Prabal Roy Chowdhury

  Professor, Economics and Planning Unit
  Professor-in-charge, Social Sciene Division

  Areas of interest: Game theory, industrial organization, bargaining, development economics - micro-finance,
  land acquisition.

   Recent Publications:

  • Micro-finance competition: motivated micro-lenders, double-dipping and default (with Brishti Guha). Forthcoming, Journal of Development Economics.
  • Land Acquisition: Political Intervention, Fragmentation and Voice, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 85, 63-78, 2013.
  • Innovation and social desirability of merger (with Arijit Mukherjee), Economics Bulletin, 33,, 248-260, 2013.
  • Deterrence, Preemption and Panic: A Common-Enemy Problem of Terrorism (with Satya P. Das), forthcoming, Economics Enquiry.
  • Transparency, Complementarity and Holdout (with Kunal Sengupta), Games and Economic Behaviour, 75, 598-612, 2012.
  • Porter Hypothesis and Hyperbolic Discounting, Economics Bulletin, 31, 167-176, 2011.
  • Public-private Partnerships in Micro-finance: Should NGO Involvement be Restricted? (with Jaideep Ray), Journal of Development Economics 90, 200-208, 2009.
  • Bertrand Competition with Non-rigid Capacity Constraints, Economics Letters 109, 55-58, 2009.
  • Mixed Oligopoly with Distortions: First Best with Budget-balance and the Irrelevance Principle, Economics Bulletin 29, 1885-1900, 2009.
  • Bertrand - Edgeworth Equilibrium with a Large number of Firms, International Journal of Industrial Organization 26, 746-761. 2008.
  • Controlling Collusion in Auctions: The Role of Ceilings and Reserve Prices, Economics Letters 98, 420-426, 2008.
  • Group-lending with Sequential Financing, Contingent Renewal and Social Capital, Journal of Development Economics 84, 487-507, 2007.
    • Winner of the JDE Best Paper Award, 2007.

    Working Papers

  • Gradual Repayment and sequential lending in micro-finance (joint with Shyamal Chowdhury and Kunal Sengupta). Revise and re-submit.
  • Micro-finance competition: motivated micro-lenders, double-dipping and default (with Brishti Guha).
  • Does the Market Kill Bad Ideas? An Institutional Comparison of Committees and Markets in Network Industries (joint with Debdatta Saha).
  • Incentives and competition in micro-finance (with Kaniska Dam).
  • Managing Micro-finance (with Dyuti Bannerji).
  • Holdup and Gradualism (with Kunal Sengupta).
  • Aid in the time of terror (joint with Jaideep Roy).
  • Borrower Empowerment and Savings: A Two-stage Micro-finance Scheme, MPRA Paper # 3405.
  • Spatial Inequality and Economic Development (joint with Namrata Gulati).

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