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Pankaj Tandon

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Department of Economics
Boston University
270 Bay State Road, Room 526
Boston, MA 02215

Telephone: (617) 353-3089
e-mail: ptandon@bu.edu

My Office Hours:
Tu 9-10:30, Th 8-9:30


           EC 501, Fall 2014


          Ph.D., Harvard University. Thesis: Aspects of Optimal R&D Policy.


         Numismatics, Technological Change, Microeconomic Theory, Public Enterprise, Economic Development



         The Welfare Consequences of Selling Public Enterprises (with A. Galal, L. P. Jones, and I. Vogelsang), Oxford University Press, 1994.

         Selling Public Enterprises: A Cost-Benefit Methodology (with L. P. Jones and I. Vogelsang), MIT Press, 1990.


         "Efficiency of Privatised Firms: Evidence and Implications," Economic and Political Weekly, December 1997.

         "Divestiture and Deregulation: The Case of Mexico's Airlines," in Ravi Ramamurti (ed.): Privatizing Monopolies, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1996.

         "Welfare Effects of Privatization: Some Evidence from Mexico," Boston University International Law Journal, Fall 1995.

         "A Note on Optimal Pricing of Publicly Produced Intermediate Inputs," Atlantic Economic Journal, September 1989.

         "Innovation, Market Structure and Welfare," American Economic Review, June 1984.

         "Rivalry and the Excessive Allocation of Resources to Research," Bell Journal of Economics, Spring 1983.

         "Optimal Patents with Compulsory Licensing," Journal of Political Economy, June 1982.

Full CV




         The Identity of Prakasaditya, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (forthcoming).

         Two New Types of Kushan Forgeries, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, (forthcoming).

         The Succession after Kumaragupta I, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (forthcoming).

         How to read the legends on coins of the Western Kshatrapas: A Beginner's Guide, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 220, Summer 2014, pp. 43-47.

         An Enigmatic Coin from Mewar, Numismatic Digest, Vol. 36-37, 2012-13 (published 2014), pp. 138-145.

         Horseman Coins of Candragupta III, Numismatic Chronicle, 173 (2013), pp 171-185.

         Notes on the Evolution of Alchon Coins, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 216, Summer 2013, pp. 24-34.

         Tentative Attributions of some gold fanams of the Eastern Gangas, Numismatic Digest, Vol. 34-35, 2010-11 (published 2012), pp. 78-100.

         The Lion Conqueror Type of Kumaragupta I, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 212, Summer 2012, pp. 22-23.

         The Location and Kings of Paradan, Studia Iranica, Volume 41, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 25-56.

         The Crowns on Kanishka's Bronze Coins and Some Additional Shiva Images on Kushan Coins, in Shailendra Bhandare and Sanjay Garg (eds.): Felicitas: Essays in Numismatics, Epigraphy and History in Honour of Joe Cribb, Mumbai: Reesha Books International, 2011.

         A Simple Two Mint Model for Western Kshatrapa Coinage, Numismatic Digest, Vols. 32-33, 2008-09 (published 2011), pp. 33-78.

         A Hoard of Kushan Coins from Mingora, Numismatic Chronicle 170, Coin Hoards, 2010, pp. 427-431.

         The Coins of the Paratarajas: A Synthesis, Supplement to the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society 205: A Seminar on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Numismatic Society of India, Autumn 2010, pp. 15-31.

         A Spate of New, Tooled Forgeries of Kushan and Parataraja Coins," Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 204 (Summer 2010), pp. 17-20.

         Fifty Coins in 2,500 years: A Numismatic Walk through Indian History, The Celator, Part I: July 2010, Part II: August 2010.

         The Channapatna plates: A new set of copper plates of the Western Gangas (with Andrea Schlosser), Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik, Band 26 (2009), pp. 219-247.

         The Western Kshatrapa Damazada, Numismatic Chronicle, No. 169 (2009), pp. 173-187.

         Further Light on the Paratarajas: An Absolute Chronology of the Brahmi and Kharoshthi Series, Numismatic Chronicle, No. 169 (2009), pp. 137-171.

         Isvaradeva: A New Western Kshatrapa King, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 201 (Autumn 2009), pp. 10-11.

         An Important New Copper Coin of Gadahara, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 200 (Summer 2009), p. 17-20.

         Pracandendra, not Pracatunde: An Improved Reading of Some Coins of the Yashaaditya Series, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 197 (Autumn 2008), p. 30.

         More Early Medieval Portrait Coins of the Yashaaditya Series, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 195 (Spring 2008), pp. 17-23.

         Some Unlisted Coins of the Bengal Presidency, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 194 (Winter 2008), pp. 37-38.

         Some Magadha Series I overstrikes from Sasaram, Numismatic Digest, Volume 31 (2007), pp. 17-45.

         A Gold Coin of the Pala king Dharmapala, Numismatic Chronicle, No. 166, 2006, pp. 327-333.

         New Light on the Paratarajas, Numismatic Chronicle, No. 166, 2006, pp. 173-209.

         "Suktimati: A New Coin and History of the City-State," (with Prashant P. Kulkarni), Indian Coin Society Newsletter , No. 32, April 2004.

         "Some New Coin Types of the Kushan King Kanishka II," Oriental Numismatic Society Newsletter, No. 172, Summer 2002.


         A Course in Microeconomic Theory, textbook under review.

         Kushan Coins: A Catalogue based on the Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian and Kidarite Hun coins in the British Museum, 1st-5th centuries AD (with Joe Cribb, Robert Bracey, Gul Rahim Khan and Duncan Hook), British Museum Publications, in preparation.

         The Simple Analytics of Cash versus Food Price Subsidies, November 2011.

         An Integrated Approach to the Theory of Externalities: An Exposition, (July 2011).

         Sculptural Parallels in the Coinage of Vijayanagar, (April 2014), submitted for publication.


With my wife, Karen Clark, daughters (L to R) Lily, Olivia (the bride) and Xandra
along with son-in-law Brian Vecci.
(July 27, 2013)

Last update: August 2014

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