Ritwik Banerjee is an Associate Professor of Economics at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India. His primary research area is at the intersection between Behavioural and Development Economics and he extensively uses Experimental Methods for his research. Some of the topics he has investigated or is currently investigating are corruption, inequality, education and discrimination. Prior to his current assignment, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at IIM Calcutta and a Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark with an independent grant from the Social Science Research Council of Denmark. He was an Academic Visitor at the Research Department of Federal Reserve, Chicago during the summer of 2012 and a Visiting Scholar at the Economics Department, Harvard University in Spring 2015. He has also served as a Consultant at The World Bank in Washington DC and as a Research Associate at ICRIER, New Delhi. Ritwik was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship for a visit to UC Berkeley in 2019-20.
Ritwik has published in Journal of Public Economics, Experimental Economics, Economics Letters, PLoS One and Economics of Education Review. He has a Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a MS from Iowa State University, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Aarhus University, Denmark, for a thesis titled “Economics of Misbehavior".
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2016 and became IZA Research Fellow in November 2021.