Saurabh Bandyopadhyay is Associate Fellow at NCAER. He has worked in the areas of industry, infrastructure, agriculture, and consumer demand, including in projects with important field survey components. His recent research includes work on transport, including understanding freight demand for Indian Railways and an earlier study for the Railways on passenger demand, and on the aviation sector to estimate the economic and regional impacts of an international airline’s operations. He is currently working as part of a team on developing a skills index for the states of India for a large research project on understanding the demand and supply factors for skilling in India, and is likely to begin work on a study of the medium and long-term competitiveness of the Indian Railways. Bandyopadhyay received his PhD in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and an MSc in economics from the University of Calcutta.
Bornali Bhandari is a Fellow at NCAER with a background in international economics and macroeconomics, specifically focussing on the impact of globalisation on development. Currently she is working on analysing the shortcomings of the Indian FDI statistical system. Her wider research interests include analysis of infrastructure, particularly the roads and ICT sectors, G-20 issues like climate change, finance and reserve currency and trade-related issues. She is also co-ordinating NCAER’s macro publications –the Quarterly Review of the Economy and Macrotrack.
Tarujyoti Buragohain is an Associate Fellow at NCAER., Her research interests include infrastructure and energy issues. She has written several project reports for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Human Research Development. She has been a member of the Advisory Committee for Monitoring and Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaics in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Tribal Development Research in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and is a life member of Bhartiya Arthik Shodh Sansthan and the Input–Output Research Association.
Rajesh Chadha is a Senior Research Counsellor specialising in international trade, foreign direct investment, agricultural markets and competition and regulatory reforms. He is also the Managing Editor of Margin, NCAER’s flagship journal. He has completed research projects sponsored by the governments of India, Australia and Britain and various international organisations. He has more than 40 years’ experience of teaching and research at the University of Delhi and NCAER. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Michigan, Melbourne and Monash. He received his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Rajat M. Nag recently joined NCAER as a Distinguished Fellow. He was the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank in Manila from 2006 t0 2013 and has held several other top positions at the ADB. Rajat is internationally well known for his intellectual leadership, extensive operational experience, and in-depth knowledge of development issues, particularly in infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships, and regional cooperation. His research interest is in working to enhance regional cooperation and integration in Asia. He holds engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He also has Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Canada and in Economics from the London School of Economics.