Ramgopal Agarwala

Dr Ramgopal Agarwala is presently Honorary Senior Fellow at NCAER. Besides his NCAER position, he is also Chairman of Pahle India Foundation and was until recently, Distinguished Fellow, RIS. He worked in various senior positions in the World Bank for 25 years with his last posting to Beijing as the chief economist of the World Bank in China. He has written several books and more than two dozen articles in learned journals which cover issues, among others of reforms of international financial architecture. Dr Agarwala did his M.A. in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta University and Ph.D in econometrics from Manchester University.

 
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay

Saurabh Bandyopadhyay is Associate Fellow at NCAER.  He has worked in the areas of industry, infrastructure, agriculture, and consumer demand, including in projects with important field survey components.  His recent research includes work on transport, including understanding freight demand for Indian Railways and an earlier study for the Railways on passenger demand, and on the aviation sector to estimate the economic and regional impacts of an international airline’s operations.   He is currently working as part of a team on developing a skills index for the states of India for a large research project on understanding the demand and supply factors for skilling in India, and is likely to begin work on a study of the medium and long-term competitiveness of the Indian Railways. Bandyopadhyay received his PhD in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and an MSc in economics from the University of Calcutta.

 
Bornali Bhandari

Bornali Bhandari is a Fellow at NCAER with a background in international economics and macroeconomics, specifically focussing on the impact of globalisation on development. Currently she is working on analysing the shortcomings of the Indian FDI statistical system. Her wider research interests include analysis of infrastructure, particularly the roads and ICT sectors, G-20 issues like climate change, finance and reserve currency and trade-related issues.  She is also co-ordinating NCAER’s macro publications –the Quarterly Review of the Economy and Macrotrack

 
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.

 
Poonam Munjal

Poonam Munjal is a 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.

 
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. 
 
Kanhaiya Singh

Kanhaiya Singh is a Senior Fellow at NCAER since 2004. His work covers a wide range of topics like macroeconomic modeling and policy analysis, applied econometrics and forecasting, input-output analysis, sector-specific analysis, environmental economics, agriculture trade and food security, and international economics. Before NCAER, he was Deputy Director at the Tariff Commission in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. 

 
Anjali Tandon

Anjali Tandon is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. Her doctoral thesis is on structural changes and energy use in the Indian economy using Input-Output models with special reference to India’s international trade. As part of her M.Phil dissertation, she has specialized on India-China merchandise trade. She holds a Masters degree in Applied Operations Research and Bachelors in Mathematics. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Melbourne in August, 2010. She is a contributor to the Global Trade Analysis Package (GTAP) version 8 database of Purdue University, USA. 

Her major areas of interest include energy, international trade, domestic agriculture policy and  macro economic issues. She has authored academic papers in reputed refereed national and international journals, and also presented papers in seminars and conferences and actively involved in all activities of the Council.

 
R Venkatesan

R. Venkatesan is a Senior Consultant at NCAER. Prior to this he was Senior Fellow and Head of Industry Division at NCAER. Earlier he had held various positions with the Government, academic and private sectors; he was a consultant at the Planning Commission, a faculty at the Administrative Staff College of India and a senior project Economist at MN Dastur & co. His research interests include Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, Earth Sciences and Economic development, Information & Communication Technologies – e-Readiness & e-Governance. He has a number of publications to his credit in national and international journals; he has also published four books and nine working papers in his areas of interest.