Dr Santanu Gupta

Dr Santanu Gupta

Qualification : Ph.D. IGIDR (Mumbai), M.A. (JNU)

Email : santanu@xlri.ac.in, topigupta@gmail.com

Functional Area : Economics

Brief Profile  

Experience Detail  

  1. Professor, XLRI, Jamshedpur, July 1, 2020- till date
  2. Associate Professor, XLRI, Jamshedpur, India, Feb 2007- June 30, 2020
  3. Associate Professor, Institute of Technology and Management (ITM), Gurgaon, September 2005-Feb 2007
  4. Fellow, India Development Foundation (IDF), Gurgaon, India, September 2003-August 2005
  5. Visiting Fellow, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune, September-October 2004
  6. Sir Ratan Tata Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, October 2002-June 2003
  7. Lecturer, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), June 2000-August 2003
  8. Research Associate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, (JNU), New Delhi, August 1999-June 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Santanu Gupta

Dr Santanu Gupta

Achievements and Research Interest/Area of Research Interests

Academic Distinction (Awards and Scholarships)

1.Invited by the Public Choice Research Centre, University of Turku, Finland, for a researcher visit for three months as part of the European Research and Educational Collaboration with Asia (EUREKA) Project, March to May 2009

2.Sir Ratan Tata fellowship, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2002-2003

3.National Level for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Lectureship, 1994

Adminstrative Distinction

Other Achievements

Area of RESEARCH INTERESTS

Faculty Development Programs Attended

Courses Taught

1. Microeconomics 1 at the Masters level, GIPE, Pune, August 2000-December 2000.

2. Microeconomics 2 at the Masters level, GIPE, Pune, January 2001-May 2001. 

3. Microeconomics 1 at the Masters level, GIPE, Pune, August 2002-October 2002

4. Public Economics 1 at the Masters level, GIPE, Pune, September 2004-October 2004

5. Microeconomics, undergraduate first year, ITM Gurgaon, University of London program, September 2005-March 2006

6. Managerial Economics,  undergraduate second year, ITM Gurgaon, University of London program, September 2005-March 2006

7. Analysis of Strategic Management,  undergraduate third year, ITM Gurgaon, University of London program, September 2005-March 2006

8. Managerial Economics,  undergraduate second year, ITM Gurgaon, University of London program, September 2006-February 2007

9. Strategy,  undergraduate third year, ITM Gurgaon, University of London program, September 2006-February 2006

10. Microeconomics, undergraduate second year, ITM Gurgaon, University of London program, September 2006-February 2007

11. Managerial Economics to MBA year first year students at XLRI, Jamshedpur, June 2007-September 2007

12. Managing Public Private Partnerships to MBA second year students at XLRI Jamshedpur, September 2007-December 2007.

13. Managerial Economics, Satellite Batch no. 13, XLRI, May, June 2008.

14. Managing Public Private Partnerships to MBA second year students at XLRI Jamshedpur, September 2008-December 2008.

15. Managerial Economics to working executives in the programme run in Dubai by XLRI, Jamshedpur in December 2008.

16. Managerial Economics to Defence Students at XLRI, Jamshedpur in February March 2009.

17. Managerial Economics to MBA year first year students at XLRI, Jamshedpur, June 2010-September 2010.

18. Managerial Economics to students at XLRI of the one year General Management Program, Jamshedpur, June 2011-July 2011.

19. Managerial Economics to MBA year first year students at XLRI, Jamshedpur, June 2012-September 2012.

20. Managerial Economics to MBA year first year students at XLRI, Jamshedpur, June 2013-September 2013.

21. Managerial Economics to MBA year first year students at XLRI, Jamshedpur, June 2013-September 2013, 2015.

22. Managerial Economics to the one year General Management Program, June-July 2014. 

23. Managing Public Private Partnerships to the second year MBA students at XLRI, September 2010-December 2010.

24. Managerial Economics to the one year students of the General Management Program at XLRI June July 2011.

25. Managing Public Private Partnerships to the second year MBA students at XLRI, September 2011-December 2011.

26. Managing Public Private Partnerships to the second year MBA students at XLRI, September 2012-December 2012.

27. Managing Public Private Partnerships to the second year MBA students at XLRI, September 2013-December 2013, 2014.

Consultancy Undertaken

In-Company Programs

INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS (PUBLICATIONS)

Journal Articles-Refereed

Refereed International Journals

1.     

1.   Simplex representation of Insurance Performance Analysis (with Sai Ranjani), 2020, Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier Vol. 42, page 419-436.

2. Political pricing of Electricity: Can it go with universal provision, (with Muralee Krishnan), 2018, Energy Policy, Elsevier, Vol. 116, page 371-381.

3.   Voting Paradoxes in Indian Elections, Quality and Quantity, Springer Publishers, 2012, Vol. 46, page 949-958. (ABDC B category)

4. Political Accountability and Fiscal Federalism, International Tax and Public                 Finance, 2001, Springer Publishers, page Vol. 8, page 263-279.  

5.    Productivity, Technical and Allocative Efficiency and Farm Size in Wheat Farming in India: A DEA Approach, (with Raghbendra Jha and Puneet Chitkara), Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis, 2000.

 

 

Refereed Indian Journals

 1. Evolution of Electrcity Prices (with Muralee Krishnan) (2017), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. L11, No. 19. 

2. Were District Chices of NFFWP Appropriate? Journal of the Indian School of Political Economy, 2006, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, page 641-648. 

