Sonali Chowdhry

I am a trade economist and Max Weber Fellow based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. My research examines global value chains, heterogeneous firm behaviour and the distributional implications 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 EU Trade and Investment Policy ITN. I am also joining DIW Berlin as a (tenure-track) Research Associate in the Firms and Markets Department.

Since 2019, I have been affiliated with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy's Trade Policy Task Force. 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.

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