Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., 1996, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi
M.A., 1998, Girton College, University of Cambridge
Ph.D., 2007, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
At Haverford since 2006, Deep teaches courses in macroeconomics, money and banking, and financial crises, and also advises senior thesis students. For the first 4 years of his time at Haverford, Deep's scholarly interests were focused on "mainstream" or "orthodox" economic theory (also called "neoclassical economic theory"). Since the Financial Crisis of 2008, such theory has come under a lot of criticism from both members within and outside of the economics profession, and in 2010-2011, while he was on sabbatical leave from Haverford, Deep found himself increasingly interested in "heterodox" economic theories which are interdisciplinary in nature, treading common ground between economics and sociology, economics and political science, and economics and philosophy. By its very nature, “heterodox” economics seeks to fill the gaps that “orthodox” economics suffers from, and therefore must be accounted for if one is to come to an integral understanding of crises phenomena. As Deep's interest grew in this new area, he discovered a rich and large body of scholarly work that orthodox economists either have never read or ignore, and so he began to venture out of the Economics Department and seek out Professor Mark Gould of Haverford's Sociology Department and Visiting Professor Joshua Ramey of Haverford's Philosophy Department for dialogue, and began to develop an active scholarly interest in interdisciplinary economics research. During the year 2012-2013, Deep completed a paper called "The Form of Time, the Logic of Affect, and a Frame of Subjectivity," his first interdisciplinary piece of scholarly work, in which forms of religious order and forms of economic order are both set against a deep background structure of temporal orders that allow one to explore the relations between different notions of social order.