Indraneel Dasgupta is currently Professor, Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. He was educated at Presidency College (Calcutta), Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi) and the University of California.
Indraneel’s research interests lie broadly in the areas of microeconomic theory, development economics and public economics, with a policy focus on issues relating to inequality and distributive conflict. His work in microeconomic theory has focused on foundational issues in revealed preference theory. His research in the areas of development economics and public economics has addressed aspects of intra-household distribution, charitable donation, group inequality, identity conflict and class antagonism. Indraneel has published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, BE Journal of Theoretical Economics, Defence and Peace Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Globalization and Development, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Choice and Social Choice and Welfare. His research has been supported by the US Department of Agriculture, the Pew Charitable Trusts US, and the European Union.
Indraneel has been an academic visitor to a number of institutions in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, including Alicante, Australian National University, Carlos III, CORE, Cornell, Delhi School of Economics, Dhaka, Indian Statistical Institute, Namur, Tulane and WIDER, Helsinki. Indraneel taught at Deakin University, Australia, Nottingham University, UK, Durham University, UK, and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, before moving to the Indian Statistical Institute in 2012. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2008.
Indraneel is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Development Studies.