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Bornali Bhandari

Senior Fellow

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 a number of industry & labour studies including automobiles, farm mechanisation and the gig economy. Her wider research interests include analysis of skilling from a 3-E perspective (education, employability and employment), e-Governance, 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 the NCAER Quarterly Business Expectations Survey.


  • November 2018-Present: Senior Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi
  • July 2009-October 2018: Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi
  • August 2006-June 2009: Assistant Professor of Economics, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg
  • June 2008-August 2008: Consultant, NCAER, New Delhi
  • September 2001-June 2006: Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • July 2006-August 2006 : Research Assistant, Dr Bruce Blonigen, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • July 2003-September 2003: Research Assistant, Dr Shankha Chakraborty, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • August 1999-June 2001: Graduate Assistant, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
  • December 1998-July 1999: Research Assistant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi


  • PhD Economics, University of Oregon, Eugene, 2006  
  • MA Applied Economics, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 2001 
  • MA Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 1998
  • BA  Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 1996
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