Smt. Somasree Roychowdhury

M.Sc., M.Phil (C.U.)

Assistant professor

Department of Economics

About me


  • M.Sc, M Phil (C.U.)
  • In progress: PhD (C.U.) - Thesis submitted

Designation: Assistant Professor (Stage 3), Department of Economics
Teaching Experience: 19 years in UG Level with West Bengal Education Service
Current Posting:          Lady Brabourne College from 3rd July 2012
Previous Postings:       Jhargram Raj College, Chandernagore Government College
Research Experience: 12 years
Areas of Specialization:               
Advance Economic Theory, Statistics, Mathematical Economics, Macroeconomics.
Areas of Research: Development Economics, Gender
Research Activities:

  • Dissertation for obtaining the M.Phil degree under University of Calcutta – Title: Pricing Policy of Fertilizer Industry – A Critical Evaluation
  • UGC sponsored Minor Research project (as principal investigator) - Title: Impact of FDI on Gender Wage inequality
  • Phd Thesis - Title: Essays on Gender Wage Inequality and Development Policies



  • Impact of Economic Liberalization on Gender-Wage Inequality – A Theoretical Approach’. Chapter published in Book titled The Other universe: An Anthology of Women’s Studies by Setu Prakashani . (Peer Reviewed)
  • Paper published in in-house journal of Chandernagore Government College. Title: ‘A Bird’s Eye View of Value Added Tax’.
  • ‘Economic crisis and Female Employment’, published in NEWS LETTER ,Women’s Studies Centre of Lady Brabourne College , Volume 6, March2015 ISSN : 2395-4299

International (Peer reviewed)

  • ‘Economic Reforms and Gender-based Wage Inequality in the Presence of Factor Market Distortions’, published  in  Journal of Quantitative Economics Volume 14, no 2 December,2016, page 301-321 ISSN Number 0971-1554(online version , 2364-1045(electronic version) – as co-author, Springer Publication
  • ‘Gender Wage Inequality and Economic Recession’, published  in  Journal of Quantitative Economics ,Volume 16, Number 1,February 2018  (ISSN Number 0971-1554(online version) , 2364-1045(electronic version),Springer Publication
  • ‘Gender Wage Gap: Some Recent Evidences from India’, published in Journal of Quantitative economics, online on 12th March, 2018 (ISSN Number 0971-1554 (online version) – as co-author, Springer publication

Papers Presented

  • Presented paper in 34th Annual Conference of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (National Level) on February 22-23, 2014, organized by Department of Economics, Lady Brabourne College.                           
  • Paper presented in 10th Annual conference on Economic Growth and Development, international conference organized at Indian Statistical Institute from 18th  to 20th December 2014
  • Paper presented in two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Issues in Development Economics’, held at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, on 26th and 27th February,2015
  • Paper presented in 58th  Annual conference  of The Indian Society of Labour Economics during 24-26 November 2016, IIT, Guwahati, Assam
  • Paper presented in 53rd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) from 22-24 December,2016 at NISER, Bhubaneswar

Member of Academic Bodies

  • Life Member of Bengal Economic Association

Member in Seminars / Conferences / Others

  • Member & Coordinator, Organizing Committee 34th (2014) Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association, held at Lady Brabourne College
  • Treasurer, Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College from 2016
  • Convener, Admission Committee,(Science), Lady Brabourne College from 2017
  • Treasurer & Member UGC sponsored  two-day workshop on Macro Economics ,held at Chandernagore  Govt College in 2012
  • Coordinator of NAAC Steering Committee, Chandernagore Government College in 2006