Sourav Bhattacharya

Sourav Bhattacharya


Academic Group: Economics


Phone No.: 08017255923
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Curriculum Vitae

Sourav Bhattacharya CV




Academic Background:

Northwestern University, Ph. D. (Managerial Economics and Strategy), 2007
Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, PGDM. (Economics & Finance), 1998
Presidency College, Kolkata B.Sc. (Economics), 1996

Courses Taught:

Courses taught at IIM Calcutta: Microeconomics (MBA), Games and Information (MBA), Advanced Microeconomics (PhD), Mathematics for Economists (PhD), Topics in Game Theory (PhD), Nonmarket Strategy (MBA Ex) Courses taught at Royal Holloway: Industrial conomics (Masters), Mathematical Methods (undergraduate), Principles of Microeconomics (Undergraduate) Courses taught at University of Pittsburgh: Intermediate Microeconomics (undergraduate), Political Economy (Undergraduate), Political Economy (PhD), , Advanced Microeconomic Theory (PhD) Courses taught at Northwestern University: Probability and Statistics (Undergraduate)


Work Experience:

Academic Appointments
Sep 2019 onwards: Professor, Economics Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Aug 2015 – Aug 2019: Reader in Economics, Royal Holloway University of London
Aug 2007 – Aug 2015: Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Short Visits:
Wallis Institute of Political Economy, University of Rochester (Sep – Dec 2012), Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata (Apr – Aug 2016), Presidency University (Jul – Aug 2017), Jadavpur University (Apr – Jun 2017, Apr – Aug 2018)
Non-academic Experience: Senior Manager Corporate Marketing, Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd, 1998-2002


Journal Publications:

  • Preference Monotonicity and Information Aggregation in Elections, Econometrica, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2013 Vol 81 (3)
  • Strategic Information Revelation when Experts Compete to Influence, with Arijit Mukherjee, RAND Journal of Economics, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2013 Vol 44 (3)
  • How Much to Make and How Much to Buy: Explaining Plural Sourcing Strategies, with Ranjay Gulati and Phanish Puranam, Strategic Management Journal, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2013 Vol 34 (10)
  • Compulsory Versus Voluntary Voting Mechanisms: An Experimental Study, with John Duffy and Sun-Tak Kim, Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, 2014 Vol 84
  • Resistance, Redistribution and Investor-friendliness, with Tapas Kundu, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, 2014 Vol 109
  • Mobility and Conflict, with Tapas Kundu and Joyee Deb, AEJ Microeconomics, American Economic Association, 2015 Vol 7 (1)
  • Campaign Rhetoric and the Hide-and- Seek Game, Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, 2016 Vol 47 (3)
  • Voting with Endogenous Information Acquisition: Experimental Evidence, with John Duffy and SunTak Kim, Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, 2017 Vol 102
  • On the Optimality of Diverse Expert Panels in Persuasion Games, with Arijit Mukherjee and Maria Goltsman, Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, 2018 Vol 107
  • Intellectual Property Regimes and Wage Inequality, with Pavel Chakraborty and Chirantan Chatterjee, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, 2022 Vol 154
  • Full Information Equivalence in Large Elections, with Paulo Barelli and Lucas Siga, Accepted at Econometrica


  • Econometric Society Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, Jun 2006; Midwest Political Science Conference, Chicago, Apr 2006; Social Choice and Welfare Society, Montreal, Jun 2008; Game Theory Society, Evanston, Jul 2008; Public Choice Society, Las Vegas, Mar 2009; Econometric Society Summer Meeting, Boston, Jun 2009; International Conference of Game Theory, Stony Brook, Jul 2009; Public Economic Theory Conference, Bloomington, Jun 2011; HKU-UBC Summer Theory Conference, Jul 2013; CIREQ Montreal Economic Theory Conference, Oct 2013; Columbia University Political Economy Conference, Dec 2013; Econometric Society Summer meeting, Minneapolis, Jun 2014; European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Toulouse, Aug 2014; Growth and Development Conference ISI Delhi, Dec 2016, Dec 2017; Development Economics Conference, Jadavpur U, Kolkata, Dec 2016; Political Economy Conference, King’s College, London, Sep 2018; Game Theory Conference, Lancaster U, Nov 2018, UKIERI Conference, Dibrugarh U, Sep 2019 
  • Invited Seminars U of Southern California, Jan 2007; Sabanci U, Jan 2007; U of Rochester, Mar 2008; CIDE, Mexico City, Oct 2008; Concordia U, Nov 2008; Michigan State U, Nov 2008 & Oct 2013; U of Oslo, Aug 2009 and Sep 2013; U de Montreal, Aug 2011; UC Riverside, Jun 2012; U of Rochester, Nov 2012; U of Kentucky, Nov 2013; ITAM, December 2013; Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, Aug 2014; Singapore Management U, Sep 2014; Hong Kong U of Science & Technology, Sep 2014; U of Arizona, Oct 2014; Arizona State U, Nov 2014; U of Leicester, Nov 2014; U of Bristol, Nov 2014; Royal Holloway, Nov 2014 and Feb 2015; CERGE-EI, Feb 2015; Yale U, Mar 2015; NYU Abu Dhabi, Mar 2015; Indiana U (Kelly School), Apr 2015; Exeter U, Feb 2016; U of Surrey, Mar 2016; Paris School of Economics, Apr 2016, U of Calcutta, Jul 2016 and Jul 2018, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, Aug 2016; Delhi U, Aug 2016; Flame U, India, Aug 2016; Queen’s U Belfast, Nov 2016; Bocconi U, Nov 2016; EUI Florence, Nov 2016; London School of Economics, May 2017; IIM Calcutta, Aug 2017; National U of Singapore, Aug 2017; Lancaster U, Feb 2018, Ashoka U, India, Apr 2018; Indian School of Business, Aug 2018; IIM Ahmedabad, Aug 2018

Research Interests:

Political Economy, Economic Theory