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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. 

  • November 2018-Present: Professor, NCAER
  • September 2016-October 2018: Senior Fellow, NCAER 
  • August 2010-September 2016: Professor, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research and Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology, and Development Studies, New Delhi  
  • April 2004-August 2010: Senior Fellow (Chief Economist), NCAER 
  • 1992-2004: Principal Economist (2002-04), Senior Economist (1995-2002), Economist (1993-95), Consultant (1992-93)
  • May 1999-July 2000: Senior Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi, India (on leave from NCAER)
  • Visiting Scholar: Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Conference Board of Canada
  • Visiting Faculty: IIM Lucknow, MDI Gurgaon, IEG Delhi, NIDM, Jadavpur University
  • Alumni: Richard Coase Institute of Institutional Economics


  • PhD Economics, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Calcutta, 1993  
  • M.Stat  Specialization: Quantitative Economics & Planning, ISI, Calcutta & New Delhi, 1985 
  • B.Stat (H)  ISI, 1983
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Research Interests

Economic Policy
Informal Economy