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Utteeyo Dasgupta                                                  Wagner College, 1 Campus Rd,

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RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

 

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

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Articles

1.     Dasgupta, U., L. Gangadharan, P. Maitra, S. Mani (2017) " Searching for Preference Stability in a State Dependent World." Journal of Economic PsychologyVol. 62, pp. 17-32.

2.     Dasgupta, U. (2016). “Shooting in the Dark: Do Prices Matter in Ambiguous Environments?” Studies in Microeconomics, Vol. 4(1),  pp 1-12.

3.     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

4.     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.

5.     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

6.     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.

7.     Dasgupta, U. & S. Mani (2013). " An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Evaluation."  Perspectives on Economic Education Research, Vol. 8, No. 1.

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

9.     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.

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

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

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

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

14.  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 - 

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Refereed Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

15.  Dasgupta, U. (2017). “Vocational Selection” in Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, (ed. Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd Shackelford), Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_802-1.

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

17.  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 

18.  Dasgupta, U. (2017). [Review of the book The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis, by S. Dhami]. Studies in Microeconomics, Forthcoming.

19.  Dasgupta, U. (2010).  [Review of the book A guide to behavioral economics by Swartz]. Journal of Economics Issues, December.

20.  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 & WORKING PAPERS

 

1.     Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Sharma, S. & Singhal S. “Cognitive, Socioemotional and Behavioral Returns to College Quality.” IZA Discussion Paper No. 10701. R&R.

2.     Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Singh, P. “Searching for Religious Discrimination among Anganwadi Workers in India: An Experimental Investigation.” IZA Discussion Paper No. 10048.

3.     Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Sharma, S. & Singhal S. “Can Distributional Preferences Explain Gender Differences in Competition?” IZA Discussion Paper No.  10627.

4.     Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Sharma, S. & Singhal S. “Caste Differences in Behavior and Personality: Evidence from India.” UNU-WIDER Working Paper 60/2016.

5.     Dasgupta, U., and Dimant, E. (2017). “Mitigating Harassment Bribes.”

6.     Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Sharma, S. & Singhal S. “Eliciting Risk Preferences: Firefighting in the Field.” IZA Discussion Paper No. 9765.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

1.     “Really” (Joint with Marina Agranov at Caltech and Andrew Schotter at New York University).

2.     “Discrimination - Sources and Solution.” (Joint with Subha Mani at Fordham University, Joseph Vecci at University of Gothenburg, and Tomas Zelinsky at Economicka). 

3.      “The Role of Intermediaries in Asymmetric Punishment” (Joint with Fatos Radoniqi at Whittier College).

4.     “Experiments on Depression and Child Development” (Joint with Sonia Bhalotra at Essex University and Farah Said at Lahore School of Economics).

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

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

7.      “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

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Arizona, 2006.

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

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

MA in Economics, University of Arizona, 2002.

MA in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

B.A. with Honors in Economics, Ramjas College, Delhi University

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2015-present    Senior Research Associate, Center for International Policy Studies, Fordham University

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

                                    University Associate, New York University

2014-2016          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(In brackets, average student evaluation out of a maximum score of 1)

Game Theory (1.3); Intermediate Microeconomics (1.5); Microeconomics (1.5); FYP interdisciplinary program (1.6)

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(In brackets, average student evaluation out of a maximum score of 5)

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

                  Basic Economic Issues  (4)

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

·       Guest Lecture on Experiments in Industrial Organization, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India, 27th July, 2015.

·       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

 

Undergraduate: At Wagner College: First-year advising; Supervision of Senior Theses (13); At Franklin and Marshall College: Supervision of Honors Theses (3); Grant-funded student research (1); General curricular advising at Franklin and Marshall College. Graduate:  External examiner PhD Thesis (Joseph Vecci), Monash University, 2016

 

REFEREEING

 

NSF (ad hoc reviewer), Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Journal of Socio Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics Letters, Managerial and Decision Economics, Review of Development Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Public Choice, Journal of Public Economic Theory, International Journal of Social Economics, Economic Record, Agricultural Economics, American Law and Economics Review, Singapore Economic Review, Economics of Governance Review, Economics Bulletin, Games, Studies in Microeconomics, Economics and Politics, Economics of Governance, 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), Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision-makers, Scientific Journals International, International Journal of Social Economics (panel reviewer), Sustainability.

Manuscript Reviews                                                                   

Routledge International: Experiments in Economics: Playing fair with money (2008); A Course In Behavioral Economics (2012); Orient Black Swan: Experimental Economics (2015); Princeton University Press: Game Theory a Playful Introduction; MIT Press: Republic of Belief; Oxford University Press: Game Theory and Behavior.

 

AWARDS/HONORS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

 

·       2017: Faculty Research Grant, Wagner College ($1750).

