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I have an honorary affiliation with the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (FBSS) since 1st October 2021. Prior to this, I was an Associate Professor in Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at FBSS from 1st Sep 2017 until 30th Sep 2021. At Kingston, I have been the co-lead of the Applied Economics Research Group (AERG).
I hold a PhD from the University of Dundee. Prior to joining Kingston University in Sep 2017, 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 and the Economics of SME. I led two GCRF funded multi-disciplinary projects at Kingston University as PI for knowledge-exchange and impact-generation activities in ODA-DAC countries of focus. The first project was in partnership with REVA University, Bangalore, India (Co-Is: Professor S K Prasad and Professor Mathew Manimala) on "Indian MSMEs' responses to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis" from Jan 2020 until Jul 2021. The second project was in partnership with the Central Bank of Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia (Co-I: Dr Abdi Ali) on "Somali business responses to a downturn in market conditions" from Dec 2020 until Jul 2021.
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.
Honorary Affiliate (Faculty of Business and Social Sciences) - Visiting Academic
I taught at both UG and PGT courses in Kingston between Sep 2017 and Sep 2021. As an honorary affiliate, I no longer teach in taught programs at Kingston.
I was also the KCEP lead from 2018 until 2020 and KCEP+ lead in 2021 for the Department of Economics and worked closely with the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre, Department of Enterprise Education, Careers and Employability Service, and the Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement team at Kingston to enhance the course provisions and student experience at the department of economics until Sep 2021.
I have acted as External Examiner to the UG Economics programs at several UK universities - Manchester Metropolitan University (2014-2018), University of Brighton (2017-2021), University of West of England (2015-present).
I have also served as a panel member at several Internal Subject Review and Course Validation Panels for both existing and new courses, both within and outside the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at Kingston University.
I have successfully supervised several PGR (PhD, MPhil and Master's by Research) students at Kingston University (5) and, prior to Kingston, at Aberystwyth University (2) on a range of applied economics and business topics. I have also acted as an external examiner for a number of PhDs in UK universities and abroad, including the University of Aberdeen, University of Hull, University of Salford, amongst others.
Awards, Grants and Funding
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
Khorana, Sangeeta, Kerr, William A. and Choudhury, Homagni (2014) Role model or institutional spoiler? India's schizophrenic relationship with the WTO. Current Politics and Economics of South, Southeastern, and Central Asia, 23(3-4), pp. 247-268. ISSN (print) 2157-6270
Chatterji, Monojit and Choudhury, Homagni (2013) Liberalisation and the changing inter-industry wage structure of the organised manufacturing sector in India, 1973/74-2003/04. Review Of Development Economics, 17(2), pp. 365-378. ISSN (print) 1363-6669
Mohan, Sushil, Khorana, Sangeeta and Choudhury, Homagni (2013) Why developing countries have failed to increase their exports of agricultural processed products. Economic Affairs, 33(1), pp. 48-64. ISSN (print) 0265-0665
Choudhury, Homagni (2010) Trade reforms and performance in Indian manufacturing. Lambert Academic Publishing. 116p. ISBN 9783843354547
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