Bornali Bhandari

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 studies including automobiles, farm mechanisation, and digitisation. 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 Surveys.

Bornali has received her doctorate degree from University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

ARTICLE | Indian Economic Review
Business sentiments during India’s national lockdown: Lessons for second and potential third wave
Bornali Bhandari, Samarth Gupta, Ajaya K. Sahu & K. S. Urs
November 2021

REPORT | NCAER
Present and Potential Contribution of Microfinance to India’s Economy
Shashanka Bhide, D B Gupta, Bornali Bhandari, Sanjukta Das, Madhura Dasgupta, Samarth Gupta, Devender Pratap, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, Jaskirat Singh Kohli, Ruchi Avtar
2021

REPORT | NCAER
Nowcasting India’s Quarterly GDP Growth: A Factor Augmented Time-Varying Coefficient Regression Model (FA-TVCRM)
Rudrani Bhattacharya, Bornali Bhandari, Sudipto Mundle
2021

PAPER | NCAER
An Exploratory State-wise Education-Employability-Employment Index for India
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Bornali Bhandari, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, Praveen Rawat
2021

PAPER | NCAER
Policy for the Full Range of Employability Skills
Bornali Bhandari
2021

PAPER | NCAER
The 3–E Challenge: Education, Employability, and Employment
Bornali Bhandari
2021

PAPER | NCAER
Where Are the Jobs? Estimating Skill-based Employment Linkages across Sectors for the Indian Economy: An Input-Output Analysis
Tulika Bhattacharya, Bornali Bhandari
2021

REPORT | NCAER
Business sentiments during India’s national lockdown: Lessons for second and potential third wave
Bhandari, B., Gupta, S., Sahu, A.K. and Urs, K.S.
2021

REPORT| NCAER
Overview: NCAER Quarterly Review of the Economy, 2021-22:Q1
Mundle, S. and Bhandari, B.
2021

REPORT | NCAER
Overview: NCAER Mid-Year Review of the Economy 2020-21
Mundle, S. and Bhandari, B.
2021

ARTICLE | Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research
Overview
Bhandari, B.
2021

ARTICLE | Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research
Are Secondary Schools Imparting Digital Skills? An Empirical Assessment
Bhandari, B., Jain, A.K., and Sahu, A.K.
2021

REPORT | NCAER
Overview: NCAER Quarterly Review of the Economy, 2020: 1Q in Coronavirus Times
Mundle, S. and Bhandari, B.
2020

REPORT | NCAER
Overview: NCAER Quarterly Review of the Economy, 2020: 2Q in Coronavirus Times
Mundle, S. and Bhandari, B.
2020

BOOK CHAPTER |  Universal Secondary Education in India
Missing Middle of Educated Unemployable: A Critical Perspective on Secondary Education in India
Bhandari, B., Jain, C. and Sahu, A.K.
2020

ARTICLE | NCAER
Where are the Jobs? Estimating skill based employment linkages across sectors for the Indian economy: An input-output analysis
Bhattacharya, T., Bhandari, B. and Bairagya, I.
2020

REPORT | NCAER
Skilling India: No Time to Lose
Bornali Bhandari, Pallavi Choudhuri, Mousumi Bhattacharjee, Tulika Bhattacharya, Soumya Bhadury, Girish Bahal, Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, Praveen Rawat, Mridula Duggal, Rohini Sanyal, Jahnavi Prabhakar
2018

REPORT | NCAER
Gross State Domestic Product of Daman and Diu
Bornali Bhandari, R P Katyal, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, Sudha Chaurasia, Sanchit Singhal, Manan Bhatia
Mar 2016

REPORT | NCAER
Enhancing the Scope and Quality of Indian FDI Statistics
Premila Nazareth Satyanand, Bornali Bhandari, Aakshi Wadhwa, Namrata Saraogi, Chavi Meattle, Sanchit Singhal
Mar 2016

REPORT | NCAER
Kerala Perspective Plan 2030
Aradhna Aggarwal, Bornali Bhandari, Sohini Paul, Purna Chandra Parida, Devender Pratap
Jul 2015

ARTICLE I MARGIN: Journal of Applied Economic Research
Cross-Price Effects and US Trade Elasticities
B Bhandari
August 2013

REPORT I Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Telecom Sector in India: A Decadal Profile
B Bhandari, P R Goel and T K Thomas
June 2012

REPORT I NCAER
e-Development Index
R Venkatesan, W Wadhwa, S Sen, B Bhandari and S Ramakrishnan
February 2012

REPORT CHAPTER I NCAER
State Highways I Seeking Efficiency and Excellence in the Implementation of Infrastructure Projects
in India
B Bhandari I S Bhide and G Nataraj (eds.)
December 2011

ARTICLE I Journal of Education Finance
The Roles of Public Higher Education Expenditure and the Privatization of the Higher Education on U.S. States’
Economic Growth 
B Curs, B Bhandari, and C Steiger
Spring 2011

