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Dr Soumyatanu Mukherjee PhD in International Economics, University of Nottingham (UK)

Lecturer of Finance

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Lecturer of Finance, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton (UK) (From March 16, 2020).

I did my PhD from the University of Nottingham (UK) with the prestigious ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council, UK) Doctoral Fellowship.

Before joining Southampton, I worked as an Assistant Professor at the IIM Kozhikode & at the IIT Kharagpur for almost 4 years.

I am also conferred with the EXIM (Export-Import) Bank of India's INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RESEARCH ANNUAL AWARD 2018 for my Doctoral Dissertation pursued in the University of Nottingham (UK).

Areas of Specialisation: My research comprises broader areas ranging from international trade, international finance, tourism risk management, Cryptocurrency & economic development to the risk management of firms.


Work History

Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

Assistant Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), University of Nottingham (UK).

Lecturer (Part-time) in RKM Vidyamandira (Indian Autonomous College Affiliated to the University of Calcutta).


Academic Background

Ph.D. International Economics, University of Nottingham (UK), 2012 – 2016, with ESRC +3 Doctoral Fellowship.

M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Economics, University of Calcutta, 2009 – 2011: ranked second with distinction from the university, obtaining 75.5% marks.

B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics, University of Calcutta, 2006 – 2009: 64.5% marks;

Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination: 84.9% marks;

Secondary (10-level) Examination: 89.13% marks (topper from the school).


Grants & Awards

07th August 2019: International Economic Research Annual (IERA) Award 2018 by the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India.

09/2012 – 09/2015: Economic & Social Research Council (UK) Doctoral Scholarship (+3): for maintenance.

09/2012 – 05/2016: Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (University of Nottingham): for fees.


Award for the excellent result in M.Sc. Economics from University of Calcutta.

Research interests

Decision analysis under risk & uncertainty; International Trade; International Financial Markets.

External Research Fellow:

  • The Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), University of Nottingham (UK);
  • The Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), University of Nottingham (UK).

Ph.D. research

“Liberalisation, wages and sector growth: General equilibrium analysis for India”.

Supervisors: Prof. Oliver Morrissey, and Dr. Markus Eberhardt (University of Nottingham, UK).

Internal Assessor: Prof. Christopher Robert Milner (University of Nottingham, UK).

External Evaluator: Prof. Catia Montagna (University of Aberdeen, UK).

Funding Agencies:

  • Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC, UK) +3 Doctoral Research Fellowship (Grant reference number: 1225396), through the Doctoral Training Centre of the University of Nottingham (UK).
  • Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Award (University of Nottingham, UK).

Research projects

International Trade & Investment under Multiple Risks in Mean-Variance Decision-Theoretic Models (2018-2021): with Udo Broll (TU-Dresden), Tapas Mishra (Southampton Business School), Subhadip Mukherjee (NMIMS University) & Mamata Parhi (Roehampton Business School); leading to 4 papers (up to now). One paper has just got a minor revision from European Journal of Finance, two other papers are under review, one more is in preparation for journal submission.

Supply-Chain Risk Management in Two-Moment Decision-Theoretic Models (2018-2021): with Sidhartha S. Padhi (IIM Kozhikode). Two papers are under review, one other is in preparation for journal submission.

COVID-19 & Stock Price Volatility (2020-2021): with Tapas Mishra (SBS), Ahmed Usman (Coventry University) & Subhadip Mukherjee (NMIMS University). Two papers are in preparation for journal submission. 


Research group

Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development

Affiliate research group

Finance and Banking Research Group

M.Sc. Dissertation Supervisor/Tutor, PhD Supervisor, Internal Examiner for Ahmad Maaitah’s submitted Doctoral Thesis, for which the viva was conducted on the 14th July 2020.

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Book Chapter


  • Mukherjee, S., & Padhi, S. S. (2019). Global supply chain in 'I2P' mode of operation. In S. Gopinath, R. K. Pati, & S. S. Padhi (Eds.), PMI India Research & Academic Conference 2019 Conference Proceedings Document: Project Management in the Emerging World of Disruptions Project Management Institute.

Module co-ordinator and lecturer for Quantitative Finance & Advanced Time Series Modelling (PG level).

Dr Soumyatanu Mukherjee
Mail: Room 3063, Building 2, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton, UK. Postcode: SO16 3LY.

Email: (preferred); Room Number: 2/3063

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