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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

Indian citizen; US permanent resident

 

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

 

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

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Articles

 

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

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). " An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Evaluation."  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

 

14.  Dasgupta, U. (2016). “Vocational Selection” in Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, (ed. Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd Shackelford), Springer (forthcoming).

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

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

Editor Reviewed Articles

 

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

18.  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., L. Gangadharan, P. Maitra, S. Mani  "De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum: An Experimental Investigation."IZA Discussion Paper No. 8579.

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

3.     Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Sharma, S. & Singhal S. “Can Distributional Preferences Explain Gender Differences in Competition?” UNU-WIDER Discussion Paper.

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., Mani, S., Singh, P. (2016). “Searching for Religious Discrimination among Anganwadi Workers in India: An Experimental Investigation.” UNU-WIDER Working Paper 69/2016.

 

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, Smriti Sharma  and Saurabh Singhal at WIDER).

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

3.     “On asymmetric punishment” (Joint with Eugen Dimant at University of Pennsylvania).

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

5.     “Really” (Joint with Andrew Schotter at New York University).

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

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

8.      “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 Researcher, Center for International Policy Studies, Fordham University

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

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

Game Theory (1.2); Intermediate Microeconomics (1.5); Microeconomics (1.5); FYP interdisciplinary program (1.5)

 

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

 

·       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 Honors Theses (9); At Franklin and Marshall College: Supervision of Honors Theses (3); Grant-funded student research (3); General curricular advising.

 

Graduate

External examiner PhD Thesis (Joseph Vecci), Monash University, 2016

 

REFEREEING

 

NSF (ad hoc reviewer), 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, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Economic Record, Agricultural Economics, American Law and Economics Review, Singapore Economic Review, Economics Bulletin, Games, Studies in Microeconomics, Economics and Politics, 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 (2015)

Princeton University Press: Game Theory a Playful Introduction

 

 

AWARDS/HONORS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

 

·       2016: Selected for the Visiting Scholars Program, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, Summer 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).

·       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, (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

 

·       Visiting Scholar, UNU WIDER, 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 PRESENTATIONS

 

·       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

 

·       Southern Economic Association Conference, Washington D.C., 2016 (Scheduled).

·       Nordic Conference in Development Economics, Oslo, Norway 13-14 June(Scheduled).

·       Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, 2015 [Accepted].

·       3rd  Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics BEEMA, 2015.

·       Population Association of America, San Diego, 2015 (Accepted).

·       2nd  Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics BEEMA, 2014.

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

·       1st  Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics BEEMA, 2013.

·       Population Association of America, New Orleans, 2013.

·       North American ESA Conference, Tucson, 2012.

·       Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, 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

 

Nordic Conference in Development Economics, 2016 (Scheduled); 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

 

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

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).

 

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

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

 

 

Professor Pushkar Maitra

Department of Economics

Monash University

Clayton Campus

Monash University, Vic 3800

Phone: +61-3-990-55832

Email: Pushkar.Maitra@buseco.monash.edu.au