Associate Professor | Economics | Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business
As an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Dr. Vidya Atal focuses her teaching on the principles of economics as well as game theory and industrial organization.
Her research interests include studying patent policies in the United States and various policy implications regarding gender issues and the educational policies in the developing economies; she examines topics including the power of women, labor migration, and employment rights. Her publications have appeared in the Economics Letters, the International Journal of Economic Theory and theInternational Journal of Industrial Organization. In 2009, as a doctoral student, she was chosen to participate in the “Poverty, Development and Globalization” workshop jointly sponsored by The Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University and the Brooks World Poverty Institute at Manchester University, UK.
Dr. Atal received a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University in 2010, where she was the recipient of the Sage Fellowship for the years 2005 -2010. Her dissertation study was entitled “Power, Patents and Peer-review: Essays in Applied Microeconomic Theory". She also possesses an M.A. in Economics from Cornell and an M.S. from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India.
Areas of Expertise:
- Industrial Organization
- Global Economic Development
- Right to Employment and Migration of Labor
- Game Theory