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Dasgupta, Indraneel

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Works: 42 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 215 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HB1.A2, 306.810954
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'Arranged' marriage, co-residence and female schooling a model with evidence from India by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
We model the consequences of parental control over choice of wives for sons, for parental incentives to educate daughters, when the marriage market exhibits competitive dowry payments and altruistic but paternalistic parents benefit from having married sons live with them. By choosing uneducated brides, some parents can prevent costly household partition. Paternalistic self-interest consequently generates low levels of female schooling in the steady state equilibrium. State payments to parents for educating daughters fail to raise female schooling levels. Policies (such as housing subsidies) that promote nuclear families, interventions against early marriages, and state support to couples who marry against parental wishes, are however all likely to improve female schooling. We offer evidence from India consistent with our theoretical analysis
Women's employment, intra-household bargaining and distribution : a two-sector analysis by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Living wage, class conflict and ethnic strife by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
We examine how group-specific differences in reservation wage, arising due to asymmetries in social entitlements, impact on distribution via the joint determination of class conflict between workers and employers, and 'ethnic' conflict among workers. We model a two-dimensional contest, where two unions, representing different sections of workers, jointly but non-cooperatively invest resources against employers in enforcing an exogenously given rent, while also contesting one another. The rent arises from a 'living' wage, set above reservation wage rates via labour regulations. We show that high reservation wage workers gain, and employers lose, from better social entitlements for low reservation wage workers. The latter however benefit, with employers and against the former, from weak labour regulations. When minority/immigrant workers are marginalized both in the labour market and in non-wage entitlements, improving job access and expanding 'social support' has contradictory effects on class and ethnic conflicts. 'Trade unionism', i.e. political articulation of shared economic interests alone, appears insufficient to temper ethnic conflicts among workers. - Class conflict ; Ethnic conflict ; Living wage ; Labour regulation ; Social entitlement ; Affirmative action ; Distribution
Mother or child? Intra-household redistribution under gender asymmetric altruism by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
In developing societies, social norms typically ascribe differential weights to paternal, maternal and communal (or state) contributions to children's expenses. Individuals internalize these valuations. I examine a Cournot model of voluntary contribution to children's goods in a two-adult household, where both spouses may have marginal rates of substitution across paternal, maternal and communal contributions that differ from unity. I show that a conflict may exist between the interests of parents and those of children. Depending on the marginal rate of substitution between paternal and maternal contributions, a lump-sum redistribution from fathers to mothers may make children better off, but both parents worse off, or vice versa. Additional public contribution funded by a lump-sum tax on either parent may make children better off, but at the cost of both parents. Thus, proposals to redistribute income from fathers to mothers need to take into account socially valorized gendered asymmetries in parental roles. Furthermore, there may exist a conflict, instead of congruence, between women and their children. -- Intra-household distribution ; social norms ; domestic public good ; redistribution
Supply theory sans profit maximization by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
We utilize the analytical construct of a stochastic supply function to provide an aggregate representation of a finite collection of standard deterministic supply functions. We introduce a consistency postulate for a stochastic supply function that may be satisfied even if no underlying deterministic supply function is rationalizable in terms of profit maximization. Our consistency postulate is nonetheless equivalent to a stochastic expansion of supply inequality, which summarizes the predictive content of the traditional theory of competitive supply. A number of key results in the deterministic theory follow as special cases from this equivalence. In particular, it yields a probabilistic version of the law of supply, which implies the traditional specification. Our analysis thus provides a necessary and sufficient axiomatic foundation for a de-coupling of the predictive content of the classical theory of competitive firm behavior from its a priori roots in profit maximization, while subsuming the traditional theory as a special case. -- Supply aggregation ; stochastic supply function ; stochastic consistency ; weak axiom of profit maximization ; stochastic supply inequality ; law of supply
Comparative statics for a consumer with possibly multiple optimum consumption bundles by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Non-positivity of the generalized substitution effect, non-positivity of the own-price substitution effect, homogeneity of degree zero in all prices and income, and the law of demand are some of the most primitive comparative static results in the standard revealed preference theory of consumers' behaviour. These results are however derived for demand functions. The literature does not have corresponding comparative static results for the more plausible case of demand correspondences, where the consumer is permitted to have multiple chosen bundles in a given price-income situation. Using the revealed preference approach to the theory of consumers' behaviour, this note establishes such results for demand correspondences; the analysis can be readily adapted to prove corresponding results in the preference-based approach
Contraction consistent stochastic choice correspondence by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
We model a general choice environment via probabilistic choice correspondences, with (possibly) incomplete domain and infinite universal set of alternatives. We offer a consistency restriction regarding choice when the feasible set contracts. This condition, 'contraction consistency', subsumes earlier notions such as Chernoff's Condition, Sen's alfa and beta, and regularity. We identify a restriction on the domain of the stochastic choice correspondence, under which contraction consistency is equivalent to the weak axiom of revealed preference in its most general form. When the universal set of alternatives is finite, this restriction is also necessary for such equivalence. Analogous domain restrictions are also identified for the special case where choice is deterministic but possibly multi-valued. Results due to Sen (Rev Econ Stud 38: 307-317, 1971) and Dasgupta and Pattanaik (Econ Theory 31: 35-50, 2007) fall out as corollaries. Thus, conditions are established, under which our notion of consistency, articulated only in reference to contractions of the feasible set, suffices as the axiomatic foundation for a general revealed preference theory of choice behaviour
Why praise inequality? Public good provision, income distribution and social welfare by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
We consider a two-person Cournot game of voluntary contributions to a public good with identical individual preferences, and examine equilibrium aggregate welfare under a separable, symmetric and concave social welfare function. Assuming the public good is pure, Itaya, de Meza and Myles (Econ. Letters, 57: 289-296; 1997) have shown that maximization of social welfare precludes income equality in this setting. We show that their case breaks down when the public good is impure: there exist individual preferences under which maximization of social welfare necessitates exact income equalization. Even if the public good is pure, any given, positive level of income inequality can be shown to be socially excessive by suitably specifying individual preferences. Thus, sans knowledge of individual preferences, one cannot reject the claim that a marginal redistribution from the rich to the poor will improve social welfare, regardless of how small inequality is in the status quo. -- Public goods ; voluntary provision ; income distribution ; inequality ; social welfare
Stochastic production and the law of supply by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Welfare analysis in a cournot game with a public good by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A stochastic generalization of the revealed preference approach to the theory of consumers' behavior by Taradas Bandyopadhyay( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Community and anti-poverty targeting by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Gender biased redistribution and intra-household redistribution by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
'Arranged' marriage, dowry and female literacy in a transitional society by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Consistent firm choice and the theory of supply by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Evasive reform : informalisation in a liberalised economy with wage-setting unions by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
How workers get poor because capitalists get rich : a general equilibrium model of labor supply, community, and class distribution of income by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Are people ashamed of paying with food stamps? by Robert Breunig( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
How workers get poor becasuse capitalists get rich : a general equilibrium model of labour supply, community, and the class distribution of income by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Bridging communal divides : separation, patronage, integration by Indraneel Dasgupta( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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