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Prerna Prabhakar

Associate Fellow

Prerna’s primary area of research is International Economics and related issues. Her current research focuses on trade, primarily, the linkages between trade & environment and regional trade integration for a set of developing countries. This involves empirically examining the possibility of carbon leakage phenomenon for the South Asian economies; evaluating the role of India’s Free Trade Agreements in determining its trade efficiency and assessing the role of regional integration in the ASEAN region during times of economic crisis. She received her M.Sc. Degree in Economics from TERI University and has recently submitted Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi. 


  • June 2016-Present: Associate Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi
  • April 2014-June 2015: Research Associate under Prof. Surender Kumar in a project sponsored by South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
  • June 2011-December 2011: Research Assistant under Dr. Ram Upendra Das at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) 
  • May 2010-July 2010: Intern at the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)


  • PhD Economics, Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, (expected in 2017)  
  • MSc Economics, TERI University, (with specialization in Environment and Resource Economics) New Delhi, 2011 
  • BA(Hons)  Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 2009
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