A graduate of Presidency College, Kolkata, and JNU, Delhi, Shagata Mukherjee has completed his Ph.D. at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, USA. Prof. Mukherjee’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of behavioral and experimental economics, development economics, and public policy. His work has a strong focus on the role of gender, social contexts and norms on policies. His research examines how to reduce the risk of default among microfinance borrowers, and sheds new light on the conventional wisdom that women are better borrowers than men in microfinance. Prof. Mukherjee has presented his research at the University of Chicago, George Mason University, International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington D.C, Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries in Norwich, UK, Spanish Economic Association Meetings in Bilbao, Spain, Delhi School of Economics and Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, Centre for Experimental Social Sciences, Nuffield (University of Oxford) – FLAME among others. Prof. Mukherjee enjoys teaching in an interactive way and teaches courses in Microeconomics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, and Public Policy of Development at the Academy. Prof. Mukherjee has a joint appointment with the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai.