Lecturer in International Economics
Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute
Research Cluster Member
- Dr Pallavi Roy
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- On Sabbatical:
- Term 2 2018/19
Pallavi is a lecturer in International Economics at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS. Her experience includes political economy research on South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh) using the political settlements approach as well as qualitative risk analysis, the latter while working for a London-based business and political risk consultancy. Previously she was a senior financial journalist based in India with ten years of experience covering policy, infrastructure and metallic commodities as well as some of the recent landmark political movements against land acquisition for mining and industry in eastern India. Her areas of expertise include the political economy of growth and liberalization in developing countries--especially South Asia and Nigeria, governance and corruption, financing and capability development, mining and metallic commodities markets, Institutional Economics, modern South Asian History.
Pallavi is currently a research director and jointly in charge of research projects, specifically in overall charge of the Nigerian research within the Anti-Corruption Evidence programme, comprising one-third of the £6 million research contract. This is a DFID-funded five-year programme with SOAS as the lead organization in a multi-country consortium, which has been created to do innovative research on tackling corruption and to help develop more effective, evidence-based anti-corruption initiatives by DFID and its partners. The programme focuses on Bangladesh, Nigeria and Tanzania.
She is also engaged in a DFID-sponsored programme on Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) and is working with a research sub-cluster of state-business relationships. She was part of a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Agence Française de Développement on determinants of growth across developing economies and the need for incorporating a study of country-specific ‘political settlements’ while framing economic policy. She was also a member of a World Bank financed research project in 2010 that applies the new analytical framework of Nobel Laureate Douglass North on ‘Limited Access Orders’ in developing countries. She was a Researcher in a DFID funded research team in 2009 on Growth and Governance and the need for alternative policy.
She contributes to various organizations like the BBC (for News Hour), Modern Diplomacy and the Infosys Science Foundation blog.
Presentation on "Growth under Contingent Possibilities in Indian States: The Auto Sector in Tamil Nadu" at an International Workshop on The Politics of Growth and Distribution in India held on 22 March 2017 jointly organised by Effective States and Inclusive Development and Institute of Economic Growth in New Delhi, India: