Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

ICRIER Team

Director & Chief Executive

Dr. Rajat Kathuria

RESEARCH FACULTY
Honorary Professors
  • Dr. Shankar Acharya
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    Honorary Professor
    E-mail: ShankarAcharya@icrier.res.in

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    Dr. Acharya is  HONORARY PROFESSOR  at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).

     

    He was MEMBER, TWELFTH FINANCE COMMISSION (2004) and MEMBER, Prime MINISTER’S ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL (2001-2003).

     

    During his previous assignment as CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER (rank of Secretary) to the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA  from April 1993 to December, 2000 he was closely associated with the Government’s programme of economic reforms as well as with overall macroeconomic management of the economy. He also participated in the reform and development of India’s capital market as MEMBER, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (SEBI).

     

    Dr. Acharya has a B.A. (First class honours) from OXFORD UNIVERSITY (1967) and a Ph. D. from HARVARD UNIVERSITY (1972). He worked in the WORLD BANK from 1971 to 1982 and held several senior positions including DIRECTOR, WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT, 1979 and RESEARCH ADVISER to the World Bank (1979 to 1982). He joined the FINANCE MINISTRY in February 1985 as ECONOMIC ADVISER and served in that capacity till July 1990 when be became SENIOR ADVISER and Additional Secretary.

     

    Aside from being the principal author of WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT, 1979 and SEVERAL WORLD BANK COUNTRY REPORTS, he has published a number of books and numerous scholarly papers and contributed chapters of several books, mainly on topics in macroeconomic policy, growth, international economics and public finance. His six most recent books are: ESSAYS ON MACROECONOMIC POLICY AND GROWTH IN INDIA, published by Oxford University Press (2006), CAN INDIA GROW WITHOUT BHARAT?, published by Academic Foundation (2007), INDIA AND GLOBAL CRISIS, published by Academic Foundation (2009), (edited with Rakesh Mohan) INDIA’S ECONOMY: PERFORMANCE AND CHALLENGES, published by Oxford University Press (2010), INDIA AFTER THE GLOBAL CRISIS, published by Orient BlackSwan (2012) and TOWARDS ECONOMIC CRISIS (2012-14) AND BEYOND, published by Academic Foundation (2015). He also writes a regular column on economic/financial issues in the BUSINESS STANDARD.

  • Dr. Smita Srinivas
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    Honorary Professor
    E-mail: ssrinivas@icrier.res.in

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    Smita Srinivas is Honorary Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). She is a scholar of technological change, innovation, and economic development. Her research contributes to comparative international, urban-regional, national and multilateral economic and development frameworks. These contributions connect theories of technological change and economic development to practical complexities of technological capabilities, skills, technology transfer, innovation, industrial policy, and wider policy design and planning in different governance contexts. She is widely published, a frequent invited global speaker, policy expert and reviewer. Her book Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States (Stanford University Press, Economics and Finance 2012) was awarded the 2015 EAEPE Myrdal prize from the European Association of Evolutionary Political  Economy.

      

    She holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with specialization in economic development and technology and industry policies. Srinivas is the Founder Director of the research platform the Technological Change Lab (TCLab) originally established at Columbia University. Visiting Professor of Economics and at the Innovation, Knowledge, Development Centre (IKD) at the Open University, UK, and has also been a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. Srinivas has been a full-time faculty-member at Columbia University in New York, a Fellow for several years at the Belfer Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Associate at the Centre for International Development, and an Affiliate at MIT’s Industrial Performance Centre. She is a senior advisor, to university, think-tank, private firms, multilateral agencies, and development and grassroots initiatives.Her comparative international research has been widely granted and recognised and she is a frequent keynote speaker.

Professors
  • Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati
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    Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor
    E-mail: jbhagwati[at]icrier.res.in

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    Dr Bhagwati was educated at St. Stephens College, Tufts University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also currently chairman of the Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) Alternatives and board member of IDFCs holding company. He was Indias High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Indias Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg. He has held senior positions in the Ministry of External Affairs.

       

    Dr Bhagwati was Joint Secretary (Capital Markets, Pension Reforms and External Commercial Borrowings) in the Ministry of Finance (MoF). During his tenure in MoF he was responsible for improving market integrity and implementing best practices in Indian bond, equity and derivatives markets and the pensions sector. He has worked for eleven years in Washington DC in the World Banks Treasury. His responsibilities at the World Bank included bond funding, derivatives transactions and asset-liability management.

       

    Dr Bhagwati has authored research publications in ICRIER, at the World Bank and in several books. He is an occasional columnist in Business Standard (an Indian daily newspaper).

  • Dr. Ashok Gulati
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    Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture
    E-mail: agulati@icrier.res.in

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    Ashok Gulati is currently Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is an eminent Indian agricultural economist and a former Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), Government of India (2011-14). He is currently also on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
    He was Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than 10 years (2001-11). He worked as a Chair Professor NABARD at Institute of Economic Growth (1998-2000), and prior to that he was Director/Chief Economist, Agriculture and Rural Development at National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) from 1991 till 1997.

     

    Dr Gulati has been deeply involved in policy analysis and advice in India. He was the youngest member of the Economic Advisory Council of Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee; Member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Member of the State Planning Board of Karnataka.

     

    For his contributions to the field, the President of India honored him with “Padma Shri” award in 2015.

     

    Gulati has 14 books to his credit on Indian and Asian Agriculture, besides numerous research papers in national and International Journals. He has been a prolific writer in leading news papers in India, with his current column “From Plate to Plough” in the Indian Express and Financial Express.

     

    He did his M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics.

  • Mr. Anwarul Hoda
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    Chair Professor of ICRIER’s Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme
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    A former civil servant, Mr. Anwarul Hoda joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1962. A substantial part of his career in the government has been spent in assignments related to Trade Policy.

    During the period 1974-81 and again 1985-93, he worked in the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, and the last post held by him was Special Secretary in the Ministry. Throughout this period his main responsibility was multilateral trade negotiations under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. He was the Chief Policy Coordinator in the Government of India during the Uruguay Round (1986-93).

    In 1993 he was appointed Deputy Director General ICITO/GATT and in 1995 he took over as Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization, and in which position he continued till 1999. During this tenure as Deputy Director General in ICITO/GATT and the WTO he was responsible for the Market Access, Agriculture and Commodities, and Rules Divisions. He chaired the Legal Drafting Committee for the WTO Agreement, the Tariff Committee for the verification of the results and the Committee on the Information Technology Agreement.

    From 2004 to 2009 he was a Member of the Planning Commission, Government of India in the rank of Minister of State in the Union Government. As a member of the Planning Commission his responsibilities included International Trade Industry, Transport, Infrastructure and Urban Developments. He submitted several reports including those on Mineral Policy, Improving the Competitiveness of Indias Services Sector and Cutting Logistics Costs.

    From 2009 till date he is Chair Professor, Trade Police and WTO Research Programme at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is also a member of the Governing Board of ICRIER.

    He has written extensively on trade policy matters during the last three decades. A list of selected publications is given below.

    Books:

    1.Developing Countries in the International Trading System (Allied, 1987)

    2.Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

    3.WTO Agreement & Indian Agriculture (Social Science Press, 2002)

    4.WTO Negotiations on Agriculture and Developing Countries (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007) with A. Gulati. Monographs

    5.Special and Differential Treatment in agricultural negotiations. In Agricultural policy reform and WTO: Where are we heading? in 2003 with A.Gulati. Ed. G. Anania et al. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar.

    6.Special Products: Options for Negotiating Modalities, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, Issue Paper No 3, July 2005.

    7.Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: Need for Clarification and Improvement’ (2005) 39 Journal of World Trade pp. 10091069 with Rajeev Ahuja.

    8.Is the GSP Scheme of the EU benefiting Indias Exports? co-author with Shravani Prakash, ICRIER Policy Series No.6, November, 2011.

    9.Is the US GSP Scheme Benefiting Indias Trade? co-author with Shravani Prakash, ICRIER Policy Series No.7, November, 2011.

    10.Dispute Settlement in the WTO, Developing Countries and India, ICRIER Policy Series No. 15, April, 2012.

    Working Papers

    1.With Suchi Bansal, Transparency in Government Procurement, ICRIER, April 2004.

    2.With Monika Verma, Market Access Negotiations on Non-Agricultural Products: India and the Choice of Modalities, ICRIER, June 2004.

  • Dr. Arpita Mukherjee
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    Professor
    E-mail: arpita[at]icrier.res.in

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    Dr. Arpita Mukherjee is a Professor at ICRIER. She has over 20 years of experience in policy-oriented research, working closely with the government in India and policymakers in the European Commission and its member states, United States (US), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and in East Asian countries. She has conducted studies for international organizations such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), ADBI, ASEAN Secretariat, International labour Organisation, Department for International Development (DfiD) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), of UK government, Italian Trade Commission, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has worked with Indian industry associations such as National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Indian Beverage Association (IBA), Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) and Express Industry Council of India (EICI); non-government organisations such as such as European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) and foundations such as Amway Opportunity Foundation.

     

    Her research areas include trade and investment; special economic zones; economic corridors; food supply chain; start-ups and entrepreneurs; retail, ICT, food processing and other sector studies; labour mobility; bilateral and regional trade agreements. She specialises in sector and product-specific market trends, go-to market strategy, and government policies.

     

    Dr Mukherjee has a PhD in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK, and prior to joining ICRIER she worked with the UK-based think tank – Policy Studies Institute and taught at the University of Portsmouth. She has over 70 publications including national and international referred journals, books and book chapters and government reports. Dr. Mukherjee is a member of various government committees and policy panels and is in the editorial board of several journals. She has been external reviewers to thesis of IIFT, JNU and IIM (B) and has presented her work in different international events. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines.

  • Dr. Nisha Taneja
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    Dr. Nisha Taneja has a Ph.D in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her broad areas of interest include WTO issues, regional trade, industrial economics and institutional economics. She has been engaged in several research projects that have been sponsored by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Finance, Asian Development Bank, UNIDO, the London School of Economics, Indian Corporate sector, and the South Asia Network of Economic research Institutes (SANEI). Some of her recent research work includes informal trade in South Asia, trade facilitation and non-tariff barriers. She has also worked extensively on various aspects of India-Pakistan trade. She has served on committees set up by the Government of India on Informal Trade, Rules of Origin and Non-tariff Barriers. Her research papers have been published in several journals and have been disseminated widely in India and abroad

    Selected Publications

    1.’Revitalizing SAARC Trade: India’s Role at 2007 Summit'(2007) Economic and Political Weekly, March with Aparna Sawhney.

    2.’India’s Exports to Pakistan: A Transactions Cost Analysis’ (2007) Economic and Political Weekly, January.

    3.’Trade Facilitation: Issues and Concerns’ (2004) Economic and Political Weekly, January 10-17.

    4.’India’s Informal Trade with Bangladesh: A Qualitative Assessment’ (2003) The World Economy, Blackwell, August, with Sanjib Pohit

    5.’Characteristics of India’s Formal and Informal Trading with Nepal (2002): A Comparative Analysis’ Indian Economic Review, Delhi School of Economics, with S. Pohit, September.

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  • Dr. Meenu Tewari
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    HUDCO Chair Visiting Professor as of April 3, 2012
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Senior Consultants
  • Ms. Sanjana Joshi
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    Senior Consultant
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    Sanjana Joshi is a Consultant with ICRIER and is associated with the ICRIER-SPF Japan Studies Project. Prior to this she was a Fellow with the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. She has been working on Japan related issues from an Indian perspective for several years and from August 2000 to July 2001 she was Japan Foundation Research Fellow affiliated with the University of Tokyo.

    Selected publications:

    1.“Japanese Economic Cooperation: The Trinity of Aid, Trade and Investment” in India and Japan: Economic and Strategic Partnership, ed. Sukhwinder Kaur Multani (ICFAI Books, Hyderabad, 2008).

    2.Book, Changing Japan: Opportunities and Challenges for India (Shipra Publications, New Delhi, 2008).

    3.“Japan and Multilateralism in Asia” in Building a New Asia, ed. Mahavir Singh (Shipra Publications, New Delhi, 2005).

    4.“Recent Japanese Deployments in the Indian Ocean” in Japan’s Role in South Asia, ed. M.D.Dharamdasani (Kanishka, New Delhi, 2003).

