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Kishore Gawande

Department Chair, Professor

Department:     Business, Government & Society

Industry Areas:     International Business

Research Areas:     Econometrics, Economic Development, Economics, Global Sourcing, International Business, Public Policy

Kishore Gawande

Kishore Gawande is a professor and chair of the Department of Business, Government & Society in The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. An award-winning professor, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on business, global political economy, and international business.

Gawande's research examines the effects of socioeconomic and political events on economies. He has examined economic relationships in emerging and developed economies on issues such as state capacity, institutions, protests, the effects of lobbying, and relationships between anti-poverty programs and violence reduction. Gawande has also studied global supply chains, trade policy, and economic crises, and some of his research has been funded by the World Bank and the National Science Foundation.

He earned a Ph.D. in economics and an M.A. in mathematics/statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Gawande completed an MBA at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a B.A. in economics with honors from St. Stephen's College at Delhi University. He holds the Fred H. Moore Centennial Professorship of International Management.



Bush School Silver Star Award for Excellence in Teaching



Bush School Silver Star Award for Excellence in Teaching



Texas A&M Teaching Excellence Award



Bush Faculty Excellence Award



Bush Faculty Excellence Award


Kishore Gawande, Pablo M. Pinto, and M. Santiago. Nov 2023. Heterogeneous Districts, Interests, and Trade Policy. Working Papers Series (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond) 23(12):1-44.

Hua Cheng, and Kishore Gawande.
Bringing Dead Capital to Life: Property Rights Security in China.
Journal of Law and Economics. Forthcoming.

Hua Cheng, Kishore Gawande, and Shusen Qi. 2022. State Capacity, Economic Output, and Public Goods in China. World Development 15: 105990

Connected Banks and Economic Policy Uncertainty. Hua Cheng, Kishore Gawande, Steven Ongena, Shusen Qi. Journal of Financial Stability, 2021 (Oct), Vol. 56, Article: 100920

Ny Boret, Kishore Gawande, and Daniel P. Kobb. 2021. Can Decentralization Lower Poverty? Cambodia’s Commune and Sangkat Fund. World Development 146, 105548.


Aditya Dasgupta, Kishore Gawande, and Devesh Kapur. 2017. (When) Do Antipoverty Programs Reduce Violence? India's Rural Employment Guarantee and Maoist Conflict. International Organization 71(3), 605-632.


Kishore Gawande, Devesh Kapur, and Shanker Satyanath. 2016. Renewable Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict Intensity. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61(1), 140-172.


Kishore Gawande, Pravin Krishna, and Marcelo Olarreaga. 2015. A Political-Economic Account of Global Tariffs. Economics and Politics 27(2), 204-233.


Kishore Gawande, Bernard Hoekman, and Yue Cui. 2015. Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy Responses to the 2008 Crisis. World Bank Economic Review 29(1), 102-128.


Kishore Gawande, G. Y. Reinhardt, C. L. Silva, and D. Bearfield. 2013. Comparing Discrete Distributions: Survey Validation and Survey Experiments. Political Analysis 21(1), 70-85.


Kishore Gawande, H. Jenkins-Smith, and May Yuan. 2013. The Long-Run Impact of Nuclear Waste Shipments on the Property Market: Evidence from A Quasi-Experiment. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 65, 56-73.


Kishore Gawande and C. Magee. 2012. Free Riding on Protection for Sale. International Studies Quarterly 56, 735-747.


Kishore Gawande, P. Krishna, and M. Olarreaga. 2012. Lobbying Competition and U.S. Trade Policy. International Economic Review 53, 115-132.


M. Nepal, A. K. Bohara, and Kishore Gawande. 2011. More Inequality More Killings: The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal. American Journal of Political Science 55, 886-906.


Kishore Gawande and B Hoekman. 2010. Why Governments Tax or Subsidize Agriculture Trade, in The Political Economy of Agricultural Price Distortions, K. Anderson, ed. Cambridge University Press, 241-278.


Kishore Gawande and Hui Li. 2009. Dealing with Weak Instruments: An Application into the Protection for Sale Model. Political Analysis 17, 236-260.


Kishore Gawande, W. Maloney, and G. V. Montes-Rojas. 2009. Foreign Informational Lobbying Can Enhance Tourism: Evidence from the Caribbean. Journal of Development Economics 90(2), 267-275.


Kishore Gawande, P. Krishna, and M. Olarreaga. 2009. What Governments Maximize and Why: The View from Trade. International Organization63, 491-532.


Kishore Gawande, P. Krishna, and M. J. Robbins. 2006. Foreign Lobbying and U.S. Trade Policy. Review of Economics and Statistics August, 563-571.


Kishore Gawande and B. Hoekman. 2006. Lobbying and Agricultural Policy in the United States. International Organization Summer, 526-561.


Kishore Gawande and Hui Li. 2006. U.S. Trade Barriers as Bargaining Outcomes. The World Economy 29(4), 437-457.


Kishore Gawande and A. K. Bohara. 2005. Agency Problems in Law Enforcement: Theory and Application to the U.S. Coast Guard. Management Science 51, 1593-1609.


A. K. Bohara, A. I. Camargo, T. Grijalva, and Kishore Gawande. 2005. Fundamental Dimensions of U.S. Trade Policy. Journal of International Economics 65(1), 93-125.


M. Moffett, Kishore Gawande, and A. K. Bohara. 2005. Governance and Performance: Evidence from the U.S. Coast Guard. Policy Studies Journal33(2), 283-306.


Kishore Gawande. 2005. The Structure of Lobbying and Protection in the U.S. Agriculture Trade Cooperation, in Economic Development and Multilateral Trade Cooperation, B. Hoekman and S. Evenett, eds. New York, NY: Macmillan/Palgrave.


A. K. Bohara and Kishore Gawande. 2004. Interest and Ideology in the 1988 Omnibus Trade Act: A Bayesian Multivariate Probit Analysis, in Political Economy of Trade, Aid and Foreign Investment Policies, Devashish Mitra and Arvind Panagariya, eds. New York, NY: Elsevier, 113-155.


A. K. Bohara, Kishore Gawande, and P. Sanguinetti. 2004. Trade Diversion and Declining Tariffs: Evidence form Mercosur. Journal of International Economics 64, 65-88.