Dr. Sahana Roy Chowdhury has more than 10 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,ABDC,UGC-CARE,RePEc 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 panelist in the research meeting on Employability organized 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. (2010), Technology and outsourcing: an explanation to the rising wage gap, Economic Modelling, 27(1): 380-387 (Elsevier): Category: A+.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2013), Wealth Inequality, Entrepreneurship and Industrialization, Journal of Economics, 108(1): 81-102 (Springer): Category: A.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2013), Inequality and size of the informal sector during recession: A note, Metroeconomica, 64(4): 591-597 (Wiley-Blackwell): Category: A.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2010), Inducing human capital formation: How efficient is an education subsidy?, International Journal of Business and Economics, 9(2): 105-114; Category: B+.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2008), Migration in a model of occupational choice, Indian Growth and Development Review, 1(1): 84 – 94 (Emerald Group); Category: B+.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2011), Impact of global crisis on small and medium enterprises, Global Business Review, 12(3): 377-399: Category: B.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2013), Recession and child labor: A theoretical analysis, ICRIER Work- ing 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,Invited 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): Category: B.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2016), When do referees shirk in a peer review process? Economics and Business Letters, 5(2): 45-49 (Oviedo University Press); Category: B.
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; Category: B.
Case Study Analysis: Roy Chowdhury, S. 2016. Bharti Airtel and Zain: A Journey into New Territories, Global Business Review, 17(6): 1522-1523: Category: B.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2017), India’s New Fiscal Roadmap, IMI-Konnect, 6(2).
Mukherjee, P. and Roy Chowdhury, S. (2017), Demonetisation: Little Gain and Severe Pain?
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.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2018). Budget 2018-19: A big push to strengthen the bottom of the Indian economic pyramid, IMI-Konnect, 7(1).
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2018), Do the maids get a meager pie? Journal of Quantitative Eco- nomics, Springer; Category: B+.
Roy Chowdhury, S. (2020). Health Sector Scenarios in Sri Lanka: Policy Designing and Implications, in edited book “Trade in Health Services in South Asia”, Springer.
Roy Chowdhury, S and Jha, G. (2020). Health Sector Scenarios in Pakistan: Policy Priorities and Challenges Ahead, in edited book “Trade in Health Services in South Asia”, Springer.
A Banik, T Nag, S Roy Chowdhury, R Chatterjee (2020). Why Do COVID-19 Fatality Rates Differ Across Countries? An Explorative Cross-country Study Based on Select Indicators, Global Business Review: Category: B.
Roy Chowdhury, S. Bros, Catherine, Gooptu, Sayoree (2020), “Can vocational education be a better substitute of general education in selected segments of Indian labour market? A regional perspective”: [forthcoming in India Higher Education Report 2020, MHRD, GOI]
Roy Chowdhury, S. (with R. Katuria, M. Kedia and S. Srivastav), “An Inquiry into the Im- pact of India’s APP Economy”, submitted-July 2015, ICRIER-IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) Report.
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.
Macro Economics Theory and Policy
Project appraisal: Cost-benefit analysis
Games people play: Strategic Thinking for Managers