Barnali Gupta

Associate Dean for Curriculum & Professor

Office of the Dean & Economics


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Florida, Economics, 1990
  • M.A. University of Florida, Economics, 1989
  • M.A. Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Economics, 1986
  • B.A. Jadavpur University, Economics, 1983

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Dean for Curriculum, Farmer School of Business (January 2016 - )
  • Professor, Miami University (2006-Present).
  • Associate Professor, Miami University (1998-2006).
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (1993-1998).
  • Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin (1991-1993).
  • Assistant Professor, Murray State University (1990-1991).

Recent Publications

  • Gupta, B., and Bose, A. (2013), Mixed Markets in Bilateral Monopoly, Journal of Economics, 110:141-164
  • Gupta, B., and Bose, A. (2012), Optimal Training, Employee Preferences and Moral Hazard, The Journal of Economic Theory and Social Development, 1:1, 1-24
  • Gupta, B., (2008). Delivered Pricing, Positive Externalities and Firm Dispersion. Economics Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 32, 1-6.
  • Gupta, B., Pal, D., & Sarkar, J. (2006). Product Differentiation and Location Choice in a Spatial Model. Journal of Regional Science, 46 (2), 313-331.
  • Gupta, B. (2004). Spatial Cournot Competition in a Circular City with Transport Cost Differentials. Economics Bulletin, 4 (15), 1-6.
  • Gupta, B., Pal D., Sarkar, S., Ming, C., & Lai, Y. (2004). Where to Locate in a Circular City. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 22 (6), 759-782.
  • Gupta, B. (2002). Tacit Collusion in a Spatial Model with Delivered Pricing. Journal of Economics, 1, 1-16.
  • Gupta, B., Heywood, J., & Pal, D. (1999). The Strategic Choice of Location and Transport Mode in a Successive Monopoly Model. Journal of Regional Science, 39 (3), 525-537.

Honors & Awards

  • 2018/2019: Leadership Fellow, Miami's Institute for Leadership and Executive Advanced Development (#MI_LEAD)
  • 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013: CELTUA Senior Survey Commendations
  • 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1999, 1997: FSB Summer Faculty Research Grant.
  • 2004: Nomination for Effective Educator Award, Miami University Alumni Association.
  • 2003: Honored Professor Award, Associated Student Government of Miami University.
  • 1995: Summer Scholars Award (for a research project with an undergraduate student, entitled Privatization in Local Government: Theory and Outcome, Miami University.

Professional Interests

  • Research: Industrial organization, Microeconomics, Game theory
  • Teaching: Microeconomics, Industrial organization, International Healthcare systems

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial organization
  • International comparisons of healthcare systems
  • Microeconomics


Barnali Gupta is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Curriculum in the Farmer School of Business. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Florida in 1990. Her research examines strategic behavior in imperfectly competitive markets with a focus on firm location choice in spatial models. Her body of work studies questions such as tacit collusion, choice of transportation modes, role of externalities, within frameworks of quantity and price competition in circular and linear cities. Her papers are widely cited and has been published in journals such as International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science and Urban Economics and Southern Economic Journal, among others. Her areas of teaching interest are industrial organization, microeconomics and game theory. In her current role as associate dean in the Farmer School of Business, she is focused on collaborating with colleagues to deliver a highly integrated, skills based curricular and co-curricular experience to Farmer School and Miami University students.


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