Dr Samarth Vaidya

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, 2003
Master of Arts (Economics), University of California, 2002
Master of Arts, Delhi University, 1997
Bachelor of Science, University of Calcutta, 1996

Contact

Biography

Dr Samarth Vaidya is a senior lecturer at the Department of Economics at Deakin University. He has over 10 years of experience in teaching subjects involving microeconomic analysis.

His research fields are the political economy and public choice and does theoretical research on topics such as corruption, media and governance and persuasion and lobbying using applied game theory.

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Research interests

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Public Choice

Teaching interests

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Political Economics
  • Public Choice

Units taught

  • MAE201 - Competition and Industry
  • MAE403 - Advanced Issues in Economics

Projects

  • Joint projects on corruption, tax evasion and media slant with D. Banerjee
  • Joint projects on persuasion contests and lobbying with S. Skaperdas

Publications

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2018

Anticorruption reforms, tax evasion, and the role of harassment

D Banerjee, S Vaidya

(2018), pp. 1-19, Journal of public economic theory, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2016

Corruption via media capture : the effect of competition

S Vaidya, R Gupta

(2016), Vol. 82, pp. 1327-1348, Southern economic journal, Hoboken, N.J., C1

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Difference-form persuasion contests

S Skaperdas, A Toukan, S Vaidya

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 882-909, Journal of public economic theory, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2013

Contest functions : theoretical foundations and issues in estimation

H Jia, S Skaperdas, S Vaidya

(2013), International journal of industrial organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2012

Persuasion as a contest

S Skaperdas, S Vaidya

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 465-486, Economic theory, Berlin , Germany, C1

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2009

Influencing the public and efficiency in bureaucratic provision

S Vaidya

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 259-274, Pacific economic review, Oxford, England, C1

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2006

The nature of corruption deterrence in a competitive media sector

S Vaidya

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 229-243, Economics of governance, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2005

Corruption in the media's gaze

S Vaidya

(2005), Vol. 21, pp. 667-687, European journal of political economy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2018

Mohammad Shihab Khan

Thesis entitled: Electoral Behaviour in Bangladesh:1991-2008

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics