Dr. Shreya Biswas 

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics and Finance

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India


Publications in peer reviewed journals: 
  1. Lahiri, S. and Biswas, S. (2024). (Im)Balance in household balance sheet in the aftermath of a natural disaster. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 100, 104174.
  2. Biswas, S., Das, U., and Sarkhel, P. (2023). Duration of exposure to inheritance law in India: Examining the heterogeneous effects on empowerment. Review of Development Economics
  3. Lahiri, S. and Biswas, S. (2023). Home, unsweet home: Effect of homeownership on financial investments of Indian households. Journal of Economic Studies
  4. Das, U., Biswas, S. and Islam, S. (2023). Fuelling down after a lockdown: Effects of the first COVID wave on clean fuel usage in India. Energy Economics, 106940.
  5. Biswas, S., and Kumar, R. (2022) Bank board network and financial stability in emerging markets. Emerging Markets Review, 51(PartB), 100884.
  6. Biswas, S., and Das, U. (2022) Adding fuel to human capital. - Exploring the educational effects of cooking fuel choice from rural India. Energy Economics, 105, 105744.
  7. Rampal, P., and Biswas, S. (2022). Socioeconomic determinants of household investment portfolio in India. Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 21(3), 265-290
  8. Lahiri, S., and Biswas, S. (2022) Does financial literacy improve finance behavior in emerging economies? Evidence from India. Managerial Finance, 48(9/10), 1430-1452
  9. Siddiqui, M.Z., Biswas, S., and Jose, S. (2021) Alarming hunger in India- Real or methodological fallacy? Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (50), 13-17.  
  10. Biswas, S. (2021) Can R&D investment reduce the impact of COVID-19 on firm performance? - Evidence from India. Journal of Public Affairs, e2773.
  11. Biswas, S. (2021) Female directors and risk taking behavior of Indian firms. Managerial Finance. 47 (7), 1016-1037. 
  12. Biswas, S. (2021). Do audit fees adjust quickly?—Evidence from India. Global Business Review, 22(5), 1301-1318.
  13. Biswas, S. (2019). Understanding the small-world nature of board network in India. Cogent Economics & Finance7(1), 1710424.
  14. Biswas, S. (2016). Promoter homophily in boards: Does it really matter? - An Analysis of Indian Firms, Economics Bulletin, 36 (1), 237-252.
  15. Biswas, S. (2016). Stand-alone" firms in inter-firm network: An evidence from India, Economics Bulletin, 36 (2), 913-920.
Book Chapters:
  1. Venkatrathna, T.V., Biswas, S., and Sinha, N. (2024) Woman on bank board and board effectiveness in India, in Banking Resilience and Global Financial Stability, edited by Marwa Elnahass and Sabri Boubaker. 
  2. Biswas, S., and Sinha, N. (2022). Business group affiliation and resilience to COVID-19 outbreak in India, in Financial Transformation Beyond the COVID-19 Health Crisis, edited by Sabri Boubaker and Duc Nguyen, pp. 615-637.
  3. Biswas, S., and Sinha, N. (2022). Effect of bank mergers on cost of capital- Evidence from India, in Corporate Finance and Financial Development- An Emerging Market Perspective in a Post-Crisis World, edited by Shame Mugova, Joseph Olorunfemi Akande and Odunayo Magret Olarewaju, pp 69-82. E-ISSN - 2730-6046.
  4. Biswas, S., and Mukherjee, A. (2022). Board Diversity and Bank Outcomes in India,
    in Corporate Finance and Financial Development- An Emerging Market Perspective in a Post-Crisis World, edited by Shame Mugova, Joseph Olorunfemi Akande and Odunayo Magret Olarewaju,
    pp159-181. E-ISSN - 2730-6046.
  5. Sinha, N. & Biswas, S. (2021). Bilateral relations and venture capital financing in India. Chapter 7 in Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation and Development: A Research Companion, edited by Duc Nguyen,Ngo Vi Dzung and Ngoc Thang Nguyen. eBook ISBN 9781003134282.
Other peer reviewed popular writing:
  1. Crime in the village- Does road infrastructure make a difference? (with Ritika Jain) Ideas for India, December 22, 2021.
  2. Do promises work? Assessing the long-term benefits of Apni Beti Apna Dhan Programme, (with Upasak Das). Ideas for India, November 3, 2021. [Hindi version available at :