Professor of Economics, Boston University
Dilip Mookherjee teaches economics at Boston University. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1982, and has previously taught at Stanford University and the Indian Statistical Institute. His research interests include development economics, contract and organization theory. Recent projects on the Indian economy include agricultural supply chains; microfinance and financial development, land acquisition laws, land reforms, decentralization, and deforestation. He is Lead Academic of the IGC India Central Program, and has been past-President of BREAD. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal of the Indian Econometric Society.
Recent work by Dilip Mookherjee
A ban on intermediary oil traders, intended to reduce their market power, backfired: prices rose 10% as wholesalers lost intermediary trade credit
A study in India suggests that private traders have a potentially valuable role to play as intermediaries for agricultural development interventions
Affording tenants in India property rights on the land they farmed exacerbated son preference, resulting in fewer girls surviving to the age of one
Social networks substituted for legally enforced contracts between firms and paved the way for entrepreneurs to flourish
Powerful middlemen in India enjoy large margins, but price gains do not pass through to farmers