Saumya Rana, Ph.D.

Economist

Saumya Rana, Ph.D.

Economist

Saumya Rana is an Economist at the Washington, DC office of Welch Consulting.

Dr. Rana received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston, a M.S. in Mineral and Energy Economics from Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Petroleum Economics and Management from the French Institute of Petroleum. She specialized in Applied Microeconomics and Applied Econometrics with a particular focus on Labor and Urban issues. Dr. Rana’s dissertation looked at the impact of inter-generational cultural preferences on residential sorting and persistence in ethnic segregation. She has also been engaged with research projects that study the impact of occupational flexibility on the gender wage gap in the U.S. During her Ph.D., Dr. Rana taught undergraduate courses in Microeconomics and Statistics.

Ph.D., Economics
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
2019

Candidate for Ph.D., Agricultural
& Applied Economics
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
2014

M.S., Mineral and Energy Economics
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado
2009

M.S., Petroleum Economics &
Institut Francais du Petrole
Rueil-Malmaison, France
2009

B.A.(Honors), Economics
Lady Shri Ram College for Women
University of Delhi
Delhi, India
2008

Economist
Welch Consulting
Washington, DC
2019 – Present

Instructor
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
2016 – 2018

Research Assistant
University of Houston
2015 – 2019

Teaching Assistant
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
2014 – 2018

Research Analyst (Intern)
United Nations Industrial
Development Organization
Delhi, India
2012

Research Analyst
CreditSights
Delhi, India
2011

Business Analyst (Intern)
Cairn Energy
Gurgaon, India
2010 – 2011

“Cultural Transmission and Ethnic Segregation” (Job Market Paper)
“Intergenerational Language Transmission and Immigrant Assimilation in the UK”
“Remote Work and the Gender Wage Gap” (Work in Progress)

2018

Dr. Walter J. Primeaux Jr. and Natalie A. Primeaux Scholarship · University of Houston [Awarded to the most promising researcher in their 4th year of Ph.D.]

2014

Doctoral Student Tuition Fellowship · University of Houston

2012

Doctoral Student Tuition Fellowship · Virginia Tech

2018

Stata Conference · Presenter (Poster) · Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Price Theory Camp · Participant · University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Texas Econometrics Camp · Presenter · Bastrop, Texas

2017

Talk (Ted-Talk Format), Graduate Research and Scholarship Day · Speaker, University of Houston

2016

Summer School on Socio-Economic Inequality · Participant and Presenter (Poster) University of Bonn, Germany
Graduate Student Workshops, University of Houston

CONTACT


Welch Consulting
1090 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
202.435.0204
SRana@welchcon.com