Dr Homagni Choudhury


I hold a PhD from the University of Dundee. Prior to joining Kingston University as an Associate Professor in Economics and Head of Economics, I was the Director of Research for Accounting, Finance and Economics at the Aberystwyth Business School, Aberystwyth University.

I have a strong background in academia with professional research and teaching experience in a wide range of topics in economics and allied areas. My broad research interests lie in the areas of Development Economics and Applied Economics with particular interests on aspects of International Trade, Labour, Productivity, Industrial and Regional Economics. I have published widely in the form of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, book, discussion papers, working papers, and conference papers and proceedings. I was associated with the World Bank's 'Jobs and Development' initiative at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, from 2014-2016.

Academic responsibilities

School Head of Department


  • PhD (Dundee University)
  • MSc (Lancaster University)
  • BA(Honours) Economics (Delhi University)
  • PGCTHE (Aberystwyth University)

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Awards, Grants and Funding

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Value for Money - Assessing the Economic Impact of BBSRC investments between April 2008 and March 2013: £65,000, Principal Investigator, Jan -Aug 2014.
  • British Academy, A cross-country examination of supply chain barriers on market access for small and medium firms in India and the UK: £29,550), Researcher, 2013-16.   
  •  Aberystwyth University Research Fund, De Jure versus de facto labour reforms in India: Assessing the need for and the way ahead with de jure reforms to improve labour market outcomes in India: £4,394, Principal Investigator, 2014-15.
  •  Young Scholar Grant, Networking and mobility grant instituted by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and housed at ICRIER (New Delhi): £4,790, 2014


 A. Journal Articles

  • Simulation Evidence on the properties of Alternative Measures of Working Capital Accruals: Evidence from the  UK, (with J. Izadi and N. Alireza), International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, (Accepted - forthcoming in Volume 26, No. 2)
  •  Role Model or Institutional Spoiler?: India's Schizophrenic Relationship with the WTO, (with S. Khorana and William A. Kerr), Current Politics And Economics of South, Southeastern, and Central Asia, Volume 23, Nos. 3-4 (Jul 2014), pp 247-268.
  •  Liberalisation and the Changing Inter-Industry Wage Structure of the Organised Manufacturing Sector in India, 1973-74 to 2003-04, (with M. Chatterji), Review of Development Economics, Volume 17, No. 2 (May 2013), pp 365-378.
  •  Trade Barriers faced by Developing countries' Agricultural Processed products exports, (with S. Mohan and S. Khorana), Economic Affairs, Volume 33, No. 1 (Jan 2013), pp 48-64.

B. Discussion/Working Papers

  • Law, Skills and the Creation of Jobs as 'Contract' Work in India: Exploring Survey Data to make Inferences for Labour Law Reform, with (J Singh, D K Das and P Kukreja), ICRIER Working Paper No. 330, ICRIER, New Delhi (India), Sep 2016.
  • Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 and Labour Market Flexibility: An Exploratory Assessment of Contract Labour use in India's Formal Manufacturing, with (D K Das and J Singh), ICRIER Working Paper No. 300, ICRIER, New Delhi (India), June 2015.
  • Barriers to Prosperity: Developing Countries and the need for Trade Liberalisation, (with S. Mohan and S. Khorana), IEA Discussion Paper No. 44, Institute of Economic Affairs, London, Nov 2012.
  • Growth Rate Estimation in the Presence of Unit Roots, with (M. Chatterji), Dundee Discussion Paper in Economics, Working Paper No. 245, University of Dundee, Oct 2010.
  • The Changing Inter-Industry Wage Structure of the Organised Manufacturing Sector in India, 1973-74 to 2003-04, with (M. Chatterji), Dundee Discussion Paper in Economics, Working Paper No. 244, University of Dundee, Oct 2010.

C. Book and Book Chapters

  • What do we know about Productivity in Arab economies- The Challenges of Generating Multifactor Productivity (MFP) Estimates at Industry Level, with (D K Das), in Productivity Dynamics in Emerging and Advanced Economies, edited volume, edited by D K Das, Routledge (forthcoming in 2018 - ACCEPTED)
  • Regulation and Employment in India, with (D K Das and J Singh), in Employment Policy in Emerging Economies: The Indian Case, edited volume, edited by A. Palit and E. Hill, Routledge (forthcoming in 2017 - in PRESS)
  • Trade Reforms and Performance in Indian Manufacturing, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken (Germany), Nov 2010, ISBN: 978-3-8433-5454-7

D. Reports

  • An evaluation to assess the implementation of NHS delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions: Final Report, with (T. Parkes, I. Atherton, J. Evans, S. Gloyn, S. McGhee, B. Stoddart, D. Eadie, S. Bryce, O. Brooks, S. MacAskill and D. Petrie, NHS Health Scotland: http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/5438.aspx


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Choudhury, Homagni, Kopacsi, Zoltan Laszlo, Saxena, Gunjan and Mishra, Nishikant (2021) The ethical dimension in political market orientation : a framework for evaluating the impact of India’s Look East Policy on regional income convergence. Journal of Business Ethics, 168, pp. 353-372. ISSN (print) 0167-4544

Choudhary, Sonal, Nayak, Rakesh, Kumari, Sushma and Choudhury, Homagni (2019) Analysing acculturation to sustainable food consumption behaviour in the social media through the lens of information diffusion. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 145, pp. 481-492. ISSN (print) 0040-1625

Darjezi, Javad Izadi Zadeh, Choudhury, Homagni and Nazarian, Alireza (2017) Simulation evidence on the properties of alternative measures of working capital accruals : new evidence from the UK. International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, 25(4), pp. 378-394. ISSN (print) 1834-7649

Book Section

Das, Deb Kusum, Singh, Jaivir and Choudhury, Homagni (2018) Judicial production of labour market flexibility: contract labour employment in Indian organised manufacturing. In: Hill, Elizabeth and Palit, Amitendu, (eds.) Employment policy in emerging economies: the Indian case. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 42-63. (Routledge studies in development economics, (135)) ISBN 9781138918702

Choudhury, Homagni and Das, Deb Kusum (2018) What do we know about productivity in Arab economies: the challenges of generating multifactor productivity (MFP) estimates at industry level. In: Das, Deb Kusum, (ed.) Productivity dynamics in emerging and industrialized countries. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 487-532. ISBN 9781138745506

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Leadership and management

  • Head of the Department of Economics, Sep 2017 - present
  • Course Director - UG Economics courses, Sep 2017 - Aug 2020
  • Acting PGR Coordinator, Sep - Dec 2018, Jan 2020 - present