Sonali Chowdhry

I'm an empirical economist and Max Weber Fellow based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. My research examines firm heterogeneity and the distributional consequences of globalisation. To study these issues, I analyse detailed transactions-level customs databases using modern econometric methods.

In July 2022, I was awarded the PhD in Economics (Magna cum Laude) from LMU Munich as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow with the EU Trade and Investment Policy ITN. In 2023, I'll be joining DIW Berlin as a (tenure-track) Research Associate with the Firms and Markets Department.

I'm also affiliated with 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.

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