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 I am an Assistant Professor at the Economics and Social Science Area in Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Currently, I am on leave from IIM Bangalore and I am visiting UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland.

I received my PhD from Aarhus University, Denmark for a thesis titled "Economics of Misbehavior" and my current work explores the behavioral antecedents of caste based discrimination in India. My secondary areas of interest are Economic Development and Political Economy. Currently, I am also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany. In case you are visiting Bangalore, or India for that matter, drop me a line. We will be happy to have you over for a talk.

Three recent publications of mine are: 
  1. "On monetary and non-monetary interventions to combat corruption", with Arnab Mitra. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol 149, 332-355, 2018
  2. "The spillover effects of affirmative action on competitiveness and unethical behavior", with Nabanita Datta Gupta and Marie Claire Villeval. European Economic Review, Vol 101, 567-604, January 2018.
  3. "Corruption, Norm Violation and the Decay in Social Capital"  Journal of Public Economics, Vol 137, 14-27, May 2016.                                                                                  
Also plagued with other interests. Most notably food, folk music, subcontinental history and politics. And travel of course. Here is my co-traveller.