Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson
M.A., University of Arizona, Tucson
M.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, Applied Microeconomics
Dr. Dasgupta's research interests are in the positive, normative and strategic aspects of decision-making. He primarily uses economics experiments and game theory for his research. He has published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and other peer-reviewed journals. He has refereed for Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and many other peer reviewed journals as well as funding bodies like NSF.His teaching interests are in Microeconomics Theory, and in particular, Game Theory, Industrial Organization and Experimental/Behavioral Economics.He is affiliated with the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) as a Research Fellow, and with the Global Labor Organization (GLO ) as a Fellow. He is also affiliated with the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex, as a Research Associate, and with the Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS), Fordham University, as a Senior Research Associate. He serves as an Associate Editor, for the journal Studies in Microeconomics, and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration (JBPA).
Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Sharma, S., & Singhal, S. (2022). “Cognitive, Socioemotional and Behavioral Returns to College Quality.” The Review of Economics and Statistics. 104(3), pp. 587-601.
Dasgupta, U., Mani, S., Sharma, S., & Singhal, S.(2019) Internal and External Validity: Comparing Two Simple Risk Elicitation Tasks. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 81, pp. 31-46.
Dasgupta, U., Gangadharan, L., Maitra, P., & Mani, S.(2017).Searching for Preference Stability in a State Dependent World. Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 62, pp. 17-32.
Dasgupta, U., Gangadharan, L., Maitra, P., Mani, S., & Subramanian, S. (2015). Choosing to be Trained: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 110, pp.145-159.
Dasgupta, U. & Mani, S. (2015). Only Mine or All Ours: Do Stronger Entitlements Affect Altruistic Choices in the Household. World Development, Vol. 67, pp. 363-375.
Abbink, K., Dasgupta, U., Gangadharan, U., & Jain, T. (2014). Letting the briber go free: An experiment on mitigating harassment bribes. Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 111, pp. 17-28.