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Department of Economics
Subhra K. Bhattacharya
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
Ph.D. Economics, Iowa State University, Fall 2011
M.Phil. (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2006
M.A. (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2004
B. Sc.  (Economics (H)), Calcutta University, 2002
Professional Experience
Guest Faculty, TERI University, New Delhi, India, Spring, 2012
Teaching Assistant and Stand-Alone Lecturer, Iowa State University, USA, Fall, 2010 and Spring, 2011
Student Lecturer, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Fall, 2005
Research Interests
Economics: Public Economics, Development Economics, Applied Game Theory, Energy Economics and Investment Theory under Uncertainty.
Mathematical Finance: Credit Risk Modelling, Derivative Pricing and Mortgage Finance.
Research Progress
Stock Loans Subject to Bankruptcy
Public Provision of Security in an Insecure Property Rights Environment (with R. Basu)
An Optimal Rule for Switching Over to Renewable Fuels with Lower Price Volatility: A Case of Jump Diffusion Process (with K. Sardana)
National and International Recognition
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by University Grants Commission, India, June 2004-May 2006
National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship, 2004
A.V. Memorial Prize (Best Masters Student Award), 2005
Conference and Seminar Presentations
Bhattacharya, S.K., and K. Sardana, “An Optimal Rule for Switching Over to Renewable Fuels with Lower Price Volatility: A Case of Jump Diffusion Process”, Selected Paper, 2011 AAEA and NAREA Joint Annual Meeting, July 24-July 26, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Bhattacharya, S.K., and R. Basu, “Public Provision of Security in an Insecure Property Rights Environment”, Selected Paper, MVEA 47th Annual Meeting, Oct 28-30, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Bhattacharya, S.K., “Stock Loans Subject to Bankruptcy”, Selected Paper, MAA Iowa Mathematics Meeting, Oct 22-23, 2010, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA.
Executive Summary
Subhra Bhattacharya received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2011. His research interests in the fields of economics and finance include public economics, development economics, applied game theory, investment theory under uncertainty and mathematical finance. His current research focuses on the interrelationship between economic backwardness and fragile institutions (and, resulting insecure property) in a strategic environment.  His primary research area in mathematical finance is credit risk modeling. Recently, he has also been working on the applications of option pricing theory in energy and other subfields of economics. As a guest faculty, he has taught a graduate level public economics course at TERI University, New Delhi, India. Apart from academics, his interests lie in art, music and literature.
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