REPORT I NCAER
Reform of the Foreign Exchange Reserves Regime: Issues for India at the G20.
S Bery and B Bhandari
January 2010

REPORT CHAPTER I NCAER
Roads I Infrastructure Development in India: An Assessment of Status and Strategies (Volume II)
B Bhandari I S Bhide and G Nataraj (eds.)
January, 2010

REPORT I NCAER
Climate Change Financing
B Bhandari
October, 2009

REPORT I NCAER
FDI in India and its Growth Linkages
R Chadha, G Nataraj, A Tandon, K Elumalali, P P Mishra, B Bhandari, Ashwani and G Mohan
August, 2009

ARTICLE I Journal of Economic Integration
FDI and Income Inequality in Eastern Europe 
B Bhandari
December 2007

OPINION | Podbean
Food Security in India and South Asia
Bornali Bhandari
October 11, 2022

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Formal work, informal worker  
Bornali Bhandari, Gautam Kumar Das, Samarth Gupta, Ajaya K Sahu &    KS Urs
August 30, 2022

OPINION | QRIUS
Aspirational Districts Programme: Urgent Need for District Perspective Plans
Bornali Bhandari & Poonam Munjal
July 15, 2022

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Gaps in estimating gig, platform workers
Bornali Bhandari
July 11, 2022

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Skills training for MSMEs should change
Bornali Bhandari
June 10, 2022

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Does the Budget give a leg-up to agriculture?
Bornali Bhandari & Ajaya K Sahu
February 25, 2022

OPINION | Qrius
State financial management systems are bringing checks and balances to public finance…
Bornali Bhandari & Pawan Kadyan
February 18, 2022

OPINION | Qrius
The Challenges that firms faced during the Pandemic
Bornali Bhandari, Samarth Gupta, Ajaya K Sahu & KS Urs
December 9, 2021

OPINION | Qrius
What do firms want?
Bornali Bhandari, KS Urs Ajaya K Sahu & Samarth Gupta
December 1, 2021

OPINION | Hindu Business Line
To insure or to assure the farmer?
Bornali Bhandari & Ajaya K Sahu
November 23, 2021

OPINION | Qrius
Improving the credit scenario in India
Bornali Bhandari, Samarth Gupta, Ajaya K Sahu & KS Urs
QRIUS, November 15, 2021

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
North-East can be a window for service exports
Bornali Bhandari
September 23, 2021

OPINION | Qrius
An Alternative Perspective on Core Inflation
Bornali Bhandari
August 24, 2021

OPINION | Qrius
Workplace as a Community: Businesses
Bornali Bhandari
August 12, 2021

OPINION | Qrius
Why are firms not taking credit?
Bornali Bhandari
May 21, 2021

OPINION | The Hindu
South, North score on business sentiments
Bornali Bhandari
May 13, 2021

OPINION | Ideas for India
Business Sentiments and Labour Markets
Bornali Bhandari
May 4, 2021

OPINION | The Hindu BusinessLine
Will Budget help in real agriculture growth?
Bornali Bhandari
February 24, 2021

OPINION | Indian Express
More policy support is needed to help MSMEs navigate the economic distress
Bornali Bhandari
February 16, 2021

OPINION | Qrius
Business Sentiments in Manufacturing versus Services during Coronavirus Times
Bornali Bhandari
February 10, 2021

OPINION | Qrius
Decoding the Credit Puzzle
Bornali Bhandari
December 7, 2020

OPINION | Qrius
Business Experience and Coping Strategy by Firms in during Unlockdown
Bornali Bhandari
September 2, 2020

OPINION | Qrius
Unfolding India’s Merchandise Trade Dynamics during Coronavirus
Bornali Bhandari
August 5, 2020

OPINION | Indian Express
PM-KISAN is not reaching all farmer households as intended
Bornali Bhandari
August 3, 2020

OPINION | The Hindu BusinessLine
PDS can be extended to all till a vaccine is found for Covid
Bornali Bhandari
July 2, 2020

OPINION | The Hindu BusinessLine
Is e-learning the best bet during lockdown?
Bornali Bhandari
April 24, 2020

OPINION | The Hindu BusinessLine
Welfare schemes need tweaks to accommodate Covid-19 impact
Bornali Bhandari
March 23, 2020

OPINION | Financial Express
India’s spring fever: The Covid-19, restructuring of Yes Bank, and fall in oil prices
Bornali Bhandari
March 19, 2020

OPINION | Qrius
Women face all-pervasive glass ceiling
Bornali Bhandari
March 13, 2020

OPINION | Financial Express
Health inflation: Should India also subsidise pharmacy costs?
Bhandari, Bornali | Sahu, Ajaya
January 15, 2020

OPINION | Business Line
Skill schemes should focus on women
Bhandari, Bornali | Sahu, Ajaya
January 6, 2020

OPINION | Financial Express
Is India getting better for business?
Bhandari, Bornali | Sahu, Ajaya | Gupta S
December 21, 2019

OPINION | Financial Express
Back to the past: Energising India’s external trade sector
Bhandari, Bornali | Prabhakar P
December 13, 2019

