Sonali Sen Gupta

PhD candidate

Name: Sonali Sen Gupta

Contact Information:

Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Birmingham.

Thesis Title: Coarse Correlation and its applications

Expected date of completion: March 2013

Advisors: Indrajit Ray and Martin K. Jensen

  • M.Sc. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (2008), University of Birmingham.
  • B.A. (Honours) in Economics (2006), Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, India.


Research interests: Game Theory, Mediation in games, Industrial Organisation, Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics.

Research overview: : Sonali is mainly interested in 'mediation' and 'communication' in games, and how the introduction of a mediator can help achieve 'fairer or equitable' and 'improved' outcomes, as compared to what the economic agents might achieve by acting on their own.

Published papers: Ray, I. and S. Sen Gupta 2012: "Coarse Correlated Equilibria in Linear Duopoly Games." International Journal of Game Theory, forthcoming.


  • Ph.D. Scholarship, 2008-2012, University of Birmingham.
  • Best Research Paper 2011-2012, Birmingham Business School.
  • Selected to represent the University of Birmingham (Business School) inUniversitas21 Doctoral Research Conference in Business.
  • Royal Economic Society Conference Grant 2010.