Associate Professor, Economics, Ph.D and M.S.( Indian Statistical Institute )

Contact: +91-33-6652 9669

Email:  s.roychowdhury@imi-k.edu.in

Curriculum Vitae

Area of Interest
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial economics
  • Fiscal policy issues and Labor economics

Sahana Roy Chowdhury

Associate Professor, Economics, Ph.D and M.S.( Indian Statistical Institute )

Dr. Sahana Roy Chowdhury has 8 years of post-doctoral research and teaching experience in economic theory and policy. Her research interest lies in Development economics, Labour economics and Fiscal policy issues and teaching interests are Macroeconomics, Managerial economics, Economics of strategy,Public policy, Behavioural economics,Microeconomics.etc.


She is the Editor-in-chief of the journal STUDIES IN MICROECONOMICS (Sage journal-Scopus listed) and Associate Editor of IMI-KONNECT .

Prior to joining IMI-Kolkata she was a researcher at NIPFP (Macro-Finance Division), Delhi. She has worked with ICRIER (Delhi), ICRA Ltd (Monetary Research Project Division) and was a visiting scientist at Cornell University, USA. She has delivered invited lectures to the IRS and IAS trainees on fiscal policy and taxation, and taught at the Indian Statistical Institute on Growth theory. She was responsible for providing key research inputs to the Expenditure Management Commission formed by the Ministry of Finance-Department of Economic Affairs in 2014. She presented papers in several national and international conferences at Cornell University (USA), IFMR (Chennai), ISI (Delhi), DSE (Delhi) etc.

She was in the advisory board of the National Colloquium on Public-Private Partnership – A Viable Synergy for Sustainable Development arranged by Women’s Christian College (Department of Commerce, Management Studies and Corporate Economics), Chennai. She served as an expert panellist in the research meeting on Employability organised by the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, New Delhi (Department of Educational Finance - under MHRD, GOI). She is currently serving as journal referees for Economic Modelling, Journal of Economics, Indian Growth and Development Review, Global Business Review etc.

  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2008), Migration in a model of occupational choice, Indian Growth and Development Review, 1(1): 84 - 94 (Emerald Group).
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2010), Technology and outsourcing: an explanation to the rising wage gap, Economic Modelling, 27(1): 380-387 (Elsevier).
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2010), Inducing human capital formation: How efficient is an education subsidy?, International Journal of Business and Economics, 9(2): 105-114 (Feng Chia University, Taiwan).
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2011), Impact of global crisis on small and medium enterprises, Global Business Review, 12(3): 377-399 (Sage Publications).
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2013), Wealth Inequality, Entrepreneurship and Industrialization, Journal of Economics, 108(1): 81-102 (Springer).
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2013), Inequality and size of the informal sector during recession: A note, Metroeconomica, 64(4): 591-597 (Wiley-Blackwell).
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2013), Recession and child labor: A theoretical analysis, ICRIER Working Paper No. 266 [non-technical version published as Ideas for India-IGC column in July 2013].
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2014), Skill mismatches in Indian labor market: Policy priorities & challenges ahead, The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Special Issue: Skill Development, 49(3): 422-438.
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2014), Wealth inequality and occupational choice, Development Studies Research, 1(1): 176-185 (Routledge: Taylor & Francis).
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2015) (with R. Katuria, M. Kedia and S. Srivastav), “An Inquiry into the Impact of India’s APP Economy”, ICRIER-IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) Project Report.
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2016), When do referees shirk in a peer review process? Economics and Business Letters, 5(2): 45-49.
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. & Roy Chowdhury, S. (2016), Policy Reforms and SME Performances: A Comparison of Two Major EMEs, Emerging Economy Studies, 2(2): 1-11.
  • Case Study Analysis: Roy Chowdhury, S. 2016. Bharti Airtel and Zain: A Journey into New Territories, Global Business Review, 17(6): 1522-1523, Sage.
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2017), Do the maids get a meager pie? Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer.
  • Roy Chowdhury, S. (2017). The Two Asian Growth Paths of Stagnation and Prosperity: Japan and India, in edited book "Towards A Common Future: Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region", Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed.

Working Paper/Project

  • ESTIMATING SKILL MISMATCHES IN THE INDIAN LABOR MARKET: A CROSS-REGIONAL ANALYSIS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR CREATING PRODUCTIVE JOBS [WITH __CATHERINE BROS_, __ 
  • Université Paris-Est Marne La Vallée - ERUDITE [1], FRANCE] _
  • Raghuram Rajan Young Scholar Grant for attending NBER Summer Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 2014.
  • Prize for Academic Proficiency from Department of Economics, Bethune College, Calcutta University, 2000 & 2001.