    5.“The Growing Importance of the China Factor in India-ASEAN Relations” Asia Annual 2006.

    6.“Fifty Years of India Japan Relations: A Critical Appraisal”, Asia Annual 2002.

  • Mr. Rajiva Ranjan Singh
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  • Mr. Sanjay Pulipaka
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    Senior Consultant
    E-mail: spulipaka[at]icrier.res.in

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    Sanjay Pulipaka is currently working as a Senior Consultant at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. Previously, he was a Pavate Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a former Fulbright Fellow in the Conflict Transformation Programme, in the United States. Sanjays areas of interest include Indias foreign policy, East Asian security issues, India-US Relations, regionalism, connectivity frameworks, Indian politics, and other related domains. Further, he has been closely following the political transition in Myanmar and conducted field research in that country and in Northeast India. Sanjay also has extensive work experience with think-tanks and civil society organisations in India. He has considerable work experience in strengthening participatory political processes, governance frameworks and platforms for wider consultation. He has substantive publication record with two co-edited volumes, policy reports, numerous research papers and Op-Ed essays. He can be reached at spulipaka@icrier.res.in and sanjay.pulipaka@yahoo.com

  • Ms. Shweta Saini
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  • Mr. Sandip Das
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    Senior Consultant
    E-mail: sdas[at]icrier.res.in

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    Sandip Das has extensively written on issues relating to agriculture and food security for more than a decade. He was with The Financial Express, a leading business daily from Indian Express group since January 2008 to November 2017. He travels extensively across the country and abroad for understanding critical challenges faced by the agriculture sector.

     

    He has worked with mainstream media organisations such as – Press Trust of India, Business Standard, Down to Earth magazine (published by Centre for Science and Environment) and The Financial Express in the last two decades. He had contributed articles on food safety and consumer rights to leading newspapers such as The Hindustan Times, The Telegraph, Deccan Herald etc. He has been regular contributors to monthly The Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines published by publication division of the government of India.

     

    He has received UNDP-Niti Ayog media fellowship on decentralised planning for 2015. In 2014, he received South Asia Climate Change Award (SACCA) media fellowship for writing features on impact of climate change on agriculture. He has also recipient of Panos fellowships (supported by Michael Bloomberg foundation) on reporting on issues concerning tobacco crop in 2010 and 2011.

     

    During 2016, he was Research Consultant at the Verghese Kurient Centre for Excellence, Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat. His focus was on functioning of dairy cooperatives besides pursuing research on issues concerning the dairy sector.

     

    He holds Masters Degree in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and also done a diploma in Journalism. He has written many research papers on food security and agricultural marketing. Also a gives guest lectures at Institute of Food Security, Gurgaon. He conducts regular classes or talks on media and agriculture at various institutes affiliated to Indian Council for Agricultural Research. (ICAR).

  • Mr. Vivian Fernandes
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Senior Fellows
  • Dr. Ali Mehdi
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    Senior Fellow
    E-mail: amehdi[at]icrier.res.in

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    Dr Ali Mehdi is a Senior Fellow at ICRIER. He established the ‘Health Policy Initiative’ (HPI) at the institute in 2014 and has been leading it since.

     


    He has more than 12 years of research experience on a broad range of health issues – child survival, preventive health, chronic diseases, drug regulation, antimicrobial resistance, social determinants of health, inequities, surveillance, financing, governance, manpower, etc. In addition, he has also worked on job-related issues as part of World Bank-ICRIER project on ‘Jobs and Development’, which he also happened to establish – early skills and human capital formation and challenges of job creation in fragile situations. Ali was also part of the G20’s T20 Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the German Presidency in 2017.


     

    As part of HPI, Ali has successfully engaged with various influential stakeholders – from central- and state-level policymakers to international organizations, industry, civil society and academia – and has collaborated / conducted field research in several Indian states (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana / Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir) as well as developed and developing countries (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Africa), making our research representative and capable of drawing actionable policy lessons from a wide variety of contexts. The philosophy behind such engagement has been to consider the challenges, concerns and standpoints of various stakeholders so that they can be reflected in our research and enable us to be independent in our analysis and policy recommendations.

