Dr. R K Amit
Associate Professor
Office: DoMS 504
Phone: 2257 4575(O)
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Academic Background

  • PhD, Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India Dissertation: Topics in Demand Management, December 2009
  • M.Tech., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India, 2000
  • B.Tech., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India, 1998 Minor in Environmental Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Operations Research
  • Game Theory
  • Decision Theory
  • Contract Theory

Ongoing Research

Journal publications

  • R.K.Amit and B. Vipin, "Loss Aversion and Rationality in the News vendor Problem under Recourse Option”, European Journal of Operational Research, 2016
  • R K Amit and P. Ramachandran, “Aspects of Exchangeability in the Shapley value”, International Game Theory Review, 15(4), 2013.
  • L. Devangan, R K Amit, P. Mehta, S. Swami, and Kripa Shankar, “Individually Rational Buyback Contracts with Inventory Level Dependent Demand”, International Journal of Production Economics, 142(2):381-387, 2013.
  • R K Amit and P. Ramachandran, “A Relational Contract for Water Demand Management under Market Failure”, Urban Water Journal, 10(3):209-215, 2012.
  • R K Amit and P. Mehta, “Repeated Contracts for Supply Chain Coordination under Asymmetric Information: A Review and Future Directions”, Technology, Operations and Management, 1(2): 31-36, 2010.
  • R K Amit and P. Ramachandran, “A Fair Contract for Managing Water Scarcity”, Water Resources Management, 24(6):1195-1209, 2010.


  • R. R. Tripathi and R K Amit, ””Stability of Coalitional Games in Partition Function Form”, 9th Spain- Italy-Netherlands Meeting on Game Theory (SING9), Vigo (Spain), July 8-10, 2013.
  • P. Kumar, A. K. Singh, and R K Amit, “Priority Functions in Recurrent Combinatorial Auctions”, GAMES 2012—The FourthWorld Congress of the Game Theory Society, Istanbul, July 22-26, 2012.
  • N. Karthikram, R. K. Rajagopal, G. Janarthanan, and R K Amit, ”Anchoring Bias in Forecast Information Sharing in a Supply Chain“, FUR XV—The Fifteenth Biennial International Conference on the Foundations and Applications of Utility, Risk and Decision Theory, Atlanta, June 30-July 03, 2012.
  • R K Amit and P. Ramachandran, “Aspects of Exchangeability in the Shapley value”, International Conference on Game Theory, Operations Research and their Applications (GTORA 2012), Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai, January 5-7, 2012.
  • D. Deepak, R K Amit, and P. Mehta, “ Efficiency Analysis of Relational Contracts in Three Level Supply Chain”, XV Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIM Calcutta, December 16-18, 2011.
  • P. Kumar, A. K. Singh, and R K Amit, “Priority Functions in Recurrent Combinatorial Auctions”, UECE Lisbon Meetings 2011 in Game Theory and Applications, November 3-5, 2011.
  • R K Amit and P. Ramachandran, “Dynamic Contract for Demand Management in Urban Water Supply Systems”, EAERE 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 24-27 2009.


  • Employment

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, December 2010—present
    • Assistant Professor, IME Department, IIT Kanpur, July 2010—December 2010
    • Visiting Faculty, IME Department, IIT Kanpur, December 2009—July 2010
    • Teaching Experience

      • At IIT Kanpur

        • Introduction to Game Theory (IME 636, )
        • Quantitative Models for Decision Making (MBA 651, MBA Core Course)
        • Economic Analysis for Management (MBA 606, MBA Core Course)
      • At IIT Madras

        • Business Research Methods (MS 535, MBA Core Course)
        • Microeconomics (MS 511, MBA Core Course)
        • Macroeconomics (MS 501, MBA Core Course)
        • Introduction to Game Theory (MS 354, UG Course)
        • Topics in Decision Theory (MS 721, Graduate Level Course)

Research Guidance

  • At IIT Kanpur
    • Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
      • Mr. Trilochan Khambra (completed in 2010)
      • Mr. Desh Deepak (completed in 2011)
      • Mr. Bhopendra Nagar (completed in 2011)
  • At IIT Madras
    • Master of Science (MS by Research)
      • Mr. John Mathew (Submitted)
      • Mr. R. R. Tripathi (ongoing)
      • Ms. S. Aniruda (ongoing)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      • Mr. K. R. Ramkishore (ongoing)
      • Mr. Vipin B. (ongoing)

Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research

  • “Analysis and Modeling of Repeated Contracts for Supply Chain Coordination”. (IIT Madras New Faculty Seed Grant; Funding: Rs. 5,00,000).
  • “Simulation of In-Plant Vehicle Traffic and Parking for Gujarat Fluoro Chemicals Limited”. (Client: Trimble Mobility Solutions India Limited; Project Cost: Rs. 2,15,640; co-PI: Dr. Arshinder Kaur).
  • “Improving Supply Chain Efficiency for Food Security”. (IIT Madras Socially Relevant Project; Funding: Rs. 2,50,000; PI: Dr. Usha Mohan).
  • “Buyer’s time-preferences in electronic procurement interactions: Effect of situational involvement, and elicitation models”. (ICSSR; Funding: Rs. 5,00,000; PI: Dr. R. P. Sundarraj).
  • “Coping strategies and coping costs for accessing safe water in Chennai, India”. (SANDEE; Funding: Rs. 11,25,084; co-PI: Dr. S. Subash).

Award and Honours

  • Received the Academic Senate citation for teaching excellence as an instructor for the course “In­ troduction to Game Theory” (IME 636) taught during Jan-Apr 2010 at IIT Kanpur.
  • Awarded as one of the three commendable presentations at the Doctoral Symposium held in con­junction with IISc-IBM Research Third Operations Research and Data Analytics Workshop, Banga­lore, March 2008

Referee Experience

  • Agricultural Economics, Economics Bulletin; IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering; Journal of Operational Research Society; OPSEARCH; International Journal of Production Economics; International Game Theory Review; Information Technology and Management.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Econometric Society
  • Member, Game Theory Society
  • Member, Society of Operations Management, India
  • Member, Production and Operation Management, India

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