KISLAYA PRASAD

4349 Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 405-6359
Email: kprasad at umd.edu

 

 

CURRENT POSITIONS:

 

Director, Center for International Business Education & Research, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.

 

Research Professor, Decision, Operations & Information Technologies Department, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.

Guest Scholar, Center on Social and Economic Dynamics, The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

Professor of Economics, Florida State University (2004-2006); Associate Professor (1993-2004), Assistant Professor (1988-1993).

Guest Scholar, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC (2002-2003).

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics (1999-2000) and Robert H. Smith School of Business (2003-2004), University of Maryland at College Park. 

Visiting Scholar, Economics Department, New York University (Fall 1994).

Visiting Scholar, MEDS Department, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (Spring 1995).

Research Officer, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, 1991-1992.


EDUCATION:

 Ph.D. Economics, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1988.

M.S. Computer Science, L. C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science, Syracuse University, 1988.

M.A. Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1986.

B.A. Economics, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, 1982.

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

Deferred Compensation Vs. Efficiency Wages: An Experimental Test of Effort Provision and Self-Selection (with Dave Macpherson and Tim Salmon),
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.

 

A Comparison of Victim-Reported and Police-Recorded Crime in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVIII, No. 33 (August 17, 2013), 47–53.

 

Self-Selection and Market Power in Risk-Sharing Contract (with Tim Salmon), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 90 (2013) 71–86.

 

Economic Liberalization and Violent Crime, Journal of Law and Economics, November 2012, Vol. 55, 925-948.

 

Incorporating social network effects into cost-effectiveness analysis: a methodological contribution with application to obesity prevention, BMJ Open,
2012;2:e001038. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001038. (With Chad Konchak) [PDF]

 

Relative Wealth Concerns and Entrepreneurship (with Manoj Atolia), Economica, Vol. 78, Issue 310, pp. 294-316, 2011.

 

Physician Social Networks and Regional Variation in Medical Practice (with Gary M. Fournier and Mary Burke), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,
73 (2010), pp. 418-432.

 

The Diffusion of a Medical Innovation: Is Success in the Stars? New Evidence, Southern Economic  Journal, April 2009.
(With Mary A. Burke and Gary M. Fournier).

 

The Rationality/Computability Trade-off in Finite Games, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 69: 17-26, 2009.

 

Social Interactions and the ‘Digital Divide’: Explaining Regional Variations in Internet Use, Information Systems Research, 20 (2009), 277-294
(with Ritu Agarwal and Animesh Singh).

 

Price Asymptotics, Review of Economic Design, 12: 21-32, 2008.

 

The Diffusion of a Medical Innovation: Is Success in the Stars? Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 73 (3), 2007. 
(With Mary A. Burke and Gary M. Fournier).

 

The Emergence of Local Norms in Networks, Complexity, 11 (5), 2006. (With Mary A. Burke and Gary M. Fournier).

 

Imitation and Long Run Outcomes, Topics in Theoretical Economics, Vol. 4: No. 1, Article 7, 2004. (With Jayasri Dutta).

 

Observation, Measurement and Computation in Finite Games, International Journal of Game Theory, 32 (4), 2004, 455-470.

 

Constructive and Classical Models for Results in Economics and Game Theory, Metroeconomica, (55), 2004, 141-154.

 

Non-robustness of Some Economic Models, Topics in Theoretical Economics, Vol. 3: No. 1, Article 1, 2003, 1-7.

 

Stable Risk Sharing, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 38, 2002, 411 – 439, (with Jayasri Dutta).

 

An Evolutionary Model of Debt, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002, 49, 1407 - 1438 (with Mary Burke).

 

On the Computability of Nash Equilibria, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 21, 1997, 943-953.
[Reprinted in Computable Economics, edited by K. Vela Velupillai, Stefano Zambello, and Stephen Kinsella,
in the series International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Mark Blaug, ed.
Edward Elgar Press, 2012.]

 

A Weibull Duration Model with Unobservable Heterogeneity Modeled as a Mixture of Dirichlet Processes, Economics Letters, 55, 1997, 19-25 (with Jan Ondrich).

 

Learning by Observation within the Firm, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 20, 1996, 1395-1425 (with Jayasri Dutta).

 

Wage-Employment Determination in Unionized Markets: Reconciling Theory and Evidence, Economics Letters, 48, 1995, 61-71 (with Barry Hirsch).

 

The Effect of International Trade on Union and Nonunion Wage Differences, Journal of Economic Integration, 10, 1995, 386-407.

 

Asset Specificities, International Trade, and Multinational Firms, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 151(4), 1995, 593-612 (with Hamid Beladi).

 

Adjustment in Matching Markets: A Neural Net Approach, Advances in Artificial Intelligence in Economics, Finance and Management, Vol. 1, 1994, 43-54, JAI Press.

 

A Blackboard Framework for the Design of Group Decision Support Systems, Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol. 13, 1994, 277-284 (with Ritu Agarwal).

 

Comparison of Model Selection Criteria, Econometric Reviews, 11, 1992, 201-233 (with Jeffrey Mills).

 

Computability and Randomness of Nash Equilibrium in Infinite Games, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 20, 1991, 429-442.

    [Reprinted in Computable Economics, edited by K. Vela Velupillai, Stefano Zambello, and Stephen Kinsella,
in the series International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Mark Blaug, ed. Edward Elgar Press, 2012.]

 

The Core of Some Location Games, Journal of Economics (Zeitschrift fuer Nationaloekonomie), 54, 1991, 305-314.

 

Consumption, Asset Returns and Taxation in a Non-expected Utility Model, Economics Letters, 37, 1991, 433-437.

 

NP-Completeness of Some Problems Concerning Voting Games, International Journal of Game Theory, 19, 1990, 1-9 (with Jerry Kelly).

 

Parallel Distributed Processing Models for Games and Economic Systems, Computational Economics, 1988, 163-174.

 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Emerging Markets Forum IV: Negotiating History, Culture and Institutions in Emerging Markets, April 25, 2014.

Emerging Markets Forum III: Emerging Markets at the Crossroads: Challenges, Prospects and Opportunities, April 26, 2013. [Link]

Emerging Markets Forum II: Women as Entrepreneurs, Consumers and Agents of Change, April 13, 2012. [Link]

Emerging Markets Forum I: The Rise of New Economic Powers and America's Future, April 29, 2011. [Link]

Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C. July 2012. Co-chair of the local arrangement committee. [Link]

 

RECENT GRANTS:

U.S. Department of Education - Global leadership in a Post-Crisis World: Restoring America’s Competitive Edge. A grant under the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program (Funded: approximately $1.52 million over 4 years)

National Science Foundation - Collaborative Research: Incentives in the Workplace – An Experimental Examination of How Wage Differences Across Time and Among Peers Affect Productivity and Self-Selection. (With Hyejin Ku, David Macpherson, and Timothy Salmon. $679,163), 2009-2012.

National Science Foundation - An Experimental Investigation of Endogenous Group Formation for Public-Good Provision and Risk-Sharing. (With Mark Isaac, Tim Salmon and T. K. Ahn. $550,745)