Saktinil Roy, PhD

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Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; International Economics/Finance; Financial Markets; Time Series Analysis

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Credentials

  • PhD – University of Memphis
  • MA Jadavpur University
  • BA – Jadavpur University

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Biography

Dr. Saktinil Roy earned his PhD degree 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 among graduate economics students. Dr. Roy specializes in macroeconomics and monetary economics, international economics/finance, financial markets, and time series analysis. His current research focuses on financial markets, financial stability, and currency and banking crises, which has particular reference to the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. His research on financial markets and financial crises has appeared in journals of international repute, and he has presented his work at the top international conferences in his field. His work, moreover, is widely cited, including in a literature review and a handbook in this area. His research interest extends to other areas, such as applications of game theory, behavioural economics/finance, and development economics.

Prior to joining Athabasca University, Dr. Roy had held a full-time faculty instructor position in the Department of Economics of the University of Memphis from 2004 to 2006. He was also Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics of the University of Alberta during his sabbatical leave from Athabasca University in 2015-2016. As Visiting Professor, he taught courses in financial markets and macroeconomics.

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 in connection with a project funded by the World Bank. From 2006 until joining Athabasca University in 2008, Dr. Roy worked as Manager of Forecast Assurance, at the National Exchange Carrier Association in New Jersey. In this role, he managed and re-shaped the system used for demand trend projections and introduced new techniques for better forecast accuracy.

Selected Recent and Forthcoming Publications

  • Roy, S. & Kemme, D. M. (2020). The run-up to the global financial crisis: A longer historical view of financial liberalization, capital inflows, and asset bubbles. International Review of Financial Analysis, 69, 1-27 (first published online as an open access article on August 2, 2019).
  • Kemme, D. M., & Roy, S. (2012). Did the recent housing boom signal the global financial crisis? Southern Economic Journal, 78(3), 999-1018.
  • Roy, S., & Kemme, D. M. (2012). Causes of banking crises: Deregulation, credit booms and asset bubbles, then and now. International Review of Economics & Finance, 24, 270-294.
  • Roy, S., & Kemme, D. M. (2011). What is really common in the run-up to banking crises? Economics Letters, 113(3), 211-214.
  • Kemme, D. M., & Roy, S. (2006). Real exchange rate misalignment: Prelude to crisis? Economic Systems, 30(3), 207-230.

Selected Recent Conferences Presentations

  • Roy, S. & Kemme, D. M. (2019). What caused the global financial crisis? A longer historical view. Presented at the Canadian Economics Association annual conference, Banff, Canada.
  • Roy, S. (2018). Are speculative bubbles in asset markets the primary drivers of “systemic” banking crises in post-war advanced economies? Presented at the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Roy, S. (2018). Are speculative bubbles in asset markets the primary drivers of “systemic” banking crises in post-war advanced economies? Presented at the Canadian Economics Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Roy, S., & Kemme, D. M. (2018). Was the global meltdown in 2007-2009 caused by capital flow bonanzas following the Asian financial crises? Presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, US.
  • Roy, S. (2017). Corruption, third party influence and the poor implementation of public welfare programs in developing countries. Presented at the Allied Social Science Association annual conference, Chicago, US.