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 I am an Associate Professor at the Economics area in Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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. 

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. Priyama Majumdar and I explore the relationship between exponential growth bias and economic expectations in a new paper titled, "Exponential Growth Bias in the Prediction of COVID-19 Spread and Economic Expectation."
  2. Nabanita Datta Gupta, Marie Claire Villeval and I have the following paper forthcoming in Games and Economic Behavior. "Feedback Spillovers Across Tasks, Self-Confidence and Competitiveness". 
  3. A recent paper of mine coauthored with Joydeep Bhattacharya and Priyama Majumdar, titled, "Exponential-growth prediction bias and compliance with safety measures in the times of COVID-19", has been accepted for publication at Social Science and Medicine. The paper has been discussed in a feature published at BBC