Economic Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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Department of Economic Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Department of Economic Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
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Research Scholars' Day 2024
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Convocation 2023
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The Department of Economic Sciences has 26 permanent faculty members with research and teaching interests that cover a broad range of fields. Apart from having strength in traditional areas like microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics; the department has expertise in agricultural economics, Bayesian econometrics, behavioral economics, development economics, efficiency, and productivity analysis, environmental economics, financial economics, health economics, industrial economics, international trade, labor economics, law and economics, optimization theory, political economy, family economics, and public policy.

The department primarily offers four degrees in economics: 4 years B.S., 1 year M.S., 2 year M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Economics. Admission for the 52 seats (per year) in the B.S. program is through the advanced joint entrance examination (JEE). B.S. students who satisfy certain eligibility criteria can opt for a 1 year M.S. program in Economics. There is also a provision for the dual degree for undergraduate students of IITK. Admission to the M.Sc. program is through JAM/GATE and a written test conducted by IIT Kanpur. Entry to the Ph.D. program is through a written test and a viva exam conducted once at the beginning of each academic year. The department also offers several e-Masters programs.

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Apr
8
2024

Title: TBD
Speaker: Prof. Meeta K. Mehra, JNU
Date: April 8th; Venue: TBD

Apr
4
2024

Title: TBD
Speaker: Prof. Arunava Sen, ISI, Delhi
Date: April 4th; Venue: TBD

Mar
21
2024

Title: TBD
Speaker: Prof. Jeevant Rampal, IIM Ahmedabad
Date: March 21st; Venue: TBD

Mar
18
2024

Title: TBD
Speaker:Prof. Rohini Somanathan, DSE, University of Delhi
Date: March 18th; Venue: TBD

Mar
14
2024

Public policy seminar
Title: TBD
Speaker: Mr. Abhay Tewari, MD & CEO, SUD Life Insurance Co Ltd.
Date: March 14th; Venue: TBD

Mar
4
2024

Title: TBD
Speaker: Dr. Bhanu Gupta, Ashoka University
Date: March 4th ; Venue: TBD

Feb
27
2024

Colloquium Talk Series
Title: Measuring political power at the state level and domination power at individual family level via the Shapley value and the nucleolus
Speaker: Prof. T.E.S. Raghavan, University of Illinois Chicago.
Date: February 27th,4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Venue: LH8

Feb
26
2024

Title: Final offer arbitration
Speaker: Prof. T.E.S. Raghavan, University of Illinois, Chicago
Date: February 26th, 11:00 am; Venue: ESB-2/435

Jan
17
2024

Title: Bargaining and cooperation in dynamic games
Speaker: Dilip Abreu
Date: January 17th, 3:00 pm; Venue: ESB-2/435

Oct
09
2023

Title: General Equilibrium Impact of Japan Joining APTA and APTA without India: A Structural Gravity Analysis
Speaker: Prof. Somesh K. Mathur, IIT Kanpur
Date: October 9th, 3:30 pm; Venue: ESB-2/435

Oct
05
2023

Title: Sequential learning in a stochastic multi-armed bandit framework
Speaker: Sandeep Juneja, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Google Research
Date: October 5th, 3:30 pm; Venue: Room 435, ESB-2

Sept
25
2023

Public Policy Seminar
Title: TBD
Speaker: Ashutosh Sharma, IIT Kanpur
Date: September 25th, 4pm; Venue: Room 435, ESB-2

Sept
14
2023

Title: Impact of loans on forced labor outcomes
Speaker: Anisha Sharma, Ashoka University
Date: Sept 14th, 3:30 pm; Venue: Room 435, ESB-2

Sept
04
2023

Title: Strengthening prediction models for default risk of unlisted firms
Speaker: Sourish Das, Chennai Mathematical Institute
Date: Sept 4th, 3:30 pm; Venue: Room 435, ESB-2

