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Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury

Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury

Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah, USA. M.S. in Economics from the University of Utah, USA. M.Phil. in Development Studies with Economics; M.Sc. in Economics; B.Sc. in Economics Honors from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata.


BIO

Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor of Economics at FLAME University. She holds a Ph.D. degree and an M.S. in Economics from the University of Utah, USA.


She holds an M.Phil. degree in Development Studies and Economics, an MSc degree in Economics, a BSc degree in Economics (Honors), all from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata.


Before joining FLAME, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York. She taught courses on Microeconomic Theory and Policy, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economics and Gender, and Principles of Economics. She also advised students enrolled in Independent Study in Gender Economics. Overall, she has six years of teaching experience in the United States and two years of teaching experience in India.


Her teaching interests include Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Labor and Gender, Environmental Economics, and Sustainability. In her teaching, she exposes her students to diverse economic perspectives because pluralist thinking in economics helps us better understand real-world issues.


Prof. Roy Chowdhury’s research interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics with a particular focus on the role of institutions in addressing resource and environmental issues. She applies different research methods and uses multiple perspectives of economics to study micro-development issues. She collects survey data and conducts behavioral experiments in rural villages with real-world subjects. Also, she analyzes longitudinal data on current economic problems and uses it to contribute to social and economic change. Her recent research examines the labor market impacts of natural disasters, focusing on gender issues and rural households in India. In addition to her main research topics, she has also written co-authored papers on the economics of natural disasters, crime and economic development, and tourism economics; some of them are already published in peer-reviewed journals.


As a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Utah, she received research grants for her projects, fellowships, scholarships, and travel grants. She was awarded a conference travel funding by the Center for Environmental Politics, University of Washington, Seattle. She received the Doctoral Completion Fellowship for her doctoral dissertation titled, Collective Action Dilemmas, and Coping with Environmental Shocks: Empirical Analysis from Rural India.


To see a detailed list of my publications, please click HERE


RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES



  • Agarwal, P. G., Chowdhury, J. R., & Parida, Y.(2022). Can COVID-19 lockdown reduce crime against women? A District-Level Analysis from India, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics (Accepted for publication)  

  • Chowdhury, J. R., Parida, Y., & Agarwal, P. (2022). How flood affects rural employment in India: A gender analysis. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction73, 102881. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.102881

  • Chowdhury, J. R. (2022). Elite status, market linkages, and contributions to collective goods: Evidence from a Survey and Public Goods Experiments. The Journal of Development Studies58(2), 333-349. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2021.1969011

  • Chowdhury, J. R., Parida, Y., & Sahoo, P. K. (2021). India’s cyclones: hasten mitigation measures. Nature, 596(7870), 35-35. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02131-3

  • Chowdhury, J. R., Parida, Y., & Goel, P. A. (2021). Does inequality-adjusted human development reduce the impact of natural disasters? A gendered perspective. World Development141, 105394. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105394

  • Parida, Y., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2021). An empirical analysis of the effect of floods on rural agricultural wages across Indian states. World Development Perspectives23, 100272, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100272

  • Parida, Y., Agarwal Goel, P., Chowdhury, J. R., Sahoo, P. K., & Nayak, T. (2021). Do economic development and disaster adaptation measures reduce the impact of natural disasters? A district-level analysis, Odisha, India. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 23(3), 3487-3519. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-00728-8

  • Parida, Y., Saini, S., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2021). Economic growth in the aftermath of floods in Indian states. Environment, Development and Sustainability23(1), 535-561. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-00595-3

  • Parida, Y., Dash, D. P., Bhardwaj, P., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2018). Effects of drought and flood on farmer suicides in Indian states: an empirical analysis. Economics of disasters and climate change, 2(2), 159-180. doi: 10.1007%2Fs41885-018-0023-8

  • Parida, Y., Bhardwaj, P., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2017).  Determinants of Tourism in Indian States: An Empirical Analysis. Tourism Review. 72(3): 330-343, doi: 10.1108/TR-11-2016-0047

  • Parida, Y., Bhardwaj, P., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2017).  Effects of Economic Development and Crime on Tourism in India. Anatolia. An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research. 29(1): 63-73, doi: 10.1080/13032917.2017.1384742

  • Parida, Y., Bhardwaj, P., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2015). Impact of terrorism on tourism in India. Economics Bulletin35(4), 2543-2557. 35 (4): 2543-2557, http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2015/Volume35/EB-15-V35-I4-P256.pdf


BOOK CHAPTERS



  • Sachdeva, A., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2022). Food Security Challenges in the

  • Disaster-Prone States of India. In Envisioning India’s Future: Growth, Innovation, 
    Sustainability, Happiness & Wellbeing (pp. 135–152). Bloomsbury

  • Strenio, J., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2021). Remote Work, Sexual Harassment, and Worker Well-Being: A Study of the United States and India. In Handbook of Research on Remote Work and Worker Well-Being in the Post-COVID-19 Era (pp. 32-52). IGI Global.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS



  • 2022: Sustainability and Development Initiative Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA       

  • 2021: Invited Speaker at Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) Webinar, India                                    

  • 2021: European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), 26th Annual Conference

  • 2021: Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE), 9th Annual Conference                

  • 2020: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, 32nd Annual EAEPE Conference

  • 2020: Invited Lecture in Faculty Development Programme, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

  • 2020: 59th Annual Conference in Globalization and Development Section of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Oregon, USA

  • 2019: Utah Experimental Economics, Center for Growth and Opportunity, Utah State University           

  • 2018: 88th Annual Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Washington, D.C. USA                    

  • 2018: 10th Annual Western States Graduate Workshop in Economics, University of Utah, Utah, USA                       

  • 2018: 4th Annual Workshop Environmental Politics & Governance, University of Washington, Seattle, USA        

  • 2017: 59th Annual Conference in Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management Section of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), San Francisco, USA

  • 2017: Global Change and Sustainability Center, Environment & Sustainability Research Symposium, University of Utah, USA

  • 2016: Global Change and Sustainability Center, Environment & Sustainability Research Symposium, University of Utah, USA

  • 2014: 6th Annual Western States Graduate Workshop in Economics, University of Utah, USA               

  • 2008: 15th West Bengal State Science & Technology Congress, Bengal Engineering  & Science University (BESU), Shibpur, West Bengal, India


OTHER PUBLICATIONS