C.V. - Indian School of Business

TARUN JAIN
AC 8, Room 8119
Indian School of Business
Hyderabad 500032 India
+91.40.2318.7267
tarun_jain@isb.edu
http://www.isb.edu/faculty/tarunjain
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Indian School of Business, 2009 - current
Visitor, Department of Economics, Monash University, August 2014
Visitor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, October 2012
Instructor and Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 2003 - 2008
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Economics, University of Virginia, 2009
B.A. Mathematics and Economics, Franklin & Marshall College, 1999
PUBLICATIONS
The impact of study groups and roommates on academic performance, with Mudit Kapoor, Review of
Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
Letting the briber go free: An experiment on mitigating harassment bribes, with Klaus Abbink, Utteeyo
Dasgupta and Lata Gangadharan, Journal of Public Economics 111(C):17–28, 2014.
- Press coverage in Rediff.com, Hindu Business Line, Deccan Chronicle, Economic Times
Where there is a will: Fertility behavior and sex bias in large families, Journal of Human Resources
49(2):393–423, 2014.
- Press coverage in Financial Express
WORKING PAPERS
Common tongue: The impact of language on educational achievement, 2014.
Does who you know matter? Unraveling the influence of student networks on academic performance,
with Nishtha Langer, 2014.
Access to working capital and migrants in the cycle rickshaw rental market, with Ashima Sood, 2014.
Incentive to discriminate? An experimental investigation of teacher incentives in India, 2012.
Social norms and governance: The behavioral response to female leadership, with Lata Gangadharan,
Pushkar Maitra and Joseph Vecci, 2014.
Barriers to acquiring spoken English skills: Experimental evidence from India, with Pushkar Maitra and
Subha Mani, 2014.
Intergenerational transmission of gender attitudes: Evidence from India, with Diva Dhar and Seema Jayachandran, 2014.
REVIEWS AND POLICY WRITING
Women leaders and deceptive behavior, with Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra and Joseph Vecci, Ideas for
India, January 29, 2015.
Tell us what you really think: Measuring gender attitudes in Haryana, with Diva Dhar and Seema Jayachandran, Ideas for India, July 18, 2014.
Should bribe-givers be let off? India Together, December 31, 2012. Reprinted in ISB Insight and Ideas for
India.
Book review of S. Thorat and K. Newman (eds.) “Blocked by Caste: Economic Discrimination in Modern
India,” for Economic and Political Weekly, Feb 27, 2010, 45(9), 35–37.
The dams balance sheet, with Ashima Sood, India Together, December 31, 2005.
Don’t ask, don’t tell, India Together, August 04, 2005.
Do reservations work? India Together, April 15, 2005.
COURSE MATERIALS
Course Allocation Methods, with Priyanka Sarda, 2013, Harvard Business Case ISB033-PDF-ENG
A Class Divided, 2013, Harvard Business Case ISB032-PDF-ENG
RESEARCH GRANTS
SRITNE research grant, Indian School of Business, with Nishtha Langer, 2014 - 15
J-PAL Post Primary Education Initiative grant, with Seema Jayachandran and Diva Dhar, 2014 - 2016
IGC India-Bihar grant, with Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra and Joseph Vecci, 2013 - 2014
IGC India-Central grant, with Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra and Joseph Vecci, 2013 - 2014
IGC India-Central grant, with Seema Jayachandran and Diva Dhar, 2013
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) grant, with Seema Jayachandran and Diva Dhar, 2013 - 2017
Faculty research grant, Monash University, with Subha Mani and Pushkar Maitra, 2012
Faculty research grant, Fordham University, with Subha Mani and Pushkar Maitra, 2011
Research grant, Department of Economics, University of Virginia, 2008
Hackman summer research grant, Franklin & Marshall College, 1996
AWARDS
ISB-Wharton mini-fund grant, 2012
Econometric Society World Congress travel grant, 2010
Huskey travel fellowship, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia, 2008
Fellowship, Bankard Fund for Political Economy, University of Virginia, 2007 - 2008
Graduate fellowship, Department of Economics, University of Virginia, 2003 - 2006
International academic merit scholarship, Franklin & Marshall College, 1995 - 1999
National talent search scholarship, Government of India, 1993 - 1995
SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
2014: University of Hyderabad, ISB, Monash, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney
2013: BITS Pilani, Delhi School of Economics, IIT Kanpur, ISB
2012: Amherst College, University of Virginia, Monash, UNSW, ISI Delhi, IIT Delhi, IIM Bangalore, ISB
2011: Deloitte Research, BITS Pilani - Hyderabad, Franklin & Marshall College, Fordham, ISB
2010: ISB
2009: Georgetown Public Policy Institute, University of Notre Dame, Wesleyan, ISB, UNSW
2008: IIM Ahmedabad, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, ISI Delhi, University of Virginia
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2015: AEA/ASSA Meetings, Conference on Fiscal Issues and Development Policies (CSSS Kolkata)
2014: JPAL/CLEAR Gender Monitoring and Evaluation Roundtable, Society of Labor Economists Meetings, Bharati
Institute Public Policy Research Workshop, ADB 3ie Impact Evaluation Conference
2013: Econometric Society Asian Meetings, Symposium on Decision Making by College Students (IIT Kanpur),
NBER Neemrana Conference, Annual Conference on Growth and Development (ISI Delhi), Delhi School of
Economics Winter School
2012: Conference on Digital Marketing Strategies (ISB), Workshop on Experimental Economics (JNU), Econometric
Society European Meetings, CSSS Conference on Public Finance, Annual Conference on Growth and Development (ISI Delhi), Econometric Society Asian Meetings
2011: Econometric Society European Meetings, NEUDC (Yale), Annual Conference on Growth and Development
(ISI Delhi), Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics (Jadavpur)
2010: Econometric Society World Congress, Delhi School of Economics Winter School, Annual Conference on
Growth and Development (ISI Delhi)
2009: Pacific Conference for Development Economics, International ESA Meetings, Conference on Experiments
in Organizations (Erasmus University), NEUDC (Tufts), IBM-ISB Operations Research and Data Analytics
Workshop, Workshop on Experimental Economics (Mumbai University)
2008: Second Riccardo Faini Doctoral Conference on Development Economics (University of Milan), Graduate Student Conference on Experiments in Interactive Decision Making (Princeton)
TEACHING
Information Economics, Indian School of Business, 2010 - 2015
Managerial Economics, Indian School of Business, 2010 - 2014
Organizational Economics (FPM), Indian School of Business, 2013
Intermediate Microeconomics, University of Virginia, 2008
Principles of Microeconomics, University of Virginia, 2007 - 2008
SHORT TERM COURSES AND LECTURES
ISB-UNICEF Programme on Evaluation for Development, 2011 - 2013
Workshop for Research Scholars, University of Hyderabad, 2014
Impact Evaluation Training, Indian Economic Service, 2013 - 2014
UGC-TISS-EPW Research Writing and Publication Workshop, 2010, 2011
ADVISING
Member of Ph.D. committee, Dhritisree Sarkar, IGIDR Mumbai, Essays on Feminization of Poverty in India.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Referee for Eastern Economic Journal, Economic & Political Weekly, Information Systems Research, Journal of
Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Globalization and Development, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, PLOS One, Orient BlackSwan,
3ie grant reviewer
Discussant at Bharati Institute Public Policy Research Workshop 2014; NEUDC 2009, 2011; CAF Summer
Research Conference 2011, 2012; Workshop on Experimental Economics, 2009
Reviewer, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 2014
Program committee, ISI Growth and Development Conference 2013, 2014
Organizer, Workshop on Experimental Economics, Indian School of Business, 2012
Board of Studies, Centre for Integrated Studies, University of Hyderabad, 2010 - present
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Economics and Public Policy faculty recruiting, Indian School of Business, 2013 - present
Fellow Program Committee, Indian School of Business, 2013 - present
Economics and Public Policy seminar organizer, Indian School of Business, 2010 - 2014
Assurance of Learning Committee, Indian School of Business, 2010 - 2014
Institutional Review Board, Indian School of Business, 2010 - 2013
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
Associate, Charles River Associates Inc., Washington DC, 2001 - 2003
Analyst, Oliver Wyman, Boston MA, 2000 - 2001
Associate Consultant, Braun Consulting, Boston MA, 1999 - 2000