Dr. Nilanjan ROY

Ph.D. in Social Science, California Institute of Technology, 2013
M.S. in Social Science, California Institute of Technology, 2010
M.S. in Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, India, 2008
B.S. in Economics (Honours), Presidency College, India, 2006

Visiting address
LAU-9-246
Phone: +852 34422659

Author IDs

Biography

NILANJAN ROY received his B.Sc. (Honours) from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India, M.S.(QE) from Indian Statistical Institute, India, M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Science from California Institute of Technology, U.S.A. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong, he was an Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. His main research/teaching interests include Microeconomics, Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Experimental Finance. His current research focuses on cooperation in dynamic networks, consumption smoothing, and social trading in experimental asset markets. 

Research Interests/Areas

  • Game Theory
  • Experimental Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Asset Pricing

Publications

  • Halim, E., Riyanto, Y. E. and Roy, N., "Costly Information Acquisition, Social Networks and Asset Prices: Experimental Evidence", Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, August 2019.
  • Palfrey, T., Rosenthal, H. and Roy, N., "How cheap talk enhances efficiency in threshold public goods games", Games and Economic Behavior, 2017, 101, 234-259.
  • Asparouhova, E., Bossaerts, P., Roy, N. and Zame, W., "Lucas' in the laboratory", Journal of Finance, 2016, 71, 2727-2780.
  • Plott, C., Roy, N. and Tong, B., "Marshall and Walras, disequilibrium trades and the dynamics of equilibration in the continuous double auction market", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 94, 190-205.

Research Grants

  • "Experiments on Motives to Trade, Consumption Smoothing and Asset Price Bubbles", HK$336,322, General Research Fund (GRF) #11500019, Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), 2019-2022 (PI)
  • "Information Exchange and Social Trading in Experimental Asset Markets", HK$353,520, General Research Fund (GRF) #11500118, Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), 2018-2021 (PI) 
  • "Experiments on Action Revision in Games", HK$100,000, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2017-2019 (PI) 
  • "Experiments on Cooperation, Trust and Markets", HK$300,000, Start-up Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2016-2018 (PI)
  • "The Evolution of Cooperation, Endogenous Partner Selection and Homophily in Social Networks", S$248,945, AcRF Tier-2 Grant, Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore, 2015-2018 (co-PI)
  • "Start-up Grant", S$100,000, Start-up Research Grant, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2013-2015 (PI)

Working Papers

  • Gallo, E., Riyanto, Y. E., How, T. T. and Roy, N. (2018), "Strongly connected cooperative elites".
  • Gallo, E., Riyanto, Y. E., How, T. T. and Roy, N. (2018), "Cooperation in an uncertain world with endogenous selection of partners: an experiment".
  • Roy, N. (2017), "Action revision, information and collusion in an experimental duopoly market".
  • Riyanto, Y. E. and Roy, N. (2017), "It's your turn: experiments with three-player public good games".
  • Halim, E., Riyanto, Y. E. and Roy, N. (2016), "Consumption smoothing and price predictability with heterogeneous traders in experimental asset markets".
  • Roy, N. (2014), "Cooperation without immediate reciprocity: an experiment in favor exchange".

Thesis/Dissertation

  • Nilanjan Roy (2013), "Essays on Cooperation and Reciprocity", Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology, http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:05232013-113856514, USA.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory

Patents

  • Eric Theodore Bax, James Li and Nilanjan Roy (2012), "Pricing and Payment Allocation among Online Advertising Parties", Publication number US20120191528 A1 (US Patent App. 13/014,386), USA.
  • Eric Theodore Bax, Joaquin A. Delgado, James Li and Nilanjan Roy (2012), "Systems and Methods for Pricing Portfolio Allocations of Ad Deliveries to Online Ads Using a Vickrey-Clarke-Groves Mechanism", Publication number US20120166292 A1 (US Patent App. 12/979,928), USA.