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Professor Swapnendu Banerjee

Professor Swapnendu BanerjeeProfessor Swapnendu Banerjee was the Subir Chowdhury Fellow 2015-16 at the LSE Asia Research Centre.

Swapnendu Banerjee is Professor at the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His areas of interest are Microeconomic Theory, Applied Game Theory, Economics of Contracts and issues around Quality Innovation. Professor Banerjee completed his PhD at Jadavpur University and subsequently did his Postdoctoral Research at the National University of Singapore (2004-2005). He was also a Ford Foundation Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Professor Banerjee has given invited lectures at universities including Cornell, National University of Singapore, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi School of Economics, IIM Kolkata and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research amongst others. 

At LSE Professor Banerjee revisited the relationship between trade liberalisation and product quality innovation both from a theoretical and empirical perspective. His empirical portion focussed on India and Bangladesh.

Research Interests

  • Economics of contracts
  • Microeconomic theory and game theory
  • Industrial organisation theory
  • Quality innovation and trade liberalisation
  • Economics of institutions, markets and organisations

Selected Publications