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Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics

Applications are now closed. Details for the 2017-18 Fellowship will be available from around March 2017.

The India Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invites applications for the Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics. The Fellowship is supported by the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation. Applicants should be early career researchers working on economic impact of poor quality.

Applicants should have completed a PhD - the Fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

About the Fellowship

The Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics will be for a period of three months in the 2016-17 academic year and will be based at the India Observatory at the LSE. The Fellow will be expected to engage in research examining the economic impact of poor quality on the economies of South Asia, prioritising but not restricted to, India and Bangladesh. The main objective of this programme is to examine the links between quality and economics.

The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to 1,750 a month, and will also 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 research materials.

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

The Fellow will be expected to finish a piece of research of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar or lecture arranged by the India Observatory.

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Subir Chowdhury Fellows


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