     

    He has published papers, book chapters, books and columns as well as spoken on these themes in national and international meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences. Among his upcoming books are – ‘A shot of justice: Priority-setting for addressing child mortality’ (Oxford University Press 2018), ‘Freedoms, fragility and job creation: Perspectives from Jammu and Kashmir, India’ (Springer 2018) and ‘Health of the Nation: India Health Report’ (Oxford University Press 2019).

     

    Ali completed his Masters living in the footsteps of the Black Forest at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, and PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany with a full scholarship under the Excellence Initiative of the German government.

  • Dr. Saon Ray
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    Senior Fellow
    E-mail: sray[at]icrier.res.in

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    Saon Ray is Senior Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. An economist specializing in industry and international trade issues, her areas of interest include global value chains, technological upgrading of Indian industries, free trade agreements and trade creation effects, technology transfer, foreign direct investment, efficiency and productivity of firms, energy and climate change related issues. She has published widely on these issues in books and journal articles. Her latest book Global Value Chains and the Missing Links: Cases from Indian Industry was published by Taylor and Francis in 2018. Her Ph.D. in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University examined the role of intellectual property rights in transferring technology to developing countries.

  • Dr. Radhicka Kapoor
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  • Dr. Pankaj Vashisht
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    Senior Fellow
    E-mail: pvashist[at]icrier.res.in

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    Dr. Pankaj Vashisht is a Senior Fellow at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He specializes in the field of Applied Econometrics. He has more than 12 years of experience in policy oriented research. He has worked closely with policy makers in India both at center and state level. He has also conducted research studies for various international organizations such as Asian Development Bank Institute, Elcano Royal Institute and Indian industry associations such as Auto Component Manufactures Association (ACMA) and Society of Indian Auto Manufactures (SIAM). Dr. Vashisht is recipient of ‘Young Scholar Grant’ to attend the ‘38th NBER Summer institute’ held in Cambridge USA in 2015. He holds a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

     

    Dr. Vashisht has done substantial work on the implications of International Trade and Technology up-gradation for manufacturing jobs in India. His studies have tried to identify the factors which are impeding the Indian manufacturing sector. Dr. Vashisht has numerous publications which include a book on the competitiveness of Indian auto Industry, half a dozen chapters in edited volumes, several papers in refereed national and international journals and working papers. He has also contributed articles to the popular print media. Dr. Vashisht is widely travelled and has presented his research at various international conferences abroad.

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  • Dr. Jaivir Singh
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Senior Visiting Fellows
  • Mr. Pravesh Sharma
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  • Dr. Bharat Raj Sharma
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    Senior Visiting Fellow
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  • Mr. Siraj Hussain
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  • Mr. T Nanda Kumar
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    Senior Visiting Fellow
    E-mail: tnandakumar[at]icrier.res.in

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    Shri Nanda Kumar joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1972 and was allotted Bihar Cadre. He has held many important assignments in the State including District Collector of the Districts of Madhubani and Dhanbad; Divisional Commissioner of Gaya; Secretary Industries, Bihar; Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Jharkhand, etc. He has also attended various short term training programmes in Universities of UK, France, and US including Harvard University.

     

    He served as Chairman, Spices Board in Cochin under the Government of India for a period of 5 years during which time the changeover to WTO regime took place globally. The background work done by him has enabled the Spices Board to increase its exports consistently. He also did an assignment in United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Bangladesh for 3 years.

     

    He was appointed the Food Secretary of Government of India in 2006 and was appointed Agriculture Secretary of Government of India in 2008 from which position he retired in 2010. He has handled the drought of 2009 while he was the Agriculture Secretary.

     

    Post retirement, he was given a special assignment to chair the Committee of Secretaries for optimizing the fertilizers usage in the context of emerging food security concerns and was a Member of National Disaster Management Authority with the rank of Minister of State in the Government of India from October 2010- February 2014.

     

    His work on “Impact of Uruguay Round on Global Spice Trade” was published by International Trade Centre (WTO), Geneva in the form of a book. He writes regularly for Economic Times, Business Lines, and Indian Express. He was also Member of many Committees of Planning Commission including the Committee on Employment for Jammu & Kashmir, Committee for Promotion of Cold Chains etc.

