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Department of Economics
Saptarshi P. Ghosh
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
2012 Ph.D. (Economics), University of Birmingham, UK
2008 MA Economics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
2006 MS Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, India
2004 BSc Honors in Economics, Presidency College, Calcutta University, India

Research Interests
Game Theory, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics, Public Policy and Institutional Design, Development Economics, Managerial Economics.

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PUBLISHED PAPERS
“Committees with Leaks”, (with Jaideep Roy), in Games and Economic Behavior, 2015, Vol. 90.

"Information Control in Reputational Cheap Talk",(with Nejat Anbarci and Jaideep Roy), in Games and Economic Behavior, 2017, Vol.106.


WORKING PAPERS
"Optimal size of majoritarian committees under biased persuasion", (with Peter Postl and Jaideep Roy).

"A Note on Possible Inefficiency of Multi Party System", (with Suchismita Tarafdar).

"Spotting Talent by Modifying Information", (with Nejat Anbarci and Jaideep Roy).

WORK IN PROGRESS
"Hiring Stars as Brand Ambassadors: an Endogenous Model of Binary Herding" (with Nidhi Jain).

"Managing Water Demand in Agriculture with and without water pricing: case study in West Bengal" (with Arijit Das).

"Communication under Uncertain Authority to Delegate" (with Mandar Oak and Jaideep Roy).

PROJECT
Project title: “Operationalisation of Socio-Ecological Approaches to Livelihoods", (with Rajeshwari Raina, Sudeepto Bhattacharya, and Suchismita Tarafdar).

Funding agency: Foundation for Ecological Security (FES).


Executive Summary
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the , India.
My research interests broadly lie in the areas of Game Theory and Political Economy. In particular, I am presently working on issues relating to Public Policy and Institutional Design, Development Economics, and Managerial Economics. My current papers attempt to answer open questions in these areas by applying the frameworks of Persuasion Games, Reputational Cheap Talk, Theory of Information, Voting, and Consumer Herding. I am also interested in the area of Credence Goods with a specific focus on Health Economy
My teaching interests lie in the areas of Microeconomics, Game Theory, Political Economy, Public Policy, Development Economics.
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