Associate Professor, Economics

bhattvx@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Website: https://sites.jmu.edu/bhatt/

Education
  • Ph.D. in Economics, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • M.A. in Economics, The Ohio State University, 2005
  • M.A. in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 2001
  • B.A.(Honors) in Economics, University of Delhi, 1999
Professional Interests

Research: 

  • Macroeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Economic Development

Teaching:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • International Economics 
Current Courses Taught
  • GECON 200: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 385: Econometrics
Positions Held
  • January 1998 - present, Head, Economics Department, James Madison University
  • 1997 - present, Professor of Economics, James Madison University
  • 1989-1997, Associate Professor of Economics, James Madison University
  • 1983-1989, Assistant Professor of Economics, James Madison University
Key Publications

“Normative Behavioral Economics based on Unconditional Love and Moral Virtue” (with Masao Ogaki and Yuichi Yaguchi); forthcoming, Japanese Economic Review.

“Has the Wealth Effect Changed Over Time? Evidence from Four Industrial Countries” (with N. Kundan Kishor); in Recent Advances in Estimating Non Linear Models, edited by Jun Ma and Mark Wohar, Springer, 2014.

“Bank Lending Channel in India: Evidence from State-Level Analysis” (with N. Kundan Kishor); Empirical Economics, Volume 45(3), pp. December 2013, 1307-1331.

“Policy Evaluation Based on Moral Virtue Ethics in the Tough Love Model: A Progress Report” (with Masao Ogaki); Journal of Behavioral Economics and Finance, Proceedings, the 6th Annual Meeting, Volume 5, 2012, pp. 249-251.

“Tough Love and Intergenerational Altruism ” (with Masao Ogaki); International Economic Review, Volume 53(3), pp. August 2012, 791-814.

“Adolescent Alcohol Use and Intergenerational Transfers: Evidence from Micro Data”; Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Volume 32, Number 2, June 2011 , pp. 296-307(12).

“Tough Love, Intergenerational Altruism, and Worldviews” (with Masao Ogaki); Journal of Behavioral Economics and Finance, Proceedings, the 2nd Annual Meeting, Volume 2, 2009, pp. 130-132.

“Impact of Tariff Reforms on Indian Industry: Assessment based on a Multi-sector Econometric Model” (with Arvind Virmani, B. N. Goldar, and C Veeramani); in Propelling India from Socialist Stagnation to Global Power, Volume 1: Growth Process by A. Virmani, Acdademic Foundation, 2006.

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