Rohit Prasad

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Rohit Prasad is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at MDI Gurgaon. He has a Ph.D. in Economic Theory from SUNY Stony Brook, USA.

After his Ph.D. he worked in the software industry in USA and India in senior management positions before joining MDI Gurgaon. His research interests include the economics of Information and Communication Technology, the markets for distressed debt, and sustainable development. His papers have been published at leading journals including Telecommunications Policy, The Information Society, Applied Economics, and the Economic and Political Weekly. His column 'Game Sutra', a game theoretic exploration of world events, appeared every fortnight in the Mint for about three years.

His book The Dynamics of Spectrum Management co-authored with Dr. V. Sridhar was published by the Oxford University Press in 2014. He is the author of a popular book on entrepreneurship, Startup Sutra, and Blood Red River, that examines the contours of development conflict in India. Both books were published by Hachette. He is also the author of ‘Game Sutra- Rescuing Game Theory from Game Theorists, a collection of essays published by Sage on current affairs from a game theoretic perspective. Of this book, Nobel Prize winner Prof Robert Aumann wrote ‘Entertaining, informative and fresh, it is strongly recommended to anyone who is interested in discovering how human interaction works.’

He has served on a high powered Committee of the RBI on the comprehensive review of the working of the bankruptcy ecosystem, on a high powered Committee of the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India to make recommendations on spectrum allocation and pricing in India, and on two Expert Panels for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to study the value of spectrum.

His next book 'The Last Dance of Rationality - Making Sense of an Unraveling World Order' is being published by Hachette and will be in stores on December 20, 2023.