Economic Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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About Us

The Department of Economic Sciences has 20 permanent faculty members with research and teaching interests that cover a broad range of fields. Apart from having strength in traditional areas like microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics; the department has expertise in agricultural economics, Bayesian econometrics, behavioral economics, development economics, efficiency, and productivity analysis, environmental economics, financial economics, health economics, industrial economics, international trade, labor economics, law and economics, optimization theory, political economy, family economics, and public policy.

The department primarily offers three degrees in economics: 4 years B.S., 1 year M.S., and Ph.D. in Economics. Admission for the 52 seats (per year) in the B.S. program is through the advanced joint entrance examination (JEE). B.S. students who satisfy certain eligibility criteria can opt for a 1 year M.S. program in Economics. There is also a provision for the dual degree for undergraduate students of IITK. The entry to the Ph.D. program is through a written test and a viva exam conducted once at the beginning of each academic year. The department has also recently obtained approval for the launch of a 2-year M.Sc. in Economics program and three e-Masters programs, details of which will be updated soon.

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News and Events

Sep
26
2022

Title: A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWN "TRUE" MODEL: Data-Based Nonparametric Econometrics and Empirical Economics
Speaker: Prof. Aman Ullah, Univ. of California - Riverside
Date: Monday September 26th, 2022; From 7:30 pm
Venue: Virtual

Sep
16
2022

Title: Stable dissolution of a partnership
Speaker: Prof. Debasis Misra, ISI Delhi
Date: Friday September 16th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: FB-620

Sep
14
2022

Title: Convergence Across Castes
Speaker: Prof. Amartya Lahiri, University of British Columbia.
Date: Wednesday September 14th, 2022; From 5:30 pm
Venue: FB-620

Sep
12
2022

Title: Does the choice of words in the Fed’s Board of Governors’ speeches matter?
Speaker: Prof. Abhinav Anand, IIM Bangalore
Date: Monday September 12th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Sep
05
2022

Title: Culture and Market : A Macroeconomic Tale of Two Institutions
Speaker: Prof. Mausumi Das, Delhi School of Economics
Date: Monday September 5th, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Aug
29
2022

Title: Growth Miracles and Consumer Bankruptcy Policy
Speaker: Prof. Urvi Neelakantan
Date: Monday August 29th, 2022; From 6 pm
Venue: Virtual

Aug
08
2022

Title: Automation, Displacement and Democracy
Speaker: Prof. Jaideep Roy, University of Bath
Date: August 08, Monday, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: L-13 and Virtual

Aug
02
2022

Title: Threshold Regression Model with Panel Data - Some Issues
Speaker: Prof. Panchanan Das, University of Calcutta
Date: August 02, Tuesday, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: Room 620, Faculty Building

Aug
01
2022

Title: Rank-preserving Multidimensional Mechanisms
Speaker: Prof. Sushil Bikhchandani, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Date: August 01, Monday, 2022; From 10 am
Virtual Meeting

Jul
29
2022

Title: Characterization results in sequencing with welfare lower bounds: an incentive and an egalitarian approach
Speaker: Dr. Sreoshi Banerjee
Date: July 29, Friday, 2022; From 3:30 pm
Venue: Room 620, Faculty Building

Feb
25
2022

Title: Sectoral Productivity Impacts of Trade Liberalization, Huuman capital formation and industrial policy with macroeconomic dynamics: An expost partial and ex ante general equilibrium analysis
Speaker: Prof. S.K. Mathur, session at the ISID (Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Delhi) Capacity Building Programme
Date: February 25th, 2022

Feb
8
2022

Title: Impact of Public Procurement on Private Sector: Evidence from Indian Pharmaceutical Industry
Speaker: Prof. Samarth Gupta, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
Date: February 8th, 2022; from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Venue: Virtual meeting

Oct
6
2021

Title: Why Does Consumption Fluctuate in Old Age and How Should the Government Insure It?
Speaker: Prof. Jeanne Commault , Sciences Po
Date: October 6th, 2021; Venue: Virtual meeting

Sep
21
2021

Title: Till Dowry Do Us Part: Bargaining and Violence in Indian Families
Speaker: Prof. Rossella Calvi, Rice University
Date: September 21st, 2021; Venue: Virtual Meeting

Sep
6
2021

Title: Can Pesion Reforms Solve the “Missing Women” Problem?
Speaker: Prof. Avraham Ebenstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date: September 6th, 2021; Venue: Virtual Meeting

Feb
19
2021

Title: Why do people stay poor?
Speaker: Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics
Date: February 19th, 2021; Venue: Virtual Meeting

  • Archana Srivastava, Rachna Mathur and Somesh K Mathur(2022),"Evaluation of ASEAN–India Free Trade Regime: A General Equilibrium Approach", Journal of Asian Economic Integration, Volume 4, Number 2, Sage Publication, Thailand, New Delhi
  • Chopra, A., Devereux. M., Lahiri. A, (2022), "Pandemics through the lens of occupations", Canadian Journal of Economics
  • Vikram A., "A top-only mechanism with reserve price for single-good allocation problem." Economics Letters (2022): 110646.
  • Shila Mishra, Manish Chauhan and Somesh K Mathur (2022), Digital Economies and Evolving Regulations: A Parametric and Non-parametric Approach with Bad Output Across Countries, Artnet Working Paper NO. 212, March 30th, 2022, UNESCAP , Bangkok. The paper is now published here
  • Archana Srivastava, Somesh K Mathur and Prabir de(2022), Ex-ante evaluation of India's trade alliance with Indo-Pacific region : A general equilibrium analysis, AWP 211, February 2022, UNESCAP , Bangkok
  • Dar, S. S., & Sahu, S. (2022). The effect of language on financial inclusion. Economic Modelling, 105693.
  • Dutta, J., & Martínez-Legaz, J. E. (2021). Error bounds for inequality systems defining convex sets. Mathematical Programming, 189(1), 299-314.
  • A Kanya, T Marthias, S Vellakkal, N Carvalho, R Atun, A Morgan, Y Zhao, E Hulse, B McPake, J Lee (2021). Socioeconomic inequalities ineffective service coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: a comparative analysis of 39 low-income and middle-income countries, EClinicalMedicine-LANCET, Volume 40
  • Singh, A., & Vellakkal, S. (2021). "Impact of public health programs on maternal and child health services and health outcomes in India: A systematic review". Social Science & Medicine, 113795.
  • Saini, S., Ahmad, W., & Bekiros, S. (2021). "Understanding the credit cycle and business cycle dynamics in India". International Review of Economics & Finance, 76, 988-1006.
  • Khan, M. A., & Ahmad, W. (2021). "Fresh Evidence on the Relationship between Market Power and Default Risk of Indian Banks". Finance Research Letters (Forthcoming).
  • Dempe, S., Dinh, N., Dutta, J., & Pandit, T. (2021). "Simple bilevel programming and extensions". Mathematical Programming, 188(1), 227-253.
 
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Total Students