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Staff Biography

[Photo: Maitreesh Ghatak] Professor Maitreesh GHATAK
Director of EOPP and Professor, Department of Economics

Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3568
STICERD ,  32L 3.08A

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Publications on LSE Research Online book

Research Interests:
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Public Organizations
Current Research Projects: Selected Publications: STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Why Do People Stay Poor?
    Clare Balboni, Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Maitreesh Ghatak, Anton Heil, March 2020
    Paper No' EOPP 067: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise with Experimental Evidence
    Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, November 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 047: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Group Lending Without Joint Liability
    Thiemo Fetzer, Maitreesh Ghatak, Jonathan de Quidt, July 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 044: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Motivating Knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance?
    Erlend Berg, Maitreesh Ghatak, R Manjula, D Rajasekhar, Sanchari Roy, March 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 042: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance
    Thiemo Fetzer, Maitreesh Ghatak, Jonathan de Quidt, September 2012
    Paper No' EOPP 040: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Taxation and Regulation of Bonus Pay
    Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, July 2011
    Paper No' EOPP 030: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Can Market Failure Cause Political Failure?
    Madhav S, Aney, Maitreesh Ghatak, Massimo Morelli, July 2011
    Paper No' EOPP 029: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

    Erlend Berg, Maitreesh Ghatak, R Manjula, D Rajasekhar, Sanchari Roy, March 2011
    Paper No' EOPP 025: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Contractual Structure and Endogenous Matching in Partnershipso
    Maitreesh Ghatak, Alexander Karaivanov, February 2011
    Paper No' EOPP 024: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Trade and the Skill Premium Puzzle with Capital Market Imperfections
    Roberto Bonfatti, Maitreesh Ghatak, November 2010
    Paper No' EOPP 020: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Repayment Frequency in Microfinance Contracts with Present-Biased Borrowers
    Greg Fischer, Maitreesh Ghatak, July 2010
    Paper No' EOPP 021: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Thanks for Nothing? Not-for-Profits and Motivated Agents
    Maitreesh Ghatak, Hannes Mueller, November 2009
    Paper No' EOPP 014: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India
    Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Maitreesh Ghatak, Jeanne Lafortune, May 2009
    Paper No' EOPP 009: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The de Soto Effect
    Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, April 2009
    Paper No' EOPP 008: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Property Rights and Economic Development
    Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, February 2009
    Paper No' EOPP 006: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents
    Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, November 2003
    Paper No' TE/2003/465: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Eviction Threats and Investment Incentives
    Abhijit Banerjee, Maitreesh Ghatak, June 2003
    Paper No' DEDPS 39: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Credit Rationing, Wealth Inequality, and Allocation of Talent
    Maitreesh Ghatak, Massimo Morelli, Tomas Sjostrom, October 2002
    Paper No' TE/2002/441: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Public-Private Partnership for the Provision of Public Goods: Theory and an Application to NGOs
    Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, August 1999
    Paper No' DEDPS 17: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Other Professional Activities: Honours and Titles:
  • Bhabatosh Datta Visiting Fellow, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, 2002.
  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2000-01
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, STICERD, London School of Economics, Summer 1996
  • The Simon Kuznets Prize, Harvard University, 1993