Dept of Economics Internal Seminar Series: Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Location
J G Smith building, Room 210
Dates
Monday 1st February 2016 (12:00-13:00)
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Speaker: Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Speaker biography

Siddhartha is an internationally recognised economist in the field of political economy and public policy. His work on political coalitions has been published in internationally leading journals and has been widely cited by leading scholars in the field. He has a particular interest in the economics of crime and economic evaluation of policy. His research interests in this area includes game theoretic modelling of criminal behaviour, econometric (statistical) analysis of factors determining crime, cost benefit analysis of alternate interventions, and the impact of initiatives such as citizen reporting. 

His work on crime has been featured widely in the media and he has been interviewed by the Economist. He has links with think tanks such as Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and CIVITAS. Along with regularly speaking in academic seminars, he also has participates in high profile public engagement activities such as addressing a panel discussion organised by the Criminal Justice Alliance on ‘Why crime rates are falling’ chaired by Mark Eaton.