Former scholars

Sonali Chowdhry

Former Marie Curie Visiting Fellow

Twitter: @Sonali_Chowdhry

Sonali Chowdhry is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellow based at the Center for International Economics, Ifo Institute. Her research lies at the intersection of international trade and the micro-foundations of productivity growth. It examines different modes of firm participation in foreign markets and the heterogeneous effects of globalisation on multiple dimensions of firm productivity. Prior to joining Ifo, Sonali read for the MPhil in Economics at University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar from India. At Bruegel, she intends to deepen her research agenda and contribute towards public understanding of pressing issues in trade.

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External Publication

European governance

EU-India trade relations: assessment and perspectives

In-depth analysis prepared for the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA).

By: Suman Bery, Sonali Chowdhry, Alicia García-Herrero and Niclas Poitiers Topic: European governance, Global economy and trade Date: September 10, 2021
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External Publication

European Parliament

The EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

This paper was requested by the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) and analyses the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EUJEPA).

By: André Sapir, Sonali Chowdhry and Alessio Terzi Topic: European Parliament, Global economy and trade, Testimonies Date: October 3, 2018
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Blog Post

Trading invisibles: Exposure of countries to GDPR

This blog post identifies provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that affect foreign companies, and discusses implications for trade in services with the EU. The authors provide a novel mapping of countries’ relative exposure to these regulations by a) measuring the digital maturity of their service exports to the EU; and b) the share of these exports in national GDP.

By: Sonali Chowdhry and Nicolas Moës Topic: Global economy and trade, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 28, 2018