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Prof. (Dr.) Meghna Ghosh

Prof. (Dr.) Meghna Ghosh

Ph.D., Deakin University (Australia)

M.Phil, University of Calcutta (India)

M.Sc, University of Calcutta (India)

B.Sc (Hons.), University of Calcutta (India)

Dr. Meghna Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in Economics at BITS Law School. Previously she has worked as an Assistant Professor in Economics at Sarala Birla University, Ranchi and as a Guest Faculty in Economics at National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.

Meghna has completed her Masters and M.Phil. in Economics from University of Calcutta and her Ph.D. from Deakin University, Australia. She was awarded the Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship for International Students for pursuing her doctoral degree and the Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Award for securing the first rank in Economics honours from Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, Kolkata. Her doctoral thesis titled 'Consumption and Distributional Implications of the Implementation of Value Added Taxes in India.' investigates the effect of Value Added Taxes on the consumption of necessary food and fuel items and on the poverty of Indian households. The study also highlights the policy implications of increasing the consumption tax in India, as an important factor in designing a pro-poor tax, in addition to broad macroeconomic factors like revenue productivity.

Dr. Ghosh's research interest lies in areas such as Development Economics and Public Economics. In addition to teaching various introductory and advanced courses in Economics, she has also worked as an organizing member at various seminars and conferences and as a co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Commerce programme (2022-23) at Sarala Birla University.

Outside of her academic work, Meghna is an ardent traveller and loves painting.



  • Ghosh, M. (2021). An Essay on the History and Impact of VAT in India. VISION: Journal of Indian Taxation, 8 (2 ), 61-73

Chapter in Edited Volume:

  • Ghosh M., Proulx K., Sarkar S. & Spieler A. (2023). Characteristics of Working Capital Management Strategies. Working Capital. edited by Baker H.K., Filbeck G. & Barkley T. World Scientific

Articles in Submission:

  • Employment Status and Health Outcomes of Indian Women, Ghosh, M., Singh, A., Cogent Social Sciences

  • Demonetization and Blockchain Policy, Ghosh, M., Sarkar, S., Spieler, A., Nikbhakt, E., Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research

Ongoing Research:

  • A study on the economic history of India

  • Investigating the linkage between economic growth and foreign direct investment for a group of African countries