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University of Exeter Business School

Dr Arpita Ghosh

Dr Arpita Ghosh

Lecturer in Economics


 Streatham Court 0.76


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK


My primary research area is Economics of Crime and Political Economics. I also have papers/projects in the area of Economics of Housing and Energy. I completed my PhD from Leicester in 2021 under the supervision of James Rockey and Giuseppe De Feo.

Prior to joining Exeter in 2021, I worked for a year and a half as a Research Fellow in the ESRC funded project ``A Unified Approach to Measuring the Costs of Violent Crime Risk’’ under the direction of Dr. Brendon McConnell and Professor Corrado Giulietti at the University of Southampton.


Ph.D. in Economics (University of Leicester) - 2021

M.Sc. in Economics (Madras School of Economics, Chennai) - 2014

B.Sc. in Economics (St. Xavier's College, Kolkata) - 2012

Fellow of the Advance Higher Education Academy - 2022


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Research interests

  • Economics of Crime
  • Law and Economics
  • Housing and Energy
  • Political Economics

Research projects

​Working Papers:

Selected Work(s) in Progess:

  • Measuring The Social Costs of Homicides Using Subjective and Objective Measures (joint with Brendon McConnell & Corrado Giulietti)

  • Non-fatal Strangulation Laws and Female Homicides (joint with Dercio De Assis, Sonia Oreffice & Climent Quintana-Domeque)

  • Understanding Pedagogic Effects of Group-work Assessments (joint with Atisha Ghosh & Anastasia Papadopoulou)


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Journal articles

Ghosh A, Flowe H, Rockey J (2023). Estimating excess mortality due to female genital mutilation. Sci Rep, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

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Teaching Interests:

Applied Econometrics, Microeconomics, Applied Economics

Teaching (2023 - 2024)

Module leader: Economics of Crime (BEE3074): Descriptor

Module leader: Economics for Management (BEE1034B)



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Office Hours:

Fall 2023 - Mondays 2.30-4.30 pm

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