Neha Gupta

Designation: 
Assistant Professor
Mobile: 
+91 98 99 32 27
Email: 
neha@hss.iitb.ac.in
nehagupta82@gmail.com
Education: 
  • Ph.D. (Economics), Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (August 2013)
  • M.Phil. (Economics), Delhi School of Economics (2009)
  • M.A. (Economics), Delhi School of Economics (2005)
  • B.A. (Hons.) (Economics), St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (2003)
Experience: 

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (Economics), May 2016 - present, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay

  • Assistant Professor (Economics), August 2013 – May 2016, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

  • Assistant Professor (Economics), 2007-2009, Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi

  • Assistant Professor (Economics), 2006 (Jan-Apr), Lakshmi Bai College, University of Delhi

  • Guest Lecturer (Economics), 2005 (Oct-Nov), Kalindi College, University of Delhi

Research

  • Centre for Development Economics, 2007 (Feb-May), Research Fellow

  • National Council for Applied Economic Research, 2005 (May-Aug), Research Associate

  • National Council for Applied Economic Research, 2004 (May-Jun), Summer Intern

Research Interests: 

Agricultural Economics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Applied Econometrics,Development Economics

 

Courses Taught: 

Master’s level courses in Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Mathematical Methods inEconomics, Economic Development and Policy in India (participation in these courses involvedteaching preceptorial sections, solving problem sets, grading)

Undergraduate courses in Development Economics, Game Theory, Mathematical Methods inEconomics, Public Finance, Microeconomics, Economic Systems

 

Publications: 

Research Papers

(1) Detection, Identification and Estimation of Loss Aversion: Evidence from an Auction Experiment (with A. Banerji) (February 2014, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics)

Earlier version: Do Auction Bids Betray Expectations-based Reference Dependent Preferences? A test, experimental evidence, and estimates of loss aversion, Centre for Development Economics Working Paper No. 206, Delhi School of Economics, November 2011

(2) Government Intervention in Grain Markets in India: Rethinking the Procurement Policy (Centre for Development Economics Working Paper No. 231, Delhi School of Economics, June 2013)

(3) Auctions in Grain Markets and Farmer Welfare (with A. Banerji and J.V. Meenakshi) Economic and Political Weekly, Review of Rural Affairs, December 29, 2012

(4) Estimation of Willingness-To-Pay for Biofortified Maize in Rural Zambia: Standard versus Reference Dependent Preferences Social Science Research Network Working Paper, 2015

Conferences: 

WORKSHOPS 

  • Contemporary Themes in India’s Economic Development and the Economic Survey’ with lectures delivered by Dr. Arvind Subramanian (Chief Economic Adviser, Govt. of India), June 11-17, 2017, organized by Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. 

  • Asia Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics’, National University of Singapore, July 23 – August 3, 2012. This was a course cum workshop run by Professors Colin Camerer (Caltech), David Laibson (Harvard) and Matthew Rabin (Berkeley), with a competitive selection of participants. 

  • The ‘Nobel Laureates Meetings in Economic Sciences’, Lindau (Germany) in August 2011. My participation was sponsored by the Reserve Bank of India.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 

  • Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society held at IIM Kozhikode, January 2016

  • Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Delhi, December 2012

  • CESP Workshop on Experimental and Behavioral Economics, JNU, February 2012

  • Winter School, Centre for Development Economics, DSE, December 2011

  • Conference on Economic Growth and Development, ISI Delhi, December 2011

  • Winter School, Centre for Development Economics, DSE, December 2010

  • Conference on Economic Growth and Development, ISI Delhi, December 2010

Awards: 

  • The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) ‘Prof M.J. Manohar Rao Young Economist Award’ for 2015 awarded at the 52nd Annual Conference of TIES held at IIM Kozhikode, January 2016

  • UGC Non-NET Scholarship for Doctoral Research

  • Grant from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC to carry out research on Zambia BDM and First-price Auction Data for Orange Maize

  • SAP Grant from Delhi School of Economics to fund field work

  • Qualified for the University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test (NET) for teaching, June 2006