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Research and Publications


Pre-print versions are available here; published version may be downloadable depending on your institutional access, or email me for a copy.

Other publications

  • Liquidity preference and information pdf format
    in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy, OUP, 2011
  • Default traps  pdf format
    in Sovereign Debt: from safety to default
    (with Catão & Fostel), 2011
  • The Management of Digital Rights in Pay TV  
    in Cave & Nakamura (eds.), Digital Broadcasting, 2006
    (with Cowie)
    [preprint | citations]
  • The limitations of supervision: a note "test"
  • Literacy in India pdf format
    in The Concise Oxford Companion to Economics in India
    (with Murthi), 2009
  • The internationalization of firms from China and India: policy implications pdf format
    UNU-MERIT Policy Brief No 1, 2009
    (with Athreye)
  • Persistent gaps, volatility types and default traps pdf format
    IMF Working Paper 7/148, 2007
    (with Catão and Fostel)
  • Missing link: volatility and the debt-intolerance paradox pdf format
    IMF Working Paper 51, 2004 (with Catão) [50 citations]
  • FDI in India: recent trends and prospects pdf format
    Treasury Management, 2005
    Reprinted in Financial Growth in India and China: A comparative study
    Reprinted in FDI: Issues in Emerging Economies
  • Developing Countries in the New Economy: the Role of Demand-Side Initiatives, pdf format WIDER, 2002-73 [citations]
  • Portfolio choice and retirement income solutions pdf format
    Watson Wyatt Technical Report 2002 RU005
    (with Orszag)
  • Private Foreign Investment in India
    in Athukorala (ed.), The Economic Development of South Asia, vol III
    (with Athreye)
  • A portfolio approach approach to investment and annuitization during retirement pdf format
    (with Orszag), 1999 [50 citations]
  • Financial intermediation and monetary policy
    Mita Journal of Economics, 1997
    [with Dutta | vol 90(3), 31-39]

Old Working Papers

  • Why packaging matters: the role of unit design in auctions pdf format
    (with Cowie and Daripa)

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Current news

  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

    The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London DTP invites applications for three postdoctoral fellowships (PDFs) to be based within departments at the partner institutions within the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP): University College London, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of East London.

  • Competition for ESRC Studentships for October 2018 entry is now open

    ESRC PhD Scholarships for 2018 entry are available via UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for suitable candidates.

  • Sundstrom Scholarships for 2017/18 Entry

    Two Home/EU scholarships for MSc programmes are available in the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.