Saptarshi P. Ghosh

PhD candidate

Name: Saptarshi P. Ghosh


Contact Information:

Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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  • PhD Economics (To defend in September 2012), Department of Economics, University of Birmingham.

Thesis Title: Essays on Voting, Cheap Talk and Information Transmission

Advisors: Jaideep Roy and Peter Postl

  • MA Economics (2008), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
  • MS Quantitative Economics (2006), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
  • BSc Economics (2004), Presidency College, University of Calcutta.


Research interests:  Economic Theory, Game Theory, Voting, Theory of Information, Cheap Talk and Herding

Job market paper: "Professional Advice from Randomly Transparent Committees"

Working papers: "Media Persuasion and VoterWelfare" (jointly with Jaideep Roy and Peter Postl, Universityof Birmingham, UK)


  • Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Department of Economics, University of Birming-ham: 2008 –2011. Covers Tuition Fees and Living Expenses.
  • Teaching Assistantship at the Pennsylvania State University, USA: 2006 –2008. CoversTuition Fees and Living Expenses.
  • National Scholarship during Masters programme at Indian Statistical Institute: 2004 –2006. Awarded to students who maintain excellent grades throughout the program.