Faculty Biography

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.  Recently, she co-authored a research project at the World Bank, investigating the trade effects of the Belt and Road Initiative of China using econometric and GIS analysis.  Additionally, she is co-authoring a research project at the Asian Development Bank, investigating the general equilibrium trade and spatial effects of infrastructure reforms in the CAREC region using a combination of CGE and 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 is currently pursuing  additional research on international trade and economic geography for developing and emerging markets.

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

Journal Publications

Baniya, S., Rocha, N., and Ruta, M. (2020). "The Trade Effects of the New Silk Road:  A Gravity Analysis", Journal of Development Economics", V 146, 102467, ISSN 0304-3878, https://doi.org/10/1016/j.deveco.2020.102467

Previous version:  Baniya, S., Rocha, N., and Ruta, M. (2019). "The Trade Effects of the New Silk Road:  A Gravity Analysis", World Bank Policy Research Working Paper; No. WPS 8694.

Working Papers

Baniya, S., and Taniguchi, K. (2021). "Trade and Spatial Effects of Transportation Infrastructure Reforms in the CAREC Region:  A General Equilibrium Analysis", Asian Development Bank. 

Baniya, S. (2017). "Effects of Timeliness on the Trade Pattern between Primary and Processed Goods", IMF Working Paper No. 17/44. 

Baniya, S. and Akgul, Z. (2017) "Effects of Transportation Infrastructure on the Export Participation and Composition:  A CGE Analysis", Global Trade Analysis Project Resource Paper #5042. 

Work In Progress

"Worldwide Optimal Trading Times in the Presence of Multimodal Transport Networks:  A GIS Analysis," (with Muhammad Ramzan, Clark University).

"Effects of Trading Times on Firm Migration and Outcomes," (with Cong Peng, Harvard University).

"Effects of Discount Coupons and Site Sales on Gross Merchandise Sales", Overstock.com Inc.