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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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  • Pal, Rupayan (2015) “Cournot vs. Bertrand under Relative Performance Delegation: Implications of Positive and Negative Network Externalities”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 75(May). Forthcoming. [Elsevier]
  • Pal, Rupayan & Saha, Bibhas (2015) “Pollution Tax, Partial Privatization and Environment” (with Bibhas Saha), Resource and Energy Economics, 40(May), pp. 19-35. Forthcoming. [Elsevier]
  • Pal, Rupayan & Saha, Bibhas (2015) “Entry Threats and Inefficiency in Efficient Bargaining” (with Bibhas Saha), Scottish Journal of Political Economy. Forthcoming. [Wiley-Blackwell]
  • Pal, Rupayan (2014) “Managerial Delegation in Monopoly and Social Welfare”, International Journal of Economic Theory, 10(4), pp. 403-410. [Wiley-Blackwell]
  • Pal, Rupayan (2014) “Price and Quantity Competition in Network Goods Duopoly: A Reversal Result”, Economics Bulletin, 34(2), pp. 1019-1027. [Access Econ]
  • Pal, Rupayan & Saha, Bibhas (2014) “Mixed Duopoly and Environment”, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 16 (1), pp. 96–118. [Wiley-Blackwell]



I. Industrial Organization



II. Environmental Economics/Public Economics



III. Labour Economics


  • 15. Pal, Rupayan & Saha, Bibhas (2015) “Entry Threats and Inefficiency in Efficient Bargaining”, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming. [Wiley-Blackwell]
  • 16. Pal, Rupayan & Saha, Bibhas (2014) “Labour Market: Balancing Freedom and Protection”, Chapter 30, pp. 822-845, in Ashima Goyal (ed.) Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century: Understanding the Inherent Dynamism. [Oxford University Press, India]
  • 17. Pal, Rupayan (2010) “Impact of Communist Parties on the Individual Decision to Join a Trade Union: Evidence from India”, Developing Economies, 48(4): pp. 496 – 528. [Wiley-Blackwell]
  • 18. Pal, Rupayan & Saha, Bibhas (2006) “Wage Commitment, Signalling and Entry Deterrence or Accommodation” (with Bibhas Saha), LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 20(4): pp. 625 – 650. [Blackwell]
  • 19. Pal, Rupayan (2006) “Union-Firm Bargaining Under Alternative Pay Schemes: Does Performance Related Pay Fare Better?” Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 49(1): pp. 103 – 112.


IV. Financial Inclusion


  • 20. Chakravarty, S. R. & Pal, Rupayan (2013) “Financial Inclusion in India: An Axiomatic Approach”, Journal of Policy Modeling, 35(5): pp. 813-837. [Elsevier]
  • 21. Pal, Rupayan & Vaidya, R. R. (2011) “Outreach of Banking Services across Indian States: 1981-2007 Converging or Diverging?” Chapter 12, pp. 116-129, in D. M. Nachane (Ed.) India Development Report 2011. [Oxford University Press, India]


V. Industry Studies



VI. Economics and Politics


  • 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)