Anusha Avyukt

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.

 
Premila Nazareth Satyanand

 
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. 
 
Prerna Prabhakar

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. 

 
Shekhar Shah

Shekhar Shah is the Director-General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

 

As the CEO of India’s oldest and largest independent economic think tank, he manages NCAER’s wide-ranging research activities across all sectors of the economy, including its extensive data collection, innovation, and curation activities. Prior to joining NCAER Shah was the World Bank’s Regional Economic Adviser for South Asia and, earlier, Sector Manager in the Bank’s research complex and a principal author of the 2004 World Development Report, Making Services Work for Poor People. During a World Bank career spanning more than two decades, Shah also served as the Bank’s Deputy Research Administrator, Sector Manager for Public Sector Management for Europe and Central Asia, and Lead Economist for Bangladesh. Before joining the Bank he was the Ford Foundation’s Program Officer for Economics and International Relations for South Asia. He worked earlier in Washington DC consulting for the US Federal Reserve Board, FDIC, the OCC, and US banks and bank holding companies.

 

Shah received his BA in Economics from St Stephens College, Delhi University, and his MA and PhD in Economics from Columbia University. 

 
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. 

 
Anushree Sinha

Anushree Sinha, Senior Fellow, joined NCAER in 1989 and has held several positions since then. Before assuming her current position, she was NCAER’s Principal Economist during 2001-2003.  She worked in macro- economic analyses including Macro Forecasting Modelling at NCAER. In her current research she uses general equilibrium frameworks to analyse the impact of policies and external economic shocks on the social sector including the informal and female workers. She is a post- doctorate from the Department of International Development, University of Oxford and has been a Fulbright-Nehru Lecturing Professor at Rutgers during 2013-14.