My research deals with the Economics of Religion, Political Economy of Conflicts and Official Statistics, Law and Economics, and Indian History. "Khusro dariyaa prem kaa, jo ulti waa ki dhaar| Jo ubaraa so doob gayaa, jo doobaa so paar||"
A Model of Secularism in the State of Nature, Quality and Quantity (2013)
The issue of secularization has been extensively discussed within the Economics of Religion. However, the...
A Comment on Nentjes’ On the Right to Repeat Oneself, Homo Oeconomicus (2013)
Does Monotheism Cause Conflict?, Homo Oeconomicus (2012)
Most of the studies that examine the role of religion in conflicts rely on empirical...
Cartels in the Kautiliya Arthasastra, Czech Economic Review (2012)
This paper examines the legal-economic dimension of collusive manipulation of prices from the perspective of...
Contributions to Books
Prosecuting Corruption in India: Evidence from Karnataka (with Babu P. G. and Poonam Mehra), India Development Report 2012-13 (2012)
A Correlation Between Stress Rupture Test Results and Normalized Oxide Scale Thickness for Reheater Tubes of 210 MW Fossil Boilers, Creep & Fracture in High Temperature Components: Design & Life Assessment Issues (2005)
The Political Economy of Census and Nagaland’s Demographic Somersault (with Ankush Agrawal) (2013)
Understanding China’s North East and South Asia Policies, Associate Paper: Future Directions International (2012)
An Investigation into Changes in Nagaland’s Population between 1971 and 2011 (with Ankush Agrawal), Institute of Economic Growth Working Paper No. 316 (2012)
Nagaland's Demographic Somersault (with Ankush Agrawal), Institute of Economic Growth Working Paper No. 311 (2012)
After two decades of abnormally high growth, Nagaland’s population declined during the 2001–2011 period. Nagaland’s...
Book Review: Rational Choice, by I. Gilboa, Forthcoming (2013)
Book review: Arthashastra: The Science of Wealth by Thomas R. Trautmann, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 46, No. 4 (2012)
Book review: Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds by Steven J. Brams, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 811-813 (2012)
Book review: How Many Languages Do We Need? The Economics of Linguistic Diversity by Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 80-82 (2012)
Book Review: Valuing the Unique: The Economics of Singularities, by Lucien Karpik, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 746-748 (2011)
Balochistan: Pakistan's Next Headache?, Security Watch, ISN, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (2013)
Competition law and the entertainment industry in India: a case of overreach? (with Poonam Singh), East Asia Forum (2013)
India: the warped history and geography of NonAlignment 2.0, East Asia Forum (2012)
The Economics of Religion (2010)
Separatism in North East India: Role of Religion, Language and Script (with Kunal Ghosh) (2008)
A Model of State Secularism (2012)