Rajiv Sethi is a Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He has previously held visiting positions at Microsoft Research in New York City, and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review and Economics and Philosophy.

Rajiv is the author of Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice, written jointly with Brendan O’Flaherty. He is also a founding member of CORE (Curriculum Open-Access Resources for Economics), a group of scholars engaged in the production of high-quality resources for the teaching of economics, distributed free of charge worldwide under a Creative Commons license. The first book-length publication by this group is The Economy, available at www.core-econ.org. With funding from the Teagle Foundation, he is currently directing CORE-USA, the New York based chapter of this organization.

Research & Publications

April 2019|Harvard University Press|Rajiv Sethi, Brendan O'Flaherty

Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime and the Pursuit of Justice

November 2016|Econometrica|Rajiv Sethi, Muhamet Yildiz

Communication with Unknown Perspectives

July 2015|Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics|Rajiv Sethi, Brendan O'Flaherty

Urban Crime

November 2014|American Economic Journal: Microeconomics|Rajiv Sethi, Yeon-Koo Che

Credit Market Speculation and the Cost of Capital

February 2014|Journal of the European Economic Association|Rajiv Sethi, Samuel Bowles, Glenn Loury

Group Inequality

August 2012|American Economic Journal: Microeconomics|Rajiv Sethi, Muhamet Yildiz

Public Disagreement

November 2010|Journal of Urban Economics|Rajiv Sethi, Brendan O’Flaherty

Homicide in Black and White

April 2008|Review of Economic Studies|Rajiv Sethi, Shubham Chaudhuri

Statistical Discrimination with Peer Effects: Can Integration Eliminate Negative Stereotypes?

December 2004|Journal of Political Economy|Rajiv Sethi, Rohini Somanathan

Inequality and Segregation

April 2001|Journal of Economic Theory|Rajiv Sethi, E. Somanathan

Preference Evolution and Reciprocity

July 2000|Games and Economic Behavior|Rajiv Sethi

Stability of Equilibria in Games with Procedurally Rational Players

June 2000|Journal of Economic Theory|Rajiv Sethi, Levent Kockesen, Efe A. Ok

The Strategic Advantage of Negatively Interdependent Preferences

February 1997|Journal of Environmental Economics and Management|Rajiv Sethi, Nancy Brooks

The Distribution of Pollution: Community Characteristics and Exposure to Air Toxics

September 1996|American Economic Review|Rajiv Sethi, E. Somanathan

The Evolution of Social Norms in Common Property Resource Use