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Rupayan Pal  


Rupayan pal


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Ph.D. (Economics), IGIDR, December, 2006.


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Research Interests:

Applied Microeconomic Theory (primary) and Econometric Applications (secondary) -- Application Areas: Industrial Organisation, Labour Economics, Environmental Economics, Public Economics, and Finance & Development


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  • “Managerial Delegation in Monopoly and Social Welfare”, International Journal of Economic Theory, (Forthcoming). [Wiley-Blackwell]
  • “Network Externalities and Strategic Managerial Delegation in Cournot Duopoly: Is There a Prisoners' Dilemma?” (with Trishita Bhattacharjee), Review of Network Economics, (Forthcoming). [De Gruyter]
  • “Mixed Duopoly and Environment” (with Bibhas Saha), Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 96-118, 2014. [Wiley-Blackwell] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpet.12056
  • “Endogenizing Governments’ Objectives in Tax Competition” (with Ajay Sharma), Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 570–578, 2013. [Elsevier] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2013.04.004
  • “Financial Inclusion in India: An Axiomatic Approach” (with Satya Ranjan Chakravarty), Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 813-837, 2013. [Elsevier] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2012.12.007
  • “Delegation and Emission Tax in a Differentiated Oligopoly”, Manchester School, Vol. 80, No. 6, pp. 650-670, 2012. [Wiley-Blackwell] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9957.2011.02253.x
  • “Mixed Duopoly, Cross-ownership and Partial Privatization” (with Ritika Jain), Journal of Economics, Vol. 107, No. 1, pp. 45-70, 2012. [Springer] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00712-011-0260-6
  • “Environmental Standards as Strategic Outcomes: A Simple Model” (with Rabindra. N. Bhattacharya), Resource and Energy Economics, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 408-420, 2010. [Elsevier] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.reseneeco.2009.11.001
  • “Impact of Communist Parties on the Individual Decision to Join a Trade Union: Evidence from India”, Developing Economies, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 496 - 528, 2010. [Wiley-Blackwell] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1746-1049.2010.00117.x
  • “Cooperative Managerial Delegation, R&D, and Collusion”, Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 155-169, 2010. [Blackwell] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8586.2009.00315.x
  • “Technology Adoption in a Differentiated Duopoly: Cournot versus Bertrand”, Research in Economics, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 128-136, 2010. [Elsevier] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rie.2009.11.003
  • “The Impact of Group Incentives on Performance of Small Firms: Hausman-Taylor Estimates” (with Kshitija Dixit), Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 403-414, 2010. [Wiley-Blackwell] (Full Text) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mde.1494

[See CV for full list of publications]

  • Market Structure and Innovation
  • Privatization
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Interregional Competition for Foreign Capital
  • Political Institutions, Budget Allocation, Growth and Government Efficiency
  • Special Topics in Microeconomic Theory (Optional course for PhD students at IGIDR)
  • Microeconomics I (Compulsory course for both PhD and Masters students at IGIDR and for Masters students at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE))
  • Public Economics (Compulsory course for Masters students at IGIDR and  GIPE)
  • Microeconomics II (Compulsory course for Masters students at GIPE)
  • Labour Economics (Optional course for Masters students at GIPE)
  • Industry: Organisation, Structure, and Problems (Optional course for Masters students at GIPE)
  • Personnel Economics (A course for MBA students at Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), School of Business & Human Resources)
  • Microeconomics (A course for Professionals: Reserve Bank of India Officers Training Program at IGIDR)
  • Topics in Oligopoly Theory ( A course for Faculty Refresher Program on Advances in Economics at IGIDR)