Economics

Suprabha Baniya

Suprabha Baniya, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jonas Clark Hall room 221
Phone: 508-793-7228
Email: subaniya@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Website


Dr. Baniya is originally from Nepal.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 2017, and her B.A. in Economics and a B.A./M.A, in Mathematics from SUNY-Potsdam in 2012. Through her doctoral work at Purdue University, she is associated with the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Global Trade Analysis Project.  Currently, she is co-authoring a research project at the World Bank, investigating the trade effects of the Belt and Road Initiative of China using GIS analysis.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Baniya's research interests focus on the effects of timeliness on the international trade pattern in the presence of global production linkages, using both econometric and computable general equilibrium analysis.  Her findings have important policy implications for boosting developing countries' participation in higher value-added and time-sensitive industries, and she plans to pursue additional research on international trade and economic geography for developing and emerging markets.

She teaches international economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Working Papers

"Effects of Timeliness on the Trade Pattern between Primary and Processed Goods," IMF Working Paper No. 17/44.  March.

"Effects of Transportation Infrastructure on the Export Participation and Composition," (with Z. Akgul), Global Trade Analysis Project Resource Paper #5042. 2016.

"The Trade Effects of the New Silk Road," (with S. Murray and M. Ruta), World Bank Working Paper.  2017.