University of California Santa Cruz 
Economics Department

Curriculum Vitae

Publications and Working Papers: Nirvikar Singh

Indian Economic Reform: Federalism, Macroeconomics and International Finance

Water Disputes, Institutions and Policies

East Asian Growth, Trade and Finance

Economic Theory

(Contests, mechanism design, evolutionary economics, rent-seeking, bargaining and sharecropping)

Labor Standards

Information Technology and Development

Electronic Commerce

 

Indian Economic Reform: Federalism, Macroeconomics and International Finance

Regional Inequality in India in the 1990s: A District-level View, (with J. Kendall, R. K. Jain, and J. Chander), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 49 (15), pp. 71-76, 2014

Democracy, Diversity, and Development: India's Strategy and Outcomes, in A. K. Fosu, ed., Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Federalism and Water Management in India, in S. Howes and M. G. Rao, eds., Federal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia, New Delhi: Oxford University Press

Federalism and Economic Development in India: An Assessment, (with T.N. Srinivasan), in N. Hope, A. Kochar, R. Noll, T.N. Srinivasan, eds., Economic Reform in India: Challenges, Prospects, and Lessons, New York: Cambridge University Press

Dove or Hawk? Characterizing Monetary Policy Regime Switches in India (with M. Hutchison and R. Sengupta), Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 16, pp. 181-202, 2013

Foreign Investors under Stress: Evidence from India (with I. Patnaik and A. Shah), International Finance, Vol. 16 (2), pp. 213-244, 2013

Effectiveness of Capital Controls in India: Evidence from the Offshore NDF Market (with M. Hutchison and G. Pasricha), IMF Economic Review, Vol. 60, pp. 395-438 , 2012

The Dynamics and Status of India's Economic Reforms, in Handbook of the Indian Economy, ed. Chetan Ghate, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 499-525

Breaking the Mold: Thoughts on Punjab's Future Economic Development, forthcoming in Rejuvenating Punjab's Economy, ed. Lakhwinder Singh and Nirvikar Singh, New Delhi: Springer, 2016

India's Trilemma: Financial Liberalization, Exchange Rates and Monetary Policy (with Michael M. Hutchison and Rajeswari Sengupta), World Economy, 2012

Some Market Measures of Capital Account Liberalization in India, (with Michael Hutchison and Gurnain Pasricha), in China and Asia in the Global Economy, ed. Yin-Wong Cheung and Guonan Ma, World Scientific Publishing, 2011

Public-Private Partnerships for Health Care in Punjab, CASI Working Paper Series No. 11-02, September

Expenditure Governance and Information Technology: Assessing India's Situation and Potential, India Review, 9 (2), 107-139, 2010

Estimating a Monetary Policy Rule for India, (with Michael Hutchison and Rajeswari Sengupta), Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (38), 67-69, 2010

Decentralization and Public Delivery of Health Care Services in India, Health Affairs, 27, no. 4. 991-1001, 2008

Services-Led Industrialization in India: Assessment and Lessons, in Industrial Development for the 21st Century: Sustainable Development Perspectives, ed. David O'Connor, New York: Orient Longman, 235-291, 2008

Fiscal Decentralization in China and India: Competitive, Cooperative or Market Preserving Federalism?, Public Finance and Management, 9 (1), available at http://www.spaef.com/article.php?id=433, 2007

The Idea of South Asia and the Role of the Middle Class, March 2006

State Finances in India: A Case for Systemic Reform, March 2006

Some Patterns in Center-State Fiscal Transfers in India: An Illustrative Analysis, (with Garima Vasishtha) September 2004.

India's System of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, August 2004.

Foreign Capital, Inflation, Sterilization, Crowding-Out and Growth: Some Illustrative Models, (with T. N. Srinivasan) May 2004.

Fiscal Policy in India: Lessons and Priorities, (with T. N. Srinivasan) February 2004.

Asymmetric Federalism in India, (with M. Govinda Rao) April 2004.

The Political Economy of India's Federal System and its Reform, (with M. Govinda Rao) April 2004.

Some Economic Consequences of India's Institutions of Governance: A Conceptual Framework", December 2003.

Regional Inequality in India: A Fresh Look, (with Laveesh Bhandari, Aoyu Chen and Aarti Khare) December 2002.

Indian Federalism, Economic Reform and Globalization, (with T. N. Srinivasan) May 2002.

Federalism in India: Political Economy and Reform, (with M. Govinda Rao) September 2001.

The Assignment of Taxes and Expenditures in India, (with M. Govinda Rao) March 1999.

Fiscal Overlapping, Concurrency and Competition in Indian Federalism, (with M. Govinda Rao) March 1999.

Intergovernmental Transfers: Rationale, Design and Indian Experience, (with M. Govinda Rao) December 1998.

