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Prof. Pavan Mamidi
Prof. Mamidi holds a D.Phil in Sociology from Oxford, a LL.M from Harvard Law School and an Undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Osmania University.
He has taught courses on legal institutions as an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He has also developed and taught courses for Indian policy makers and government officers. He has visiting positions at MIT and the University of Michigan
His consulting experience includes services to the technology industry, covering both Indian and US firms.
His research includes Patenting criteria, technological innovation and the social costs of intellectual property. He has done work on field-based empirical work on social norms, trust, and inter-ethnic negotiations. He has conducted field interviews with left-wing guerrillas in tribal villages in south India to investigate their recruitment processes. He contributes to training the government in strategies of peaceful conflict resolution, and draws the attention of belligerent actors in rebel areas to the rights of civilian victims who get caught in the crossfire.
His ongoing research at the Program on the Legal Profession focuses on the role played by small town lawyers in negotiating, solving holdout problems, and settling disputes among farmers in the process of aggregation of land for industrialization in India. He is currently engaged in a RCT-based field experiment that measures the impact of criminalizing bribe-giving on the supply-side of corruption
Prof. Murali Patibandla
Prof. Patibandla is currently Professor of Corporate Strategy & Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He holds a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Masters in Economics from University of Alberta.
His research areas include The New Institutional Economics, International Business, Corporate Strategy, International Economics, The Theory of the Firm, Emerging Economies.
His current projects include Middlemen Outsourcing, Institutional Corruption, Multinational Investment in Pharmaceutical Industry: Global Division of Labor, Emerging Economy Multinational Firms, Cross Border Mergers, Vertical Integration, Convergence and Divergence.
His past academic positions include Associate Professor at Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School 1999-2003. He was a Fulbright Scholar at University of California Berkeley 1998-99. He was also Assistant Professor, Economics at IIM Ahmedabad 1994-1998.
He was awarded Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1998 and Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, United Nations University, 1993. His distinction is being listed among top authors in Law and Economics by Academic Search International with H-Index of 3.
Other professional appointment include being Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of California at Berkeley September 1998- June 1999. Doctoral researcher at the United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies, Maastricht, the Netherlands, from May 1993 to September 1993. Economist at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, India, from January 1991 to March 1992. Consultant to Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, India, 1992; For CII, a project on 'Competition Policy for Indian Industry' was completed. A conceptual part of this project was published in Economic and Political Weekly, November 28, 1992. Research Associate at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, from September 1983 to January 1991
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