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Anusha

Anusha is Associate Fellow at NCAER.  Her recent PhD research focused on using frequency domain time series methods to understand business cycles in India  and their co-movement with credit in India and the US.  Anusha’s broader research interests include business cycles, financial markets and applied time series analysis in macroeconomics.  She is currently working on developing an Indian equivalent of the FAO’s COSIMO model to project the short and medium-term agricultural outlook for India.  She received her PhD in economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research and a MA in mathematics from Delhi University.

 
Girish Bahal

Girish N Bahal is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. Girish’s principal interests are in Macroeconomics, Labour, and Development Economics. During his doctoral research on “Essays on the Macroeconomics of Social Transfers and Public Investment” at the University of Cambridge, Girish worked on quantifying transfer spending multipliers and on understanding the labour market effects of large employment guarantee schemes in India such as the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Girish has worked with organisations like the Reserve Bank of India, Global Development Network, and the International Monetary Fund. His current research work is on migration, misallocation, and the identification of various distortions and imperfections in labour markets in India. Girish holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Delhi.

 
Soumya Bhadury

Soumya Bhadury is an Associate Fellow at NCAER with primary research interest in Macroeconomics, International Economics and Time Series Econometrics. Soumya is interested in the areas of monetary transmission mechanism, monetary theory and policy and exchange rates. He is currently developing the monetary block of the NCAER’s original Macro-Econometric Model of the Indian economy. Soumya received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kansas, U.S.A. His dissertation focusses on the role of correctly measured monetary aggregates like ‘Divisia’ in exchange rate determination for the open economies.

 
Pallavi Choudhuri

Pallavi Choudhuri is an Associate Fellow at NCAER with primary research interests in the area of Financial Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization, and Applied Microeconometrics. She currently focuses on areas related to financial inclusion, economic development, and industrial sector analysis in the Indian context. She is also involved in assessing recent trends in Money and Capital Markets for the NCAER publication, Quarterly Review of the Economy. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wyoming. Her dissertation centered on risk and regulation in the banking industry in the U.S. economy.

 
Mousumi Das

Mousumi Das, an Associate Fellow at NCAER, recently submitted her PhD thesis at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai on “Food Security in India: Measures, Issues and Policy Imperatives”. Her broader research interests are on food policy and labour economics, with a strong interest in applied micro-econometrics. She recently returned from a visiting fellowship at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC as a Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellow awarded by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). She is presently part of the Skill India project team at NCAER.