B.A. (Economics) (Jadavpur University); M.A. (Economics) (Jawaharlal Nehru University); Ph.D. (Iowa State University)
Soumyadip Roy is an economist whose work is primarily in the area of Applied Microeconomic Theory. His PhD dissertation, titled “Optimal costs, efforts and rewards”, was guided by Prof Giancarlo Moschini and Prof Peter Orazem at Iowa State University. His current research focuses on the effect of minimum wage increases on employment, average earnings and the wage bill in the retail trade sector in USA. He is also working on how health relates to types of leisure and time allocation.
Soumyadip has 5 years of experience working in the banking and finance industry, in the area of Risk Management. Before joining JGU, he worked as Vice President, Fraud Risk for Citibank in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. In this role he worked in the Fraud Analytics team on creating strategies aimed at preventing Identity Theft Fraud for the Citi branded cards portfolio. Before this, he worked as Senior Associate for Discover Financial Services in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This role involved creating real-time authorization-level strategies aimed at preventing counterfeit and lost/stolen fraud for Discover credit cards. Before his PhD, he also worked for Genpact in Bangalore, India on Model Validation and Calibration for GE Capital under Basel II regulatory requirements.