Kunal Sengupta

Kunal Sengupta




+61 2 9351 5689


Room M434
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
H04 - Merewether
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Kunal Sengupta came to the University from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, where he was the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Chair of Economics. Kunal's major research interests are in the area of development economics, game theory and choice theory. His research has been published in leading journals in economics, such as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review and Economic Journal.

His earlier research (in development economics) looked at various issues relating to land and labor contracts in agrarian economies. He has also been interested in the question of coalition formation and bargaining and has analysed game theoretic models that deal with these issues. The class of problems that he is currently working on are about endogenous determination of government policies in democracies and their impact on majority welfare.

Research Expertise

  • Economic Policy and Economic Development
  • Economic Theory

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Mathematical economics
  • Microeconomic theory



Journal Article/s

Chowdhury, P R and Sengupta K 2012 'Transparency, complementarity and holdout', Games and Economic Behavior, Vol 75, issue 2, pp 598-612.


Journal Article/s

Sengupta A and Sengupta K 2008 'A Hotelling-Downs model of electoral competition with the option to quit', Games and Economic Behavior, vol.62:2, pp. 661-674


Journal Article/s

Agastya M, Menezes F and Sengupta K 2007 'Cheap talk, efficiency and egalitarian cost sharing in joint projects', Games and Economic Behavior, vol.60:1, pp. 1-19

Dasgupta S and Sengupta K 2007 'Corporate liquidity, investment and financial constraints; Implications from a multi-period model', Journal of Financial Intermediation, vol.16:2, pp. 151-174


Journal Article/s

Bandyopadhyay T and Sengupta K 2006 'Rational Choice with vNM stable sets - the case of path independent procedures', Social Choice and Welfare, vol.27:3, pp. 611-619


Journal Article/s

Sengupta K 2004 'Coalition-proof Bertrand equilibria', Economic Theory, vol.24:2, pp. 307-324


Journal Article/s

Sengupta K and Bandyopadhyay T 2003 'Intransitive Indifference and Rationalizability of Choice Functions on General Domains', Mathematical Social Sciences, vol.46:3, pp. 311-326


Journal Article/s

Sengupta A and Sengupta K 1996 'A property of the core', Games and Economic Behavior, vol.12:2, pp. 266-73


Journal Article/s

Sengupta A and Sengupta K 1994 'Viable proposals', International Economic Review, vol.35:2, pp. 347-59