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  • Utteeyo Dasgupta

    Visiting Scholar
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    Professional Biography

    Education

    Ph.D. University of Arizona
    M.A. University of Arizona
    M.A. Jawaharlal Nehru University
    B.A. University of New Delhi, India

    Research Interests

    Experimental Economics, Applied Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Micreconomic Theory and Behavioral Economics

    For current research go to https://sites.google.com/site/utteeyodasgupta/research.

    Grants & Awards

     
    • 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 [Role of Price Anchor].
    • 2010: COG grant [Does Studying Economics influence Trust or Trustworthiness?].
    • 2007: Honorarium: Jawaharlal Nehru University.
    • 2007: Faculty Research Grant, Franklin and Marshall.
    • 2006: Faculty Development Grant, Franklin and Marshall [Price Dispersion on the Internet].
    • 2006: Professional Development Fund, Franklin and Marshall.
    • 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.

    Publications

    Peer Reviewed Articles:

    1. "Letting the briber go free: experiment on mitigating harassment bribes." (Joint with Klaus Abbink, Lata Gangadharan and Tarun Jain),  Journal of Public Economics, 2014, Vol. 111, pp. 17-28.
    2. "Does Heterogeneity Help in Overcoming the Public Goods Dilemma in a Sequential Contribution Environment?" (Joint with Wafa Hakim Orman). Group Decision and Negotiation,  2013; (DOI) 10.1007/s00199-012-0712-4.
    3. “An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Evaluation”(Joint with Subha Mani), Perspectives on Economic Education Research , 2013, Vol. 8, No. 1.
    4. "Altruism in the Household: A pilot study."(Joint with Subha Mani),  Economic and Political Weekly, 2013Vol XLVIII, No. 3.
    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/s00199-012-0712-4.
    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 ’11), 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.
    11. “When Firms Contest”, in Developments on Experimental Economics, Sobei H. Oda (Eds), pp. 233-238,Springer 2007.
    12. “Minding Your Own Business”, in Proceedings of Experiments in Economic Sciences - New Approaches to Solving Real-world Problems, 2004, pp 500-520.

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    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.

    Presentations

     Invited Presentations:

    • Southern Economic Association Conference (Presidential Sessions), Tampa, November 2013
    • City College of 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, Calcutta University, June 14, 2011 
    • Fordham University, Department of Economics, March 2010
    • Invited to present a session on Experimental Design in The Workshop on Experimental Economics, Department of Economics,      Calcutta University, June 2009
    • 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
    • Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, 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, Kyoto, Japan

    Conference Presentations

    • 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
    • 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

    Workshop

    • Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics workshop in San Diego, 2013
    • Workshop on Teaching Innovations Program (TIP) in Economics, Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June 6-8, 2008
    • Workshop on using experiments for Teaching, Southern Economic Association, Annual Conference Washington, 2005 

    Student Collaborations

    • Arjun Menon won a summer grant, a decision science grant and presented his project titled "Does Studying Economics Influence Trust or Trustworthiness?" at the 2011 F&M Research Fair. He was also profiled in the "Closer Look". [Advisor].
    • Charles Arayata successfully defended  his thesis Examining Decision-Making in Couples Using Attachment Theory and Game Theory:An Experimental Approach in 2009; [Co-advisor/Dissertation Committee member]. 
    • Nathan Wohl won the Marshall Grant, and presented his project titled "Deal Or No Deal: Game-Theoretic Solutions To The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" at the 2008 F&M Research Fair. [Advisor].

    Course Information

    Courses offered regularly:
    ECO 350 - Game Theory
    ECO 205 - Intermediate Microeconomics
    ECO 100 - Introduction to Economic Principles
     
    Other Courses offered:
    ECO 373 - Industry Structure and Firm Behavior
    ECO 305 - Industrial Organization Theory
    ECO 377 - Economics of Strategy
    FND- Nature of  Human Nature
     
    Other Teaching Interests:
    Experimental Economics, Behavioral Game Theory