Parag Waknis

Assistant Professor




Liberal Arts 378


2011 University of Connecticut PhD
2000 Jawaharlal Nehru University M.Phil
1996 Fergusson College, University of Pune M.A


  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Economic Growth

Research interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Theory
  • Macro Finance
  • Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

Research activities

  • “Competitive Supply of Money in a New Monetarist Model”, Revise and resubmit, Economic Inquiry.
  • “The Deadweight Loss of Diwali: A Developing Country Perspective on Economics of Gift Giving (with Ajit Gaikwad), Revise and resubmit, Economics Bulletin.

Select publications

Parag Waknis (2014).
A Leviathan Central Bank: Modeling Seigniorage in a Money Search Model
Economics Letters , 125, 386-391.

Parag Waknis (2014).
A Political Economy of Sub-national Government Spending in India
International Journal of Public Policy , 10, 27-83.

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