RP Kundu

Associate Professor

Law and Economics, Networks, Economic Theory

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Affiliation

Associate Professor

School of Liberal Studies

Ambedkar University

Delhi. Pin: 110 006

Email: rajendra.kundu@gmail.com

Education & Research

  • Ph.D (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2005.
  • M.A. (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1999.
  • B.A. (Economics), Jadavpur University, 1997.

Areas of Interest
Law and Economics, Networks, Economic Theory

Past Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Since May 2008. (Currently on Deputation)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University. April 2005 -May 2008.
  • Visiting Lecturer, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, from June 2005 to September 2005. 
  • Lecturer (ad hoc), Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. December 2003 - April 2005 (excluding the period from May 2004 to July 2004).
  • Research Associate, Centre for Development and Human Rights, New Delhi. (August 2005 - December 2005).

Publications

Papers in Referred Journals

  • `Decomposition of accident loss and efficiency of liability rules' [co-authored with Satish K. Jain] 11 Review of Law and Economics (ISSN: 1555-5879 ), June 2015.
  • `Efficiency of liability rules with role-type uncertainty', 1 Journal of Economic Theory and Social Development (ISSN: 2163-386X), November 2012.
  • `Efficiency of liability rules with interdependent costs of care', 14 Pacic Economic Review (ISSN: 1468-0106), March 2009.
  • `Characterization of efficient simple liability rules with multiple tortfeasors' [co-authored with Satish K. Jain], 26 International Review of Law and Economics (ISSN: 0144-8188), September 2006.
  • `The right to education: Some theoretical issues', 1 Contemporary Issues and Ideas in Social Sciences (ISSN: 1817-4604), January 2005.

Book chapters

  • `Network of legal citations: An analysis of some Supreme Court decisions on land acquisition in India' [co authored with Rahul Chakraborty and Simonti Chakraborty], in S. Banerjee, V. Mukherjee, and S. Halder edited Understanding development: An Indian perspective on legal and economic Policy (ISBN: 978-81-322-2454-9), Springer 2015.
  • `Efficiency of (1,2)-incremental liability rules: Some results', in S. Guha, R. P. Kundu and S. Subramanian edited Themes in economic analysis: Theory, policy and measurement (ISBN: 978-1-13-888797-8), Routledge 2015.
  • `The 11-20 money request game and the level-k model: Some experimental results' [co authored with Sugato Dasgupta and Sanmitra Ghosh], in S. K. Jain and A. Mukherji edited Perspectives on efficiency, growth, and inequality (ISBN: 978-1138890466) Routledge, June 2015.
  • `Efficiency of liability rules: An experimental analysis' [co authored with Sanmitra Ghosh], in S. Gangopadhyay and V. Santhakumar edited Law and Economics (ISBN: 978-8132110095), Sage, August 2013.
  • `Decomposition of accident loss and efficiency of negligence rule' [co authored with Satish K. Jain], in K. G. Dastidar, H. Mukhopadhyay and U. B. Sinha edited Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji (ISBN: 978-0198073970), OUP, September 2011.
  • `Law and economics: An introduction' Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Leading Issues in Development Economics organized by Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 2011.

Books

  • Themes in economic analysis: Theory, policy and measurement [co edited with S. Guha and S. Subramanian, (ISBN: 978-81-322-2454-9), Routledge 2015.
  • Introductory microeconomics: Textbook in economics for class XII (ISBN: 817450-678-0), NCERT, February 2007 (co authored).

Working papers

Presentations and Talks

Papers presented in Seminars / Conferences / Workshop / Symposium

  • Information as Public good in Networks [co authored with Papiya Ghosh].
    Public Economic Theory Conference 15, Organized by the Association of Public Economic Theory, Luxemboug University, Luxembourg. Held on 2-4 July, 2015.
  • Games on networks: Some results [co authored with Papiya Ghosh].
    XXIVth Annual Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Held on 20th, 22nd and 23rd December, 2014.
  • Efficiency of liability rules: An experimental analysis [co authored with Sanmitra Ghosh].
    International Conference on Experimental Economics and other Social Behaviour, Centre for Experiments in Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Held on 29th and 30th December, 2008.
  • Efficiency of liability rules with interdependent costs of care.
    Conference on Institutions: Eciency, Growth and Equity, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Held from 8th February to 10th February, 2007.
  • Efficiency of liability rules: Some further results [co authored with Satish.K. Jain].
    Conference on Governance, Indian Development Foundation, Gurgaon. Held from 7th to 9th August, 2006.
  • Efficiency of liability rules: Some further results [co authored with Satish.K. Jain].
    Workshop on Economic Theory and Applications, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata. Held on 20th and 21st July, 2006.
  • Economic efficiency, distributive justice and liability rules [co authored with Satish.K. Jain], Delhi School of Economics Working Paper, October 2004.
    The Fourth Annual Conference on Models and Methods in Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Held from 8th to 10th December, 2004.
  • Economic efficiency, distributive justice and liability rules [co authored with Satish.K. Jain], Delhi School of Economics Working Paper, October 2004.
    Weekly seminar series at the Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi on November 05, 2004.
  • Economic efficiency, distributive justice and liability rules [co authored with Satish.K. Jain], Delhi School of Economics Working Paper, October 2004.
    Law and Economics Workshop 2004, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Held from 6th to 17th September, 2004.
  • Characterization of ecient simple liability rules with multiple tortfeasors [co-authored with Satish.K. Jain].
    Law and Economics Workshop 2004, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Held from 6th to 17th September, 2004.
  • The Right to education: Economic and legal aspects.
    Education and the Social Science Paradigms: International Conference in Honour of Professor Tapas Mazumdar, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Held from 11th to 13th March,2004.
  • Characterization of efficient simple liability rules with multiple tortfeasors [co-authored with Satish.K. Jain].
    The Third Annual Conference on Models and Methods in Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Held from 15th to 17th January, 2004.
  • Characterization of efficient simple liability rules with multiple tortfeasors [co authored with Satish.K. Jain].
    The International Conference on Issues in Development Economics, University of Burdwan, Burdwan, Held on 15th and 16th December, 2003.

