Dr. Arun Kumar Kaushik

Associate Professor

B.A. (Hons.) (Delhi University);
M.A. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
M.Phil. (IGDIR);
Ph.D. (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, University of Bologna, Italy and University of Hamburg, Germany)

Dr. Arun Kumar Kaushik is an Associate Professor at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities. Arun was a student of the European Doctorate in Law and Economics program from October 2011 until March 2015. He received his PHD from three universities (joint degree): Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, University of Bologna, Italy and University of Hamburg, Germany. He obtained his B.A degree in Business Economics from University of Delhi in 2007. He completed his M.A degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 2009 and an M.Phil degree in Development Economics from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai in 2011.

His primary research areas are intellectual property, applied microeconomic theory and political economy. He has presented his research at various important international conferences, including European Association of Law and Economics (2014) conference, Korean American Economic Association, Asian Law and Economics Conference. He has published in journals like International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Comparative Asian Development and Economic & Political Weekly. During his PhD, he examined the issues related to Trade Secrecy, sometimes called an ignored facet of intellectual property law. He received “Award for Research Excellence” from Jindal Global University in 2016.

Academic Work

  • “The optimal scope of trade secrets law”. International Review of Law and Economics45 (2016): 45-53. (With Luigi Alberto Franzoni)
  • “Electoral Outcomes and Provision of Public Goods: A Case Study of India.” Journal of Comparative Asian Development15, no. 1 (2016): 91-121. (With Rupayan Pal)
  • “Political Dynamics in Bihar: Electoral Competition and Representation”. Economic and Political Weekly (2015), Vol. L, No. 39. (With Yugank Goyal)
  • “How representative has the Lok Sabha been?” Economic and Political Weekly (2012), Vol. 47(19), (2012), 74-78. (With Rupayan Pal)
  • “On the Ways of Knowing and Understanding Informality”. Asian Journal of Public Affairs, 10(2): p.71-79, 2018 DOI/10.18003/ajpa.20184. (With Deepanshu Mohan and Richa Sekhani)
  • “Examining Electoral Data: An Enquiry into people’s preferences of communist parties in West Bengal and Kerala”. Special Article, Economic and Political Weekly (2018), Vol. 53(36), 38-46. (With Yugank Goyal)
  • “The Desirability of One Nation One Election in India: Simultaneous Elections”, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2019).
  • “Probabilistic Patents, Alternative Damage Rules, and Optimal Tariffs.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (2019) –DOI: 10.1628/jite-2020-0001 (With Apurva Dey and Rupayan Pal)

Newspaper Editorials

  • “The algebra of the Bihar assembly” with Yugank Goyal, Live Mint, 17 November, 2015.
  • “UP: post-election coming together of parties likely”, Deccan Herald, 12 August, 2016.
  • “Changing contours of UP elections”, Deccan Herald, 7 February, 2017.
  • “The algebra of Uttar Pradesh election results”, with Yugank Goyal, Live Mint, March 22, 2017.
  • “Mathematically speaking, the BJP in 2017 is a worthier winner than the SP in 2012”, with Yugank Goyal, Quartz, 28 March, 2017.
  • “Access to Excellence”, with Yugank Goyal, The Hindu, 17 June, 2017.
  • “Nitish embracing BJP, a mockery of voters” with Yugank Goyal, Deccan Herald, July 31, 2017.
  • “Gujarat Assembly poll produces representative mandate”, Deccan Herald, January 1, 2018.