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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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

 
Rajesh Chadha

Rajesh Chadha is a Senior Fellow and the Senior Research Counsellor at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. 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.

 
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 Prabhakar is an Associate Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research. Her primary areas of research include international economics and land related issues. At NCAER, she was a 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 at NCAER involved work on the NCAER State Investment Potential Index (NSIPI), 2017 edition. 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 Ph.D. in International Trade from the Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, and MSc in Economics from TERI University. 

 
Devender Pratap

Devender Pratap is an Associate 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.  

 
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. 

 
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