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 I am an Associate Professor at the Economics area in Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Currently, I am on leave from IIM Bangalore and I am visiting Department of Economics, UC Berkeley on a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship.

My research interest lies at the intersection between Development Economics and Behavioral Economics. In general, I look at economic issues, particularly all the bad things that women and men do, through the lenses of psychology. Consistent with that, my PhD thesis was titled "Economics of Misbehavior". My current work explores the behavioral antecedents of free riding in volunteering and low promotability jobs, race and caste based discrimination, unethical behavior, among other things. Currently, I am also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany. 

Also plagued with other interests. Most notably food, folk music, subcontinental history and politics. And travel of course. Here is my co-traveller. 

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.

Among some recent developments:
  1. Priyoma Mustafi, who had been working with me as an Academic Associate for two years, has joined the PhD program at University of Pittsburgh. 
  2. Anujit Chakraborty, Ashokankur Datta, Arka Roy Chaudhuri and I have been awarded a research grant of 41,542 GBP by the IGC.