Uday Bhanu Sinha
Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Field(s):Competition, Innovation and Technology Transfer; Industrial Organization Theory; Applied Game Theory



Recent Publications

1. “FDI and international collusion”, forthcoming, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. [Working Paper version]     
2. “Product market cooperation, foreign direct investment and consumer welfare”, (with Arijit Mukherjee), forthcoming, Review of Industrial Organization.
3. “Welfare reducing licensing by an outside innovator”, (with Arijit Mukherjee), forthcoming, Economic Theory Bulletin.
4. “When to merge with a lower quality producer?” (with Neelanjan Sen), Journal of Economics, 138(2), March 2023, 165-188.
5. “Strategic trade policy in a vertical structure with cross ownership” (with Arijit Mukherjee), forthcoming, Sugata Marjit & Biswajit Mandal (eds.), International Trade, Resource Mobility and Adjustments in a Changing World – Essays in Memory of Ronald W. Jones. Springer Pub.

Past Publications

Edited Book

2011  Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji“, Edited Volume (with K. G. Dastidar and  H. Mukhopadhyay),                                                                 Oxford University Press, New Delhi.

Guest Editor

2016    Special Volume: Applied Game Theory and Policy, Indian Economic Review, Vol 51.

Research Papers 

A. International Cartel

(1)Export cartel and consumer welfare (with Arijit Mukherjee),Review of International Economics, 27, 2019, 181 – 195.
International Cartels with Territorial Allocation: A Model with Paradoxical Implications (with Aditya Bhattacharjea), Indian Economic Review, 51, 2016, 181 – 195.

“Multi-market collusion with territorial allocation”(with Aditya Bhattacharjea),International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 41, 2015, 42-50.

B. Mergers and Acquisitions

(4) “The implications of labour unions in the presence of a merger”, (co-authored with Jiyun Cao and Arijit Mukherjee), The Manchester School, 88(4), 2020, 575 -583.  
On R&D Information Sharing and Merger, Economic Modelling, Vol. 32, 2013, 369-376.
(6) International Joint Venture: Buy-out and SubsidiaryJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 65(3-4), 2008, 734-756.
(7) “International Joint Venture, Licensing and Buy-out under Asymmetric Information”, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 66(1), 2001, 127-151.

(8) Imitative Innovation and International Joint Ventures: A Dynamic AnalysisInternational Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 19 (10), 2001, 1527-1562.
(9) “International Technology Transfer and Stability of Joint ventures in Developing Economies: A Critical Analysis”,Occasional Paper No. 83, Export-Import Bank of                      India, 2001.

C. Intellectual Property Rights

(10)“Patent Protection, Southern Innovation and Welfare in a North-South Trade Model”,(with Arijit Mukherjee),  Economica,  80, 2013, 248-273.
(11)Knowledge diffusion under patent with asymmetric firms.(co-authored with Arijit Mukherjee), Economics Bulletin, Vol. 12( 9), 2007, 1-6.
(12)Patent Enforcement, Innovation and Welfare”, Journal of Economics, Vol. 88(3), 2006, 211-241.

D. Technology Licensing

(13)“Intra-brand patent licensing with inter-brand competition” (co-authored with Jiyun Cao)Mathematical Social Sciences, 104, 2020, 71 – 77.
)Optimal value of a patent in an asymmetric Cournot duopoly marketEconomic Modelling, 57, 2016, 93-105.

Strategic Licensing, Exports, FDI and Host Country WelfareOxford Economic Papers, Vol. 62(1), 2010, 114 – 131.  

Patent Licensing from a High-Cost Firm to a Low-Cost Firm (co-authored with Sougata Poddar), Economic Record, Vol. 86, 2010, 384-395.

“On Patent Licensing” (co-authored with Sougata Poddar), Roberto Cellini and Luca Lambertini (eds.),
 The Economics of Innovation: Incentives,
          Cooperation, and R&D Policy, 
 Emerald UK, 2008, 33-65.

(18)On Patent Licensing in Spatial Competition(co-authored with Sougata Poddar), Economic Record,80, 2004, 208-218.
“Licensing, Imitation and Subsidiary under Government Policy Uncertainty”, Keio Economic Studies, Vol. 38(2), 2001, 1-22.

E. Strategic Outsourcing

(20)Firm-asymmetry and Strategic Outsourcing (with Jiyun Cao and Arijit Mukherjee), International Review of Economics and Finance, 53, 2018, 16 – 24.       
Outsourcing under Incomplete Information (with Tarun Kabiraj), Indian Growth and Development Review, Volume 10(1), 2017, 3 – 15.
Strategic Outsourcing with Technology Transfer under Price Competition(with Tarun Kabiraj), International Review of Economics and Finance,  Vol 44, 2016,           281–290.

“Economies of Scale and (Non)Existence of Strategic Outsourcing in Cournot Duopoly”, Economics Bulletin 36(3), 2016, 1260-66.

“Strategic Outsourcing with Technology Transfer under Cournot Competition”(with Tarun Kabiraj),  Economics Bulletin, 34 (2), 2014, 1133-1140.

F. Trade and Foreign Competition

(25)“Competition, foreign direct investment and welfare” (with Arijit Mukherjee),  Economics Letters, 139, 2016, 43 – 45.
“Foreign Entry, Acquisition Target and Host Country Welfare”(with Tarun Kabiraj), Manchester School, 83(6), 2015, 725-748.     

(27)Welfare reducing domestic cost reduction, (co-authored with Arijit Mukherjee), Review of International Economics, Vol. 15(2), 2007, 294-301.
“Reciprocal Dumping: A Generalised Approach” (Co-authored with Prabal Ray Chaudhuri), in Manas Chatterji and Partha Gangopadhyay (eds.), Globalization             and  Economic Reforms, Ashgate Publishing, 2005, 247-254.

G. Privatisation and Mixed Oligopoly

(29)Can cost asymmetry be a rationale for privatisation? (with Arijit Mukherjee),  International Review of Economics and Finance, 29, 2014, 497 – 503.         
 “Price competition in a mixed duopoly” (with K. G. Dastidar) in  K. G. Dastidar, H. Mukhopadhyay, and U. B. Sinha (eds), Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy:               Essays for  Anjan Mukherji, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2011.

H. Labour Economics

(31)Understanding NREGA: A simple theory and some facts” (co-authored with Diganta Mukherjee) in K. Narayanan and N. S. Siddharthan (eds.),Human Capital and                    Development: The Indian Experience, Springer India, 2013, 103-128.
(32)Attitude to Schooling, Wage Premium and Child Labour (co-authored with Diganta Mukherjee), Indian Growth and Development Review, Vol.2(2), 2009,                       113- 125.

I. Indian Industry

 (33)Does the Structure of Debt Affect the Output and Investment Strategies of the  Firms? (co-authored with Rashmi Banga), Journal of Restructuring                        Finance, Vol.2, No. 2,  2005, 157-172.

Book Review

Book titledOligopoly, auctions and market quality’ by Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar published by Springer, Japan, reviewed in Indian Economic Review, Vol 53, 2018, 405-407.

Work in Progress:

1. Product quality, multimarket contact and collusion (with Neelanjan Sen).
2. Bilateral monopoly: a re-examination (with Arijit Mukherjee).
3. Microfinance institution and moneylenders in a segmented rural credit market (with Abhirupa Das), Centre for Development Economics, Working Paper No. 324. March 2022.
Privatization and Licensing under Public Budget Constraint (with Madhuri H.Shastry), Centre for Development Economics, Working Paper No. 343. December  2023.