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Viswanath Pingali

Name Viswanath Pingali
Area Economics (ECO)
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Educational Qualifications

Ph.D., Department of Economics, Northwestern University, 2007
M. A. (Economics), Northwestern University, 2002
M.S. (Quantitative Economics), Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, 2001

Academic Affiliation

Professional Affiliation


Area Of Research

Applied Game Theory, Applied Econometrics, Behavioral Economics, Regulatory Economics, Pharmaceuticals

Current Research

"Is 2% the Solution? Experimental Evidence of the New CSR Rule in India," IIMA working paper, 2015, with Naman Desai and Arindam Tripathi (under review)
"Are Investors Ethics Agnostic?" IIMA working paper, 2015, with Saravana Jaikumar and Vineet Virmani (under review)
"Does Multiple Borrowing Necessarily Mean Overborrowing," IIMA working paper, 2012, with Ratul Lahkar and Santadarshan Sadhu (under review)
"Brand Effect and Price Discrimination in the Video Rental Industry, IIMA Working Paper, 2012

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
1. "Increasing Market Interconnection: an Analysis of the Italian Electricity Spot Market," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 28, No. 3, Pages 311 - 322, 2010 (with Federico Boffa and Davide Vannoni)
2. "Risk Diversification Through Multiple Group Membership in Microfinance," Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 9, 2014 (with Ratul Lahkar)
3. "Strategic Investment in Merchant Transmissions: The Impact of Capacity Utilization Rules," Energy Policy, Vol. 85, October 2015 (with Federico Boffa and Francesca Sala)
4. "The Consumer Welfare Implications of Patent Protection and Pricing in the Indian Oral Anti-Diabetic Market," Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 44, December 2015 (with Chirantan Chatterjee and Kensuke Kubo)
5. "Expansion and Welfare in Microfinance: A Screening Model," Economic Modelling, Vol. 53, February 2016  (with Ratul Lahkar)
6. "Endowment Effect in Bundles," Studies in Microeconomics, forthcoming (with Swati Dutta and Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay)

Other Publications:
1. "Crocin or Paracetamol: What Should the Doctor Prescribe?" Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVII, No. 41, 2013 (with Chirantan Chatterjee and Kensuke Kubo)
2. "Balancing Affordability and Availability in a Drug Patent Regime," Economic and Political Weekly,  Vol. 50, No. 41 (with Chirantan Chatterjee)
3. "Does Multiple Borrowing in Microfinance Necessarily Mean Over-Borrowing," Enterprise Development and Microfinance, forthcoming (with Ratul Lahkar and Santadarshan Sadhu) Working paper version