UCL Department of Economics


Professor Parama Chaudhury

Parama Chaudhary
Pro-Vice Provost (Education - Student Academic Experience), Director of CTaLE and Professor (Teaching)

Room: G23, Drayton House
Tel: +44 (0)20 3549 5366 (x63566)
Email: p.chaudhury@ucl.ac.uk
Website: sites.google.com/site/paramachaudhury
Twitter: @ParamaChaudhury


Parama Chaudhury is a Professorial Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics, and Pro-Vice Provost (Education - Student Academic Experience) at University College London (UCL). She is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) dedicated to researching, implementing and evaluating new teaching and learning strategies in economics. Professor Chaudhury also serves on the Teaching and Learning Committee of the CORE Project and the Royal Economic Society’s Education and Training Committee

Parama earned a PhD in Economics at New York University (NYU), an MA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a BSc. Economics at Presidency College (now Presidency University), Kolkata.

To read more about Parama's role as Pro-Vice Provost (Education - Student Academics Experience), click here.

Parama Chaudhury leads delivery of economics training to Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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"Since its inception in 2017, the programme has continued to successfully equip our staff with the practical economics skills and knowledge they require as part of a world-class foreign and development ministry”

Alexis Raichoudhury, FCDO Economics Unit


Parama's research focuses on labour economics, specifically inequality and technological change. She is also interested in economics education especially the role of technology in higher education.


Professor Chaudhury teaches the following modules in the Department. 

  • Economics - Introduction to Economics (based on CORE Project material)
  • An Introduction to Economic Thinking (optional course for first years, using Team-Based Learning (TBL) format)
  • Industrial Relations (second/third year course in personnel economics and unions)
  • International Trade (third year course covering trade theory, immigration, and the empirics of trade)

Education Consultancy 

Parama currently leads the CTaLE Team in designing and delivering bespoke economics training courses for UK government departments.

Courses include: 

  • Fundamentals of Economics: a two-day course exploring the fundamentals of micro and macroeconomics. Designed to help policymakers understand economic theory and it's implications as well as our state-of-the-art research findings
  • Economics for Foreign Policy: a blended course, designed exclusively for HM Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. It covers the basics of empirical methods used in economics, as well as field specialisms including globalisation, macroeconomic crises, the environment and economic development. 

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