Dr Sharada Nia Davidson

Lecturer

Economics

Personal statement

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Economics and Fraser of Allander Institute.   

I have a strong track record of delivering policy oriented outputs covering a wide range of topics. I am very happy to discuss possible collaborations with partners in industry and policy. My expertise span:

- Applied Bayesian Macroeconometrics
- International Macroeconomics and Finance (with a strong interest in emerging markets)
- Economic Statistics

Recent work has explored:

(1) Regional integration in the Asia Pacific and the region's possible decoupling from the US economy - forthcoming in the IMF Economic Review.

(2) The nonlinear effects of shocks to bank capital vulnerability while acting as a Consultant for the European Central Bank.

(3) Subnational socioeconomic statistics, interregional trade data collection and estimation and regional supply and use and input output tables as a Research Associate with the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) funded by the UK's Office for National Statistics.


Further information about my research can be found on my website 


Publications

Regional integration and decoupling in the Asia Pacific : a Bayesian Panel VAR approach
Davidson Sharada Nia
IMF Economic Review (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1057/s41308-022-00174-8
Improving the Quality of Regional Economic Indicators in the UK : A Framework for the Production of Supply and Use and Input Output Tables for the Four Nations
Davidson Sharada Nia, Black James, Connolly Kevin, Spowage Mairi
(2022)
Building a suite of subnational socioeconomic indicators for the United Kingdom : opportunities, challenges and recommendations
Davidson Sharada Nia, Connolly Kevin, Crummey Ciara, Brazzelli Niccolo, Spowage Mairi
ESCoE Conference on Economic Measurement 2022 (2022)
Building a Suite of Subnational Socioeconomic Indicators for the United Kingdom : Opportunities, Challenges and Recommendations
Davidson Sharada Nia, Connolly Kevin, Crummey Ciara, Brazzelli Niccolò, Spowage Mairi
(2022)
Improving the quality of regional economic indicators in the UK : a framework for interregional trade data collection and estimation [ESCoE TR-13]
Spowage Mairi, Davidson Sharada Nia
(2021)
Distinguishing between macroeconomic and financial uncertainty : classification search in stochastic volatility in mean VARs
Davidson Sharada Nia, Hou Chenghan, Koop Gary
4th Annual Workshop on Financial Econometrics, pp. 1-46 (2021)

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Teaching

I have a strong interest in developing new approaches to teaching students how to analyse economic data using appropriate software.  I teach econometrics on the:

  • BA (Hons) in Economics
  • MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and Climate Change 
  • Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics at the University of Edinburgh

Recently, I have been working on planning and designing group based coursework so that students can develop their data analysis and sofware skills.  I also co-developed a new module on energy finance and forecasting suitable for students with no prior knowledge of data analysis.  

Professional activities

The Nonlinear Effects of Shocks to Bank Capital Vulnerability in Euro Area Countries
Invited speaker
31/5/2022
Panel on Addressing the Challenges of Subnational Statistics
Invited speaker
25/5/2022
Building a Suite of Subnational Socioeconomic Indicators for the UK: Opportunities, Challenges and Recommendations
Invited speaker
24/5/2022
The Nonlinear Effects of Shocks to Bank Capital Vulnerability in Euro Area Countries
Invited speaker
18/5/2022
ESCoE Webinar: Building a Suite of Subnational Socioeconomic Indicators for the UK
Invited speaker
24/2/2022
ESCoE Conference on Economic Measurement 2022
Member of programme committee
2022

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Projects

Improving the Quality of Regional Economic Indicators: A Scoping Study for the Development of a Suite of Subnational Indicators
Davidson, Sharada Nia (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Kevin (Co-investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator) Crummey, Ciara (Researcher)
20-Jan-2021 - 19-Jan-2022
Improving the Quality of Regional Economic Indicators: A Framework for the Production of Supply and Use and Input Output Tables for the Four Nations
Davidson, Sharada Nia (Principal Investigator) Black, James (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
In this report, we develop a strategic framework for the production of Supply and Use Tables across the four UK nations.
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Improving the Quality of Regional Economic Indicators: A Framework for Interregional Trade Data Collection and Estimation
Davidson, Sharada Nia (Researcher) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Examining the Nonlinear Effects of Bank Capital Shocks in the Euro Area
Davidson, Sharada Nia (Principal Investigator) Moccero, Diego (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019
ESRC Studentship (Open Competition): Econometric Modelling in a Changing, Globalised World
Davidson, Sharada Nia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020

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