Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality and Economics is available to scholars with experience researching on Bangladesh and/or India in the social sciences. The Fellowship is for a period of three months.

The Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics was established in 2010 at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). The Fellowship is supported by the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation.

The Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics is for a period of three months during each academic year, based at the LSE India Observatory.

The Fellow is expected to engage in research examining the impact of people quality and behaviour on the economies of Asian nations, prioritising but not restricted to, India and Bangladesh as well as being integrated with the ongoing research of the India Observatory. The main objective of this programme is to examine the links between quality and economics.

The Fellow is expected to finish a research paper of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India Observatory. The selected candidate should have secured all data and any material required for their research prior to their visit to LSE.

The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,750 a month, and will be provided with shared work space and access to research facilities at the School. Assistance will also be provided towards the cost of travel and related expenses. No additional grant is available for fieldwork or any other costs.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should be early career post-doctoral researchers examining the impact of people quality and behaviour on the economies of Asian nations, prioritising but not restricted to, India and Bangladesh.

Applicants should have been awarded their PhD - the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

Applicants should be in permanent employment with an established institution.

The Fellowship allows for any scholar to participate in the programme regardless of ethnicity or national origin.

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Subir Chowdhury Fellows


Dr Wasim Ahmad

Topic: Quality of Environmental Governance, Rent-Seeking and Market Consciousness


Dr K. S. Hari, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics

Topic: Jobless Growth and Low Quality Human Capital: Dual Challenges of India’s Labour Market in the Era of Demographic Dividend


Dr Rachita Gulati, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Topic: Governance quality and bank performance: Evidence from Indian banking industry


Dr Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan, National Institute of Advanced Studies

Topic: Energy Poverty and Quality of Life in India - A household-level analysis

Paper: Towards a new approach in measuring energy poverty: Household level analysis of urban India


Professor Swapnendu Banerjee, Jadavpur University

Topic: Trade Liberalization and Quality Innovation - A Study of India and Bangladesh

Working Paper: Trade Liberalization and Quality Innovation - A theory and some evidence


Dr Saurabh Kumar, CUTS International

Topic: Seeds trade and agricultural development - Institutional and policy issues in India and Bangladesh.


Dr Srijit Mishra, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

Topic: Farmers' Suicides in India - Integrating Socio-economic and Public Health Concerns.

Working Paper: Farmers' Suicides in India 1995-2012 - Measurement and interpretation


Dr Mrutuyanjaya Sahu, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Topic: Urban Development and Involuntary Population Resettlement in India.


Dr Vanishree Joseph, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Topic: Quality of Life Vs Economic Growth - Experience from India and Bangladesh.


Dr Rahul Hiremath, Walchand Institute of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology & Science

Topic: Develop and promote strategies to mitigate risks (environment, health and safety) involved in textile industries through climate change mitigation - case study of Solapur City.

Paper: An integrated networking approach for a sustainable textile sector in Solapur, India