Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

The Department of Economics
Professor of Economics

Contact details

Address
Room 2133, University House
University of Birmingham
Egbaston
Birmingham, UK
B15 2TT

Siddhartha is an internationally recognised economist in the field of political economy and public policy. He was the recipient of the Duncan Black prize awarded by the Public Choice Society in 2015 for his work on the electoral incentives of prosecutors with Bryan McCannon. His work on political coalitions has been published in internationally leading journals and has been widely cited by leading scholars in the field. His papers are on the reading list of a number of courses in political economy in reputed universities. 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. He has published several papers in reputed journals across disciplines in this area and has been cited in both academic papers as well as policy reports, including the Official National Statistics. He is well versed in the methodological tools required to do analysis of the economic efficiency of various interventions and developed a course at the PG level in this area. He has also given short training sessions on economic evaluation to police and other practitioners.

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 participates in high profile public engagement activities as well as for radio and television. His public talks include an annual lecture at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences and he recently delivered his professorial inaugural lecture on ‘Who to Trust: Forming Policy Beliefs in a Polarised World’.

Siddhartha is the lead economist on a number of externally funded projects that includes the Police Knowledge Fund (jointly funded by HEFCE and the Home office via the College of Policing) and another funded by Norfolk and Suffolk constabulary (see Recent Grants under Research) and been PI or Co-I in funded grants of over £3 million. He the director of the cross disciplinary Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing and leads the 21st century transnational crime theme, one of the main themes of the Institute of Global Innovation.

Qualifications

B.Sc (Calcutta)
M.Sc (Delhi)
Ph.D (Pennsylvania)

Biography

Centre for Crime, Justice & Policing: The 'Above and Beyond' campaign

Teaching

Economic Policy and Political Economy, Development Policy. Microeconomics

Postgraduate supervision

Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay is an applied economic theorist working on various topics in political economy and public policy. His current research focuses on political coalitions, theoretical and empirical work on the economics of crime, and applied micro theory, especially political economy, public choice and development issues.

Other activities

Director of Knowledge Transfer

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Bandyopadhyay, S, Chattopadhyay, AK & Oak, M 2022, 'A model of conflict and leadership: Is there a hawkish drift in politics?', PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 1, e0261646. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261646

Chaudhuri, K, Chakrabarti, A, Chandan, JS & Bandyopadhyay, S 2022, 'COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK: a longitudinal household cross-sectional study', BMC Public Health, vol. 22, no. 1, 104. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12472-3

Abramovaite, J, Bandyopadhyay, S, Bhattacharya, S & Cowen, N 2022, 'Classical deterrence theory revisited: an empirical analysis of Police Force Areas in England and Wales', European Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708211072415

Desai, R, Bandyopadhyay, S, Zafar, S & Bradbury-Jones, C 2022, 'The experiences of post-separation survivors of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from a qualitative study in the UK', Violence against Women. <http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200837>

Keerthy, D, Chandan, JS, Abramovaite, J, Gokhale, KM, Bandyopadhyay, S, Day, E, Marwaha, S, Broome, MR, Nirantharakumar, K & Humpston, C 2021, 'Associations between primary care recorded cannabis use and mental ill health in the UK: a population-based retrospective cohort study using UK primary care data', Psychological Medicine, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1017/S003329172100386X

Bandyopadhyay, S, Chatterjee, K, Das, K & Roy, J 2021, 'Learning versus habit formation: optimal timing of lockdown for disease containment', Journal of Mathematical Economics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmateco.2020.11.008

Chandan, J, Keerthy, D, Gokhale, KM, Bradbury-Jones, C, Raza, K, Bandyopadhyay, S, Taylor, J & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'The association between exposure to domestic abuse in women and the development of syndromes indicating central nervous system sensitization: a retrospective cohort study using UK primary care records', European Journal of Pain. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1750

Chaudhuri, K, Chakrabarti, A, Lima, JM, Chandan, JS & Bandyopadhyay, S 2021, 'The interaction of ethnicity and deprivation on COVID-19 mortality risk: a retrospective ecological study', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 11555. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91076-8

Chandan, JS, Subramanian, A, Chandan, JK, Gokhale, KM, Vitoc, A, Taylor, J, Bradbury-Jones, C, Bandyopadhyay, S & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'The risk of COVID-19 in survivors of domestic violence and abuse', BMC Medicine, vol. 19, no. 1, 246. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-021-02119-w

Chandan, J, Hughes, N, Thomas, T, Nirantharakumar, K, Bandyopadhyay, S & Taylor, J 2020, 'Exploration of a novel preventative policing approach in the United Kingdom to adverse childhood experiences', Child Abuse Review, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 144–158. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2614

Commissioned report

Davies, K, Woodhams, J, Abramovaite, J, Evans, E, Banerjee, A & Bandyopadhyay, S 2021, Evaluation of the High Harm Perpetrator Unit: Full technical report. Vulnerability and violent crime programme, College of Policing, London. <https://assets.college.police.uk/s3fs-public/2021-07/vvcp-evaluation-of-high-harm-perpetrator-unit.pdf>

Chandan, J, Denne, M, Abramovaite, J, McGuire, R, Nirantharakumar, K, Taylor, J, Bandyopadhyay, S & Evans, E 2021, Evaluation of the trusted adult workers role and Rock Pool train the trainer educational approach: Full technical report. Vulnerability and violent crime programme, College of Policing, London. <https://assets.college.police.uk/s3fs-public/2021-07/vvcp-evaluation-of-taws-ttt.pdf>

Woodhams, J, Evans, E, Davies, K, Hardiman, M, Abramovaite, J, Banerjee, A, Bandyopadhyay, S, Moreton, C & Forster, O 2021, Evaluation of using the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA) v3 and the Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM) tools to assess and manage risk: Full technical report. Vulnerability and violent crime programme, College of Policing, London. <https://assets.college.police.uk/s3fs-public/2021-07/vvcp-evaluation-of-sara-sam.pdf>

Letter

Chandan, JS, Taylor, J, Bradbury-Jones, C, Nirantharakumar, K, Kane, E & Bandyopadhyay, S 2020, 'COVID-19: a public health approach to manage domestic violence is needed', The Lancet Public Health, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. e309. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30112-2

Other report

Flowe, H, Karavias, Y, Bandyopadhyay, S, Bradbury-Jones, C, Taylor, J & Kane, E 2022, The CARA (Cautioning and Relationship Abuse) Service: theory of change, impact evaluation and economic benefits study report. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/jw9uy

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Expertise

Siddhartha is an expert on political economy and public policy. He is an experienced media commentator on a number of issues in public policy but in particular on crime policy and the changes in governance of policing. He also welcomes media enquiries on issues related to electoral systems and coalition governments.

Expertise

Siddhartha is an expert on political coalitions, economics of crime and policing and policy evaluations.

  • Has used game theory to analyse the nature of  pre and post electoral political coalitions
  • Has modelled and empirically analysed the determinants of criminal behaviour and how it is modified by policing
  • Is an expert at quantitative evaluation and has led several evaluations using mixed methods

Policy experience

Siddhartha regularly provides analysis on policing and criminal justice, advises police forces and wider criminal justice agencies, and also writes regularly for non academic audiences, including in the GARDA review.

  • See Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing website for details

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