Puneet Arora

Assistant Professor
PhD (Georgia State University)
Areas of interest
Development, Public and Experimental Economics

Professor Puneet Arora is an economist with research interests in the area of development, public and experimental economics. He has conducted several field experiments within the Indian education system to study the causal impact of different behavioral nudges on student learning. His research portfolio also comprises of a natural field experiment studying the nature of petty corruption among notary publics in Delhi, and a lab experiment studying the causal effects of two different audit mechanism on tax compliance. Broadly, his research uses the experimental methods (both field and lab) to study policy questions. Puneet holds a PhD degree in Economics (2020) from Georgia State University, an MA degree in Economics (2013) from Delhi School of Economics, and a BA degree in Economics (2009) from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor at Indian School of Business and Finance (New Delhi) for two academic years (2013-14 and 2015-16) where he taught Principles of Economics, Advanced Microeconomics and Mathematical Economics courses to undergraduates. 

He joined AMSOM as an Assistant Professor in July 2020.

Work in progress:

  1. Grading, Incentives and Student Performance
  2. Games to Nudge Students: Experimental Evidence from India 
  3. Recognition nudge for teachers and principals (with I. Fazlul, GSU; T. Musaddiq, GSU; and A. Vats)
  4. Group accountability and tax evasion. (with S. Kim, Georgia State University)
  5. The market for corruption: Evidence from a field experiment (with Klaus Abbink, Lata Gangadharan, Kevin Wu)
  6. What are my chances? Incomplete information and college students' effort

Instructor (Ahmedabad University): 

  • EPP100: Microeconomics (Undergraduate)       - Bisemester 2020

Instructor (Indian School of Business and Finance, New Delhi) 

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Undergraduate) - August 2013 - April 2014
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergraduate) - August 2015 - April 2016
  • Mathematical Economics (Undergraduate)        - August 2013 - April 2014 and August 2015 - April 2016

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

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