Bornali Bhandari

Bornali Bhandari

Professor

Bornali Bhandari is a Professor 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 I Sage Journals
Impact of Product and Process Adoption Strategies on Business Expectations: Evidence from India During the Pandemic
Bornali Bhandari, Samarth Gupta, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, and K S Urs
January 2024

Report | NCAER
Socio-economic Impact Assessment of Food Delivery Platform Workers
Bornali Bhandari, Gautam Kumar Das, Samarth Gupta, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, K Subbaraje Urs, Nishika Pal, Karan Raj, and Sharon Thomas
August 2023

Policy Brief | NCAER
Making India A Global Power House in the Farm Machinery Industry
Bornali Bhandari, Laxmi Joshi and Shish Pal Bansal
April 2023

REPORT | NCAER
Making India A Global Power House in the Farm Machinery Industry
Bornali Bhandari, Laxmi Joshi, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Shish Pal Bansal, Vaishali Jain, Devender Pratap, Palash Baruah, Nishika Pal and Poonam Dhawan
February 2023

ARTICLE | Journal of Quantitative Economics
Nowcasting India’s Quarterly GDP Growth: A Factor Augmented Time-Varying Coefficient Regression Model (FA-TVCRM)
Rudrani Bhattacharya, Bornali Bhandari, Sudipto Mundle
January 2023

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

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 | The Hindu Business Line
Designing social welfare systems for gig workers
Bornali Bhandari and Ajaya K Sahu
December 28, 2023

OPINION | IDEAS FOR INDIA
DP-WEE Panel Discussion: Status and rights of platform and gig workers
Bornali Bhandari
October 27, 2023

OPINION | The Core
Oil Breezes Past $95 A Barrel As Inflation Fears Return Around The World:  Graduates in Gig Jobs
Bornali Bhandari
September 20, 2023

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
State of the Economy. ‘Gig work is a job, but not the job’
Bornali Bhandari
September 16, 2023

OPINION | BQ Prime
Startup Street: Decoding NCAER Report On Gig Workers
Bornali Bhandari
August 31, 2023

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
‘Farming’ research
Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi
May 19, 2023

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Skills shortage hampering farm mechanisation
Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi
April 13, 2023

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Quality data on farmers’ use of machinery lacking
Bornali Bhandari, Laxmi Joshi, Ajaya K Sahu and Shish Pal Bansal
March 29, 2023

OPINION | QRIUS
Measuring urban employment/unemployment across city tiers 
Ajaya K Sahu and Bornali Bhandari
March 27, 2023

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Farmers deserve better tools 
Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi
March 8, 2023

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

  • January 2023-Present: Professor, NCAER, New Delhi
  • November 2018-December 2022: 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