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Dr. Swathysree S S

Dr. Swathysree S S

Assistant Professor

MA Integrated in Economics (University of Hyderabad);

FPM (IIM- Calcutta)


Dr. Swathysree has completed her Ph.D. in Economics from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Before joining the PhD programme, she has worked with HSBC as a risk analyst for two years. She holds an Integrated Masters degree in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and is a recipient of the University Gold Medal for securing the first rank.

Her doctoral thesis explores the evolution of India’s capital goods sector from the standpoint of technological capabilities and the role of the state on the one hand and international integration on the other in shaping that trajectory. Her research interests include Economic Growth and Development, Industrial and Trade Policy, Role of State, International Trade, Global Value Chains, and Technological Change and Innovation.

  • Looking at India’s Engineering Exports: Stuck in the middle of the Value Chain (with Parthapratim Pal) in India’s Economy and Society: Lateral Explorations. S. Mani and CG. Iyer. Springer. 2021.

    Withering WTO and Indecisive India: Challenges and Opportunities of Trade Policy in a Volatile World (with Parthapratim Pal) in World Trade and India: Multilateralism, Progress and Policy. A. Raychaudhuri, P. De and S. Gupta. Sage Publications. 2020


    Public Engagement

    Co-authored a report for the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India and Engineering Export Promotion Council titled Leveraging Trade Agreements to Boost Export from Indian Capital Goods Sector (with Parthapratim Pal) 2019

    Article in Ideas for India, economics and policy portal: “Boosting India’s capital goods exports” (with Parthapratim Pal) 2021

    Article in The Hindu BusinessLine Newspaper: “Capital Goods need a Policy Overhaul” (with Parthapratim Pal) 2019


    Conferences and Workshops:

    Swathysree and Mohanty, M. (2022). ‘India’s Capital Goods Sector: An Evaluation of Domestic Value Addition Performances’, 12th Annual Conference in Political Economy, International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

    Swathysree and Mohanty, M. (2022). ‘India’s Capital Goods Sector: An Evaluation of Domestic Value Addition Performances’, IMRDC Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Doctoral Conference

    Thakurata, S. G. and Swathysree (2021). ‘Understanding India’s Economic Growth Conundrum: An Exploration into the Dynamics of Capital Accumulation since 1980’. Annual Conference on Economics and Public Policy

    Swathysree and Mohanty, M (2020). ‘Evolution of India’s Capital Goods Sector since the 1980s’, 32nd Annual Conference European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy

    Participated in the 1st Unicamp International School on Developmental Challenges: The Productive Dimension (2020) organized by Institute of Economics, University of Campinas, Brazil

    Participated in the UNCTAD Summer school 2020 on Globalization and Development Strategies

    Participated in the fourth RIS-EXIM Bank Summer School on International Trade Theory and Practice (2019)

Industrial Policy, Trade Policy, Role of State, Economic Growth and Development, Technological Change and Innovation, Global Value Chains, Capability Development
Macroeconomics, India and the World Economy, Economic Development of Asia, Global Political Economy, International Trade and Development.