About Professor Kunal Sengupta

Kunal Sengupta came to the University from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, where he was the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Chair of Economics. Kunal's major research interests are in the area of development economics, game theory and choice theory. His research has been published in leading journals in economics, such as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review and Economic Journal. His earlier research (in development economics) looked at various issues relating to land and labor contracts in agrarian economies. He has also been interested in the question of coalition formation and bargaining and has analysed game theoretic models that deal with these issues. The class of problems that he is currently working on are about endogenous determination of government policies in democracies and their impact on majority welfare.

Research Expertise

  • Economic Policy and Economic Development
  • Economic Theory

Research Interests
  • Development Economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Mathematical economics
  • Microeconomic theory

Selected publications

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