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Manjira Datta

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9801
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9801
Education
  • PhD — Cornell University, 1992
  • MA — Cornell University, 1991
  • MA — Jadavpur University, India, 1986 
  • BA — Jadavpur University, India, 1984
Research Interests
  • Economic Theory
  • Trade and General Equilibrium
  • Macroeconomics
  • Resource Economics
Publications

“Comparing Recursive Equilibrium in Economies with Dynamic Complementarities and Indeterminacy,” Economic Theory, forthcoming (with K. Reffett and L. Wozny)

“Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in Distorted Dynamic Small Open Economy,” Economics Letters, 152, 2017

 “Nonclassical Brock-Mirman Economies,” Some Contemporary Issues in Development and Growth Economics, A. Dhar (ed.), Allied Publisher, 2010 (with Leonard J. Mirman and Kevin L. Reffett)

“Isotone Recursive Methods: Homogeneous Agents,” The Handbook of Optimal Growth 1: Discrete Time, R-A Dana, C. Le Van, T. Mitra and K. Nishimura (eds.), Springer, 2006 (with Kevin L. Reffett)

“Markovian Equilibrium in Infinite Horizon Economies with Incomplete Markets and Public Policy,” Journal of Mathematical Economics, 41, 2005 (with Leonard J. Mirman, Olivier F. Morand and Kevin L. Reffett)

 “Monotone Methods for Markovian Equilibrium in Dynamic Economies,”Annals of Operations Research, 114, 2002 (with Leonard J. Mirman, Olivier F. Morand and Kevin L. Reffett) 

“Optimal Experimentation in Signal Dependent Decision Problems,” International Economic Review, 43, 2002 (with Leonard J. Mirman and Edward E. Schlee)

“Existence of Equilibrium in Distorted Dynamic Economies with Capital and Labor,” Journal of Economic Theory, 103, 2002 (with Leonard J. Mirman and Kevin L. Reffett)

“Intertemporal Cournot and Walras Equilibrium: An Illustration,” International Economic Review, 43, 2002 (with Tito Cordella)

“Learning with Noiseless Information and Pay-off Relevant Signals,” Economic Theory, 16, 2000 (with Leonard J. Mirman and Edward E. Schlee)

“Dynamic Externalities and Policy Coordination,”Review of International Economics, 8, 2000 (with Leonard J. Mirman)

“Externalities, Market Power and Resource Extraction,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 37, 1999 (with Leonard J. Mirman)

“Optimal Accumulation in a Small Open Economy with Technological Uncertainty,” Economic Theory, 13, 1999

“Externalities and Price Dynamics,” International Economic Review, 38, 1997

“Externalities, Trade and Dynamics,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 29, Special Issue, 1996

“A General Model of Trade and Optimal Accumulation in a Small Open Economy: Existence and Turnpike Results,” Keio Economic Studies, 29, 1992

Research Activity

Manuscripts in Progress:

“Comparing Indeterminate Equilibrium in Uzawa Models”

“Comparing Indeterminate Equilibria” (with D. Dalkiran, K. Reffett, and L. Wozny)

“Equilibrium in Dynamic Models with Policy-induced Indeterminacy” (with K. Reffett, and L. Wozny)

“Ordered Sunspots” (with K. Reffett, and L. Wozny)

 

Conference Organization with External Funding:

ANR Novo Tempus Workshop on Recursive Methods, Tempe, 2015

 

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 436International Trade Theory
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 335South Asia & the World Economy
ECN 436International Trade Theory
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 436International Trade Theory
ECN 590Reading and Conference
ECN 592Research
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 599Thesis
ECN 790Reading and Conference
ECN 792Research
ECN 795Continuing Registration
ECN 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 335South Asia & the World Economy
ECN 436International Trade Theory
ECN 590Reading and Conference
ECN 592Research
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 599Thesis
ECN 790Reading and Conference
ECN 792Research
ECN 795Continuing Registration
ECN 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 436International Trade Theory
ECN 590Reading and Conference
ECN 592Research
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 599Thesis
ECN 790Reading and Conference
ECN 792Research
ECN 795Continuing Registration
ECN 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 335South Asia & the World Economy
ECN 436International Trade Theory
ECN 590Reading and Conference
ECN 591Seminar
ECN 592Research
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 599Thesis
ECN 790Reading and Conference
ECN 792Research
ECN 795Continuing Registration
ECN 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 436International Trade Theory
ECN 590Reading and Conference
ECN 592Research
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 599Thesis
ECN 790Reading and Conference
ECN 792Research
ECN 795Continuing Registration
ECN 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 335South Asia & the World Economy
ECN 436International Trade Theory
ECN 590Reading and Conference
ECN 591Seminar
ECN 592Research
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 599Thesis
ECN 790Reading and Conference
ECN 792Research
ECN 795Continuing Registration
ECN 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 335South Asia & the World Economy
ECN 590Reading and Conference
ECN 592Research
ECN 593Applied Project
ECN 595Continuing Registration
ECN 599Thesis
ECN 790Reading and Conference
ECN 795Continuing Registration
ECN 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards
  • Post-doctoral research fellowship at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics and the Center for Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, Belgium, 1992- 1993
  • The University Medal for securing the first position in M.A. (Economics), Jadavpur University, India, 1986
  • The Susanta K. Mitra Memorial Gold-centered Medal for getting the highest marks in Economics, Jadavpur University, India, 1986.
Editorships

Referee

  • Dynamic Games and Applications
  • Public Economic Theory
  • Econometrica
  • American Economic Review
  • Economic Theory
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Reviewer

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Macroeconomics (third edition pre-revision) by S. Williamson for Pearson Addison Wesley
  • External Reviewer for Ph. D. Thesis - Jadavpur University, National University of Singapore  
Professional Associations

American Economic Association CSWEP Liaison, 2015-current.

Service

Member, ASU Graduate College Fellowship Review Committee, 2017

Member, W. P. Carey Faculty Council, 2016-current

Member, W. P. Carey Graduate Academic Standards Committee, 2015-current

Member, W. P. Carey Ph. D. Program Committee, 2012-2016

Foreign Language Assessment (Bengali), Fulbright Program, 2011-2012

Member, ASU Undergraduate Standards Committee, 2007-2010

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University, 2007-current

Development of South Asian studies curriculum at ASU - participated in the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language grant (United States Department of Education), 2007-2008

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Director of Graduate (Ph.D.) Studies, ASU Economics, 2012-2016; Director of Graduate (Ph.D.) Admissions, ASU Economics, 2010-2016; Director of Graduate (Ph.D.) Placement, ASU Economics, 2010-2014

Work History

Arizona State University: 1995-present. Previous Appointments: Iowa State University, 2001; University of Saskatchewan, 1992-1995; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, 1992-1993. Various Short-term Visiting Positions: Warsaw School of Economics, 2016; Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2008-2016; Jadavpur University, 2002 & 2008-2009; Indian Statistical Institute Delhi, 2002; Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics, 2002.

Board

Arizona South Asians For Safe Families, 2004-current

Pro Bono

Treasurer, Arizona South Asians For Safe Families, 2004-current