Gurucharan Manna

Gurucharan Manna recently joined NCAER as a Senior Adviser at NCAER. He was the Director General of CSO and NSSO in the Government of India.  Dr Manna has nearly 40 years of specialized experience in sample design, estimation procedures for household and establishment surveys, and the design of survey questionnaires and related documents for fieldwork and data validation.  Over the years, his responsibilities at NSSO/CSO have included the compilation of GDP estimates; conduct of the 6th Economic Census; technical coordination and supervision of the Annual Survey of Industries, Energy Statistics, and Infrastructure Statistics; compilation of the Index of Industrial Production and the Index of Service Production; finalization of survey methodologies and reports for NSSO socio-economic surveys; and compilation of foreign trade statistics. Dr Manna is currently a member of the Ministry of Statistics Standing Committee on Labour Force Statistics, the Working Groups of the NSS 75th and 76th Rounds, the NSSO’s Standing Committee on Labour Force Statistics, and the Labour Bureau’s Expert Group on the Quarterly Employment Survey.  

 
Rajnish Mehra

Rajnish Mehra holds the E.N. Basha Arizona Heritage Chair at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He is also the Deutsche Bank Luxembourg Visiting Professor of Finance, Luxembourg School of Finance and a Research Associate at NBER. His research interests focus on capital markets, asset pricing and growth theory. He is the author of the Handbook of the Equity Risk Premium

 

Mehra has a PhD in Finance from Carnegie-Mellon University.

 

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Sudipto Mundle

Sudipto Mundle is a Distinguished Fellow at NCAER. Formerly, he was an Emeritus Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi. He serves on several corporate and other boards. He was also a member of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, the erstwhile Monetary Policy Advisory Committee of the RBI  and the National Statistical Commission, where he also acted as Chairman. 

 

He spent much of his career at the Asian Development Bank, Manila, from where he retired as a Director in the Strategy and Policy Department in 2008. In his earlier career in India he served in several academic institutions including the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, and NIPFP, New Delhi, where he was the Reserve Bank Chair Professor. He has had visiting assignments at Yale University, USA; Cambridge University, UK; the Institute of Social Studies at the Hague and the Japan Foundation, Tokyo. He was also an economic adviser in India’s Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1989. His current research interests include development economics, macroeconomic policy and modelling, public expenditure policy and governance. 

 
 
Poonam Munjal

Poonam Munjal is a Senior Fellow at the NCAER. She has worked on a wide variety of studies, including the N-SIPI investment index, tourism satellite accounts, impact of investment in housing sector and a number of research studies based on input-output models. Previously, she worked as an Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd. and as an Economist in the Economic Research Team of CRISIL Ltd. Her research work has been in the area of macro-economic analysis, tourism economy, national and regional tourism satellite accounts, input-output modelling, social accounting matrix, inter-industry linkages, labour market analysis, and analyses of large sample surveys to draw socio-economic linkages.

 
Premila Nazareth Satyanand

 
Sanjib Pohit

Sanjib Pohit is a Professor 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 Associate Fellow at NCAER. Her primary areas of research include international economics and land related issues.  At NCAER, she has been 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 involve work on the NCAER State Investment Potential Index (NSIPI), 2017 and 2018 editions. 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 PhD in International Trade from the Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, and MSc in Economics from TERI School of Advanced Studies.

 
 
Santanu Pramanik

Santanu Pramanik is a Senior Fellow at NCAER and the Deputy Director of the National Data Innovation Centre. He is a Statistician and Survey Methodologist by training. 


His methodological research interests lie in survey methods, data quality, randomized controlled trials, small area estimation being applied across different substantive domains including childhood immunization, health insurance & healthcare expenditure, family planning. Before joining NCAER he worked as a Research Scientist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). His PHFI work led to successful evaluation studies on the impact of the Health Ministry’s flagship childhood immunization programme Mission Indradhanush, effectiveness of a community engagement approach in improving immunisation coverage in Assam, on temperature monitoring systems for vaccine cold chains in Haryana and Delhi, and on the Vaccine Intelligence Network in Uttar Pradesh.  Prior to joining PHFI, Santanu was based in Washington DC as a Survey Statistician at NORC, an independent affiliate of the University of Chicago.  

 
Devender Pratap

Devender Pratap is a Fellow at NCAER. His current research interests include trade policy analysis/CGE modelling, GTAP database, social accounting matrix, input output analysis, construction of base-run for CGE modelling, macro-econometric modelling and agricultural/livestock economy. At NCAER, he has handled three major CGE models in single-country and multi-country frameworks. He has also been involved in the NCAER survey of agricultural markets in India.  

 
Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2013 and September 2016. Prior to that, he was the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2006, the youngest person ever to hold the position. His research is broadly on the role of institutions, especially financial institutions, in fostering economic development. He is an electrical engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He earned his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and his Ph.D. from MIT.

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