Earl N. Phillips School of Business


Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: 336.841.9163
Office: Phillips Hall 210
Dr. Suryadipta Roy, Associate Professor of Economics, does research primarily in the areas of international trade and development. His work has been published in Economics and Politics, Review of Development Economics, St. Louis Federal Reserve Review, Applied Economics Letters, Atlantic Economic Journal, International Journal of Economic Research, and the Trade and Development Review. His papers have recently been published in the Economics Bulletin, and the Regional Economist, a quarterly business review from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. His research on the global implications of the expansion of trade blocs among dissimilar trade partners was featured in the World Trade Organization (WTO) website. He is a firm believer in the importance of strong institutions for promoting economic development. His current research thus focuses on the impact of institutional impediments and political risk towards multilateral trade liberalization, and the potential implications for the developing countries.

Dr. Roy has presented his findings at the annual meetings hosted by the International Trade and Finance Association, Eastern Economic Association, the Midwest Business Economics Association, the Southern Economic Association, and the Midwest International Economics Conference, among others. He has provided refereeing services to the Review of International Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics and Politics, Journal of Economic Integration, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Dr. Roy came to HPU in 2008 after spending a summer term as a visiting scholar for the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Lawrence University and the University of Redlands. While his professional experience has been largely research-based, he also served as a Commercial Tax Officer for the West Bengal Civil Service. Prior to that he worked with the Indian Chamber of Commerce. At HPU he mainly teaches courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, besides freshman seminar courses related to the topic of globalization, and the China-India-US relationship. He serves on the Phillips School of Business Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Roy earned his Ph.D. and his M.A. in Economics from West Virginia University where he received the Dadisman Scholarship and was awarded the Vickers Doctoral Student Best Research Paper Award. Prior to that, he earned his M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and a B.Sc. in Economics from Calcutta University, both in India.


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