OPINION | Indian Express
We need a timebound mechanism to transition to a clearer land titling system
Bhandari, Bornali | Kadyan P
October 30, 2019

OPINION | Business Standard
Why monetary easing alone is not enough
Bhandari, Bornali | Sahu, Ajay | Gupta S
October 5, 2019

OPINION | ETNOWNEWS
Budget 2019: Challenges mount for Nirmala Sitharaman amid limited fiscal space
Bhandari, Bornali
July 2, 2019

OPINION | QRIUS
Steel Magnolias: US trade tariffs on steel and impact on India
Bhandari, Bornali
April 14, 2018

OPINION | Ideas for India
Tripura’s bamboo sector: Potential and challenges
Bhandari, Bornali
April 13, 2018

OPINION | Ideas for India
Do firms in India perceive themselves to be e-ready?
Bhandari, Bornali | Sahu, Ajay
January 24, 2017

OPINION | Business Standard
Assessing e-readiness of firms in India
Bhandari, Bornali | Sahu, Ajay
January 24, 2017

OPINION | Financial Chronicle
Domestic consumption unlikely to revive investment cycle
Bhandari, Bornali | Sahu, Ajay
February 25, 2016

OPINION I Financial Chronicle
Only domestic consumption unlikely to revive investment cycle
B Bhandari and A Sahu
February 2016

OPINION I Macrotrack
e-Governance: Smart Government for smart People
B Bhandari and Chavi Meattle
December 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Inflationary Expectations
B Bhandari
December 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Financing the Current Account Deficit
B Bhandari and Chavi Meattle
November 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I NCAER-IIC MidYear Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari I M Bhusnurmath, S Bhide and B Bhandari
November 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari I B Bhandari, S Bhide and M Bhusnurmath
October 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
A Tale of Two Districts
B Bhandari and Farha anis
September 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Asset Inflation
B Bhandari and Farha Anis
August 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
ICT Literacy
B Bhandari and Chavi Meattle
July 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari I B Bhandari, S Bhide and M Bhusnurmath
July 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Decay of Railways
B Bhandari
June 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Where are the Jobs
B Bhandari and Farha Anis
May 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari
April 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Rural versus Urban Inflation
B Bhandari
January 2013 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari
January 2013 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Weakening Energy Prices
B Bhandari
December 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Allure of Gold
B Bhandari
November 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari
October 2012 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Land Use in India Needs a Change in Mindset
B Bhandari
October 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Come September
B Bhandari
September 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Vulnerable India on the External Front
B Bhandari
August 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Vegetable and Oilseeds Inflation
B Bhandari
July 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari
July 2012 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Environmental Colonialism
B Bhandari
June 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Digital Divide
B Bhandari
May 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Rising Twin Deficits
B Bhandari and D Chakravarty
May 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Transport Infrastructure and Budget
B Bhandari
March 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari and M Grover
April 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Stickiness in Fuel Inflation Continues
B Bhandari
January 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
India: A Retrospect of Home and the World in 2011
B Bhandari
January 2012 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari and M Grover
January 2012 | NCAER

OPINION I Times of India
The Road to Safety
B Bhandari and D Dutta
January 2012 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
e-Readiness Index – Indian States, 2003-2008
R Venkatesan and B Bhandari
December 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Global Re-balancing and the Reserve Currency
B Bhandari
November 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I NCAER-IIC Mid Year Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari and M Grover
November 2011 | NCAER

OPINION I NCAER-IIC Mid Year Review of the
Inflation and Growth Economy
B Bhandari and P C Parida
November 2011 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Value of the Indian Rupee
B Bhandari
October 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari and M Grover
October 2011 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Issues in Inflation
B Bhandari
September 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Perspective on Inflation Rate
August 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari
July 2011 | NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Nuclear Power: A Viable Option?
B Bhandari
June 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I The Hindu Business Line
Inflation over the decades
B Bhandari and R Majumdar
June 2011

OPINION I Macrotrack
Commodities Price Inflation
B Bhandari and J Raman
May 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari
April 2011 | NCAER

BOOK REVIEW I Margin
The WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies
B Bhandari I A Barua and R M Stern(Eds.)
Februray 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
History repeats itself
B Bhandari
February 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Quarterly Review of the Economy
Prices
B Bhandari
January 2011 | NCAER

OPINION I Business Standard
Macho Madness on Delhi’s Roads
B Bhandari and D Dutta
January 2011

BLOG I East Asia Forum
India: The problems of land acquisition
B Bhandari
January 2011 I NCAER

OPINION I Macrotrack
Volatility in Inflation Rate
B Bhandari
August 2010

OPINION I Macrotrack
Lessons from the Greek tragedy
B Bhandari
May 2010

OPINION I Financial Express
The Road Less Travelled
B Bhandari
March 2010

OPINION I Macrotrack
Climate Change Finance: Glass half empty?
B Bhandari
January 2010

Education

  • 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

Work Experience

  • 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