Fellows
  • Ms. Amrita Goldar
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    Fellow
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    Ms. Amrita Goldar is a Fellow at ICRIER. Within ICRIER, she has worked on projects related to G-20 negotiations (clean energy and climate change working groups), Climate Change and its impact on urban economic competitiveness, applying renewable energy technologies for telecom towers in India, and impacts of rationalizing fossil fuel subsidies in India. She has previously worked as a Research Associate at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) wherein she worked on projects related to the fields of environmental federalism for the disbursal of Finance Commission grants based on states environmental performance, residential energy demand modeling and its climate change implications, and coal trade modeling for ensuring India’s energy security, among others.

         

    She holds a B. A. Economics (Hons.) degree from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She has a Masters degree in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has also finished her M. Phil. (Economics) course from CESP, JNU on the topic A Comparative Study of North-South and South-South RTAs: Two Case Studies with her specialization being in International trade and Econometrics. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree from CESP, JNU on the topic of Bilateral Investment Agreements and its impact on India bound FDI.

         


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     Shome, P. and Goldar, A. (2016) ‘Greening the G20 Agenda: A Way Forward’, in P. Shome (ed.), The G20 Development Agenda: An Indian Perspective, Cambridge University Press, Delhi.

         

    Goldar, A., Bhanot, J. and Shimpo, K., (2011), Prioritizing towards a green export portfolio for India: An environmental input-output approach, Energy Policy,  Vol. 39 (2011), Pp. 7036-7048

  • Dr. Neha Gupta
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  • Dr. Debarpita Roy
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    Fellow
    E-mail: droy[at]icrier.res.in

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    Debarpita is a Fellow at ICRIER. Her research focus at ICRIER pertains to India’s contemporary urban issues. She is a PhD in Economics from Centre of Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a MA (Economics) from Delhi School of Economics, DU. Her doctoral dissertation empirically analyses aspects of urban India’s housing demand. Previously, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the School of Real Estate, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University and as a Consultant with NCAER. Her industry experience includes working with JLL, an international property consultancy firm in their Consulting and Research division as Manager (Research), building up a Pan Indian real estate database. She has published papers in international journals of repute and presented her research at several international conferences. Her broad research interests encompass regional and urban economics, real estate economics, economics of housing and infrastructure.

In-house Consultants
  • Ms. Tanu Goyal
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    Consultant
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    Tanu M Goyal is a Consultant at ICRIER. Her research interests include trade in services, food supply chain, international trade agreements and policy and regulatory issues. She has been working at ICRIER since 2008 and has worked on projects for the Government of India, Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Commission (EC), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Italian Trade Commission, among others. She has contributed to policy reports for the Indian government as well international agencies. Tanu has extensively worked on international agreements and has authored reports providing negotiating strategy for the bilateral agreements being negotiated by the Indian government. She has co-edited a book on trade agreements, which is published by Sage Publications India Private Limited. She has also published several international and national journal articles, book chapters, reports and other popular media articles on policy issues. Tanu holds a Masters degree in Economics with specialisation in world economy, from Centre of Trade and Development (CITD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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  • Ms. Mansi Kedia
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    Consultant
    E-mail: mkedia[at]icrier.res.in

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    Mansi Kedia is a researcher at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. Her areas of research include telecommunication policy, trade and industrial policy. She has published papers/ reports on high value manufacturing, impact of information technology, telecom and Internet policy in India. Her ongoing research includes issues related to competition issues in India�s mobile handset industry, Internet shutdowns and the future of work in India. She also has a background in management consulting and financial services with close to four years of experience in the private sector. She received her B.Sc. in Economics from St. Xavier�s, Kolkata and an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.

