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Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury

Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury

PhD 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



  • Parida, Y., Roy Chowdhury, J., Saini, S., & Dash, D. P. (2022). Role of income and government responsiveness in reducing the death toll from floods in Indian states. Nature-Scientific Reports12(1), 1-14https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-21334-w
    Featured in Telangana TodayThe Pioneer, Received European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 2021 Travel Grant, Berlin.

  • 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. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177%2F02601079221111006

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

  • Chowdhury, J.R. (2021). Elite status, market linkages, and contributions to collective goods: Evidence from a Survey and Public Goods Experiments, The Journal of Development Studies, 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, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02131-3

  • Chowdhury, J.R., Parida, Y., & Goel Agarwal, P. (2021).Does Inequality-Adjusted Human Development reduce the impact of Natural Disasters? A Gendered Perspective. World   Development, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105394

  • Parida, Y., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2020). An empirical analysis of the effect of floods on rural agricultural wages across Indian states. World Development Perspectives, doi:
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100272

  • Parida, Y., Agarwal Goel, P., Chowdhury, J. R., Sahoo, P.K., & Nayak, T. (2020). Do Economic Development and Disaster Adaptation Measures Reduce the Impact of Natural Disasters? A District Level Analysis from the State of Odisha, India.       
    EnvironmentDevelopment and Sustainability, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-00728-8

  • Parida, Y., Saini, S., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2020). Economic Growth Aftermath of Floods in the Indian States. EnvironmentDevelopment and Sustainability, doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-00595-3

  • Parida, Y., Dash, D.P., Bhardwaj, P., & Chowdhury, J. R. (2018). Effect of Drought and Flood on Farmer Suicide 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 Bulletin, 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. InEnvisioning India’s Future: Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, Happiness & Wellbeing.
    Bloomsbury Publishing

  • 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, IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6754-8.ch003


BOOK REVIEW



  • Chowdhury, J. R. (2015). Review of Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta edited by Scott Barrett, Karl-Goran Maler & Eric Maskin. (United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014). The Social Science Journal, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2015.11.001


OTHER PUBLICATIONS (BLOG AND MEDIA)



  • Remote work during COVID-19: challenges and opportunities for combatting workplace sexual harassment”, Feminist Perspectives, KING’s College LONDON, January 7, 2021 (with Jacqueline Strenio).

  • “The Lightning Disaster”, The Hindu Business LineOctober 31, 2022 (with Yashobanta Parida & Prakash Kumar Sahoo)

  • “National plan needed to check snakebite fatalities”, The Pioneer, October 28, 2022 (with Yashobanta Parida & Prakash Kumar Sahoo)

  • “Long-term plan needed to combat heat waves”, The Hindu Business LineMay 10, 2022 (with Yashobanta Parida & Prakash Kumar Sahoo)

  • “Gender budgeting for empowerment”, The Pioneer, March 08, 2022 (with Arushi Bhasin & Yashobanta Parida)

  • “Building better disaster resilience”, Telegana Today, February 14, 2022 (with Yashobanta Parida & Prakash Kumar Sahoo)

  • Tauktae, Yaas and Planning for the next”, THE HINDUAugust 24, 2021 (with Yashobanta Parida Prakash Kumar Sahoo)

  • “Women’s vulnerability to the effects of natural disasters”, 4numberplatformJuly 10, 2021

  • Dealing with the deluge: Floods in India The Telegraph, December 23, 2020 (with Yashobanta Parida & Parul Bhardwaj)

  • “Covid-19: How the Indian auto sector got impacted”, Financial Express, May 24, 2021 (with Manav kela)

  • Why agriculture sector’s share in rural employment is declining, The Hindu Business Line, October 20, 2020 (with Prarthna Agarwal Goel & Parul Bhardwaj)

  • Centre-State coordination is key in mitigating impact of cyclones”, The Hindu Business Line, June 1, 2020 (with Yashobanta Parida & Parul Bhardwaj


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS



  • Sustainability and Development Initiative Conference, University of Michigan 2022

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

  • European Association of Environmentaland Resource Economists (EAERE), 26th Annual Conference 2021

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

  • 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 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


RESEARCH GRANTS



  • Jewel J. Rasmussen Research Grant, Dept. of Economics, University of Utah 2016

  • Research Grant, Global Change and Sustainability Center, University of Utah 2016

  • Jewel J. Rasmussen Research Grant, Dept. of Economics, University of Utah 2015

  • Research Grant, Global Change and Sustainability Center, University of Utah 2015


ACADEMIC AWARDS, FELLOWSHIP



  • Participation Grant, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 2021

  • Graduate Student Travel Assistance Award, University of Utah 2018

  • Doctoral Completion Fellowship, Dept. of Economics, University of Utah 2018-19

  • Conference Funding, Center for Environmental Politics, University of Washington 2018

  • Martin Harris Hiatt Memorial Scholarship, CSBS, University of Utah 2016-17

  • Full Tuition Waiver and Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Utah 2013-17

  • Endowment Foreign Travel Scholarship, University of Calcutta 2013

  • M.Phil. Scholarship, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, University of Calcutta 2011-12