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Bharat Bhole

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-7954
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Bharat Bhole

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, MA, University of Mumbai (India); Ph.D., University of Southern California

585-475-7954

Currently Teaching

ECON-101
3 Credits
Microeconomics studies the workings of individual markets. That is, it examines the interaction of the demanders of goods and services with the suppliers of those goods and services. It explores how the behavior of consumers (demanders), the behavior of producers (suppliers), and the level of market competition influence market outcomes.
ECON-411
3 Credits
The objective of the course is to introduce students to computational modeling in economics. The course is intended for students who wish to learn what role computation can play in economics, how to create computational models for studying economic phenomena, and how to use these computational economic models to draw insights into economic phenomena. We will use programming languages such as Julia, Python and R for modeling and analysis.
ECON-410
3 Credits
Game theory uses a mathematical approach to study situations of strategic interdependence, i.e., situations with two or more players in which each player's decision influences payoffs of other players and players are aware of this fact when making their decisions. Game theory has been applied to understand diverse economic, political and biological phenomena. We will study how to formulate situations of strategic interdependence as game theoretic models; how to explain/predict behavior of the parties involved, through the use of various equilibrium concepts; and/or identify guidelines for appropriate behavior. The concepts and methods will be illustrated with many examples. The objective is to introduce you to language of game theory and its methodology, and to develop analytical reasoning skills.
ECON-407
3 Credits
The study of the structure, conduct and performance of contemporary American industry. Involves the application of the tools of microeconomic analysis and empirical evidence to aid in understanding the behavior of modern industry. In addition, the course considers the historical determinants of contemporary market structure and the public policy measures designed to preserve a competitive market structure. The course concludes with an examination of alternative intellectual property rights mechanisms and how alternative mechanisms impact firm-level and economy-level innovation rates.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Bhole, Bharat and Bríd Hanna. "The Effectiveness of Online Reviews in the Presence of Self-Selection Bias." Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 77. September (2017): 108-123. Print.
Book Chapter
Romanowski, Carol, et al. "A Multidisciplinary Predictive Model for Managing Critical Infrastructure Disruptions." IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Ed. Mason Rice and Sujeet Shenoi. I don't know, I don't know: Springer International Publishing, 2016. 203-218. Print.