University Press.

Cross-border acquisitions and optimal government policy (with Sudipto Dasgupta and Arghya Ghosh) Economic Record, September 2011, pp. 427-437.

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.

Search and Intermediation: Towards a Model of the Merchant Trader (with Abhijit Sengupta)

Partners in Crime: Collusive Corruption and Search, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 9.  (with M. Haque Nabin) (2008)

Micro-credit Programs and Land Distribution: A Note. (with M. H. Nabin) Economics Bulletin, Vol. 15 no. 9 pp. 1-7 (2006)

Market segmentation as a screening mechanism

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.

Norms of Fairness and Strategic Behavior: An Experiment.

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.

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