Dr Swati Virmani

Job: Lecturer in Economics

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: swati.virmani@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Swati Virmani joined the De Montfort University as Lecturer in Economics in February 2019. Previously she has worked at Huddersfield Business School on a research position in the Department of Accountancy, Finance & Economics (2016-19); as Teaching Associate in the Department of Economics, Lancaster University Management School (2014 - 2016); Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Manchester (2010 - 2014); Research Analyst at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India (2009 - 2010); and as Researcher at the School of Business Administration, Oakland University, Michigan, USA (May - July 2008). 

Key research outputs

2019  ‘Chief executive pay in UK higher education: the role of university performance’.  Annals of Operations Research, 1-30 (with J Johnes) [https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-019-03275-2].

2019  ‘Are Technology Transfers Skill Biased?’ The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 62(2), pp. 239-263.

2019  ‘The efficiency of private and public schools in urban and rural areas: moving beyond the development goals’. International Transactions in Operational Research, 13(5), e12678 (with G Johnes) [https://doi.org/10.1111/itor.12658].

2018  ‘The Enigmatic Services Sector of India’. MPRA Paper No. 89174 (with V N Balasubramanyam).

2015  ‘Foreign Direct Investment and Reverse Technology Spillovers: the Effect on Total Factor Productivity’. OECD Journal: Economic Studies, Vol. 2014/1, pp. 129-153 (with E Amann).

2015  ‘Is the Evolution of India’s Outward FDI Consistent with Dunning’s Investment Development Path Sequence?’ Lancaster University Management School, Economics Working Paper Series 2015/019 (with E Amann).

2011  ‘Attaining Comprehensive Development: A Comparative Study of Demographic, Migration and Socio-Economic Trends’. The India Economy Review, Vol. VII, Quarterly Issue, pp. 122-129 (with R S Bora).

2010  ‘An Empirical Analysis of Residential Mortgage Refinancing Decision Making’. Journal of Housing Research, Vol. 19(2), pp. 129-138 (with A Murphy).

2010  ‘Demographic Transition, Development Performance and Migration: A Comparative Study’. Social and Management Solutions, Vol. 5(1), pp. 45-54 (with R S Bora).

Research interests/expertise

Artificial Intelligence, Technology Transfers & Labour Market

Efficiency & Impact Analysis

Higher Education 

Areas of teaching

Emerging Markets & International Business

Managerial Economics

Development Economics

Financial Markets

Quantitative/ Applied Economics

Qualifications

PhD Economics – University of Manchester, UK

MA Economics – Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India

BA (Hons) Economics – Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, India

Courses taught

ECON 2551 – Economics of Financial Markets

ECON 5002 – Economics of Emerging Markets

CORD 5001 – Economics of the Property Organisation

Honours and awards

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of British Northern Universities India Forum (BNUIF) - current

Key Contact (De Montfort University) – The Economics Network – 2019 - present

Key Contact (University of Huddersfield) – The Economics Network – 2018-19 

Conference attendance

Swati has presented at the following national and international conferences:

  • Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value workshop on Economics for the Social Good, De Montfort University, Leicester – July 2019
  • Business School Research Conference, Huddersfield – January 2019
  • 14th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, Indian Statistical Institute – December 2018
  • 60th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research – December 2018
  • 6th International Workshop on ‘Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services’, Huddersfield Business School – September 2018
  • Annual Conference of the Scottish Economics Society, Scotland – April 2018
  • Practitioner presentation: A new approach to benchmarking the performance of children’s services, Huddersfield Business School – May 2017
  • Business School Research Conference, Huddersfield – January 2017
  • Annual Conference of the Scottish Economic Society, Scotland – April 2016
  • British Northern Universities India Forum (BNUIF), Bradford – March 2016
  • Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, Manchester – March–April 2015
  • Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, Manchester – April 2014
  • 11th GLOBELICS International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development, Ankara, Turkey – September 2013
  • COST Workshop on the Impact of Emerging Multinationals on Global Development, Milan, Italy – May 2013
  • NWDTC Joint Economics/AQM/Social Stats PhD Conference, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster – May 2013
  • Development Economics Research Group Seminar, University of Manchester, Manchester – May 2013
  • 10th GLOBELICS International Conference on Innovation and Development: Opportunities and Challenges in Globalisation, Hangzhou, China – November 2012
  • Enterprise, Technology & Finance (ETF) Research Group workshop on New Directions in Trade and FDI, University of Manchester, Manchester – June 2012
  • Economics Doctoral Conference 2012, University of Manchester, Manchester – May 2012
  • First International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management, held at Oakland University, Michigan, USA – July 2011

Case studies

2017-18: Research paper ‘Foreign Direct Investment and Reverse Technology Spillovers: the Effect on Total Factor Productivity’ cited in the Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, World Bank.

2016: ‘Analysis of Sector Led Improvement of Children’s and Young People’s Services’. Official Report submitted to the ADCS Performance and Information Management Group (with J Johnes, R O’Neill, J Bamford and A Ramsey), July.

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