University of Delhi
Faculty Member Profile


Dr. Abhijit Banerji

  Associate Professor
     Department of Economics
Delhi School of Economics
University of Delhi, Delhi 110007
(91-11) 27666705
     a (dot) banerji (at) econdse (dot) org

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Economics

Yale University, U.S.A.


Thesis topic: Essays in Wage Bargaining


Delhi School Of Economics,University Of Delhi


Subjects: Economics

B.A. (Honours)

University Of Delhi


Subjects: Economics

Career Profile

Delhi School of Economics,University of Delhi

Lecturer, Reader

(1997 -    )

Post-graduate teaching and Research

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

Visiting Scientist


Post-graduate teaching and Research

Areas of Specialization / Interest

 Applied Micro and Game Theory

Subjects Taught

Game Theory, Mathematical Economics, Stochastic Dynamics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomics

Publications Profile

Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Dutta, Bhaskar. 2009. Local Network Externalities and Market Segmentation. International Journal of Industrial Organization.
JV, Meenakshi. 2008. Millers, Commission Agents and Collusion in Grain Markets: Evidence from Basmati Auctions in North India. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Contributions.
Khanna, Gauri, JV Meenakshi. 2006. Groundwater Irrigation in North India: Institutions and Markets. South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics Papers .
JV, Meenakshi & Abhijit Banerji. 2005. The Unsupportable Support Price: An Analysis of Collusion and Government Intervention in Paddy Auction Markets in North India. Journal of Development Economics.


International Society for Ecological Economics Meeting, Delhi 2007

Global Development Network (2009), Kuwait

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (2010, 2011)

International Food Policy Research Institute (2011), U.S.

Australian Meeting of the Econometric Society, 2012

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Reserve Bank of India (Grain Market Auctions).

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (economics of water in agriculture).

International Food Policy Research Institute (Consumer Acceptance of Biofortified Maize).

3IE (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation): Evaluating the Impact of Metering of Irrigation Pumps in West Bengal.

Awards and distinctions

Yale Graduate School Fellowship.

Centre for Advanced Studies Scholarship.

Association with Professional Bodies

The Econometric Society

Other Activities

Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity

Served on the Council of the Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics in various capacities.


Groundwater Markets, Irrigation Efficiency and Sustainability: A Study from Northern India (With Gauri Khanna and J.V. Meenakshi), Routledge 2010