I am an International and Applied Macroeconomist by training and my research interests lie in Applied Macroeconomics, International Business Economics, Financial Economics, International Finance and Development Economics. In particular, I study banks, financial markets and institutions and their strategic role in economic development including technological progress, episodes of financial and banking crisis, multinationals, international capital flows and technology transfers using applied macro-finance and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models.
Here you can find my CV, and more information on my research and teaching.
I have been studying the Japanese banking and financial system for many years. The Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School of the Columbia University hosts many events for academicians and non-academicians alike interested in the Japanese Economy. Have a look at what we do!
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RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
8/29/18: USF Silk Speaker Series features Dr. Janet Yellen, former Chairperson of the Federal Reserve System - I was honored to interview Dr. Yellen and moderate a conversation with her on behalf of USF. We had over 600 attendees, and what a wonderful evening! Check out more on that event!
08/12/18 - 08/14/18: 78th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management. We presented our new research on " Who Gives FDI to Whom? Is the Answer in Our Common Genes?"(with Miao Wang, Marquette University and Man Chiu Wong, University of Houston).
06/25/18 - 06/28/18: Academy of International Business Annual Conference at University of Minnesota. We presented our new research on " Who Gives FDI to Whom? Is the Answer in Our Common Genes?"(with Miao Wang, Marquette University and Man Chiu Wong, University of Houston). Also check out our panel for Women in the Academy of International Business "Speed-Mentoring Event for Women in the Academy of International Business" (with Saba Colakoglu, Georgia Institute of Technology)
04/19/17 - 04/21/17: The WASC Senior College and University Commission organized the 2017 Academic Resource Conference at Grand Hyatt, San Diego. Check out our team's presentation (with June Clausen, Alexandra Amati-Camperi, John Lendvay and Mark Meritt) on Closing the Loop Strategies: wascarc.org/session/concurrent-session/topic-strategies-closing-loop
06/27/16 - 06/30/16: The Academy of International Business (AIB) will be hosting its annual conference in New Orleans. I will be presenting two of our recent works in this arena: (a) "Strategic Use of Cross-Border Bank Lending Information in Mutual Fund Equity Investing" which is coauthored with Linda Allen and Sonali Hazarika of Baruch College and Chih-Hui Su of University of St. Thomas. (b) "FDI in Cultural Space: The Role of Spatial Culture Clusters in FDI Expansion" which is coauthored with M.C. Sunny Wong of University of San Francisco and Miao Wang of Marquette University. Check out the AIB website for conference details
6/10/2016: I was interviewed on the potential of an economic slowdown in San Francisco and the Economic Resiliency Plan of the city by Carol Massar on Bloomberg Radio -The Bloomberg Advantage. Check out the audio clip here: 0610_suparna_chakraborty_alison_vekshin.mp3
05/22/16 - 05/25/16: The International Trade and Finance Association held its annual meeting at the Occidental College. I presented our new work "FDI in Cultural Space: The Role of Spatial Culture Clusters in FDI Expansion" which is coauthored with M.C. Sunny Wong of University of San Francisco and Miao Wang of Marquette University. Check out the conference website
09/1/2015: The University of San Francisco is rolling out new Assessment tools. I am helping out as the Faculty Director of Curriculum Development for the College of Arts and Sciences.
10/17/2014: The West Coast Workshop on International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics at Santa Clara University - check it out here!
08/11/14 - 08/14/14: The 2014 Summer Juku on Japanese Political Economy was held at Stanford University
07/31/14 - 08/01/14: The NBER Japan Working Group Meeting took place in Tokyo. Check the program out!
06/2013 - 07/2013: I am visiting the Research Dept., Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on a AEA-CSWEP Summer Fellowship.
11/2012: Dr. John Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, gave a talk at the University of San Francisco where I introduced him. Here is his presentation.
10/2012: University of San Francisco organized a community event on 2012 Nobel Prize Awards summarized by USF faculty (check out the video here!)
08/2012: I joined The University of San Francisco Dept. of Economics beginning Fall 2012
06/2012: Visiting the Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston