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Manaswini Bhalla

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Chairperson, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Two-year fulltime programme
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Manaswini Bhalla is an Associate Professor in the Economics area at Indian Institute of Management. Her primary area of interest lies in information economics with a focus on issues in pricing, corporate culture and political economy. She uses empirical and game theoretic tools in her research.

In a series of working papers, she is exploring the role of culture on economic outcomes in the context of  corporate boards, entrepreneurship, legal system and real estate.

In the field of pricing, her work explores the use of prices and other instruments  by firms to influence learning process of consumers to their advantage. Some of her work in this area have been published in journals like Journal of Economic Theory and Journal of Industrial Economics.


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Professor Bhalla currently teaches Managerial Economics and Strategic Thinking: Game Theory for Managers to PGP students. She also conducts executive education programmes on managerial economics and game theory for senior managers.

  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
  • Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance
  • Waste Ventures (Hasirudala)

She received the Bates and White Graduate Research Fellowship, Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 from Bates Whites LLC, Washington D C, USA. She received the Young Research Fellow Award from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in 2011.

  • PhD (Economics), The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • MA (Economics), Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India
  • BA (Economics), Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, India