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PhD Arnab Bhattacharjee

Heriot-Watt University
Arnab Bhattacharjee

Arnab joined Heriot-Watt University in 2013, where he is currently Professor and Head of Economics, and was previously Director of Spatial Economics & Econometrics Centre (SEEC). 

His research interests lie primarily in econometrics – the discipline of quantitative measurement of economic and social behaviour. His research focuses on foundations and methodology for modeling and identification of structural models using observational data, including Big Data settings. Arnab’s applied research is collaborative with government, policy community, civil society, and private enterprise. It has generated active policy debate and societal impact in several areas including:

  • impact of large economic shocks (like the financial crisis, COVID and Brexit) upon destitution and extreme poverty in the UK and its regions; 
  • development of Scottish Government guidelines for socio-economic-environmental impact evaluation of offshore and marine developments; 
  • the structure and organisation of Monetary Policy Committees; 
  • policies for reducing health inequalities across Scottish regions and demographic regeneration of interior regions of Portugal; and 
  • impact of land reform programmes on forest regeneration and sustainable agriculture in the Amazon.


2020, Elected Member of Committee, Money Macro and Finance Society (Research Group)

2020, Fellow, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

2016, Hind Rattan Award (State honour, India)

2016, Top 10 papers 2005-15, Spatial Economic Analysis