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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Utteeyo Dasgupta

 


 

Address

Wagner College, 1 Campus Rd,

Staten Island, NY 10301

Mobile: 4842781177

E-mail: utteeyo.dasgupta@wagner.edu                 

Twitter handle: @utteeyo


Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/utteeyodasgupta

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Delhi (B.A. with honors in Economics)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (MA in Economics)

University of Arizona, Tucson (MA in Economics)

University of Arizona, Tucson (Ph.D. in Economics, 2006)

Ph.D. Thesis: “Pricing Behavior in Contestable Markets and on the Internet,”

supervised by James C. Cox, Martin Dufwenberg and Price V. Fishback.

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

 

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Applied Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, Development Economics

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Articles

 

1.     Dasgupta, U. “Shooting in the Dark: Do Prices Matter in Ambiguous Environments?” forthcoming in Studies in Microeconomics.

2.     Dasgupta, U., L. Gangadharan, P. Maitra, S. Mani & S. Subramaniyan (2015). "Choosing to be Trained: Evidence from a Field Experiment."Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 110, 

        pp.145-159

3.     Dasgupta, U. & S. Mani (2015). "Only Mine or All Ours: Do Stronger Entitlements Affect Altruistic Choices in the Household." World Development, Vol. 67, pp. 363-375.

4.     Abbink, K., U. Dasgupta, L. Gangadharan, & T. Jain (2014). "Letting the briber go free: An experiment on mitigating harassment bribes."  Journal of Public EconomicsVol. 111, pp. 17-28

5.     Dasgupta, U., & W. Hakim Orman (2014).  "Does Heterogeneity Help in Overcoming the Public Goods Dilemma in a Sequential Contribution Environment?" Group Decision and NegotiationVol. 23, Issue 

        5. pp. 1219-1239.

6.     Dasgupta, U. & S. Mani (2013). "Explaining Randomized Evaluation Techniques Using Classroom Games."  Perspectives on Economic Education Research, Vol. 8, No. 1.

7.     Dasgupta, U. & S. Mani (2013). "Altruism in the Household: A pilot study."  Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. - XLVIII No. 33.

8.     Cox, J.C., V. Sadiraj, B. Vogt, & U. Dasgupta (2013).  "Is There A Plausible Theory for Decision under Risk? A Dual Calibration Critique." Economic Theory, Vol. 54, issue 2, pp. 305-333.

9.     Dasgupta, U. (2011).  "Are Entry Threats Always Credible?" The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 11: issue 1 (Contributions), Article 73.

10.  Dasgupta, U & A. Menon (2011). "Trust and Trustworthiness among Economics Majors." Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31 no.4, pp. 2799-2815

11.  Dasgupta, U. (2011). "Do procedures matter in fairness allocations? Experimental evidence in mixed gender pairings" Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31 no.1, pp. 820-829.

12.  Dasgupta, U. (2010). "Nudging Students Forward Towards Backward Induction." Journal of Industrial Organization Education, Vol. 5 issue 1, Article 3.

13.  Dasgupta, U. (2009). "Potential Competition in the Presence of Sunk Entry Costs: An Experiment." New Zealand Economic Papers, Special Issue: Laboratory experiments in economics, finance and political 

        science, Volume 43(2), pgs 203 - 225.

 

Refereed Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

 

1.     Dasgupta, U. (2007). "When Firms Contest." in Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems,#590, pgs 233-238,Springer.

2.     Dasgupta, U. (2004). "Minding Your Own Business." in Proceedings of Experiments in Economic Sciences - New Approaches to Solving Real-world Problems , pgs 500-520.

 

Editor Reviewed Articles

 

1.     Dasgupta, U. (2010).  "Book review: A guide to behavioral economics by Swartz, Journal of Economics Issues, December.

2.     Dasgupta, U. (2007). "Contestability and the significance of the entrant's home market: Dissertation abstract," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 10(2), pgs 193-194, June.

