Profile

Dr. Punarjit
Roychowdhury
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
Shiv Nadar University
India
Profile Summary 

Dr. Punarjit Roychowdhury is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR. Previously he worked as an Assistant Professor (with tenure) in the department of Industrial Economics at the University of Nottingham, UK, and as an Assistant Professor in the Economics area at the Indian Institute of Management Indore. Dr. Roychowdhury holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Methodist University, U.S.A. His research focuses on inequality, poverty, and gender issues. His research has been published in several journals of international repute including the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economics of Education Review, and World Development among others. He also occasionally writes for leading Indian dailies in English and Bengali. His pieces have appeared in Hindustan Times, Mint, The Telegraph, Anandabazar Patrika, and Ei Samay.

Educational Qualifications 
2017
Ph.D., Economics
Southern Methodist University, U.S.A.
2014
MA, Economics
Southern Methodist University, U.S.A.
2011
M.Sc., Applied Economics
Presidency College, Kolkata
2009
B.Sc., Economics
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Work Experience 
2021
Assistant Professor,
Department of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
20192021
Assistant Professor (with tenure),
Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham,
UK
20182019
Assistant Professor,
Indian Institute of Management Indore,
Indore
20172018
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University,
Delhi NCR
20142016
Lecturer,
Southern Methodist University,
U.S.A.
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Applied Microeconometrics, Development Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Gender

Awards(Selected): 
2018

Seed Money Research Support, IIM Indore, ₹100,000

2017

Melody Rice Memorial Award in Economics (for excellence in research), Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University

2016

Graduate Student Travel Grant, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Southern Methodist University

2016

Graduate Student Award, Southern Economic Association

2016

Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Southern Methodist University

2016

Dean’s Award, Graduate Research Day, Southern Methodist University

2015

Graduate Student Assembly Conference Travel Grant, Southern Methodist University

2014

Student Development Grant, Southern Methodist University

2013

Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics, U.S.A.

2012

Full Tuition Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship, Southern Methodist University, Texas, U.S.A.

2012

Foreign Travel Scholarship for pursuing doctoral studies abroad, University of Calcutta, India

2012

Samir Kumar Ganguly Memorial Scholarship for securing the First position in M.Sc Examination, Presidency College, Kolkata.

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)

2021

Roychowdhury, P. (2021). “(Em)Powered by Science? Estimating the Relative Labor Market Returns to Majoring in Science in High School in India.” Economics of Education Review, 82, 102118.

2021

Roychowdhury, P. and Dhamija, G. (2021). “The causal impact of women’s age at marriage on domestic violence in India,” Feminist Economics, 27, 188–220.

2021

Roychowdhury, P. (2021). “Too Unwell to Trust? The Effect of Mental Health on Social Trust in Europe.” Economics & Human Biology, 42, 101021.

2021

McDonough, I.K., Roychowdhury, P., and Dhamija, G. (2021). “Measuring the Dynamics of the Achievement Gap Between Public and Private School Students in India,” Journal of Labor Research, 42, 78–122.

2020

Millimet, D.L., Li, H., and Roychowdhury, P. (2020). “Partial Identification of Economic Mobility: With an Application to the United States,” Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 38, 732753.

2020

McCoy, S.C., McDonough, I.K., and Roychowdhury, P. (2020). “The Impact of Terrorism on Social Capital: Evidence from the 2015 Charlie Hebdo Paris Shooting,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 82, 526548.

2020

McDonough, I.K., Roy, M., and Roychowdhury, P. (2020). “Exploring the Dynamics of Racial Gaps in Food Insecurity in the United States,” Review of Economics of the Household, 18, 387412.

2020

Dhamija, G. and Roychowdhury, P. (2020). “Age at marriage and women’s labor market outcomes in India,” Journal of International Development, 32, 342374.

2020

Marjit, S., Oladi, R., and Roychowdhury, P. (2020). “Income Distribution and Trade Pattern,” Review of Economics (Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftswissenschaften), 71, 1–14.

2019

Roychowdhury, P. (2019). “Peer Effects in Consumption in India: An Instrumental Variables Approach Using Negative Idiosyncratic Shocks,” World Development, 114, 122–137

2018

Roychowdhury, P. (2018). “Visible Consumption, Relative Deprivation and Health: Evidence from India,” Economics Bulletin, 38, 13661380

2017

Roychowdhury, P. (2017). “Visible inequality, status competition and conspicuous consumption: evidence from rural India,” Oxford Economic Papers, 69, 36–54.

Articles & Essays in Magazine and Newspaper

2021

Pandemic of Inequality: The Falling Rate of Intergenerational Mobility,” LiveWire.

2020

“The hand that hits,” The Telegraph.

2019

“Economic Mobility in India: Estimation Using Noisy Data,” Ideas for India.

2019

“India’s economic mobility and its impact on inequality,” Mint.

2019

“What is forcing Indian women to stay at home?” Hindustan Times.

2019

“Is growing inequality behind the rise in mental diseases in India?” The Telegraph.

2018

“How women’s age at marriage impacts domestic violence,” Ideas for India.