Praveen Kulshreshtha

PhD (Cornell University)

Professor, Department of Economic Sciences

Research Interest



  • Ph.D. Economics, Cornell University, New York, U.S.A., 1997
  • M.A. Economics, Cornell University, New York, U.S.A., 1993
  • M.Stat., Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, 1989
  • B.Stat. (Hons.), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, 1987



  • “Public Sector Governance Reform: The World Bank’s Framework”, International Journal of Public Sector Management (Emerald Publishers, U. K.), Vol. 21, No. 5, August, 2008, pp. 556-567.

  • “An Efficiency and Welfare Classification of Rationing by Waiting in the Presence of Bribery”, Journal of Development Economics (Elsevier Science Publishing, New York, U.S.A.), Vol. 83, No. 2, July, 2007, pp. 530-548.

  • “Business Ethics Versus Economic Incentives: Contemporary Issues and Dilemmas”, Journal of Business Ethics (Springer Publishers, Netherlands), Vol. 60, No. 4, September, 2005, pp. 393-410.

  • “Efficiency Analysis of Coal-based Thermal Power Generation in India during Post-Reform Era” (Co-author: Dr. K.R. Shanmugam, M.S.E., Chennai, India), International Journal of Global Energy Issues (Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland), Vol. 23, No. 1, January, 2005, pp. 15-28.

  • “No return, No refund: An Analysis of Deposit-Refund Systems” (Co-author: Sudipta Sarangi, Louisiana State University, U.S.A.), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Elsevier Science Publishing, New York, U.S.A.), Vol. 46, Issue 4, December, 2001, pp. 379-394.


  • Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Industrial Economics, Contract Theory, Applied Probability and Statistics


  • "Letter of Commendation" at I.I.T. Kanpur for teaching Industrial Economics, during July – December, 2009; Introduction to Economics, during January - May, 2015

  • “STAR PERFORMER OF I.I.T. ROORKEE” from Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, I.I.T.Roorkee, for the academic year 2005-06.



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