Aug
24
2023

Title: Trade, Infrastructure and Institutions: Theory and Evidence on Export Quality
Speaker: Saibal Kar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Date: August 24th, 3:30 pm; Venue: Room 435, ESB-2

Aug
10
2023

Title: Optimal intermediary test-and-disclosure-design
Speaker: Ayush Pant, Ashoka University
Date: August 10th, 3:30 pm; Venue: Room 435, ESB-2

July
04
2023

Title: The Effect of Syndication on Performance Manipulation in the Venture Capital Industry
Speaker: Shrijata Chattopadhyay, Purdue University
Date: July 4th, 11:30 am; Venue: FB620

Apr
17
2023

Title: The Long-Term Effect of British Colonialism on Women Empowerment in India
Speaker: Punarjit Roychowdhury, Shiv Nadar Uni.
Date: April 17th, 5:30 pm; Venue: Virtual

Apr
13
2023

Title: Cooking up empowerment: Does empowerment influence choice of household cooking fuel?
Speaker: Zakir Husain, Presidency Uni.
Date: April 13th, 12 noon; Venue: FB620

Apr
06
2023

Title: Conflict with Third-Party Intervention and Revenge: A Game-Theoretic Exploration
Speaker: Soumyanetra Munshi, ISICAL
Date: April 6th, 3pm; Venue: L-12

Feb
24
2023

Title: Feedback Effects and Systematic Risk Exposures
Speaker: Snehal Banerjee, Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Date: February 24th, 9am; Venue: Virtual

Feb
6
2023

Title: Duality Between Multi-Output Production Correspondences and Cost Functions
Speaker: Juan Enrique Martinez-Legaz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Date: February 6th, 4pm; Venue: TBD

Nov
14
2022

Title: Monetary Incentives and Journal Publications: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (Joint work with Debashish Bhattacherjee, IIM Calcutta)
Speaker: Prof. Tanika Chakraborty, IIM Calcutta
Date: Monday November 14th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Oct
31
2022

Title: Household preferences for home food consumption under food and cash constraints, and market imperfections: an inverse-U relationship with income
Speaker: Dr. Lucie Maruejols, University of Gottingen
Date: Monday October 31st, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and virtual

Oct
17
2022

Title: Granular Origin of Comovement in Fluctuations
Speaker: Prof. Anindya S. Chakrabarty, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
Date: Monday October 17th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Oct
13
2022

Title: Demand Side Story: Structural Change and the Decline in Female Labour Force Participation in India
Speaker: Prof. Ashwini Deshpande, Ashoka University.
Date: Thursday October 13th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Oct
10
2022

Title: Does facetime with the boss matter? Soft information communication and organizational performance
Speaker: Dr. Kaushalendra Kishore, CAFRAL
Date: Monday October 10th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Sep
26
2022

Title: A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWN "TRUE" MODEL: Data-Based Nonparametric Econometrics and Empirical Economics
Speaker: Prof. Aman Ullah, Univ. of California - Riverside
Date: Monday September 26th, 2022; From 7:30 pm
Venue: Virtual

Sep
16
2022

Title: Stable dissolution of a partnership
Speaker: Prof. Debasis Misra, ISI Delhi
Date: Friday September 16th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: FB-620

Sep
14
2022

Title: Convergence Across Castes
Speaker: Prof. Amartya Lahiri, University of British Columbia.
Date: Wednesday September 14th, 2022; From 5:30 pm
Venue: FB-620

Sep
12
2022

Title: Does the choice of words in the Fed’s Board of Governors’ speeches matter?
Speaker: Prof. Abhinav Anand, IIM Bangalore
Date: Monday September 12th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Sep
05
2022

Title: Culture and Market : A Macroeconomic Tale of Two Institutions
Speaker: Prof. Mausumi Das, Delhi School of Economics
Date: Monday September 5th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Aug
29
2022

