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






ECON2111: Introduction to Economic Development

ECON3101: Advanced Microeconomics



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



Conforming to Group Norms: An Experimental Study (with E. Dechter and L. Ivancic)

A theory of monitoring and internal labor markets (with Kevin Lang)

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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