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Dr. Saktinil Roy

Dr. Saktinil Roy

Associate Professor, Economics

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Dr. Saktinil Roy earned his PhD degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from the University of Memphis, where in 2003 he received the award for the highest level of academic excellence among graduate economics students. Dr. Roy specializes in macroeconomics and monetary economics, international economics/finance, financial markets, and time series analysis. His current research focuses on financial markets, financial stability, and currency and banking crises, with particular reference to the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. His research on financial markets and financial crises has appeared in journals of international repute, and he has presented his work at the top international conferences in his field. His work, moreover, is widely cited, including in a literature review and a handbook in this area. His research interest extends to other areas, such as applications of game theory, behavioural economics/finance, and development economics.

Prior to joining Athabasca University, Dr. Roy had held a full-time faculty instructor position in the Department of Economics of the University of Memphis from 2004 to 2006. He was also Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics of the University of Alberta during his sabbatical leave from Athabasca University in 2015-2016.

In addition to research and teaching in academia, Dr. Roy has valuable management and consulting experience in the private sector. He had held a consulting position at Informa Economics in Memphis in connection with a project funded by the World Bank. From 2006 until joining Athabasca University in 2008, Dr. Roy worked as Manager of Forecast Assurance, at the National Exchange Carrier Association in New Jersey. In this role, he managed and re-shaped the system used for demand trend projections and introduced new techniques for better forecast accuracy.

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Dr. Roy is currently serving as the guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Risk and Financial Management on Financial Markets and Institutions and Financial Crises

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Research interests

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • International Economics/Finance
  • Applications of Game Theory
  • Development Economics
  • Behavioural Economics/Finance

Educational credentials

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics, University of Memphis (2004)
  • M.A in Economics, Jadavpur University (1994)

Professional affiliations

  • Canadian Economics Association
  • American Economic Association
  • American Finance Association
  • Association of Indian Economic and Financial Studies
  • Econometric Society