Invited Lectures and Discussions

  • Invited lecture on Liability rules and economic efficiency at the Faculty of Economics Seminar Series at South Asian University on October 22, 2013.
  • Invited lecture on Law and economics: Theory and applications as part of a Refresher Course in Economics Organized by the Department of Business Economics in collaboration with CPDHE, University of Delhi. December 7, 2012.
  • Invited lecture on Efficiency of liability rules at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. October 7, 2012.
  • Invited lecture on Damages for breach of contract: An eciency analysis at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. October 7, 2012.
  • Invited lecture on Introduction to law and economics at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Leading Issues in Development Economics organized by Narasinha DuttCollege, Howrah in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Heldon December 10, 2011.
  • Invited lecture on Efficiency of liability rules with multiple parties at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. October 7, 2011.
  • Invited lecture on Liability Rules: Economic eciency and distributive justice at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. October 7, 2011.
  • Invited lecture on Economic analysis of laws at Second Research Training Programme: International Trade Theory, Empirical Modelling and Data Analysis organized by UNCTAD and the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Held from April 20 to May 6, 2009.
  • Discussed a paper titled Group lending and self help groups: Joint benets as an alternative governance mechanism in the UGC Sponsored National seminar on Development and Disparity organized by the Department of Economics, University of Calcutta. Held on March 23 and 24, 2006.

Professionl Activities/Awards

Ongoing Projects

  • Social identity and redistributive preferences funded by JNU under UPOE-II, 2014-19. [with Sujoy Chakravarty].

Completed Projects

  • Does pivotality convey information to voters: An experimental test funded by JNU under capacity build up, 2010-12.
  • Efficiency of liability rules: An experimental analysis (Rs. 30000/-) funded by UGC under CAS, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University 2007-08. Completed in2008.
  • Liability rules and economic efficiency funded by UGC under the scheme of University with Potential for Excellence awarded to Jadavpur University, 2005-07.

Teaching

  • M. Phil Courses: Law and Economics, Social Choice Theory, Advanced Economic Theory.
  • M. A Courses: Mathematical Methods in Economics, Law and Economics, Economics of Networks: Theory and Applications.
  • B. A. Courses: Microeconomics, Development Economics.
  • B. A. (L. L. B) Courses: Law and Development.

Professional Activities

  • Managing Editor, Trade and Development Review (A web journal published by Jadavpur University-UNCTAD).
  • Member Governing Body, Society for Research in Social Sciences and Contiguous Disciplines.
  • Member Review Committee, International Conference on Law and Economics organized by IIT Kanpur, Gujarat National Law University, and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. 2016.
  • Member Scientic Committee, International Conference on Law and Economics organized by IIT Kanpur, Gujarat National Law University, and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. March 14 - 15, 2015.
  • Referred papers for publication in Journal of Economics, Review of Law and Economics, Pacific Economic Review, Journal of International Trade and Development, Trade and Development Review, Journal of Indian Law and Society.
  • Member Organizing Committee, 7th Economic Theory and Policy Conference organized by JNU-NIPFP-Kagawa University. February 20 - 22, 2014.
  • Member Organizing Committee, 6th Economic Theory and Policy Conference organized by JNU-NIPFP-Kagawa University. March 20 - 22, 2013.
  • Member Organizing Committee, Workshop on Experimental and Behavioural Economics organized by CAS, CESP, JNU. February 15, 2012.
  • Member Organizing Committee, Workshop on Economic Theory and Policy organized by CESP, JNU. March 22, 2011.
  • Member Organizing Committee, Workshop on Rights in Economics and Law organized by CAS, CESP, JNU. March 20 - 21, 2009.
  • Member Organizing Committee, XXIVth Annual Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. December 9 - 10, 2005.