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Rajesh Chadha

Rajesh Chadha is a Senior Fellow and the Senior Research Counsellor at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. He has worked extensively on regional and multilateral issues pertaining to international trade. His other areas of interest include foreign direct investment and agricultural markets. He has provided research support to the Indian Government on multiple projects. He has also played a key role in the research projects sponsored by the Governments of India, Australia, and the UK, and various international organisations.

 

He is the Managing Editor of Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, NCAER’s international, peer-reviewed journal, and a Member of the editorial board of Vision, the Journal of the Management Development Institute, Gurugram. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Michigan, Melbourne, and Monash, and Visiting Faculty at many prestigious academic and research institutes in India. He was nominated as GTAP Research Fellow (2004-2007) by the Global Trade Analysis Project, Purdue University, USA.

 

He received his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

 
Sandhya Garg

Sandhya’s primary areas of research are Public Finance, Public Economics, and Applied Economic Analysis and she also has keen interest in Development and Environmental Economics. Her current research focuses on Study of Public Finance of Indian States, where she studied the relative tax performance of Indian states. She has also worked on estimating the implication of federal transfers on fiscal equalization using tools of spatial econometrics. She holds an M. Phil. Degree in development studies and is pursuing Ph.D. at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai.

 
Laxmi Joshi

Laxmi Joshi is an Associate Fellow at NCAER with research interests in agriculture and rural development. She has worked on issues related to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, economic benefits of weather and marine services, air pollution issues in agriculture, India’s cotton revolution, and the national policy for farmers. Before NCAER, she worked at the National Commission on Farmers and the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research. 

 
Sanjib Pohit

Sanjib Pohit is a Senior Fellow at NCAER. He is an experienced modeler in the area of trade and environment with 20 years of modelling experience. His domain of research experience includes science and technology policies, institutional economics, transport economics, input-output models, FDI, informal trade, automobile industry, and South Asian integration. Previously, he held position at CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies as Professor AcSIR & Senior Principal Scientist. He has served as members of several committees of Government of India including climate Change Modelling group of Ministry of Environment & Forests. He was educated at Indian Statistical Institute. 
 
Prerna Prabhakar

Prerna Prabhakar is an Associate Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research. Her primary areas of research include international economics and land related issues. At NCAER, she was a part of the research team for conducting a pilot impact assessment exercise of the Digital India-Land Records Modernization Programme, a Government of India programme to modernise land records in India. Her other assignments at NCAER involved work on the NCAER State Investment Potential Index (NSIPI), 2017 edition. Her current research interests pertain to land institutions and its linkages with the economy and hence the influence on the global competitiveness.  

Prerna has a Ph.D. in International Trade from the Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, and MSc in Economics from TERI University.