Dr. Apurba Roy

Job Title

Name of Organization

Primary Email

Assistant Professor

University of Barishal


Brief Biography

Apurba Roy is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Barishal, Bangladesh. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate (Economics) at the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His current research focuses on the economics of extreme weather events. He graduated from Khulna University, Bangladesh with a Bachelor and Master’s (Thesis) Degree with distinction majoring in Economics. He was awarded a Chancellor Gold Medal and a Prime Minister Gold Medal Award for his excellent academic achievements. He has also served as the Director of Research at the Bangladesh Relief Initiative for Communities in Khulna (BRICK), Virginia, USA.


Field of Interests

Socio-economic impacts of extreme weather events such as cyclones, storms, floods, and rainfall. I have active research engagements in agriculture and rural development, environmental change, and adaptation strategies. I am also interested in investigating the impact of climate change on coastal communities’ livelihoods in the Asia-pacific region.

Fields of Expertise

Current Research Projects


Key Publications

  1. Apurba Roy and Ilan Noy (2023). Impact of Extratropical Cyclones, Floods, and Wildfires on Firms’ Financial Performance in New Zealand, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10018-023-00369-x
  2. Apurba Roy (2022). Income and floods in New Zealand, Environmental Hazards, DOI: 10.1080/17477891.2022.2142500
  3. Apurba Roy, Ilan Noy, & Harold E. Cuffe (2022). Income and extratropical cyclones in New Zealand. Journal of Environmental Management, 311, 114852. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114852
  4. Bangkim Biswas, Bishawjit Mallick, Apurba Roy, and Zakia Sultana (2021). Impact of agriculture extension services on technical efficiency of rural paddy farmers in southwest Bangladesh. Environmental Challenges, 5, 100261-100261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2021.100261
  5. Apurba Roy and Sudipa Basu (2020). Determinants of Livelihood Diversification Under Environmental Change in Coastal Community of Bangladesh. Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, 30(1-2), pp. 7-26. https://doi.org/10.1177/1018529120946159.
  6. Sudipa Basu and Apurba Roy (2020). An economic assessment of fish polyculture as an adaptation strategy against environmental change in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2020.1754560.
  7. Apurba Roy and Mohammed Ziaul Haider (2018). Stern review on the economics of climate change: implications for Bangladesh, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 11:1, pp. 100-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-04-2017-0089
  8. Sudipa Basu and Apurba Roy (2018). Economic assessment of mud crab (Scylla Serrata) culture as an adaptation strategy to salinity intrusion in south-west region of Bangladesh, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 75:6, pp. 891-902, https://doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2018.1470402

Postal Address

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Barishal, Barishal-8254. Bangladesh.

Phone Number

+0088 0 1922623122

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