  • Ms. Samridhi Bimal
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  • Mr. Gangesh Sreekumar Varma
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  • Ms. Saranya Sircar
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    Consultant
    E-mail: ssircar[at]icrier.res.in

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    Saranya Sircar is working as a Consultant for the East Asia Research Programme at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi.  She has previously interned with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. She has recently completed her post-graduation in Conflict Analysis and Peace Building from Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has graduated in Political Science Honours from Gargi College, University of Delhi. Saranya’s areas of research interest include South Asian security issues, East Asian security issues, Indian foreign policy, regionalism, global climate change and environmental issues, gender issues, matters of peace and conflict, and other related domains. She can be reached at ssircar@icrier.res.in, and at saranya.ruai@gmail.com

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  • Ms. Kuntala Bandyopadhyay
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    Ms. Kuntala Bandyopadhyay is a Research Associate at ICRIER. She is currently working at a project regarding identifying the determinants of growth and development in India and creating an augmented human Development Index to rank Indian states regarding their performance in economic and social front. She has completed M.A. and M.Phil. degree from Centre for International Trade and Development, JNU. She also attended Graduate Studies programme in The Ohio State University and worked as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in a project regarding “spatial interaction among local governments.

    Ms. Bandyopadhyay’s research interest lies primarily in Trade and development economics. Her works specifically involve how trade openness affects various economic and social indicators both nationally and internationally. She examined how tradeopenness affects child labour situation in developing economies in her M.Phil dissertation. She is also interested in issues in Economic Geography. Her dissertation essays are about how local governments interact regarding policy issues and how these interactions change depending on their relative location in urban hierarchy.

    At ICRIER, Ms. Bandyopadhyay has worked on a project on “Determinants of Growth and Development in Indian States” financed by ICICI bank. Currently she is working on ‘G20 Research Program’ sponsored by Ministry of Finance. In this project her main area of interest is Development Economics, Trade, Infrastructure and Climate.

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  • Mr. Durgesh K. Rai
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    Durgesh Kumar Rai is Research Associate at ICRIER. He holds M.Phil in Economics and pursuing his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Prior to joining ICRIER, he was associated with National Labour Institute, NOIDA, U.P. and worked for an ILO project on Global Production Systems and its Impact on Labour. He was also part of an OECD study on “Human Resource in Science and Technology (HRST) in India and International Mobility of High Skill Indians” at the JNU. At ICRIER he has worked on a number of important projects like India-EU Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement, India-Turkey FTA, India-Korea Economic Relations, ICRIER-SPF Japan Studies Project. Currently, he is working on Regional Production Networks and Asian Economic Integration. His areas of research interest include Global Trade, Regional Economic Integration and Cooperation, Multilateralism vs. Regionalism, IT-ITES Sector, Trade in Services, Migration, and Economics of Education.

    Selected Publications:

    1.“India-Korea CEPA: Likely Impact on Bilateral Economic Relations” in India-Korea: Dialogue for a 21st Century Partnership, edited by Choong Yong Ahn and Pravakar Sahoo, 2012 ((co-authored with Pravakar Sahoo and Rajiv Kumar).

    2.“Asian Economic Integration and Cooperation: Challenges and Ways Forward for Pan-Asian Regionalism”, GIGA Working Papers, No. 152, November, 2010.

    3.South Korea’s Economic Relations with India”: Trends, Patterns and Prospects, in a Book-Korea: Politics, Economy and Society, 2010.

    4.“The Global Development Agenda at G-20: Rationale and the Way Forward”, in E-Book: G20 & Global Development, German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany, 2010.

    5.“Gains from India-Korea CEPA” in Foreign Trade Review, Volume XLIV, No. 3, October-December, 2009, (co-authored with Pravakar Sahoo and Rajiv Kumar).

    6.“India-Korea Trade and Investment Relations”, ICRIER Working Paper, No. 242, December, 2009, (co-authored with Pravakar Sahoo and Rajiv Kumar).

    7.“Export Diversification in India’s Trade with Japan” in Regional Insights, ICRIER, January, 2009.

    8.“Sustaining the Growth Momentum in Indian ITES/BPO Sector”, in ICRIER’s on-line publication: Think-Ink, 2008.

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    Pallavi Joshi is working as a Research Associate in the Health Policy Initiative (HPI) at ICRIER. Her areas of research include development economics, health economics, pharmaceutical regulation, competition policy and behavioral economics.

    Under the research programmes of HPI, she has worked on governance and regulatory aspects of health sector and pharmaceutical industry in India, and has contributed to book chapters, reports, working papers, and policy briefs. Further, she has been actively engaged in field interactions on key public health concerns, with a wide range of stakeholders at national (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai) and international level (Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland). She has also contributed opinion pieces in leading national dailies on various issues such as drug regulation, air pollution, and other environmental issues.

