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Utteeyo Dasgupta





6100 City Avenue, Apt 1112                                                              Voice: 4842781177                                       

Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA                                                              e-mail: utteeyo.dasgupta@fandm.edu                                                                


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





2006                        Ph.D. Economics                University of Arizona, Tucson

2002                        MA   Economics                  University of Arizona, Tucson  

1998                        MA   Economics                  Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi




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




Refereed Articles


1.     “Letting the Briber Go Free: An Experiment on Mitigating Harassment Bribes” Journal of Public Economics, 2014, Vol 111, pp 17-28. (Joint with Klaus Abbink, Lata Gangadharan and Tarun Jain)

2.     “Does Heterogeneity Help in Overcoming the Public Goods Dilemma in a Sequential Contribution Environment?” Group Decision and Negotiation, 2014, (DOI) 10.1007/s10726-013-9370-6). (Joint

        with Wafa Hakim Orman)

3.     “An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Evaluation” Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 2013, Vol 8, No. 1. (Joint with Subha Mani)

4.     "Altruism in the Household: A pilot study." Economic and Political Weekly, 2013, Vol – XLVIII, No 33. (Joint with Subha Mani)

5.     “Is There A Plausible Theory for Decision under Risk? A Dual Calibration Critique” (Joint with James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Bodo Vogt), Economic Theory, 2012, (DOI) 10.1007/s00199-012-


6.     “Are Entry Threats Always Credible” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 11: Iss. 1 (Contributions), 2011, Article 73.

7.     “Trust and Trustworthiness among Economics Majors” (Joint with Arjun Menon), Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31 no.4, 2011, pp. 2799-2815.

8.     “Do procedures matter in fairness allocations? Experimental evidence in mixed gender pairings”, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31 no.1, 2011, pp. 820-829.

9.     "Nudging Students Forward Towards Backward Induction", Journal of Industrial Organization Education, 2010, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Article 3.

10.  “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, Issue 2 August 2009 , pp. 203 - 225.



Refereed Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings


11.  “When Firms Contest”, in Developments on Experimental Economics: New Approaches to Solving Real-World ProblemsOdaSobei H. (Ed.), 2007 (Springer).

12.  “Minding Your Own Business”, in Proceedings of Experiments in Economic Sciences - New Approaches to Solving Real-world Problems, 2004, pgs 500-520.


Editor Reviewed Articles


13.  “Contestability and the Significance of the Entrant’s Home Market: Dissertation Abstract”, Experimental Economics, Volume 10, Number 2 / June, 2007.

14.  Book review: “A guide to behavioral economics by Swartz,” Journal of Economics Issues, December 2010.




1.     “Choosing to be Trained: Evidence from a Field Experiment” (Joint with Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar MaitraSubha Mani and Samyukta Subramanian). Revise and Resubmit.

2.     "Only Mine or All Ours: An Artefactual Field Experiment on Procedural Altruism."(Joint with Subha Mani). Revise and Resubmit.




1.     “An Investigation into the Stability of Intrinsic Preferences using data from a RCT program”. (Joint with Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra at Monash University and SubhaMani at Fordham 


2.     “How do better-ranked colleges help meet India’s skill shortages? Evidence using a regression discontinuity design”. (Joint with Subha Mani at Fordham University, SaurabhSinghal at WIDER

        and Smriti Sharma at Delhi School of Economics).

3.      “The role of prices in an uncertain investment environment” (Joint with Alan Caniglia at Franklin and Marshall College).

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

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

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

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




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: Behavioral 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



2006-till current              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



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


2006-2014                            Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Economics

                                                      Game Theory  (4.6/5)

·       taught in Fall ’08, ’10, ’11; Spring ’11,’12,’13

Economics of Strategy (4.3/5)

·       taught in Fall ’07

                                                      Industrial Organization  (4.5/5)

·       taught in Spring ’07, ’08

                                                      Intermediate Microeconomics  (4.6/5)

·       taught in Fall ’07, ’08, ’10, ’11, ’12

                                                      Principles of Economics  (4.3/5)

·       taught in Fall ’06; Spring ’07, ’08, ’09, ’11, ’12, ’13



2002-2005                            University of Arizona, Department of Economics

                                                      Microeconomics for Business Analysis  (4/5)

·       taught in Summer ’04, ’05; Winter ’04

                                                      Industrial Organization Theory  (4/5)

·       taught in Summer ’03, ’05; Spring ’05

                                                      Basic Economic Issues  (4/5)

·       taught in Summer  ’02, ’05; Winter ’03





  • 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.






Supervision of Honors Theses (3), Grant-funded student research (1), General curricular advising and first year advising at Franklin and Marshall




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


2010-2013                            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(scheduled).

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).





NSF (ad hoc reviewer), 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, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Industrial Organization Education, International Review of Economics Education, Economic and Political Weekly, Scientific Journals International, International Journal of Social Economics (panel reviewer), and book reviews for Routledge International, Journal of Economic Issues.




·       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 Altruisim; joint with Subha Mani.)

·       2011: SABE grant as part of BEEMA affiliate 

·       2010: Decision Science grant, ($1500) [Role of Price Anchor],

·       2010: COG grant $1000[Does Studying Economics influence Trust or Trustworthiness?].

·       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.





·       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.




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

·       Whittier College, January 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.




·       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.




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.





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