Faculty & Research

Jeevant Rampal


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I am an Associate Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. I have a PhD in Economics from the Ohio State University. My Email is: jeevantr@iima.ac.in.

My research, teaching, and consulting interests are Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Auctions and Market Design, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Gender Economics, Industrial Organization, Development Economics, and Agricultural Economics.


Primary Area : Economics


Email : jeevantr@iima.ac.in

Phone : +91-79-7152 4939

Secretary : Sandhya Chandran

Phone : +91-79-7152 7913

Website : Personal Website


M.A. Economics, Delhi School of Economics

Ph.D. Economics, Ohio State University


IIM Ahmedabad Teaching:

  • Executive education: Behavioral Economics, Marketing, and Microeconomics sessions for a variety of clients.
  • PhD course: Applied Game Theory. 2021-ongoing.
  • PhD course: Advanced Game Theory. 2018.
  • PhD course: Mathematical Methods for Economists (co-taught). 2017-ongoing.
  • MBA first year: Microeconomics. 2017-ongoing.
  • MBA second year elective: Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 2018-ongoing.
  • MBA for executives, elective course: Game Theory and Experiments (co-taught). 2018-ongoing.

During and pre-PhD Teaching Experience:

  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. Full Responsibility. Fall 2015, Ohio State University.
  • Microeconomic Theory (PhD Level Class). Teaching Assistant: Recitation Leader. Fall 2014, Ohio State University. 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics. Teaching Assistant: Recitation Leader. Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Ohio State University. 
  • Principles of Microeconomics. Teaching Assistant: Recitation Leader. Spring 2016, Ohio State University.
  • Ad-Hoc Assistant Professor of Economics. Delhi University. Fall 2010-Fall 2011. 
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Public Economics, Economy State and Society.
  • Sri Venkateswara College. Topics in Microeconomics.
  • Indraprastha College for Women. Statistical Methods for Economics.

Research Area

Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Game Theory

Mechanism Design

Auctions and Market Design

Gender Economics

Industrial Organization

Development Economics

Agricultural Economics

Academic Experience

Associate Professor of Economics, IIM Ahmedabad

Assistant Professor of Economics, IIM Ahmedabad

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Ohio State University

Ad-Hoc Assistant Professor of Economics, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.

Working Papers & Projects

Opponent's Foresight and Optimal Choices (September 19, 2020 submitted version. First version: October 2016) OpForOpCh19Sep.pdf

Contests Within and Between Groups: Theory and Experiment with Puja Bhattacharya. (Revise and resubmit at Games and Economic Behavior, April 2023) ContestManuscript.pdf

Heterogeneous Agent Quantal Response Equilibrium with Fernando Stragliotto (April 2023). HAQRE_April25_2023.pdf

Measurement issues in studying attitudes towards caste and study-group formation: Evidence from an Indian business school with Saif Ali Khan (December 2022) Caste_StudyGroup_Web_20Oct.pdf

Task Characteristics and Charitable Giving with Abhishek Mundhra, Divyanshu Jain, and Praneel Jain (updated draft coming soon).

The effect of COVID-19 salience on demand for lockdown - an experimental investigation from India with Ritwik Banerjee and Anujit Chakraborty (January 2021). CovidSalience22Jan2021 (1).pdf

Strategic incentive for giving can be counterproductive (October 2019). DictatorWeb10_14_2019 - Copy.pdf

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Other Publications

Limited Foresight Equilibrium. Games and Economic Behavior, January 2022. Supplementary online appendix.

Optimal Monopoly Mechanisms with Demand Uncertainty with James Peck. Mathematics of Operations Research, March 2021.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Food Insecurity: A Viewpoint on India with Khushbu Mishra. World Development, November 2020.

Reverse Endowment Effect for a New Product with A. Banerji. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, February 2020.

Non-Optimality of State by State Monopoly Pricing with Demand Uncertainty: An Example with James Peck. Economics Letters, October 2019.

Information, Branding, Certification and Consumer Willingness to Pay for High-Iron Pearl Millet: Experimental Evidence from Maharashtra, India. (With A. Banerji, Ekin Birol, and Bhushana Karandikar.) Food Policy, July (2016)

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Awards & Honors

2021 - IIMA Alumni VVEF Outstanding Researcher Award

2017 - Decision Sciences Collaborative Best Research Award: Ohio State University (OSU)

2016 - Departmental Citation for Excellence in Teaching, OSU