Dr. Ruchi D. Upadhyay, PhD

Dr. Ruchi

Ruchi Upadhyay, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

James A. Thomas Hall, 222



Dr. Ruchi Patel Upadhyay is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Decision Science, Thomas School of Business. She received Bachelor and two master’s degree in Economics. She earned her Ph.D. (Economics) in the year 2016. Dr. Upadhyay Research focuses Gender, Innovation, and development. Her research interest includes Economic Development, Banking and Finance, Health Economics, and Labor Economics.

She has published eleven research papers in numerous scholarly journals, few Publications are the following,

Parwez. S., Patel, R. (2022). Augmenting women empowerment: a systematic literature review on microfinance-led development interventions, Journal of Global Responsibility, Emerald publishing limited.

Parwez. S., Patel, R. and Shekar, K. (2017). Review of microfinance-led development: evidence from Gujarat. Global Social Welfare. Springer International Publishing.

Her research has also been presented at several academic international and national conferences including “The women and Gender in Development Conference at Virginia Tech university, 8th International Scientific Forum, at UNCP, 54th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Labor Economics.