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Ayona  Bhattacharjee

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Ayona  Bhattacharjee

Fellow from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in the area of Economics and Social Sciences, 2015

M.A. in Economics, Centre for International Trade & Development (CITD), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU Delhi), 2007

B.Sc. in Economics, Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 2002

Ayona  Bhattacharjee

Nov’17-present: Assistant Professor, International Management Institute (IMI Delhi)

Jan’16- Oct’17: Assistant Professor, O.P. Jindal Global Business School, Delhi NCR      

Dec’08-May’10: Business Analyst at HSBC Global Analytics, Kolkata.
Domain – Credit Risk (Data analytics

Jun’07-Dec’08: Associate Consultant at Symphony Marketing Solutions, Bangalore.
Domain – Price Promo & Marketing Mix (Market Research Analytics)


Ayona  Bhattacharjee

Ayona Bhattacharjee is a Fellow from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in the area of Economics and Social Sciences. She obtained her Master's degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Bachelor's degree in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata. She has also qualified the UGC-NET Exam in Economics. Prior to joining IMI Delhi, Dr. Bhattacharjee was an Assistant Professor at O.P Jindal Global Business School, where she taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Economics. She also has three years of industry experience in Data Analytics firms. Prior to joining the doctoral program, she was as an associate consultant at Symphony Marketing Solutions (now Genpact) in Bangalore and later worked as a business analyst with HSBC Analytics, Kolkata.

Dr. Bhattacharjee has presented her work at national and international conferences. She works at the interface of Macroeconomics and Development economics. Her current research interests include topics related to human capital theory, economic growth and trade in services.

Ayona  Bhattacharjee

  • “Bhattacharjee, A. (2020). Does Population Longevity Attract Foreign Direct Investments in Developing Countries? Global Business Review, (ABDC ranking: C)
  • Bhattacharjee, A., & Joshi, R. (2020). Can Your Neighbour’s Education Affect Your Health?. Journal of Health Management, 22(1), 96-102. (Scopus indexed)
  • “Migration of Indian health professionals to the European Union (EU): An Analysis of Policies and Patterns’ in (ed.) I. Rajan, India Migration Report 2018: Migrants in Europe; Routledge (ISBN-13: 978-1138498167)
  • “Healthcare Investment and Income Inequality” with J.K. Shin, C. Subramanian & S. Swaminathan, Journal of Health Economics (ranked A* in ABDC journal list), Vol. 56, pp. 163-177)
  • “International Movement of Capital in Health Services” with Prof. Rupa Chanda, in (ed.) A. J. Culyer, Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Vol 2. San Diego: Elsevier; 2014, (ISBN-13: 978-0123756787) pp. 108-118
  • “Migration of Indian health professionals to selected European nations: The case of Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden”, CARIM-India Research Report 2013/07, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI): European University Institute, 2013
  • “Migration of Indian health professionals to selected European nations: The case of Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden”, IIMB working paper No. 375 (September’13)


  • “Is India’s Healthcare system prepared for Covid-19?” with D. Mohan, South Asian Voices (Apr’20)
  • “Lessons from Bhutan: managing malaria in Assam” with D. Mohan. Asia & the Pacific Policy Society, Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University (Jan’19)
  • “In pursuit of Excellence, Efficiency and Equity in India’s Higher Education Landscape” with D. Mohan. South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF Comment 103, Sep’17)
  • “Improving India’s Higher Education Landscape” with D. Mohan. South Asian   Voices (Sep’17)
  • “Despite the Clinical Establishments Act, Healthcare in India Has a Long Way to Go” with D. Mohan. The Wire (Jun’17)
  • “India’s Healthcare System Is Becoming More and More Unequal” with D. Mohan. The Wire (Jun’17)
  • “What the latest Human Capital Report means for India” JGBS Business Brief, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (Aug’16)
  • “An Overview of the Medical Tourism Industry in Bangalore, India” with Dr. Prasanna S Saligram, Dr. Valorie A. Crooks, Dr. Ronald Labonté, Mrs. Ashley Schram and Dr. Jeremy Snyder, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2014)

Ayona  Bhattacharjee


  • 21st Annual INFER Conference in Brussels, Belgium
  • International Conference on Global Health and Medical Tourism: The way forward, IIM Kozhikode


  • Discussant for the Economics and Social Sciences Presentation during IMRDC at IIM Bangalore


  • Moderator & Panelist for Conference on Demonetisation and Emerging Challenges organised by O.P. Jindal Global Business School and Queen’s University Belfast, held at O.P. Jindal Global University


  • 4th PAN-IIM World Management Conference, IIM Ahmedabad   
  • 5th Delhi Macroeconomics Workshop, ISI New Delhi


  • 11th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, ISI New Delhi  
  • 3rd PAN-IIM World Management Conference, IIM Indore
  • Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore
  • Australian Conference of Economists 2015, QUT Brisbane 
  • 3rd IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics, ISI New Delhi
  • Health Economists' Study Group Meeting, University of Leeds (accepted, not presented)                                


  • International Health Economics Association 10th World Congress, Trinity College Dublin


  • 8th International Conference for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore
  • UNESCAP workshop on Trade Flows and Trade Policy Analysis, Bangkok


  • Simon Fraser University Medical Tourism Research Group organised Workshop on Health Equity Impacts of MT in Developing Countries, SFU Vancouver



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