Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics. Prior to joining Keele in 2012, I was at Yonsei University, South Korea and the National University of Singapore. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Calcutta, India. I hold a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, USA.

I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in the economics of discrimination, international trade and environmental policies. I have analyzed policies to mitigate the effect of negative stereotypes, the role of identity-blind hiring policies and efficient diversity-enhancement policies. I also work on non-cooperative environmental policies. Currently, I coordinate Keele's Race Equality Lecture series.

Research and scholarship

My general research field is applied microeconomics. Methodologically, my research uses mainly game-theoretic approaches to individual and government behaviour.

I'm interested in supervising PhDs in the areas of

  • Economics of Discrimination
  • Strategic Environmental Policy

For an up to date list of publications and current working papers, please see my academic homepage.

Selected Publications

  • Lapan H and Sikdar S. 2020. Strategic Environmental Policy and International Market Share Rivalry under Differentiated Bertrand Oligopoly. Oxford Economic Papers. doi> link> full text>
  • Bag PK, Saha B, Sikdar S. 2021. Prejudice, bias and identity neutral policy. SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE, 173-203, vol. 56(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Lapan HE and Sikdar S. 2019. Is Trade in Permits Good for the Environment?. ENVIRONMENTAL & RESOURCE ECONOMICS, 501-510, vol. 72(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Sikdar S. 2016. Targets and Resources: A Screening Perspective. Managerial and Decision Economics. doi> link> full text>
  • Sikdar S. 2015. On efforts in teams with stereotypes. ECONOMICS LETTERS, 203-207, vol. 137. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Lapan H and Sikdar S. 2020. Strategic Environmental Policy and International Market Share Rivalry under Differentiated Bertrand Oligopoly. Oxford Economic Papers. doi> link> full text>
  • Bag PK, Saha B, Sikdar S. 2021. Prejudice, bias and identity neutral policy. SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE, 173-203, vol. 56(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Lapan HE and Sikdar S. 2019. Is Trade in Permits Good for the Environment?. ENVIRONMENTAL & RESOURCE ECONOMICS, 501-510, vol. 72(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Sikdar S. 2016. Targets and Resources: A Screening Perspective. Managerial and Decision Economics. doi> link> full text>
  • Sikdar S. 2015. On efforts in teams with stereotypes. ECONOMICS LETTERS, 203-207, vol. 137. link> doi> full text>
  • Lapan HE and Sikdar S. 2016. Can trade be good for the environment?. Journal of Public Economic Theory. doi> link> full text>
  • Sikdar S and Lapan HE. 2011. Carbon leakage: the role of sequential policy setting. Environment and Development Economics, 91-104, vol. 17(1). doi>
  • Lapan HE and Sikdar S. 2011. Strategic environmental policy under free trade with transboundary pollution. Review of Development Economics, 1-18, vol. 15(1). doi>