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Associate Professor

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Ph.D. (University of Rochester)

M.A. (University of Rochester)

M. Stat. (Indian Statistical Institute)

B. Stat. (Indian Statistical Institute)
Research Areas
I work in the field of Applied Economics. I examine and apply economic principles in diverse spheres including labour economics and development economics. I have also worked in the domains of econophysics and environmental management with my co-authors.

Recent Consulting / Other Assignments
Infrastructure for export growth in southern states of India (with Sthanu R. Nair and Rudra Sensarma), 2013. Client: Ministry of Commerce and Industry. (Completed)

Academic Positions
Associate Professor, 2014 - present

Assistant Professor, 2010 - 2014

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009 - 2010

Visiting Scientist, Indian Statistical Institute, 2008 - 2009


Other Professional Appointments
Chair, Fellow Programme in Management, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, 2017 -

Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue on "Econophysics: Perspectives and Prospects", IIMK Society and Management Review 2(2), July 2013.

Chair, Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, 2012 - 14.

Associate Editor, IIMK Society and Management Review, Sage Publications, 2012 - 14.

Editorial Board member, Physics of Society: Econophysics and Sociophysics, Cambridge University Press


Significant Publications
Can the information technology revolution explain the incidence of co-movement of skill premium and stock prices? (with Atsushi Nishimura and Rupayan Pal), Economic Modelling 53, 107-120. February 2016, Elsevier B.V.

Forecasting the price of gold: An error correction approach, (with Abhishek Jangir and Rudra Sensarma;) IIMB Management Review , Forthcoming.

Sexual Violence: A Model of Occupational Choice and Gender Wage Gap, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 27:2, 219-244, JUly 2015, Sage Publications

Private Investment in Education: Evidence across Castes and Religion from West Bengal (with Abhirup Sarkar), Economic and Political Weekly, 49:13, 44–52. March 2014.

Governance for private green spaces in a growing Indian city (with Kulbhushan Balooni and B. Mohan Kumar), Landscape and Urban Planning, 123, 21–29. March 2014. Elsevier B.V.

Agent Based modeling of Housing Asset Bubble: A Simple Utility Function Based Investigation (with Kousik Guhathakurta), to be published in F. Abergel, H. Aoyama, B.K. Chakrabarti, A. Chakraborti, A. Ghosh (Eds.) Econophysics of Agent-Based Models, 27–44. 2014, Springer Verlag Italia

Interview with Eugene H. Stanley, IIMK Society & Management Review, 2:2, 73-78. July 2013, Sage Publications.

Extent of Poverty in India: A Different Dimension (With Kamal Singh), Economic and Political Weekly, 48:6, 75–83. Feb 2013.

Evolution of Zipf’s Law for Indian Urban Agglomerations vis-à-vis Chinese Urban Agglomerations (with Banasri Basu), to be published in , F. Abergel, B.K. Chakrabarti, A. Chakraborti, and A. Ghosh (Eds.) Econophysics of Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics, 119–129. 2013, Springer-Verlag Italia.

Should stronger protection of intellectual property stimulate innovation? (with Debasis Mondal), Economics Letters, 116:1, 80–82. July 2012, Elsevier B.V.

Sustenance of Health Insurance Initiatives: An Indian Societal Perspective (with Kulbhushan Balooni, R.G. Karthik and Sudeep Turakhia), IIMK Society & Management Review. 1:1, 27–42. January 2012, Sage Publications.

Technological infusion and the change in private, urban green spaces (with Kulbhushan Balooni), Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 11:2, 205–210. April 2012, Elsevier B.V.

Income and Expenditure Distribution: A Comparative Analysis (with Banasri Basu), in F. Abergel, B.K. Chakrabarti, A. Chakraborti, and M. Mitra (Eds.) Econophysics of Order-driven Markets, 259–269. 2011, Springer-Verlag Italia.

Consumer Expenditure Distribution in India, 1983-2007: Evidence of a Long Pareto Tail (with Abhik Ghosh and Banasri Basu), Physica A, 390:1, 83–97. January 2011, Elsevier B.V.

The Morphology of Urban Agglomerations for Developing Countries: A Case Study with China (with Banasri Basu), in B. Basu, B.K. Chakrabarti, S.R. Chakravarty, and K. Gangopadhyay (Eds.) Econophysics and Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques, 90–97. 2010, Springer-Verlag Italia.

The behavior of household and business investment over the business cycle (with Juan Carlos Hatchondo), Economic Quarterly, 95:3, 269–288. 2009, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

City Size Distribution for India and China (with Banasri Basu), Physica A, 388:13, 2682–2688. July 2009, Elsevier B.V.


Conferences, Seminars & Talks
Second Pan-IIM World Management Conference, November 5-8, 2014.

"Econophys-Kolkata VIII: An international conference on Econophysics of Econophysics and data driven modelling of market dynamics”, March 14–15, 2014, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata).

8th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, December 17-19, 2012, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

Econophys-Kolkata VII: An international conference on Econophysics of Agent Based Computation”, Nov. 8–12, 2012, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata).

“Econophys-Kolkata VI: An international conference on Econophysics of systemic risk and network dynamics”, Oct. 21-25, 2011, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata).

Invited Panel Member and Speaker at “Urban Management for An Urban Future”, Oct. 15-16, 2010 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.


PGP courses: Microeconomics and Pricing

FPM courses: Econometric Applications in Research and Advanced Microeconomics

Working Papers
1.   Demand for Education:Is Culture a major Determinant?
Kausik Gangopadhyay;Abhirup Sarkar    (2009)    Abstract

2.   Consumer Expenditure Distribution In India, 1983-2007: Evidence Of Long Pareto Tail
Abhik Ghosh;Kausik Gangopadhyay;B.Basu    (2010)    Abstract
3.   Income and Expenditure Distribution: A comparative analysis
Kausik Gangopadhyay;Banasri Basu    (2010)    Abstract

4.   A Tale of Indian Cities: 1981-2010
Kausik Gangopadhyay; Banasri Basu    (2011)    Abstract

5.   Does stronger protection of intellectual property Stimulate innovation?
Kausik Gangopadhyay; Debasis Mondal    (2012)    Abstract

6.   Extent of Poverty in India: A Different Dimension
Kausik Gangopadhyay; Kamal Singh    (2012)    Abstract

7.   Sexual Violence: A Model of Occupational Choice and Gender Wage Gap
Kausik Gangopadhyay    (2015)    Abstract


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