Subhra Baran Saha (Subhra), Ph.D
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 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Economics
 Office: RT 1706
 Phone: 216-687-4530
 Email: S.B.SAHA@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1706, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Science, Universities and Colleges, Knowledge, Spillovers, Local Labor Markets
 
Education:
Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, 2008
M.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, 2002
M. Phil, Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, 2001
M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 1996
B.S., Economics, St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, 1993
 
Brief Bio:
My work has three major concentrations: 1) Innovation Spillovers 2) Public Transportation and 3) Human Capital.

The first line of research estimates the spillover effects of scientific innovations on earnings and employment of individuals in different cities of USA. I find that innovative cities give a boost to individual earnings beyond the influence of their education and experience. This area has produced a grant from National Science Foundation and an external funding from Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank. Current research tries to build a theoretical structure for the results and create empirical strategies that helps us capture the causal effect of innovation on individual labor market outcomes.

The second line of research questions investigates if population density is strongly related to transit service within a city and the employment effects of transit across american cities. In contrast to previous work, data analysis from Cleveland OH shows that population density has a negligible role in determining transit. The results show that the share of African Americans and the share of educated population are the most robust predictors of transit service within the city. In another study I find that the employment effects of transit on private sector employment is negligible. Transit size across cities has positive impact on the share of minority and non college degree holding population. It resonates with Ed Glaeser's hypothesis that transit leads increase in urban poverty.

The third line of research explores the ramifications of high school students spending time in sports activities on time input into human capital building activities like homework, reading, screen time. We find time spent in sports reduces time spent only in homework. I also find that relative to whites, African Americans (Asians) gain (lose) on homework time because of time put in sports activities. Another work in this area explores causes and consequences of growth of tutoring in less developed countries.
 
Honors and Awards:
Graduate Associate Teaching Award, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University, 2007
Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Graduate School, The Ohio State University, 2006

Departmental Citation for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Economics, 2004

The Undergraduate Economic Society (UES) Excellence in Teaching Award, UES, Department of Economics, 2003

Louis B. Vetter Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi, The Ohio State University, 2006

University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, September 2001- August 2002

University Fellowship, Delhi School of Economics, India, June 1996 - June 1998.
 
Research Interests:
Urban and Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Applied Econometrics
 
Teaching Areas:
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Urban Economics
Industrial Organization
Online Class
 
University Service:
Organizer of Trip to Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (March 2012, November 2011, 2009 May & April 2010)

Organizer and Founding Father of  Econ Group/Social Science Meetings (2011 Fall - Present)
 
Research Grants:
National Science Foundation, $427,835 Economic Spillovers from Science, April 2011  March 2014. With Bruce A. Weinberg

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, $80,000 Research, Social Interactions, and Local Economic Performance, January 2009  December 2011. With Bruce A. Weinberg

National Science Foundation REU Supplement 20,389, April 2012  March 2014

Summer Grant 2012, - $7596 - Office of Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Cleveland State University