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Saurabh Bandyopadhyay


Saurabh Bandyopadhyay is a 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.


  • April 2018-Present: Fellow, NCAER
  • October 2008-March 2018: Associate Fellow, NCAER
  • October 2006-September 2008: Senior Economist, Future Group, Mumbai
  • April 1996-September 2006: Economist, NCAER
  • October 2002-April 2003: Economic Advisor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi
  • November, 1995-March 1996: Consultant, NCAER, New Delhi
  • January 1993-October 1995: Research Associate, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi  


  • PhD Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1996
  • MPhil Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1991
  • MSc Economics, University of Calcutta, 1986
  • BSc Economics, University of Calcutta, 1984
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Rural Development