    Her past experience includes working with mergers and acquisition division of Competition Commission of India, where she was involved in analysing the competition issues in healthcare sector and pharmaceutical industry. She has also worked with Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ, a business research firm. She has a Masters degree in Economics, with a specialization in Development Economics and Health Economics from Ambedkar University, New Delhi.

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    Sandeep Paul is a Research Assistant at ICRIER and has been working on projects related to urbanisation, development finance etc. Sandeep holds a keen interest in interdisciplinary research and is also a part of ICRIER team for New Climate Economy project of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Other areas of his research interest include climate change, sustainable development and agriculture. Currently he is working on a project on financial inclusion in urban India, with focus on consumer finance and micro credit. Sandeep holds a masters degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a B.A (Hons.) in Economics from Hans Raj College, Delhi University.

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    Sajal Jain is a Research Assistant at ICRIER, working in the Energy & Climate Team. She works on renewable energy and industrial competitiveness, climate financing etc. She has also worked on the MSME sector, studying the dearth of finance availability in “Drivers and Constraints for Adopting Sustainability Standards in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and the Demand for Finance”. Sajal holds a masters degree in Economics and International Financial Economics from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She completed her bachelor’s in economics from University of Delhi. Her research interests include environment, green financing, climate negotiations and international impact, and renewable technology.

  • Mr. Viraj Mangesh Sawant
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    Viraj works in Energy & Climate team at ICRIER. His current projects relate to multiple areas of the energy field such as Renewable Energy Technology & Policy, Industrial Competitiveness etc.
    Prior to joining ICRIER, Viraj worked as an Energy Market Analyst at Gelber & Associates (Houston, Texas), studying natural gas markets in United States and globally.

     

    He holds an MS in Energy Economics from Rice University and a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Sciences from IIT Bombay.

     

    His research interest include- climate negotiations & international relations, energy access, energy policy & law, renewable technology, Blockchain revolution.

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    Ritika Juneja is working as a Research Assistant at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. She has previously worked with the Quality Council of India, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce on high priority government initiatives with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. She is a gold medalist in MA Economics from Amity University, Noida. She has graduated in Economics Honours from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. Ritika’s areas of research interest include India’s Trade Relations and Policies, Education and Development goals, Financial Sustainability and other related domains

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    Manmeet Ahuja is currently Senior Manager (Administration & Events) at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is a professional with more than 27 years of rich experience in managing the entire gamut of General Administration, Event Management functions and successfully orchestrated various special academic events and launch programmes in India and abroad. He successfully handled over 900 academic events since 2006. At ICRIER, he served as Member of diverse committees e.g. IT and HR.

     

    He also holds the distinction and played a pivotal role in dissemination of ICRIER research activities; supervising complete operation of ICRIER Computer Centre with accountability of its regular upgradation (till 2011); He was also responsible for (i) supervising and maintaining the official website; and (ii) handling voluminous research reports including Annual Reports, Newsletters, Brief Profiles and Working Papers.

     

    Before joining ICRIER, he worked with the Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency.

     

    He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development from All India Institute of Management Studies and Diploma in Personnel Management from Indian Institute of Management Services

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    Raj Kumar Shahi is the Informational Technology (IT) Manager at ICRIER with over 15 years of work experience in this field. He has been working at ICRIER since 2006 and maintains the IT infrastructure and provides strategies for implementing IT solutions in the work place. Apart from providing IT solutions, time and again, he has assisted on research projects at ICRIER that require understanding of the IT systems and inputs from the IT field. He has worked on projects for the government and for other international agencies.

    Raj Kumar was the nodal IT person for Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S) project that aimed to develop an institutional framework for collecting data for trade in services for four sectors namely audio-visual services, logistics services, professional services and telecommunication services. Under the project Raj Kumar helped in identifying and developing the online software and was instrumental in executing the survey and compiling survey inputs. Apart from this, in the past, Raj Kumar has contributed to the study on competition issues in mainframe and associated services in India and co-authored the report on Competition in Mainframe.

    Raj Kumar holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology (MSc IT) from Sikkim Manipal University, India. He also holds several advanced technical certificates in the IT field.

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