 

 

WORK UNDER REVIEW

 

1.     “De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum: An Experimental Investigation,” (Joint with Lata GangadharanPushkar MaitraSubha Mani).

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

1.      “How do better-ranked colleges help meet India’s skill shortages? Evidence using a regression discontinuity design”. (Joint with Subha Mani at Fordham University, Saurabh Singhal and Smriti Sharma at 

            WIDER).

2.     "Risk attitudes in the field." (Joint with Subha Mani at Fordham University, Saurabh Singhal and Smriti Sharma at WIDER).

3.     "Distributional Preferences in the field." (Joint with Subha Mani at Fordham University, Saurabh Singhal and Smriti Sharma at WIDER).

4.     “The role of asymmetric punishment in the European World” (Joint with Fatos Radoniqi at Whittier College).

5.     “On asymmetric punishment” (Joint with Eugen Dimant at University of Paderborn, Germany).

6.      “Emotions in Economic Games"(Joint with Randy Silvers at Deakin University)

7.     “A model of domestic defense equipment acquisition using a contestable framework” (Joint with Cedric Laguerre at Dassault Aviation, France)

8.     “Finding Partners among strangers” (Joint with Martin Dufwenberg at University of Arizona)

9.      “More the Merrier” (Joint with Roger White at Whittier College).

 

MIMEO AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL WRITING

 

1.     “International Price Differences in the Online Book Market: Case of a Digital Divide”.

2.     “Contesting Contestability: A Note”.

3.     “An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Evaluation” http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/experiments/examples/70039.html

4.     “Introduction of Backward Induction Technique Using a Classroom Experiment” http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/experiments/examples/68989.html

5.     “Choosing to be Trained: Behavioural Restrictions on Participation Decisions” http://ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=182

6.     “Do wives care more about household welfare than husbands?” http://ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=255

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

 

2014-present    Assistant Professor, Wagner College, Department of Economics

                                    University Associate, New York University

                                    Visiting Research Scholar, Franklin and Marshall College

2006-2014          Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College, Department of Economics

2002-2005          Graduate Student Instructor, University of Arizona, Department of Economics

2002-2006          Research Associate, University of Arizona, Department of Economics

2001-2002          Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Department of Economics

                                                                       

TEACHING

 

Wagner College, Department of Economics

Intermediate MicroeconomicsMicroeconomicsFYP interdisciplinary program; Game Theory

 

Franklin and Marshall College(In brackets, average student evaluation out of a maximum score of 5)

 

Game Theory  (4.6); Economics of Strategy (4.3); Industrial Organization  (4.5); Intermediate Microeconomics  (4.6); Principles of Economics  (4.3)

                                                     

University of Arizona, Department of Economics

                  Microeconomics for Business Analysis  (4); Industrial Organization Theory  (4)

                  Basic Economic Issues  (4)

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

·       Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics (NSF funded), San Diego, Jan. 2013.

·       Workshop on Teaching Innovations Program (TIP) in Economics, Paul J. Rizzo

Conference Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June, 2008.

·       Workshop on using experiments for Teaching, Southern Economic Association, Annual

Conference Washington, 2006.

 

STUDENT ADVISING

 

First-year advising at Wagner College; Supervision of Honors Theses at Wagner College; Supervision of Honors Theses (3), grant-funded student research (1) and general curricular advising at Franklin and Marshall College.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

2011-present                      Associate Editor, British Journal of Management and Economics

2011-present                      Member, Editorial board of the Journal of Community Development & Research

2008-present                      Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Scientific Journals International

2010-2014                           Member, Advisory Committee on Decision Science, Decision Theory, Distributive Justice Grant

2010-2013                           Member, Institutional Review Board, Franklin and Marshall

2007-2009                           Member, Institutional Review Board, Franklin and Marshall

2001-2003                           Reviewer, Graduate Travel Grant Committee for the Graduate and Professional Students Council, University of Arizona

2013, May                            Session organizer and chair, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings

 Member:                              American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Economic Science Association, Economic Research Network, Economic Design Network, Behavioral and Experimental 

                                                Economists of the Mid-Atlantic (BEEMA).

