Partha Gangopadhyay

Associate Professor of Economics, Western Sydney University

I am an analystical economist with expertise in the use of economic, econometric, econophysics and game-theoretic tools to understand, explain and predict the dynamics of individual and group behaviour. My strengths include the ability to provide explanation of human behaviour, generate fully consistent models of human agency within a social group and test the validity of these models on the basis of laboratory, secondary and field data. I have worked for six different universities of our globe, from a leading research-focussed think-thank in India to one of the largest universities of Australia, and also at two top-tier universities of Australia. During 2001-2002 I held a chair professorship in economics of social research in Germany in a university that prides itself to have instituted the first chair in economics in human history. Since completing my doctoral study in 1994

I have authored more than 90 refereed publications including 5 research books. I also held visiting professorships at many internationally renowned universities, e.g., State University of New York, Binghamton and Boston University. I acted as a consultant for Asian Development Bank Institute & a senior expert for Institute of Economics for Peace. As a senior editor of several journals, I lead global research in the fields of conflicts, peace and development.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Economics, University of Western Sydney