·       2017: Faculty Research Grant, Fordham University (Joint with Subha Mani; $6500)

·       2016: Faculty Aid, Wagner College ($1228).

·       2016: Faculty Research Grant, Wagner College ($1750).

·       2016: Selected for the Visiting Scholars Program, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, 1st June- 31st July, 2016.

·       2016: Honorarium: Monash University (500 AUD).

·       2016: Faculty Aid, Wagner College ($222).

·       2016: Faculty Research Grant, Wagner College ($1750).

·       2015: Faculty Aid, Wagner College ($1527).

·       2015: Honorarium: Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (17,000 _)

·       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, Smriti Sharma  and Saurabh Singhal; $8000).

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

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

·       2014: Faculty Research Grant, Wagner College ($2000).

·       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).

·       2007: Honorarium: Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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

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

·       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

 

·       Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India, July 2017.

·       University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2017

·       Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, August 2016.

·       UNU WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, June-July 2016.

·       Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 4th-13th March, 2016.

·       UNU WIDER workshop on “Discrimination and Affirmative Action: What have we learnt so far?”, 30-31st October, 2015.

·       Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India, Summer 2015.

·       Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, Summer 2015.

·       United Nations University, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, Summer 2015.

·       Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Summer 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, Winter 2008.

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

 

INVITED TALKS

 

·       Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, August 2016.

·       UNU WIDER, Helsinki, July 2016.

·       Monash University, Victoria, Australia, March, 2016.

·       Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, August 2015

·       Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, July 2015.

·       Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, June 2015.

·       Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, May 2015.

·       Rutgers University, New Brunswick, April 2015.

·       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

 

2017: Nordic Conference in Development Economics, Oslo, Norway. 2016: Southern Economic Association Conference, Washington D.C.Nordic Conference in Development Economics, Oslo, Norway. 2015: Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, 20153rd  Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics BEEMAPopulation Association of America, San Diego. 2014: 2nd  Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics BEEMA. 2013: Liberal Arts College Development Economics Conference, Amherst College, Massachusetts; 1st  Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics BEEMA; Population Association of America, New Orleans. 2012: North American ESA Conference, Tucson; Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, 2012ESA Conference, New York. 2011: Southern Economic Association Conference, Washington D.C.North American ESA Conference, Tucson; Annual International Meeting of ESA, Chicago; International Atlantic Economic Conference, Athens. 2010: Southern Economic Association, Annual Conference Atlanta; Asia-Pacific ESA conference, University of Melbourne, Australia2007: Econometrics Society Australasian Meetings (ESAM07), Brisbane, Australia; Economic Science Associations, World Meeting at LUISS in Rome. 2006: Southern Economic Association, Annual Conference, Charlotte; ESA, Regional Meetings, TucsonWestern Economic Association Annual Conference, San Diego. 2005: Southern Economic Association, Annual Conference Washington; ESA North America Meetings, Tucson; Western Economic Association conference, San FranciscoESA North America Meetings, Montreal.

 

CONFERENCE DISCUSSANT

 

NCDE, Gothenburg, 2017NCDE, Oslo, 2016; SEA Annual Meetings 2015; UNU-WIDER Workshop ‘Discrimination and Affirmative Action, 2015; EEA Annual Meetings 2013; SEA Annual Meetings 2011; SEA Annual Meetings 2006; ESA Annual Meetings 2006; WEA Annual Meetings 2006; SEA Annual Meetings 2005; WEA International Meetings 2005; EES, International Conference on Experimental Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University 2004.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

2017-present                      Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Behavioral Public Administration (JBPA)

2016-present                      Member, Committee on Learning Assessment, Wagner College

2016-present                      Recording Secretary, SLC, Wagner College

2015-present                      Member, Human Experimentation Review Board, Wagner College

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, Franklin and Marshall

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                                                                                                              

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).

 REFERENCES



1. James C. Cox, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 14 Marietta Street

NW, Room 456, Atlanta, GA 30303.Ph: (404) 651-1888, email: jccox@gsu.edu.

2. Martin Dufwenberg, Department of Economics, University of Arizona, McClelland Hall, Room

401N, P.O. Box 210108, Tucson, AZ 85721, Ph: (520) 626-1540, email:  martind@eller.arizona.edu.

3. Lata Gangadharan, Department of Economics, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Monash

University, Vic 3800, Ph: +61-3-990-52345,email: Lata.Gangadharan@buseco.monash.edu.au.

4. Price V. Fishback, Department of Economics, University of Arizona, McClelland Hall, Room 401GG,

P.O. Box 210108, Tucson, AZ 85721Ph: (520) 621-4421, email: pfishback@eller.arizona.edu.

5. Pushkar Maitra, Department of Economics, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Monash

University, Vic 3800, Ph: +61-3-990-55832, email: Pushkar.Maitra@buseco.monash.edu.au.