Puneet Arora

Puneet Arora

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon


I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Public Policy area at the Management Development Institute Gurgaon. I am an economist with research interests in the area of behavioral and experimental economics, applied in the contexts of education, labor, and household finance. I conduct field, lab and online experiments to study human behavior.

I received my PhD in Economics degree in 2020 from Georgia State University, an MA degree in Economics degree in 2013 from Delhi School of Economics, and a BA Honors in Economics degree in 2009 from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. I am also an Invited Researcher at JPAL.

  • Behavioral & Experimental Economics
  • Education
  • Household Finance
  • Ethics and Morality
  • PhD in Economics, 2020

    Georgia State University

  • MA in Economics, 2013

    Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

  • BA(H) in Economics, 2009

    Hans Raj College, University of Delhi


Assistant Professor
Apr 2023 – Present Gurugram
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sep 2022 – Mar 2023 Prague
Assistant Professor
Jul 2020 – Jun 2022 Ahmedabad
Assistant Professor
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016 Delhi

Selected Publications

(2023). Systemic Financial Crises and Income Inequality in OECD Countries. In Open Economies Review (Accepted).


(2023). Can rank-based non-monetary rewards improve student attendance? Experimental Evidence from India. In Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (Accepted).


(2022). Can social recognition for teachers and principals improve student performance? Evidence from India. In Applied Economics Letters.


(2022). A For Effort - Incomplete Information and College Students' Academic Performance. In Economics of Education Review.


(2022). Grade reporting and student performance. In Education Economics.


(2018). Government effectiveness in the provision of public goods - the role of institutional quality. In Journal of Applied Economics.


Working Papers


Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon (April 2023-present)

  • Ethics in Public Service (2023-24)
  • Business Ethics (2023-24)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (2023-24)
  • Managerial Economics (2023-24)

Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University (August 2020-June 2022)

  • Empirical Research Methods for Economics (Winter 2022 - Post Graduate course)
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics (Monsoon 2021 - Post Graduate course)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (2021, 2022 - Undergraduate course)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (2021 - Undergraduate course)

Indian School of Business and Finance (2013-14 and 2015-16)

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Undergraduate course)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergraduate course)
  • Mathematical Economics (Undergraduate course)