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Arnab Bhattacharjee

Professor of Economics, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Arnab Bhattacharjee works primarily in applied econometrics focussing on foundations and methods to analyse spatial, panel and cross-section data, and with applications to several areas within the disciplines of economics and allied social sciences. He joined Heriot-watt University in April 2013.

Arnab did his graduate and postgraduate studies in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata, India) before working for five years at the Reserve Bank of India and completing a PhD in Economics part time from the University of Mumbai (2002). In 2008, he returned to the Indian Statistical Institute to complete a PhD in Statistics.

Prior to joining Heriot-Watt, he was College Lecturer and Research Associate at Cambridge University (2001-2004), Lecturer in Economics and Finance at St Andrews University (2004-2010) and Reader in Economic Studies at Dundee University (2010-2013).

Arnab is also a visiting professor at Aveiro University (Portugal) and Michigan State University (USA).


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, Heriot-Watt University