Subrato Banerjee

Designation: 
Assistant Professor
Email: 
Education: 

PhD Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute

MA Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

BA (Hons.) Economics, Hansraj College, University of Delhi

Experience: 
  • Assistant Professor of Economics | Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India (2020-)
  • Honorary Behavioural Scientist | Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2020-)
  • Honorary Fellow | The Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2016-2021)

  • New Generation Network Scholar | School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2016-2019)
  • Visiting Faculty | Shiv Nadar University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (2020)

  • Visiting Faculty | Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India (2016-2018) 

  •   The Smart Cube, New Delhi, India (2007-2008)

Research Interests: 

Experimental and Behavioural Economics, Empirical and Behavioural Industrial Organization, Applied Game Theory, Behavioural Finance, Development Economics, Applied Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing

Courses Taught: 

Behavioural Economics (fourth year, lecturer), Shiv Nadar University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (September 2020 – December 2020)

Data Analysis (second semester, unit coordinator), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (August 2019 – November 2019)

Microeconomics (first semester, unit coordinator), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (February 2019 – June 2019; February 2018 – June 2018)

Behavioural Economics (sixth trimester, lecturer), Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (January 2018 – February 2018; December 2016 – January 2017)

Modern Econometrics (sixth trimester, lecturer), Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (December 2017 – January 2018)

Microeconomics (first semester, lecturer), Queensland University of Technology Business School, Brisbane City, Queensland Australia (February 2017 – June 2017)

Financial Econometrics (second semester, lecturer and course designer), Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, India (January 2009 – April 2009).

Publications: 

Papers:

Basri BS, Banerjee S. 2021. Education and experience as determinants of micro health insurance enrolment. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 10(4): 192-200.

Banerjee S, Basri S. 2021. Competition Reduces Profitability: The Case of the Indian Life Micro-insurance Industry”, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice. Forthcoming.

Basri BS, Banerjee S. 2020. Education and experience as determinants of micro health insurance enrolment. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. In press.

Banerjee S. 2020. Effect of reduced opportunities on bargaining outcomes: An experiment with status asymmetries. Theory and Decision 89(3): 313-346. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11238-020-09754-4

Banerjee S. 2020. Sample sizes in experimental games. Research in Economics 74(3): 221-227. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1bh2-3u3L4hcpN

Basri BS, Banerjee S, Shetty A. 2019. Product diversification versus technical efficiency of conglomerate life microinsurance companies: evidence from India. Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance 44(3): 527-547.

Banerjee S. 2015. Testing for fairness in regulation: Application to the Delhi transportation market. Journal of Development Studies 51(4): 464-483.

Book chapters:

Chakraborty S, Banerjee S. 2020. Blood money. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham. Forthcoming.

Banerjee S. 2020. Race discrimination: Evolution and economic impact. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) No Poverty. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.

Banerjee S. 2020. Developing countries: Modern perspectives on ideas for upliftment. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) No Poverty. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham

Responsibilities: 

External thesis reviewer: Ms Aisling Jarver (Honours in Economics, December 2017); Ms Sophie Willgoose (Honours in Economics, December 2017)

Referee: Journal of Development Studies, Economic Modelling, Psychometrika, Structural Equation Modelling, Nature (Palgrave Communications), Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Theory and Decision, Behaviour Research Methods.

Columnist: Business Standard; The Indian Express; The Financial Express, Asia Times (Financial), Qrius, The Gapeseed Journal, Down to Earth, The Wire

Projects: 

Decrease in knowledge makes you more certain: Evidence from an experiment (with Shilpi Mukherjee).

Fairness is flexible: A study of competing focal points (with Priyanka Kothari and Prabal Roy Chowdhury).

Monopoly and the other: A study of reference-dependence (with Priyanka Kothari and Prabal Roy Chowdhury).

Scientific Inference on Treatment-Effects (with Benno Torgler).

Dictators in the field: The private moral calculus of economic agents (with Bharat Ramaswami).

Spend cash to save more: The relation between cashless systems and savings behaviour

The big-data inference problem: A mathematical solution to p-hacking

On the econometric detection of fraudulent action

Making them work hard to stick around: An experiment within experiments (with Priyanka Kothari)

Affirming affirmative action: A study of ingrained discrimination (with Dipa Sarkar, Jay Sarkar, and Savitha Basri)

Economizing on the alphabet (with Priyanka Kothari)

Awards: 

2020-2023:     Young Faculty Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

2020-2021:     Honorary Fellowship, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne

2020-:             Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST), Queensland University of Technology

2017-2019:     Research Grant from the Neeti Aayog, Govt. of India; Fellowship of the Australia India Institute (University of Melbourne)

2016:               Royal Economic Society (RES) conference grant to attend the Royal Economic Society (RES) Symposium

2012 - 2015:   Research Grant from the Planning and Policy Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India

2010 - 2014:   Senior Research Fellowships (for PhD), Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India

2008 - 2010:   Junior Research Fellowships (for PhD), Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India

2011:               Best Paper Award, Doctoral Conference, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

Memberships: 

Member: The American Statistical Association

Associate Member: The Indian Math Consortium (2016-2026)

Honorary Fellow: Queensland Behavioural Economics (QuBE) Group (2016-); Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST)

Honorary Fellow: Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne

Member of the Organizing Committee: Asia Pacific Economic Science Association (APESA) Conference (2018); Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India (2009 - 2012)