Faculty Profile

Dr. Rashid Memon

Assistant Professor

Department Of Economics

I continue to pursue interests in the role of social identity in economic interaction using survey and experimental data. My current work focuses on post recruitment discrimination in a lab setting. In collaboration with Prof. Sheheryar Banuri, I am exploring how colleagues and supervisors may undervalue the merit of members of subaltern groups. In another study, with Prof. Husnain Fateh, I am exploring whether the success of members of subaltern groups generates a backlash from colleagues.

I remain interested in the link between political identity, labor rioting violence and economic outcomes. Using repeated cross-sectional survey data, data on violence and election data, I am exploring whether political groups can use violence or the threat of it to secure better economic outcomes for the members of their group.

My interest in identity and economics has led me to question the robustness of disciplinary boundaries, and to reconsider the link between economic, cultural and political change. This is reflected in my work only to the extent that my econometric specifications allow for categories identified by social sciences other than economics. However, I am keenly interested in more substantive discussions on the poverty of methodological individualism and questioning how markets handle (or fail to handle) basic problems of resource allocation.   

Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Principles of Microeconomics 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Intermediate Microeconomics 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Intermediate Microeconomics 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Principles of Microeconomics 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Microeconomics 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Advanced Microeconomics 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Principles of Microeconomics 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Intermediate Microeconomics 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis 1403
Summer Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Economics of Race, Ethnicity and Caste 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Advanced Microeconomics 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Intermediate Microeconomics 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Intermediate Microeconomics 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Economics of Race, Ethnicity and Caste 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Advanced Microeconomics 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Economics of Race, Ethnicity and Caste 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Summer Semester 2012-13 Intermediate Microeconomics 1203
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Advanced Microeconomics 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Labour Economics 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Economics of Race, Ethnicity and Caste 1201