Sonali Chowdhry

I'm a final year PhD Candidate in Economics at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. I'm also a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher with the EU Horizon 2020 Project - EU Trade and Investment Policy ITN.

My research examines firm heterogeneity and the distributional consequences of globalisation. To study these issues, I analyse confidential customs data using modern econometric and big data methods.

Currently, I'm based at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy where I work alongside the Trade Policy Task Force and the Kiel Center for Globalisation. Prior to joining the Kiel Institute, I worked as a Junior Economist with the Ifo Institute’s Center for International Economics. I pursued the MPhil in Economics from University of Oxford and am a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship from India.

Job market update: I've been awarded the Max Weber Fellowship and will be visiting the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at EUI Florence over 2022-2023. I'll also be joining DIW Berlin as a (tenure-track) Research Associate with the Firms and Markets Department.

You can follow my commentary on trade policy and R code on Twitter @Sonali_Chowdhry.