Sharada Nia Davidson


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Personal Statement

Sharada Davidson is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.  She is very happy to discuss possible collaborations with partners in policy and other disciplines. 

Sharada's work involves using Bayesian macroeconometric techniques to understand issues in international macroeconomics, international finance and central banking with a focus on developing and emerging economies.  Sharada is also a D-Econ member with a particular interest in understanding which additional steps need to be taken to analyse developing and emerging economies using recently developed (Bayesian) time series methods.  

Sharada has worked as a Consultant for the European Central Bank, using Bayesian methods to analyse the nonlinear effects of changes in banks' vulnerability to capital depletion.  

Sharada is also affiliated with the Fraser of Allander Institute undertaking projects involving economic measurement and statistics.  She is a Research Associate with the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence funded by the UK's Office for National Statistics.  Sharada has led work appraising the UK's subnational socioeconomic indicators and delivered projects on interregional trade and regional supply and use tables. 

Further information about Sharada's research, teaching and client-based work can be found on her website 

Research Interests

  1. Applied Bayesian Macroeconometrics
  2. International Macroeconomics and Finance 
  3. Central Banking
  4. Developing and Emerging Market Economies
  5. Economic Measurement and Statistics (via her affiliation with the Fraser of Allander Institute)

Teaching Interests

Sharada is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and First Year Co-ordinator for the Undergraduate Programme in Economics.  She is involved in a wide range of modules, teaching students econometrics and forecasting 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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Econometric Modelling in a Changing, Globalised World, University Of Strathclyde


Master in Science, Economics (Econometrics), University of Edinburgh


Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, University Of Strathclyde


External positions

Research Associate, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCOE)

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  • Bayesian Econometrics
  • International Macroeconomics
  • International Finance
  • Economic Statistics
  • Economic Policy
  • Emerging Markets


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