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Dr Swati Virmani

Job: Senior Lecturer in Economics

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

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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). 

Publications and outputs

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Key research outputs

2020 ‘Reflecting to Rebuild and Strengthen Professional Development: A Collection of ‘Post-Online’ Conversations’ – Monograph

2020 ‘The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic for Leicester’. Available at SSRN: or (with E Cartwright, T A Luong and J Payne)

2020 'The Effects of AI on the Professions'. Chartered Institute of Public Relations: London (with A Gregory). Available here.

2020 'Analysis of Sector Led Improvement of Children and Young People's Services'. MPRA Paper No. 98204 (with R O'Neill and J Bamford)

2019  ‘Chief executive pay in UK higher education: the role of university performance’.  Annals of Operations Research, 1-30 (with J Johnes) [].

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) [].

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 - Impact on 'Professions'

Higher Education - Innovative Pedagogy

Technology Transfers & Labour Market

Efficiency & Impact Analysis

Areas of teaching

Emerging Markets & International Business

Managerial Economics

Development Economics

Financial Markets

Quantitative/ Applied Economics


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

Associate Member of the Association for Learning Technology

Honorary member of AlinPR Panel, Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Member of the Editorial Board of the Global Economics Science Journal

Key Contact for De Montfort University at the Economics Network

Member of the Institute for Applied Economics & Social Value (De Montfort University)

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

Internally funded research project information

Principal Investigator - 'Exploring the Impact of Lecture Capture', funded by the Institute of Applied Economics & Social Value - 2019-2020.

Co-Investigator - 'Developing and Introducing Digital Technology through IAESV Behavioural Economics lab using O-Tree and KAHOOT', faculty level pedagogical innovation funding - 2020.

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.