Saktinil Roy, PhD

Dr. Roy holds BA and MA degrees in Economics from Jadavpur University—one of the top five universities in India—and a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from the University of Memphis, where in 2003 he received the award for the highest level of academic excellence for graduate economics students.  Dr. Roy specializes in international economics/finance, time series analysis, and computational economics. His other areas of interest include game theory and development economics. Apart from publishing and reviewing articles at journals of international repute, Dr. Roy has chaired sessions and presented his research at several international conferences. He is an active member of the American Economic Association, Canadian Economics Association, Econometric Society, Western Economic Association International, and Midwest Economics Association.

His current research focuses on financial markets and currency and banking crises, which has particular reference to the recent global financial meltdown.

Dr. Roy taught both graduate and undergraduate courses as a full time instructor in the Department of Economics at the University of Memphis from 2004 to 2006. He also held adjunct faculty positions at other institutions in USA and India. He has taught courses in international economics/finance, corporate finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, statistics, managerial economics, development economics, and mathematical economics.

In addition to research and teaching in academia, Dr. Roy has valuable management and consulting experience in the private sector. He had held a consulting position at Informa Economics in Memphis and worked on an important project funded by the World Bank for the specification of a complex mathematical model that identified potential areas of improvement of the Russian grain distribution system. The work received great appreciation from the World Bank. From June of 2006 until joining the Faculty of Business in the summer of 2008, Dr. Roy worked as Manager, Forecast Assurance, at the National Exchange Carrier Association in New Jersey, where he managed and re-shaped the system used for demand trend projections, and contributed significantly by improving forecast accuracy with the introduction of new techniques.

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