Puneet Arora

Assistant Professor
Amrut Mody School of Management
Ahmedabad University

Areas of interest:
Development economics, Experimental economics, Economics of education, Public economics

About Me

I am an economist with research interests in the area of development, public and experimental economics. I use the experimental methods (both field and lab) to study policy questions. My current research studies the causal impact of different behavioral nudges on student learning using field experiments. I am also involved in research studying the nature of petty corruption among notary publics, research studying the causal effect of two different audit mechanisms on tax compliance, and research studying the role of good quality government institutions.

With a focus on development and policy issues, I intend to contribute to push the recent movement towards data driven policy making in developing countries while igniting conversations and debates that inspire more rigorous analysis, and nudge the stakeholders in the right direction.

I hold a Ph.D. degree in Economics (2020) from Georgia State University, an M.A. degree in Economics (2013) from Delhi School of Economics, and a B.A. degree in Economics (2009) from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. In his spare time, Puneet polishes his gardening skills and wishes to be a Bonsai artist someday. ​

Teaching

I teach courses in the area of microeconomics – theory and applied. I believe that a teacher plays a significant role in carving students’ interests in any particular subject which may later lead to their career choices. My teaching philosophy encapsulates in the belief that teachers are like story-tellers for whom having all the pieces of a story coherently in a place is only a necessary condition to success. The ability to deliver these pieces in a way that generates excitement and curiosity among its audience is what guarantees that success. 

Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University

Principles of Microeconomics (Monsoon 2020)

Principles of Macroeconomics (Winter 2021)

Indian School of Business and Finance

Principles of Microeconomics

Intermediate Microeconomics 

Mathematical Economics 

Research in progress

  • Grading, Incentives and Student Performance
  • Games to Nudge Students: Experimental Evidence from India (with T. Musaddiq)
  • Recognition nudge for teachers and principals (with I. Fazlul; T. Musaddiq; and A. Vats)
  • Group accountability and tax evasion. (with S. Kim)
  • The market for corruption: Evidence from a field experiment (with Klaus Abbink, Lata Gangadharan, Kevin Wu)

Publications

Arora, Puneet, and Alberto Chong. “Government effectiveness in the provision of public goods: the role of institutional quality.” Journal of Applied Economics 21, no. 1 (2018): 175-196.

Professional
Services

Freelance Consultant, BEAST (Behavioral Economics and Science Team) since October, 2019

 

Curriculum
Vitae

Freelance Consultant, BEAST (Behavioral Economics and Science Team) since October, 2019