Sutirtha Bagchi holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management where he graduated as a Krannert Scholar. Prior to joining his PhD program, Sutirtha worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company out of their Pittsburgh office where he consulted for clients in the consumer packaged goods and retail space.Sutirtha's fields of study are public finance, political economy, labor economics, and regulation. In recent work, he has examined the fiscal health of public-sector pension plans for municipal workers in Pennsylvania and the role that political competition plays in impacting the funding and generosity of these plans. Sutirtha will be starting off as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Villanova University beginning Fall 2014.
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