The Area engages in teaching, research, external engagements, and media and policy outreach in a wide range of fields. These include Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, IPRs, International Trade, International Monetary Economics, and Labour Economics. It has a good mix of faculty with theoretical, empirical and policy related work. Some have been members of national and international expert committees in their fields of expertise.
The Economics Area has a vibrant doctoral program, attracting candidates from reputed programs in Economics as well as other disciplines from universities and programs in India and abroad. PhD candidates have specialized in many of the above fields and have also published their thesis work in reputed international journals. Many have been placed successfully at other IIMs and Management institutes in the country. Some have undertaken post-doctoral research fellowships and some others have joined industry and research/policy think tanks.
The Economics Area provides job opportunities in the form of Academic Associate and Research Assistant positions. to aspiring young candidates who wish to pursue an academic career and develop the required academic skills. Some Economics Academic Associates and RAs have gained admission to reputed doctoral programs in Economics and Public Policy overseas, including Notre Dame, Penn State, Arizona State, and George Mason University, among others. Some have eventually obtained faculty and research positions at institutions overseas and in India.
The Area has an active presence in the institute through its Brown Bag talks for students, RAs, Academic Associates, and faculty members. It also participates in organizing institute-wide research seminars by visiting faculty and scholars from Indian and overseas universities.
Browsing through the links can provide more specific information on the above.
Click here for Economics Brochure