Mamata Parhi

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Mamata Parhi is a Reader in Economics and Finance and Head of AFEG (Accounting, Finance, Economics & Goverance) Subject Group at Roehampton Business School. She joined the Business School in July, 2015. Prior to this appointment she worked at Swansea University serving first as a lecturer and then as a senior lecturer at the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD). Previously she has also been employed as a researcher at the University of Strasbourg, France, and a consultant at the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy in India.

Mamata holds a Doctorate degree in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change from the UNU-MERIT, the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Prior to joining the PhD program with a United Nations University Scholarship, she completed her M.Phil degree in Economics with a First Class from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and an MSc degree in the Analytical & Applied Economics from Utkal University, both in India. She has received the University Gold Medal for Best Achievement in MSc across all disciplines.

Mamata specializes in Empirical industrial organization, Economics of innovation, Spatial economics and more recently, in Applied macro economics and Finance. 

Mamata has successfully obtained a number of research projects (both national and international), such as the Netherlands Science Organization, the Welsh Assembly Government, European Science Foundation, EPSRC, among others. 

Mamata is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and is also a member of the URRAP (University of Roehampton Reflective Account of Practice) Panel. 


Research interests

Modelling extreme events;  Background risk; Financial market volatility and new models of efficiency measurement; Network and spillover;
Cryptocurrency market; Real estate economics; Innovation and competition; Demand for money; Quantile approach to estimating time
series and panel data; NewTechnology Diffusion; Innovation and Organizational Behavior in Industry.



Programme Development:

MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management

BSc Economics

BSc Finance and Accounting

More Recent Teaching Experience: 

Managerial Economics (level 5, UG), Managing International Trade (MSc); Business organizations in a Global Context (Level 4, UG); Managing Innovation (L6); Dissertation (PG/ UG)

Past  Teaching Experience:

Managerial Economics (UG), Industrial Economics (UG),Firm Organization and Innovation (MSC), Econometrics(UG), Principles of Economics (UG). Contemporary Issues in Economics (UG), Research Methods (for MSc and PhD), Social Research methods (MSc and Phd in Social Sciences); Network Theory and Applications (MSc/ PGR)

Research projects

  • Financial constraints and SME regional performance: Exploring the role of innovation and firm networks during times of external shocks; (CoPI), LSBS Small Grant 2022, ENTERPRISE RESEARCH CENTRE (ERC), £5000.




  • Chambers of Commerce for Local Business Engagement and Growth in South London: Towards a Sustainable Business Model', September 2021-June 2022, (as Principal Investigator), BIG South London’s Innovation Voucher programme, Amount: 10,000 GBP.


  • ’Growth Outlook for Family Businesses under Uncertainty: An Exploratory Study of the Local Business Community in South West London’, September 2021-August 2022, (as Principal Investigator) , Southlands Methodist Trust Grant,  Amount: 3,249 GBP.


  • Social Alienation and Uncertain Economic Growth: A Pre- and Post-reform Analysis of India’, the Leverhulme Trust, March 2013-Dec 2014 (as Collaborator), Grant Amount: 79,880 GBP.


  • Establishing Network Analysis Research in Swansea University’, EPSRC-Bridging the Gaps, Nov 2012-June 2013 (as Co-investigator), Grant Amount: 7,500 GBP.


  • Wellbeing in Wales, February 2012 - June 2012 (as Co-investigator). Project sponsored by Welsh Government, Strategic Planning, Finance and Performance, Welsh Assembly Government. Project amount: 15,000 GBP.


  • Economic Research Grant from Wales Assembly Government on ‘Exporting activity and productivity in Wales: A micro-economic analysis’ (with C. Robinson), 2012. Grant amount: 19,650 GBP.


  • European Science Foundation short visit grant for my submitted theme: Network of Academic Inventors in Europe, 2011. Grant amount 2000 euros.


  • Equality and Human Rights Commission Grant on ‘An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in Wales’, November 2010 -May 2011 (as Co-investigator), Grant Amount: 20,000 GBP.


  • Netherlands Science Foundation, NWO-WOTRO Grant on ‘Dynamics of Diffusion of Advanced Manufacturing Technology: The Case of Indian Automotive Industry’ (as Sole Investigator), Grant No. WB-226, 2002-2005. Grant amount: 55,000 Euros.



External positions

External Examiner, Richmond University - The American University in London

1 Sept 201931 Aug 2024

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