An Analysis of Explicit and Implicit Intergovernmental Transfers in India, (with M. Govinda Rao) December 1998.

The Past and the Future of Economics in India: In Search of Lost Time, May 1998.

Miracles and Reform: Policy Reflections for India, March 1998.

Issues in Local Government Reform in India, November 1997.

On Federalism and Reform in India, November 1997.

Deepali Singhal Kohli and Nirvikar Singh. "The Green Revolution in Punjab, India: The Economics of Technological Change", September 1997.

The Economic Consequences of India's Institutions of Governance", November 1996.

Kenneth Kletzer and Nirvikar Singh. "The Political Economy of Indian Fiscal Federalism", July 1996.

Governance and Reform in India, July 1996.

 

Water Disputes, Institutions and Policies

The Management of International Rivers as Demands Grow and Supplies Tighten: India, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, (with B. Crow), India Review, 8 (3), 306-339, 2009

Ben Crow and Nirvikar Singh, Floods and International Relations in South Asia: An Assessment of Multi-Track Diplomacy

Nirvikar Singh and Alan Richards. "Inter State Water Disputes in India: Institutions and Policies", October 2001

Alan Richards and Nirvikar Singh. "No Easy Exit: Property Rights, Markets, and Negotiations over Water", September 2000.

Ben Crow and Nirvikar Singh. "Impediments and Innovation in International Rivers: The Waters of South Asia", August 1999.

Alan Richards and Nirvikar Singh. "Two Level Negotiations in Bargaining over Water", December 1996.

Alan Richards and Nirvikar Singh. "Water and Federalism: India's Institutions Governing Inter-State River Waters", June 1996.

 

East Asian Growth, Trade and Finance

Heterogeneous Patterns of Financial Development: Implications for Asian Financial Integration, (with Linh Bun), 2015

Financial Integration and Financial Development in East Asia, (with I. Kaur), Millennial Asia, Vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-22 , 2014

Does Too Much Finance Harm Economic Growth?, (with S.H. Law), Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 41, pp. 36-44 , 2014

China, India, and Industrial Policy for Inclusive Growth (with I. Kaur), China Economic Policy Review, Vol. 2(1), pp. 1375001-1 to 27 , 2013

Trade productivity upgrading, trade fragmentation, and FDI in manufacturing: The Asian development experience (with J. Mora), Indian Growth and Development Review, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 61-87, 2013

Trade Dynamics in the East Asian Miracle: A Time Series Analysis of US-East Asia Commodity Trade, 1962-1992 (with T. Carolan and J. Mora), Millennial Asia, Vol. 4 (1), pp. 87-108, 2013

Terrie Carolan and Nirvikar Singh, "Time Series Analysis of U.S.-East Asia Commodity Trade, 1962-1992", May 2004.

Gaofeng Han, Kaliappa Kalirajan and Nirvikar Singh, "Productivity, Efficiency and Economic Growth: East Asia and the Rest of the World", 2003.

Gaofeng Han, Kaliappa Kalirajan and Nirvikar Singh, "Productivity and Economic Growth in East Asia: Innovation, Efficiency and Accumulation", October 2001.

Terrie Carolan, Nirvikar Singh and Cyrus Talati. "The Composition of U.S. - East Asia Trade and Changing Comparative Advantage", November 1997.

Nirvikar Singh and Hung Trieu, "The Role of R&D in Explaining Total Factor Productivity Growth in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan", September 1996.

Nirvikar Singh and Hung Trieu, "Total Factor Productivity Growth in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan", July 1996.

 

Economic Theory

(Contests, mechanism design, evolutionary economics, rent-seeking, bargaining and sharecropping)

Equilibrium Vengeance (with D. Friedman), Games and Economic Behavior, 66 (2), 813-829, 2008

Market Institutions: An Expository Essay, Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 5(2), 210-36, 2010

Pranab K. Bardhan and Nirvikar Singh, "Inequality, Coalitions and Collective Action", May 2004.

Daniel Friedman and Nirvikar Singh, "Vengefulness Evolves in Small Groups", January 2004.

Daniel Friedman and Nirvikar Singh, "Negative Reciprocity: The Coevolution of Memes and Genes", December 2003.

Nirvikar Singh, "Nash Bargaining versus Market Outcomes", September 2002.

Daniel Friedman and Nirvikar Singh, "Equilibrium Vengeance", July 2002, revised April 2006 (figures).

Nirvikar Singh and Donald Wittman, "Implementation with Partial Verification", August 2000.

Nirvikar Singh and Donald Wittman, "Contests Where There is Variation in the Marginal Productivity of Effort", August 2000.

Daniel Friedman and Nirvikar Singh, "On the Viability of Vengeance", May 1999.

Tridip Ray and Nirvikar Singh, "A Note on 'Limited Liability, Wealth Differences and Tenancy Contracts in Agrarian Economies'", April 1998.

