Project Leader:  Dr. Saon Ray
Research Team:  Smita Miglani, Nitesh Kumar
Commencement:  November 2012
Funded by:  American Chambers of Commerce in India

The importance of trade and investment in India has grown as India has opened its trade and encouraged investment. There are several ways in which investment can contribute to a country’s growth: through creation of high quality jobs, transfer of technology and exports. The impact of FDI in a country depends on many factors including the policies and institutions, the nature of the regulatory framework, the nature of the labor market of the country as well the quality of investment. This study will investigate socio-economic impact of US investment in India, identify the challenges faced by US investors and highlight the opportunities that could open up in the future. The United States is India’s largest trade and investment partner and is engaged with India at various levels of economic cooperation.