Bornali Bhandari

Bornali Bhandari is a Senior Fellow at NCAER with a background in international economics and macroeconomics, specifically focusing on the impact of globalisation on development. Currently she is engaged in analysing and assessing the progress and prospects of implementing Direct Benefit Transfers in states and Union Territories. Her wider research interests include analysis of skilling from a 3-E perspective (education, employability and employment), infrastructure, particularly the roads and ICT sectors, G-20 issues like climate change financing and reserve currency, FDI and trade-related issues. She also oversees the production of NCAER’s macro publications, the Quarterly Review of the Economy, and Quarterly Business Expectations Survey. 

 

Bornali received her PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon, Eugene, USA.

 
 
Rajesh Chadha

Rajesh Chadha is a Professor & Research Director NCAER. He heads the research at NCAER. 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.

 
Madhura Chowdhuri

 
D.B. Gupta

D B Gupta is currently a Senior Consultant at NCAER. He was associated with the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi; National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi; the World Bank; and the Government of India as an adviser to the Planning Commission and Department of Family Welfare. He has held several honorary chairs and visiting faculty positions to institutes in India and abroad. His primary areas of interest include health economics, environmental economics, urban development, housing, Indian industry and developmental economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham, England.

 
Charu Jain

Dr Charu Jain is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. Prior to this she had worked at TNS India Ltd and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), New Delhi. Her areas of research interest include socio-economic issues, gender and educational studies, consumer studies and developmental changes. She has worked in the area of large scale consumer studies, industrial surveys, housing studies, agriculture and macro-economic policy issues. Her current research focuses on the agricultural outlook and handloom sector. She received her PhD in Economics from School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.

 
Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal

Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Fellow at NCAER. He has been the Principal Investigator for an evaluation study of MGNREGA by the Planning Commission. His expertise is survey-based research in the social sector with strong skills in qualitative research methods.  

 
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.

 
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.

 
 
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.  

 
M Govinda Rao

M. Govinda Rao is a former member of the 14th Finance Commission and Non-resident Senior Fellow, NCAER. He was earlier the Director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and is now an Emeritus Professor there.His past positions include Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change (1998-2002) and Fellow, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and Professor at NIPFP. He was a Member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India; a Member of Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission and High Level Expert Committee on Universalising Healthcare, Member, High-Level Expert Committee on Efficient Management of Public Expenditure, Advisory Group of Eminent Persons to advise the Finance Minister on G-20 matters. His past advisory roles include Chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Value Added Tax and Chairman, Expert Group on Taxation of Services. He is a Member, Board of Governors in Institute of Economic Growth, Institute for Social and Economic Change and Madras School of Economics. Dr Rao’s research interests include fiscal decentralization and federalism, state and local finances, tax policy and reforms, public expenditure management.

 
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