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Durham University

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Dr Bibhas Saha

Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45433
Room number: MHL 143

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Bibhas Saha is an applied micro-economist specializing in the area of betting markets, corruption, privatization and development economics. He has published in journals like Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics Letters, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economica, Review of Development Economics, and Journal of Economics among others.

After obtaining PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California, USA in 1990, he joined the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India. There he worked on several applications of the incentive theory and information economics, which included bargaining with endogenous side choice, countervailing incentives in bureaucratic corruption and trade union bargaining.

Later from 2005 to 2014 he worked at the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia. His recent work is mostly devoted to studying fixed odds betting markets in the presence of match-fixing risk. His research has shown that the risk of match-fixing can substantially alter the nature of betting competition and lead to unpredictable outcomes. He also studies problems of education, child labour and microfinance in developing countries.

Mini Biography

Bibhas Saha joined Durham Business School in August 2014 as Reader in Economics. Prior to that, he worked at the University of East Anglia and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India. His research interests are betting markets, corruption, mixed oligopoly and development economics.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Betting Markets
  • Corruption
  • Mixed Oligopoly
  • Development Economics