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Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org / Ph. No :+91-92319-16666
Academic Profile :
M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.
• Ph. D. in Economics, 2012-2016
Thesis Title: Microcredit: Some Theoretical Innovations
• M.Phil in Economics, 2004-2006
Thesis title: Poverty Management and Self Help Groups: Potentials in West Bengal
• M. Sc. in Economics, 2001-2003
• B. Sc. in Economics, 1998 – 2001
College: Ramakrishana Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Howrah
Teaching Fields Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Mathematical
Economics, Development Economics, Pubic Finance
Research Fields Information and Incentives, Collective Choice, Applied
Microeconomic Theory, Development Economics
Position Held Earlier (Optional) :
Statistical Investigator (Gr II)
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation NSSO (FOD), Malda RO, WB (N), Government of India.
Area of Research :
Information and Incentives, Collective Choice, Applied Microeconomic Theory, Development Economics
Current Projects :
Completed Projects :
List of Publication :
“Optimal Group Size with Joint Liability Group Lending Strategy”, Indian Growth and Development Review, Vol. 8, Issue 1, April, 2015, ISSN: 1773-8254 (Jointly with Dr. Sukanta Bhattacharya).
“Optimal Joint Liability and Group Size in Microcredit”, Arthaniti, Vol. 13, Issue (1-2), 2014, ISSN: 0976-7479 (Jointly with Dr. Sukanta Bhattacharya).
“Credit Market Imperfection and Group Lending: Indian Experience”, Rabindra Bharati University Journal of Economics, Vol. VIII, 2014, ISSN: 0975-802X.
“Group lending and Self Help Groups: Joint Benefit as an Alternative Governance Mechanism”, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, March, 2008, Vol-17(1), ISSN: 0963-8199 (Print), 1469-9559 (Online) (jointly with Dr. Sukanta Bhattacharya, Prof. Sarmila Banerjee).
“An overview of Indian Microfinance”, Book title: The Changing Identity of Rural India: A Socio-historic Analysis, Editors – Elisabetta Basile & Ishita Mukhopadhyay, Anthem South Asian Studies, New Delhi, 2009, ISBN: -13: 9788190757027 (Jointly with Dr. Sukanta Bhattacharya).
Paper Presentations in Seminar/Conferences/Workshops
Presented a paper titled “Endogeneous Information Collection and Group Formation in Microcredit” in the 11th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development organized by Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (17-19.12.2015).
Presented a paper titled “Optimal Joint Liability and Group Size in Microcredit” in the two-day Centenary Research Scholar Workshop (International) on Growth and Regional Disparities: Theory and Empirics organized by the Department of Economics, University of Calcutta (08-09.07.2014).
Presented a paper titled “Optimal Group Size Under Group Lending with Joint Liability and Social Sanction” in the 9th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development organized by Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (19-21.12.2013).
Presented a paper titled “Optimal Group Size under Joint Liability” in the XXIInd annual conference on Contemporary issues in Development Economics organized by the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University (03-04.01.2013).
Presented a paper titled “Optimal Joint Liability and Efficient Group Size in Group Lending” in a national seminar on Indian Economy: people, Political Economy, Path and Phases jointly organized by Forum of Development Economics, Kolkata and Department of Economics, Calcutta University (27-28.03.2014).
Presented a paper titled “Microcredit with Group Lending Joint Liability Strategy: A Step towards Financial Inclusion” in the Two-day State Level Seminar on Rural Resource, Credit and Livelihood: The Question of Inclusion sponsored by NABARD (West Bengal) and organized by the Department of Economics, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (27-28.02.2014).
Presented a paper titled “Joint Liability Group Lending Strategy: Theoretical Possibilities” in the Two-day State Level Seminar on Contemporary Issues on Development Economics organized by Department of Economics, Rabindra
Bharati University, Kolkata (11-12.03.2014)
Presented a paper titled “Competition and Innovations in Microfinance: Some Theoretical Issues” in the Pre-submission Ph. D. Seminar held at the Department of Economics, University of Calcutta on December 18, 2014.