Title: Growth Miracles and Consumer Bankruptcy Policy
Speaker: Prof. Urvi Neelakantan
Date: Monday August 29th, 2022; From 6 pm
Venue: Virtual

Aug
08
2022

Title: Automation, Displacement and Democracy
Speaker: Prof. Jaideep Roy, University of Bath
Date: August 08, Monday, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Aug
02
2022

Title: Threshold Regression Model with Panel Data - Some Issues
Speaker: Prof. Panchanan Das, University of Calcutta
Date: August 02, Tuesday, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: Room 620, Faculty Building

Aug
01
2022

Title: Rank-preserving Multidimensional Mechanisms
Speaker: Prof. Sushil Bikhchandani, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Date: August 01, Monday, 2022; From 10 am
Virtual Meeting

Jul
29
2022

Title: Characterization results in sequencing with welfare lower bounds: an incentive and an egalitarian approach
Speaker: Dr. Sreoshi Banerjee
Date: July 29, Friday, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: Room 620, Faculty Building

Feb
25
2022

Title: Sectoral Productivity Impacts of Trade Liberalization, Huuman capital formation and industrial policy with macroeconomic dynamics: An expost partial and ex ante general equilibrium analysis
Speaker: Prof. S.K. Mathur, session at the ISID (Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Delhi) Capacity Building Programme
Date: February 25th, 2022

Feb
8
2022

Title: Impact of Public Procurement on Private Sector: Evidence from Indian Pharmaceutical Industry
Speaker: Prof. Samarth Gupta, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
Date: February 8th, 2022; from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Venue: Virtual meeting

Oct
6
2021

Title: Why Does Consumption Fluctuate in Old Age and How Should the Government Insure It?
Speaker: Prof. Jeanne Commault , Sciences Po
Date: October 6th, 2021; Venue: Virtual meeting

Sep
21
2021

Title: Till Dowry Do Us Part: Bargaining and Violence in Indian Families
Speaker: Prof. Rossella Calvi, Rice University
Date: September 21st, 2021; Venue: Virtual Meeting

Sep
6
2021

Title: Can Pesion Reforms Solve the “Missing Women” Problem?
Speaker: Prof. Avraham Ebenstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date: September 6th, 2021; Venue: Virtual Meeting

Feb
19
2021

Title: Why do people stay poor?
Speaker: Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics
Date: February 19th, 2021; Venue: Virtual Meeting

