Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations


Established in August 1981, ICRIER is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, economic policy think tank. ICRIER’s main focus is to enhance the knowledge content of policy making by undertaking analytical research that is targeted at informing India’s policy makers and also at improving the interface with the global economy.

ICRIER’s office is located in the institutional complex of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
ICRIER’s Board of Governors include leading academicians, policymakers, and representatives from the private sector. Dr. Isher Ahluwalia is ICRIER’s chairperson. Dr. Rajat Kathuria is Director and Chief Executive.

ICRIER conducts thematic research in the following eight thrust areas:

To effectively disseminate research findings, ICRIER organises workshops, seminars and conferences to bring together academicians, policymakers, representatives from industry and media to create a more informed understanding on issues of major policy interest. ICRIER routinely invites distinguished scholars and policymakers from around the world to deliver public lectures and give seminars on economic themes of interest to contemporary India.


  • 08 Mar
    Talk on “A longitudinal analysis of internal migration, divorce and well-being in China"

    Place : New Delhi By invitation only

  • 03 Mar
    Stakeholder Consultation on Drug Serialization and Traceability in India"

    Place : New Delhi By invitation only

  • 27 Feb
    Urban Conversation Series: Greening our cities"

    Place : New Delhi By invitation only

  • 21 Feb
    Talk on South Asia’s Hotspots: How Climate Change will affect Living Standards"

    Place : New Delhi By invitation only

  • 03 Feb
    No names of individuals or organizations will be revealed without prior consent. We are piloting this study for working men and women in India."to take the survey Click here "
  • 28 Jan
    Announcement: Call for Applicants for "Young Scholar Grant" " to attend 2017 NBER Summer Institute "
  • 06 Dec