Inderjit Kohli and Nirvikar Singh, "A Model of Inequality and Interest Group Politics", October 1997.

Nirvikar Singh, "Nash Bargaining with the Option to Wait", September 1996.

 

Labor Standards

International Labor Standards: From Theory to Policy, in Andrew P. Morriss and Samuel Estreicher, ed., Cross-Border Human Resources, Labor and Employment Issues: Kluwer Law International, pp. 795-854, 2005

The Impact of International Labor Standards: A Survey of Economic Theory, October 2001.

 

Information Technology and Development

Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural India: Lessons from a Survey in Four States (with Y. Zhou, K. Williams, J. Kendall and P.D. Kaushik), Review of Market Integration, Vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-42 , 2013

Information Technology and Productivity in Indian Manufacturing (with S. Sharma), India Policy Forum, Vol. 9, pp. 187-229, 2012

Internet Kiosks in Rural India: Gender, Caste and Location (with J. Kendall),  Review of Market Integration, Vol. 4 (1), pp. 1-43, 2012

Information Technology and its Role in India's Economic Development: A Review, in ed. S. Mahendra Dev and S. Babu, Development in India: Micro and Macro Perspectives, New Delhi: Springer, 2015

The Digital Divide in Rural South Asia: Survey Evidence from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka (with Yan Zhou and P. D. Kaushik), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) Review, 23, 15-29, 2011

Transaction Costs, Information Technology and Development, Indian Growth and Development Review, 1 (2), 212-236, 2008

Crossing a Chasm: Technologies, Institutions and Policies for Developing a Regional IT Industry, ICTs and Indian Social Change: Diffusion, Poverty and Governance, Ashwani Saith, M. Vijayabaskar and V. Gayathri ed., New Delhi: Sage Publications, 192-218, 2008

Crossing a Chasm: Technologies, Institutions and Policies for Developing a Regional IT Industry, forthcoming in conference volume, ed. V. Baskar and V. Gayathri, Sage Publications

Information Technology and Rural Development in India, March 2004.

Information Technology and India's Economic Development, July 2002.

P.D. Kaushik and Nirvikar Singh, "Information Technology and Broad-Based Development: Preliminary Lessons from North India", July 2002.

Information Technology as an Engine of Broad-Based Growth in India, February 2002.

 

Other

Markets, Morals and Motives: Economics and the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikh Review, 2013

Turkey's Trilemma Trade-offs: Is there a role for reserves? (with O. Cortuk), Iktisat Isletme ve Finans Vol. 28 (328), pp. 105-122 , 2013

 

Electronic Commerce

Intermediaries in E-Commerce: Value Creation Roles, Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Digital Economy, ed., In Lee, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 188-197, 2009

The Digital Economy: An Overview, in The Internet Security Handbook, Volume 1, Hossein Bidgoli, ed., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 15-36, 2006

Digital Economy, in The Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 1, ed. H. Bidgoli, pp. 477-492, 2005

Analyzing Change: Demand, Organizational Structures and Supplier Relationships, Metamorphosis, 2(1&2), pp. 97-99

Buy-It-Now: A Hybrid Market Institution (with S. Anderson, D. Friedman and G. Milam), Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 9 (2), 137-153, 2008

Seller Strategies on eBay: Does Size Matter?, (with Steve Anderson, Daniel Friedman and Garrett Milam) International Journal of Electronic Business, Vol. 5, No. 6, 643-669, 2007

Steven Anderson, Daniel Friedman, Garrett Milam and Nirvikar Singh, "Buy it Now: A Hybrid Internet Market Institution", April 2004.

Steven Anderson, Daniel Friedman, Garrett Milam and Nirvikar Singh, "Seller Strategies on eBay", April 2004.

The following are draft chapters of a book on electronic commerce.

Chapter 1: E-Commerce and the New Economy

Chapter 2: Technology Overview

Chapter 3: Law Overview

Chapter 4: Economic Principles Overview

Chapter 5: Firms and Industries

Chapter 6: Households

Chapter 7: The Organization of Markets

Chapter 8: Intermediaries

Chapter 9: New Types of Products and Services

Chapter 10: New Types of Firms

Chapter 11: The Changing Nature of Firms

Chapter 12: Changing Organization of Markets and Payments

Chapter 13: Customization and Bundling

Chapter 14: Pricing

Chapter 15: Marketing and Selling

Chapter 16: Achieving Customer Lock-In

Chapter 17: Managing Intellectual Property Rights

Chapter 18: Physical Products Online

Chapter 19: Digital Products Online

Chapter 20: Financial Services Online

Chapter 21: Skills Online

Chapter 22: Government Policies

Chapter 23: Global E-commerce

Chapter 24: The Crystal Ball
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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