Prateek studies how businesses and markets evolve(d) overtime in the past, and in developing countries, and the technological, cultural and institutional causes that drive such evolution. He is especially interested in the causes behind the evolution of trust, the origins of modern markets and institutions, and the emergence of social identities like caste.
Prateek will join the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) as an Assistant Professor in Strategy in fall of 2018, and hold the IIMB Young Faculty Research Chair. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University College London (UCL), and a Research Associate at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Additionally, Prateek is affiliated to the Kellogg School of Management and the Center for Economic History at Northwestern University as a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow. Prateek was born and brought up in Bihar (Jharkhand), India. He received his B.Tech in Production and Industrial Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD). Prateek has worked as an operations consultant for clients in metals and mining industry, and has also taught as a guest teacher of operational research methods at the London School of Economics (LSE).
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