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About Shrabani Saha

Dr Shrabani Saha is a Development and Macro Economist. Dr Saha has joined the University of Lincoln as a Senior Lecturer ( Economics ) in 2014. Prior coming to University of Lincoln, she was a Lecturer of Economics at Edith Cowan University, Australia and Massey University, New Zealand. She also worked as an Associate Lecturer in the University of Sydney, Australia, and as tutor at University of Western Sydney, Australia. Dr Shrabani Saha holds a PhD in Economics from Massey University, New Zealand, Masters Of Economics ( MEC ) from University of Sydney, Australia, MSc in Economics from the University of Calcutta, India and a BSc ( Hons ) in Economics from the University of Calcutta, India. She also holds a professional teaching qualification from Higher Education Academy, UK ( HEA ) as Fellow. Dr Saha is deeply interested in political economy, terrorism, economic growth, development economics and international trade issues. The main areas of her research focus on causes and effects of corruption across nations and corruption’s relations with democracy and economic freedom. She has been also engaged in research involving political instability and its effects on tourism demands and economic growth. Dr Saha is currently collaborating on several research projects with researchers from various universities at Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Pakistan, China, Mongolia & India. Dr Saha has presented her research papers at more than 35 international conferences in the past ten years, which includes thrice at the American Economic Association Conference in USA & at the International Economic Association World Congress 2017. Dr Saha invites PhD proposals on Development Economics, Macroeconomics, International Trade and Tourism Economics.

Department Responsibilities

Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in Economics and supervision at the Honours, Master and PhD level in Economics. Module Leader – Advance Macroeconomics 2017 - 2018 Module Leader - Intermediate Macroeconomics 2016 - 2017 Module Leader - Trade & Development 2016 - 2017 Teaching Contemporary Business Analysis, 2016 - 2017 Teaching Contemporary Issues for Business, 2016 - 2017 Current PhD Students Mr Ha Dang Topic: “Trade Liberalization and Firm Productivity: Evidence from India”. A PhD Studentship funded by the University of Lincoln UK, Lincoln International Business School Research Fund. Expected Submission July 2019. (Director of Studies) Mr Tariqul Islam Topic: “Governance of MNEs in Bangladesh: An Insight into Institutional Influence, and Performance Evaluation” University of Lincoln UK, PhD funded: Commonwealth Scholarship Fellow Expected Submission July 2019. (Co Supervisor) Ms Sangwani Kamudoni Okoye Topic: “How to Cripple a Country by Corruption: The Malawian Tragedy” (Criminology Counter Fraud & Counter Corruption)  University of Lincoln UK (College of Social Science) Expected Submission July 2020. (Co Supervisor) Mr Nasser Salim Nasser Al-Jabri Topic: “Role of Youth Bulge, Corruption and Government Size in Explaining Political Instability: A Cross-national Analysis” ”.  The Bond University, Australia, PhD Scholarship funded by the Government of Saudi Arabia. (Awarded 2017)

Subject Specialism

Economics of Corruption, Economic Growth, Development Economics, Macroeconomics & International Trade, Political Instability & Terrorism, Tourism Economics

Qualifications

  • PhD - Economics — Massey University - New Zealand,
  • MEC - Economics — The University Of Sydney - Australia,
  • MSc – Economics — University Of Calcutta – India,
  • BSc - (Hons) – Economics — University Of Calcutta – India,

Awards

  • Sirca Young Researcher — Sydney, Australia,
  • Dean’s Award for Early Career Researcher — Edith Cowan University, Australia,
  • Faculty - Early Career Researcher Award — Edith Cowan University, Australia,
  • Education Trust Graduate Study Award — New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE),
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship — Massey University, New Zealand,

