To improve delivery of services through technology, enhancing trade, and reaping demographic dividend India needs to invest in better understanding of challenges and opportunities in trade, technology, and skilling.


  • Telecom Sector External Profile

    The twin objectives of the study entitled “Telecom Sector External Profile” are: To map the external profile of the telecom manufacturing sector and; To understand the opportunities and challenges that this sector faces in becoming a global hub. The study will be implemented in two phases: Phase I What is the telecom sector? Telecom sector...   Read More

  • White Paper on Farm Mechanisation in India

    NCAER will prepare a white paper that will focus on recommendations for creating an industrial and trade Policy to make India a powerhouse in the farm machinery sector. The overall objective of this paper is to recommend policymakers, key strategic actions to be taken to foster the growth of the Farm Machinery Industry (other than...   Read More

  • Study on India’s Trade Preference Scheme for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa

    This study aims to provide a simulation analysis of the trade preference scheme specified by India to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa on the basis of plausible alternative scenarios for an enhanced and expanded duty-free scheme, and to produce a report, written in a style accessible to a non-technical audience, with appropriate recommendations.

  • Analysis of Border Regions Competitiveness and Connectivity in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

    The goal in this paper is to correct growing regional imbalances within India. One way of doing that was to integrate some of the more remote border areas with neighboring areas in other countries. Darjeeling borders Illam and Jhapa, the centres of tea production in Nepal. In Rangpur division of Bangladesh, Panchagarh district produces tea...   Read More

  • Enhancing the Scope and Quality of Indian FDI Statistics

    This study is targeted at bringing the focus of high-level policy attention on the urgent need to revamp India’s FDI statistical system for an accurate view of Foreign Direct Investment inflows a / outflows and their impact. The study will achieve the following objectives: Strengthening FDI data frameworks in adherence to international conventions. Streamlining structural...   Read More

  • Study of the Impact of Parallel Imports of Books, Films/ Music, and Software on the Indian Economy with Special Reference to Students

    The Indian Copyright Act (1957) prohibits parallel imports of books, films/music and software. The copyright (Amendment) Bill 2010 seeks to insert the following proviso to section 2 of the IPA (1957): “provided that a copy of a work published in any country outside India with the permission of the author of the work and imported...   Read More

  • South Asian Perspective on South-South Cooperation

    The key objectives of this study are to bring about conceptual clarity by demystifying South-South Cooperation (SSC) in terms of its context, objectives, scope and policy framework. The study will explore the practicalities of SSC in South Asia by assessing their modalities and instruments and their effectiveness. Specific experiences of SSC through empirical evidence and...   Read More

  • FDI in India and its Growth Linkages

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a multidimensional role in the overall development of the host economies.  The present study aims at providing a detailed understanding of the spatial and sectoral spread of the FDI-enabled production facilities in India and their linkages with the rural and suburban areas. The corresponding impact on output, value-added, capital and...   Read More


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    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...   Read More

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    Saurabh Bandyopadhyay is a Senior Fellow at NCAER. He has undertaken a wide variety of studies, including; Railways Passenger and Freight, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals, Cement, etc. in the Infrastructure Sector; Agriculture Outlook, Convergence of Agricultural Intervention in Maharashtra, National Cooperative Development Council, National Dairy Development Board, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Fishery, Animal...   Read More

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    Laxmi Joshi is a Fellow at NCAER with research interests in agriculture and rural development. She has worked on issues related to the Agricultural Outlook Situation Analysis, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, economic benefits of weather and marine services, air pollution issues in agriculture, India’s cotton revolution, dairy development, convergence and agricultural intervention in Maharashtra, farm...   Read More

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    Ajaya Kumar Sahu is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. He is an Agricultural Economist by training. During his stay at the NCAER, he has worked on areas like poverty analysis, issues related to agriculture and rural development, labour and employment with special reference to quality of jobs and skills, public finance and analysis of price dynamics. ...   Read More

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    K.  Subbaraje Urs is an Associate Fellow at NCAER, with more than 34 years of experience in applied economic research, socio-economic and industrial research. His core areas of research are large-scale surveys, particularly in developing the survey instrument, calculating the sample size, and identifying gaps in primary and secondary data. He has worked on both...   Read More

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    Piyali Majumder is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. She completed her Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She did her M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Economics from University of Calcutta. Her areas of interest are International Trade, Environmental Economics, Advanced Econometrics, and Spatial Econometrics. She has worked at various teaching and research institutions including Indian Institute...   Read More

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    Nishika Pal is working as a Research Analyst at NCAER. She qualified for the UGC NET examination in Economics in 2019. She has an MSc in Financial Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and a BA (Honours) in Economics from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. She contributed in index computation...   Read More

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    Karan Raj is working at NCAER as a Research Analyst. His primary research interest is in micro-econometrics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Christ (Deemed to be University) and Master’s degree from University of Warwick.

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    Falak Naz is working as a Research Analyst at NCAER. She has a degree in urban planning from Amity University. Her primary area of research includes urban planning and mapping. She has undertaken a wide variety of studies, including the NCAER Land Records Services Index (N-LRSI), 2020 and 2021, Evaluation Study of the Rashtriya Gram...   Read More

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    Sharon Thomas is working as a  Research Associate.

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    Kenneth Gomes is working as a Research Associate at NCAER in the Trade, Technology and Skills research area.

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    Denipreet Kaur is working as a Research Associate at NCAER. She completed her Master's in Economics from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack in July 2023, and completed her Bachelor's degree with a Hons in Economics from B.J.B. Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar. She has worked as a Summer Intern with the Reserve Bank of India at their regional office in...   Read More

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    Poonam Dhawan is working as a Research Team Assistant at NCAER.