Sonali Chowdhry

I'm a trade economist and Research Associate (tenure-track) based at the Firms and Markets Department, DIW Berlin.  My research investigates global supply chains, firm heterogeneity and the distributional implications of trade policy shocks. To study these issues, I analyse detailed transactions-level customs databases using modern econometric methods. 

I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute over 2022-23 and have been affiliated with the Trade Policy Research Center at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy since 2019. 

I completed my PhD in Economics from LMU Munich in 2022 as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and member of the EU Trade & Investment Policy ITN. Prior to this, I worked as a Junior Economist with the Ifo Institute’s Center for International Economics and pursued the MPhil in Economics from University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar from India and member of Merton College

You can reach out to me at schowdhry[at] and follow my latest commentary on trade policy through Twitter @Sonali_Chowdhry.