Dr. Gaurav Jakhu is an Assistant Professor in the Economics area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and IIMB young faculty research chair. His research areas are Industrial Organization, Antitrust Economics, and Information Economics. His current research focuses on antitrust and regulatory issues in the digital markets. He uses game-theoretic modeling as an analytical tool to understand the economic behavior of online firms.
He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce. Before his doctoral studies, he worked as an Economist at the Competition Commission of India, New Delhi.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Industrial Organization, Antitrust Economics, and Information Economics.
“Aggregators, Data Collection and Regulation: Role of Content Differentiation”, 2020.
“Regulation of Consumer Data: Privacy and Welfare”, with Prabal Roy Chowdhury, 2020.
“Bundling in Platform Markets: Role of Combining User Data across Markets”, 2020.
“Platform Markets, Quality Degradation and Multi-homing”, 2019.
“Dilemma in antitrust enforcement: how use of economics can guide enforcement rules in multi-sided markets”, with Payal Malik, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, 2017, 5, 260-275.
Ph.D., Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, 2020.
M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2010.
B.A.Hons., Economics, Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, 2008.