University of California Santa Cruz
Publications and Working Papers: Nirvikar Singh
(Contests, mechanism design, evolutionary economics, rent-seeking, bargaining and sharecropping)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
(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.
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.
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
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
P.D. Kaushik and Nirvikar Singh, "Information Technology and Broad-Based Development: Preliminary Lessons from North India", July 2002.
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
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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