Dr Udichibarna Bose

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Finance
Dr Udichibarna Bose
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    +44 (0) 1206 874187

  • Location

    EBS 3.2, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesdays: 2-4pm; Fridays: 10-11am.



Udichibarna Bose is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at the Essex Business School. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and her research interest lies in the areas of international economics, corporate and sustainable finance, emerging market finance and banking. She is currently on the editorial board of the International Journal of Finance & Economics. She obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the Adam Smith Business School Prize for PhD Excellence. Prior to that, she earned her Master's degree in Economics from the University of Essex and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. She has received several research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). She welcomes inquiries from potential PhD students.


  • 2016: PhD in Economics, University of Glasgow,

  • 2011: MSc. in Economics, University of Essex,

  • 2010: B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, University of Delhi,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Finance, University of Essex (1/9/2015 - 31/8/2021)

  • Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of Essex (1/9/2021 - present)

  • Associate Director of Education (Finance), Essex Business School (1/8/2021 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Corporate Finance

Open to supervise

Financial Economics

Open to supervise

Emerging Markets Finance

Open to supervise

Financial inclusion

Open to supervise


Journal articles (7)

Filomeni, S., Bose, U., Megaritis, A. and Triantafyllou, A., (2023). Can market information outperform hard and soft information in predicting corporate defaults?. International Journal of Finance and Economics

Banti, C. and Bose, U., (2021). Shifts in Global Credit and Corporate Access to Finance. Journal of Financial Stability, 100853-100853

Bose, U., Arun, T. and Arun, S., (2021). Do Information Networks Benefit Households with Female Heads?. Economic Modelling. 103, 105613-105613

Bose, U., Filomeni, S. and Mallick, S., (2021). Does Bankruptcy Law Improve the Fate of Distressed Firms? The Role of Credit Channels. Journal of Corporate Finance. 68, 101836-101836

Bose, U., Mallick, S. and Tsoukas, S., (2020). Does easing access to foreign financing matter for firm performance?. Journal of Corporate Finance. 64, 101639-101639

Bose, U., MacDonald, R. and Tsoukas, S., (2019). Policy initiatives and firms' access to external finance: Evidence from a panel of emerging Asian economies. Journal of Corporate Finance. 59, 162-184

Bose, U., MacDonald, R. and Tsoukas, S., (2015). Education and the local equity bias around the world. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 39, 65-88

Book chapters (1)

Arun, S., Annim, S., Bose, U. and Arun, T., (2023). Gendered Financial Behaviour in Ghana: A Comparative Study with South Africa. In: Financial Sector Development in Ghana Exploring Bank Stability, Financing Models, and Development Challenges for Sustainable Financial Markets. Palgrave Macmillan. 105- 131. 3031093445. 9783031093449

Reports and Papers (1)

Banti, C. and Bose, U., (2021). The Rise of Regional Financial Cycle and Domestic Credit Markets in Asia

Grants and funding


Causes of Maternal Mortality in Botswana: An Exploratory Study

University of Essex (GCRF)


Mainstreaming of the Finacial Inclusion Agenda in India


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EBS 3.2, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesdays: 2-4pm; Fridays: 10-11am.