  • Prabheesh, K. P., Wickramarachchi, V., & Kumar, Sanjiv. (2024). Assessing the Impact of US Monetary Policy on Foreign Currency Debt and Credit Growth in Emerging Markets During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 1-17. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080
  • Saini, S., Ahmad, W., & Salahuddin. (2024). Do recessions induce the Schumpeterian creative destruction? Micro-evidence from India. Emerging Markets Review, In Press.
  • Kaur, M., Ahmad, W., Hari, K. S., & Kattumuri, R. (2024). FinTech entrepreneurial ecosystem in India: Role of incubators and accelerators. Global Finance Journal, In Press.
  • Vikram, A. Worst-case efficient and budget-balanced mechanism for single-object allocation with interdependent values. Social Choice and Welfare 62, 89–108 (2024).
  • Batham, M., Ojha, M., Mirghasemi, S., and Rahman, M. A. (2023), “Binary and Ordinal Probit Regression: Applications to Public Opinion on Marijuana Legalization in the United States,” Applied Econometric Analysis using Cross Section and Panel Data, edited by Deep Mukherjee, 33-60, 2023. Contribution to Economics, Springer Singapore, Singapore.
  • Singh, A., & Vellakkal, S. (2023). Outreach of the programmatic components of National Health Mission in India: An inter- and intra-state analysis using nationally representative data. Journal of Public Affairs (Wiley), e2883 (early view ahead of print). https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2883
  • Archana Srivastava, Somesh K Mathur and Prabir De (2023),” Ex-Ante Evaluation of Indias Trade Alliance with Indo Pacific: A General Equilibrium Analysis”,volume 58, issue 2, Foreign Trade Review, Sage Publication
  • T Argaw, J Fledderjohann, E Aurino, S Vellakkal (2023). Children’s Educational Outcomes and Persistence and Severity of Household Food Insecurity in India: Longitudinal Evidence from Young Lives. The Journal of Nutrition (Elsevier).Vol 153 (4), April 2023, Pages 1101-1110.
  • Maheshwari, P. and Rahman, M. A.(2023), "bqror: An R Package for Bayesian Quantile Regression in Ordinal Models", The R Journal, 1-17 (forthcoming)
  • Archana Srivastava, Somesh K Mathur and Prabir De (2023),"An Ex Ante Evaluation of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework A General Equilibrium Analysis", Economic & Political Weekly JANUARY 28, 2023 vol LVIII no 4
  • Vellakkal S,Khan Z, Alavani H, J Fledderjohann, Stuckler D: Effects of public policies in preventing cardiovascular diseases, Public Health (Elsevier). Volume 207, June 2022, Pages 73-81.
  • Revisiting the nexus between fiscal decentralization and government size - The role of ethnic fragmentation. Atrayee Choudury and Sohini Sahu, European Journal of Political Economy, Volume 75, December 2022, 102193.
  • Cross-country variations in economic complexity: The role of individualism. Garima Maurya and Sohini Sahu, Economic Modelling, Volume 115, October 2022, 105961.
  • Fiscal decentralization, regional disparity, and the role of corruption. Nupur Nirola, Sohini Sahu and Atrayee Choudhury, The Annals of Regional Science, Volume 68, 2022
  • Archana Srivastava and Somesh K Mathur(2022), "India's Possible Alignment with the RCEP: A General Equilibrium Analysis of Impacts on Carbon Emissions", forthcoming as book chapter in the book entitled" Thirty Years of ASEAN", AIC, RIS, Ministry of External Affairs, Delhi and Cambodia
  • Archana Srivastava, Rachna Mathur and Somesh K Mathur (2022),"Evaluation of ASEAN–India Free Trade Regime: A General Equilibrium Approach", Journal of Asian Economic Integration, Volume 4, Number 2, Sage Publication, Thailand, New Delhi
  • Chopra, A., M., Lahiri. A, (2022), "Pandemics through the lens of occupations", Canadian Journal of Economics
  • Vikram A.,"A top-only mechanism with reserve price for single-good allocation problem." Economics Letters (2022): 110646.
  • Dar, S. S., & Sahu, S. (2022). The effect of language on financial inclusion. Economic Modelling, 105693.
  • Dutta, J., & Martínez-Legaz, J. E. (2021). Error bounds for inequality systems defining convex sets. Mathematical Programming, 189(1), 299-314.
  • A Kanya, T Marthias, S Vellakkal, N Carvalho, R Atun, A Morgan, Y Zhao, E Hulse, B McPake, J Lee (2021). Socioeconomic inequalities ineffective service coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: a comparative analysis of 39 low-income and middle-income countries, EClinicalMedicine-LANCET, Volume 40
  • Singh, A., & Vellakkal, S.(2021). "Impact of public health programs on maternal and child health services and health outcomes in India: A systematic review". Social Science & Medicine, 113795.
  • Saini, S., Ahmad, W.,& Bekiros, S. (2021). "Understanding the credit cycle and business cycle dynamics in India". International Review of Economics & Finance, 76, 988-1006.
  • Khan, M. A., & Ahmad, W.(2021). "Fresh Evidence on the Relationship between Market Power and Default Risk of Indian Banks". Finance Research Letters (Forthcoming).
  • Dempe, S., Dinh, N., Dutta, J., & Pandit, T. (2021). "Simple bilevel programming and extensions". Mathematical Programming,188(1), 227-253.
 
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