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, household finance and organizational ethics. I conduct field, lab and online experiments to study behavioral biases in human behavior. My research also studies the issue of identity based discrimination in different contexts.

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.

  • 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

(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)