Sonali Chowdhry

I'm a trade economist and (tenure-track) postdoctoral researcher 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 Task Force 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. 

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