 

Government Reports

  1. Lead a Project for the 15th Finance Commission of India for the State of Jharkhand, titled with Abhishek Charaborty, Suma Damodaran and Cledwyn Fernandez, “Outcome Evaluation of State Finances in the context of recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission: Determination of a sustainable debt roadmap for 2020-2025, taking into account impact of introduction of GST and other tax/non-tax trend forecasts”. The link for the final report is https://fincomindia.nic.in/writereaddata/html_en_files/fincom15/StudyReports/11.pdf

 

 

Papers in edited books

 

1.   Political Institutions, Distortions and Regional Disparities, in Development, displacement and disparity: India in the last quarter of the twentieth century, ed. by Nirmala Banerjee and Sugata Marjit, Orient Longman, 2005.

2.    Some notes on Principal of Central Transfers (with Raghbendra Jha and Mukesh Anand), in Contemporary Challenges: Issues before the 11th Finance Commission, NIPFP, New Delhi, 1999.

3.    Public and Private Investment expenditure and its linkages with FDI: A case study of India (with Sadanand Tutakne and Pradeep Apte) in Indian Economic Reforms, ed. by Raghbendra Jha, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

4.       Extending the Coverage of Social Protection among informal workers in India, in Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia, edited by Mukul G. Asher and Fukunari Kimura, Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics, 2015.

 

 

Working papers

  1. "Local public goods in a democracy: Theory and evidence from rural India," ASARC Working Papers 2006-06, Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre
  2. On the allocation of public goods to villages in India, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics, Working paper #10, 2003.
  3.  On the nature of markets for the poor in urban locations, Working Paper Series on Agriculture and the Poor, No. 24, July 2004, Bazaar Chintan, IDE, India.

 

Published Research Monographs

Scholarly Books

Chapters in Scholarly books

1. Political Institutions, Distortions and Regional Disparities, in Development, displacement and disparity: India in the last quarter of the twentieth century, ed. by Nirmala Banerjee and Sugata Marjit, Orient Longman, 2005.

2. Some notes on Principal of Central Transfers (with Raghbendra Jha and Mukesh Anand), in Contemporary Challenges: Issues before the 11th Finance Commission, NIPFP, New Delhi, 1999.

3. Public and Private Investment expenditure and its linkages with FDI: A case study of India (with Sadanand Tutakne and Pradeep Apte) in Indian Economic Reforms, ed. by Raghbendra Jha, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

4. Extending the Coverage of Social Protection among informal workers in India, in Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia, edited by Mukul G. Asher and Fukunari Kimura, Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics, 2015.

Conference Proceedings-Refereed

Paper Presentations-Refereed

1. National Workshop: Public Economics: Theory and Policy, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, January 8-9, 2016, paper titled, Democracy and Redistribution presented.

2. Silver Jubilee conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics, Jadavpur University, December 22-23, 2015, paper titled, Democracy and Redistribution

3. European Public Choice Society Meeting, 2008, Jena, Germany, paper titled, Job Reservations and Policy Choices, presented.

4. First World Public Choice Society Meeting, Amsterdam, March 2007, paper titled Local Public Goods in a Democracy: Theory and Evidence from Rural India, presented.

5. Third World Bank Conference on Inequality, Washington D.C, June 2006, paper titled Are jurisdictions with the median voter and median inequality favored: presented.

6. Second annual conference on Economic Growth and Development, ISI Delhi 2005, paper titled, Job reservations and policy choices presented.

 

Working papers:

1. "Local public goods in a democracy: Theory and evidence from rural India," ASARC Working Papers 2006-06, Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre

2. On the allocation of public goods to villages in India, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics, Working paper #10, 2003.

3. On the nature of markets for the poor in urban locations, Working Paper Series on Agriculture and the Poor, No. 24, July 2004, Bazaar Chintan, IDE, India.

 

Work in progress:

1. When are boycotts successful? Evidence from South Asia: We look into instances of success of boycott call during religious riots in the state of Gujarat in India, and try and look into the possibility that riots took place since calls for economic boycott failed. We also look into possibilities of success of an election or poll boycott which is quite common in South Asia, and we are of the opinion that such boycott calls will be successful if the credibility of the elected government is at stake and a parallel government is in operation and powerful.

2. Democracy and Redistribution, (with Raghbendra Jha). Democratic governments should typically favor a majority of jurisdictions with the least expectations since that is what would maximize their probability of winning in an election. Individuals realizing this would strategically choose their expectations, if they demand too little from the government, they end up getting less; if they demand too much, they may be neglected completely at the expense of others. Our results show that when individuals have different incomes, it is the richest and the median income citizens who win in the process and tax resources are equally distributed between them. We investigate the efficiency and the equity impact of a uniform tax rate, a two tier tax structure and a three tier tax structure, in a situation where the government uses all tax resources for public goods, as well as in a situation where it siphons off a bit of it for its own welfare.

3. Effect of job reservation on career choices. We investigate the impact of job reservations for disadvantaged sections of the population on group incomes in a model where people have to undergo training in order to apply for a job in the formal sector. Training costs are higher for the disadvantaged group than for the general group so the former will undergo training only if the probability of getting a formal sector job is very high. Introduction of job reservations for the disadvantaged fails to increase group income for the disadvantaged when number of jobs is low. Increased group incomes for them are accompanied by losses from applicants who apply for he formal sector jo and fail to get through. Only when the number of jobs is very high, does reservation amount to a transfer of income from eral to the disadvantaged group.

Text Books

Research Report

Working paper

Key note presentation

Published articles in newspapers/magazines

Cases developed for Teaching purpose

Other Professional Activities

Membership of Professional Bodies

1. Member of International Institute of Public Finance Congress, IIPF.