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Sama Bombaywala


During the All India Higher Senior Secondary Examinations 2008, Sama secured a position amongst the top .1% students in Economics nationwide and was felicitated with the Mamraj Agarwal Foundation Award and the Amul Vidhya Bushan Award.

Sama then went on to pursue her under graduation from the National University of Singapore and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), Economics in 2012.

Going further, she was awarded the Ratan Tata grant for her Maters at The University of Manchester where she obtained an MSc, Economics with Distinction in 2014. Her dissertation, supervised by Dr George Bratsiotis, studied the effects of credit market imperfections as evident from the global financial crisis of 2008 and covered a review of some of the important DSGE models in the literature featuring these frictions. 

Subsequently, Sama has been awarded a full scholarship by the Economics department in the School of Social Sciences. Currently, she is a PhD student and a Teaching Assistant at the University.

Research interests

Sama is a member of the Macroeconomics, Growth and Development research area group and has special interest in issues related to credit market asymmetry and the regulation of the financial sector through various policies.

Thesis title

Credit Frictions, Financial Regulation, Macro Prudential and Optimal Monetary Policy


  • Dr George Bratsiotis
  • Dr Christoph Himmels
  • Dr Raffaele Rossi


  • ECON10041: Microeconomic Principles
  • ECON10042: Macroeconomic Principles

Contact details

School of Social Science
The University of Manchester
3rd Floor, Arthur Lewis Building
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL, UK