Rohit Prasad

Professor, Economics

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Rohit Prasad is a Professor of Economics at MDI Gurgaon. He has a Ph.D. in Economic Theory from SUNY Stony Brook, USA where he studied Game Theory under the Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Aumann. His thesis written under the supervision of Prof. Pradeep Dubey, Leading Professor at SUNY-Stony Brook, provides a framework to address questions related to the optimal fiscal and monetary policy choices of a government in a free market.
After his Ph.D. he worked in the software industry in USA and India in senior management positions before joining MDI Gurgaon. His last position was Vice President at Xansa, then a USD 700 million firm.
His research interests include the economics of ICT¸ and sustainable development. His papers have been published at leading international journals including Telecommunications Policy and Netnomics. He has delivered seminars and talks at Harvard University¸ the Centre for Game Theory at Stony Brook¸ India Telecom 2009¸ and Future Com 2010. His articles appear regularly in The Economic Times and the Economic and Political Weekly.

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, published by Hachette, and the forthcoming Blood Red River, also to be published by Hachette.
He recently served 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 2G spectrum. He has provided expert testimony for a major telecom operator on spectrum related judicial proceedings.