 

 

REFEREEING

 

NSF (ad hoc reviewer), Economic Inquiry, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Socio Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Southern Economic Journal, Economic Record, Agricultural Economics, Economics Bulletin, Managerial and Decision Economics, Studies in Microeconomics, Administration and Society, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Political Behavior, Journal of Industrial Organization Education, International Review of Economics Education, Economic and Political Weekly (panel reviewer), Scientific Journals International, International Journal of Social Economics (panel reviewer).

 

 

Manuscript Reviews                                                                   

Routledge International: Experiments in Economics: Playing fair with money (2008); A Course In Behavioral Economics (2012)

Orient Black Swan: Experimental Economics

Princeton University Press: Game Theory a Playful Introduction

 

 

AWARDS/HONORS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

 

·       2015: Faculty Research Grant, Wagner College ($1750).

·       2015: Faculty Aid, Wagner College ($291).

·       2015: Honorarium UNU-WIDER for proposal titled “Religious Discrimination on the Supply-side: Evidence from Lab Experiments in the Field” (Joint with Subha Mani and Prakarsh Singh; $8000)

·       2015: Honorarium UNU-WIDER for proposal titled “Caste differences in Behavior, Personality and Aspirations” (Joint with Subha Mani, Saurabh Singhal and Smriti Sharma; $8000)

·       2015: Faculty Research Grant, Fordham University (Joint with Subha Mani and Prakarsh Singh; $6392)

·       2014: Faculty Aid, Wagner College ($1458).

·       2013: International Growth Center (Co-investigator; with Lead investigator Subha Mani; $15,500).

·       2013: Population Association of America Poster Session Winner (Only Mine or All Ours: An Artefactual Field Experiment on Procedural Altruism; joint with Subha Mani).

·       2011: SABE grant as part of BEEMA affiliate. 

·       2010: Decision Science grant, Franklin and Marshall (Role of Price Anchor; $1500).

·       2010: COG grant, Franklin and Marshall  (Does Studying Economics influence Trust or Trustworthiness?; $1000).

·       2009: Biography selected in Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2009 edition.

·       2007: Honorarium: Jawaharlal Nehru University.

·       2007: Faculty Research Grant, Franklin and Marshall ($1000).

·       2006: Faculty Development Grant, Franklin and Marshall, $800 [Price Dispersion on the Internet].

·       2006: Professional Development Fund, Franklin and Marshall, $3000.

·       2006: Research Grant: Economic Science Laboratory, University of Arizona.

·       2001-2005: Research Assistantship, Department of Economics, University of Arizona.

·       2005: Registration Scholarship, University of Arizona.

·       2005: The Wells Teaching Fellowship, Department of Economics, University of Arizona.

·       2005: Research Grant: Economic Science Laboratory, University of Arizona.

·       2004: Honorarium: Kobe University (EES 2004), Japan.

·       2004: Travel Grant: Hayashibara Foundation (EES 2004), Japan.

·       2004: Research Grant: Economic Science Laboratory, University of Arizona.

·       2003: Summer Internship: WIDER-United Nation University, Helsinki, Finland.

·       2002: Coleman Scholarship, Department of Economics, University of Arizona.

·       2002: Merit Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Arizona.

·       2001: Registration Scholarship, Graduate College, University of Arizona.

·      2001: Merit Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Arizona.

 

INVITED VISITS

 

·       Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, July 2010.

·       Centre for Experiments in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Economics,

Jadavpur University, Summer 2009.

·       Centre for Experiments in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Economics,

Jadavpur University, December 2008-January 2009.

·       Economic Theory Center, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, June 2007.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

·       Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Spring 2015. (scheduled)

·       Manhattan College, New York, March 2015.

·       CESS, New York University, New York, February 2015.

·       Southern Economic Association Conference (Presidential sessions), Atlanta, November 2014.

·       Southern Economic Association Conference (Presidential sessions), Tampa, November 2013.

·       City College of New York, New York, October 2013.

·       Temple University, Department of Economics, March 2013.

·       BEEMA Research Workshop on Experimental Economics, Haverford College, March 2012.

·       Workshop on Experimental Economics, Department of Economics, Calcutta University, June 2011.

·       Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, July 2010.

·       Advances in Economic Theory, in honor of Dipankar Dasgupta and Amitava Bose, CSSSC, Calcutta, July 2010.

·       Fordham University, Department of Economics, Fall 2010.

·       Rutgers University, Department of Economics, April 2009.

·       International Conference on Experimental Economics, Experimental Economics Center, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, December 23-25, 2008.

·       Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 2007.

·       Jadavpur University, Department of Economics, Calcutta, India 2007.

·       University of Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand April 2006.

·       Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania January 2006.

·       Bank of America, January 2006.

·      EES, International Conference on Experimental Economics, 2004 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

·       BEEMA Conference, June 2014.

·       Liberal Arts College Development Economics Conference, Amherst College, Massachusetts, October 2013.

·       BEEMA Conference, August 2013.

·       Population Association of America, New Orleans, April 2013.

·       North American ESA Conference, Tucson, Nov. 2012.

·       Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, Nov. 2012 [Accepted].

·       Economic Science Association Conference, New York, 2012.

·       Southern Economic Association Conference, Washington D.C., 2011.

·       North American ESA Conference, Tucson, 2011.

·       Annual International Meeting of the Economic Science Association, Chicago, 2011.

·       International Atlantic Economic Conference, Athens, 2011.

·       Southern Economic Association, Annual Conference Atlanta, 2010.

·       Asia-Pacific ESA conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2010 [Accepted].

·       Econometrics Society Australasian Meetings (ESAM07), Brisbane, Australia, 2007.

·       Economic Science Associations, World Meeting at LUISS in Rome, 2007 [Accepted].

·       Southern Economic Association, Annual Conference, Charlotte, 2006.

·       Economic Science Association, Regional Meetings, Tucson, 2006.

·       Western Economic Association Annual Conference, San Diego, 2006.

·       Southern Economic Association, Annual Conference Washington, 2005.

·       ESA North America Meetings, Tucson, 2005.

·       Western Economic Association conference, San Francisco, 2005.

·       ESA North America Meetings 2005, Montreal [Accepted].

·       ESA North America Meetings, Tucson, 2004.

·       Third-year paper workshop conference, Department of Economics, University of Arizona, 2004.

·      Second-year paper workshop conference, Department of Economics, University of Arizona, 2003.

 

CONFERENCE DISCUSSANT

 

Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings 2013, Southern Economic Association 2011, Southern Economic Association, 2006, Economic Science Association, 2006, Western Economic Association, 2006, Southern Economic Association 2005,Western Economic Association International 2005, EES, International Conference on Experimental Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University 2004.

  

REFERENCES

 

Professor James C. Cox

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Georgia State University

14 Marietta Street NW, Room 456

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 651-1888

Email: jccox@gsu.edu

Professor Martin Dufwenberg

Department of Economics

University of Arizona

McClelland Hall, Room 401N

P.O. Box 210108, Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: (520) 626-1540

Email:  martind@eller.arizona.edu

 

 

Professor Lata Gangadharan

Department of Economics

Monash University

Clayton Campus, Room E959

Monash University, Vic 3800

Phone: +61-3-990-52345

Email: Lata.Gangadharan@buseco.monash.edu.au

 

Professor Price V. Fishback

Department of Economics

University of Arizona

McClelland Hall, Room 401GG

P.O. Box 210108, Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: (520) 621-4421

Email: pfishback@eller.arizona.edu