Dr Samarth Vaidya

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

Biography

I have over 10 years of experience at Deakin University teaching subjects involving microeconomic analysis. My research fields are Political Economy and Public Choice. I do theoretical research on topics such as corruption, media and governance and persuasion and lobbying using applied game theory.

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Research interests

International Trade

Teaching interests

Microeconomic Analysis

Applied Game Theory

Units taught

MAE201 Competition and Industry

MAE403 Advanced Issues in Economics

Projects

Current research 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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2016

Corruption via media capture : the effect of competition

Dr Samarth Vaidya, Rupayan Gupta

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

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2013

Contest functions : theoretical foundations and issues in estimation

Dr Hao Jia, Stergios Skaperdas, Dr Samarth Vaidya

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

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2012

Persuasion as a contest

Stergios Skaperdas, Dr Samarth 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

Dr Samarth 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

Dr Samarth Vaidya

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

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2005

Corruption in the media's gaze

Dr Samarth Vaidya

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

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