Consultancy

News Paper Interviews / Articles ( Published ) 1. The Times Of India, ( Study Abroad Magazine 2016-2017 ) Published on 18th November 2016 Topic: Importance of citation and referencing in academic writing to avoid plagiarism 2. The Times Of India ( Career India - Education Times ) Published on 15th September 2016 Topic: Research is a learning process and learning never ends Journal Reviewer: Tourism Management Economics Letters Applied Economics Economic Modelling World Economy Scottish Journal of Political Economy Tourism Analysis Crime, Law and Social Change Indian Growth and Development Review International Journal of Business Studies Invited Seminar Presentations: Presentation at Indian Statistical Institute, (Economic Research Unit, Kolkata), Kolkata India, 10 August 2017. Title: The Impact of national institutional quality on international tourism inflows: a cross-country evidence. Presentation at Goenka College of Commerce and Management, Kolkata, India, 5 August 2017. Title: Does openness and democracy reduce corruption? Results for South Asian nations and India: policies for sustaining high growth in India. Presentation at University of Hyderabad, (Department of Economics) Hyderabad, India, 25 July 2017. Title: The Impact of national institutional quality on international tourism inflows: a cross-country evidence. Presentation at the Indian Institute of Technology – (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India, 3 August 2016. Title: How Does Political Instability Influence the Effect of Tourism Demand on Economic Growth? Presentation at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India, 2 August 2016. Title: How Does Political Instability Influence the Effect of Tourism Demand on Economic Growth? Presentation at the Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India, 25-26 July 2016. Title: Is Corruption Growth Enhancing in Autocracies? Presentation at the Management School, Institute of Engineering and Management (IEM), Kolkata, India, 22nd August 2015. Title: Does Political and Economic Freedom Matter for Inbound Tourism Demand? Presentation at the Heritage Business School, The Heritage Institute, Kolkata, India, 7th August 2015. Title: Why Study MBA? Presentation at the Management School, Waikato University, New Zealand, 6th July 2015. Title: Does Political and Economic Freedom Matter for Inbound Tourism Demand? A Cross-National Panel Data Estimation. Presentation at the Department of Economics and Finance, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 29th June 2015. Title: The Nexus between Democracy and Good Governance: A Cross National Analysis in a Non-Linear Framework. Presentation at the Hull Business School, University of Hull, UK, 27th November 2014. Title: The Nexus between Democracy and Good Governance: A Cross National Analysis in a Non-Linear Framework. Presentation at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, India, 21st August 2014. Title: The Nexus between Democracy and Good Governance: A Cross National Analysis in a Non-Linear Framework. Presentation at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata, India, 13th August 2014. Title: The Nexus between Democracy and Good Governance: A Cross National Analysis in a Non-Linear Framework. Presentation at the University Of Kingston, UK, 29th May 2013. Title: Corruption, Inequality and the Shadow Economy: Evidence from Asia. Presentation at the London School of Economics, London, UK, 28th May 2013. Title: Corruption, Inequality and the Shadow Economy: Evidence from Asia. Presentation at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 5th October 2012. Title: Exchange Rate Pass-Through and its Impact on Inflation: A Comparative Study for Australia, China and India with Disaggregated Data. Presentation at the National University Singapore, 2nd October 2012. Title: Exchange Rate Pass-Through and its Impact on Inflation: A Comparative Study for Australia, China and India with Disaggregated Data. Presentation at University of Western Sydney, 13th July 2012. Title: Growth and Corruption: A Complex Relationship. Presentation at Curtin University, 24th May 2012. Title: Impact of Political Instability and Corruption on Tourism Demand. Presentation at FBL, ECU, 4th May 2012. Title: Impact of Political Instability and Corruption on Tourism Demand. Presentation at University of Western Australia, 30th March 2012. Title: Impact of Political Instability and Corruption on Tourism Demand. Presentation at University of Notre Dame, 13th June 2011. Title: Does Democracy Reduce Corruption? Presentation at Curtin University, 2nd June 2011. Title: Does Democracy Reduce Corruption? Presentation at SAFE, ECU, 23rd September 2010. Title: Does Democracy Reduce Corruption? Presentation at the Department of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 27th May 2009. Title: Corruption and Economic Development. Presentation at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India, 12th January 2009. Title: Democracy and Corruption: A Theoretical Perspective Conference Organiser: 1. Conference on “Issues on Economic and Financial Market Reforms and Development in Emerging Markets” at University of Lincoln, UK on 8th and 9th June 2017. Development Economics Conference 2017,Lincoln (DEC 2017) (Principal Organiser) Webpage: http://declincoln.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/ 2.  Conference on “Economic Growth and Socioeconomic Issues in China and India”, University of Lincoln, UK, 23 July 2015 (Principal Organiser). 2. African Research Forum Symposium on “Governance in Africa”,  University of Lincoln, UK, 27 June 2014 (Co-Organizer). Visiting Positions: 2017: August, Visiting Scientist - ISI - Indian Statistical Institute, ECONOMIC RESEARCH UNIT, CALCUTTA, India 2017: July, Visiting Professor, University of Hyderabad, (Department Of Economics) India 2013: December, Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India 2013: September - October, Research Fellow, University Of Manchester UK, School of Environment, Education and Development 2012: December, Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India

Orcid ID

0000-0001-6729-3811

Research Interests

  • Economic Growth

  • Economics of corruption

  • International trade

  • Macroeconomics

  • Political Instability and Tourism

Research Projects

  • Issues on Economic and Financial Market Reforms and Development in Emerging Markets — Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI) - UK in 2016
  • Trade Liberalization and Firm Productivity — University of Lincoln, UK in 2016
  • Institutional Quality & Tourism — University of Lincoln, UK in 2016
  • Economic Gowth, Political Instability & Tourism — University of Lincoln, UK in 2016
  • FDI, Economic Growth & Socio-economic impacts: China and India. — University of Lincoln, UK in 2014
  • Impact of Corruption on Financial Development of BRICS. — University of Lincoln, UK in 2014
  • Democracy & Corruption — Edith Cowan University, Australia in 2013
  • Corruption & Growth: State Level Evidence from India; and (2) Decentralization, Women Empowerment and Economic Development. — Edith Cowan University, Australia in 2012
  • Exchange Rate Pass Through: Does Inflation Matter? A Comparative Study of Australia, China and India — Edith Cowan University, Australia in 2011
  • A Study of Tourism Development and Political Instability and Their Impact on Economic Growth — Edith Cowan University, Australia in 2011

Research in the Lincoln Repository


Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy, UK — Fellow
  • Lincoln Economics & Finance Research Group, UK — Research Member
  • The Rural & Regional Research Group, UK — Research Member
  • Markets and Services Research Centre, Australia — Research Member
  • Asian Business and Organisational Research Group (ABORG), Australia — Research Fellow
  • American Economic Association, USA — Member
  • Australian Economic Society, Australia — Member