Abhinav

Abhinav Tyagi is working as a Research Associate.  His primary research interests include monetary policy, central banking, and fiscal policy analysis at national and sub-national level. He completed his Masters in Economics from Ashoka University and graduated in Economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University.

 
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.

 
Sudipto Banerjee

Sudipto Banerjee is a Consultant at NCAER, in the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Chair Unit on Regulation and Programme of Economic and Regulatory Research. His research interests are in regulatory governance, state capacity building, audit regulations, financial laws, corporate governance, and data privacy. 

Previously, Sudipto was associated with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. As a public policy researcher, he has worked in the areas like telecom policy, improving liability framework of the audit firms in India, disinvestment of centrally owned PSUs and consumer protection in the financial sector. Prior to his public policy career, Sudipto has worked at law firms in the field of corporate advisory, mergers, acquisitions and direct taxation. 

Sudipto holds a degree in law from the Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and completed his post-graduate studies in law from the Indian Law Institute. He is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. 

 
 
Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, and former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank (2012-16). From December 2009 to July 2012 he served as the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Government of India at the Ministry of Finance. Till 2009 he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and during 2006-9 he was Director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell. Earlier he was Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, where in 1992 he founded the Centre for Development Economics in Delhi was its first Executive Director. He is also a founding member of the Madras School of Economics

 

In May 2008 he was awarded one of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Bhushan, by the President of India. He has received several honorary degrees, including doctorates from IIT Bombay, Fordham University New York and Bath University, England.

 

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Jagdish Bhagwati

Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor (Economics, Law, and International Affairs) at Columbia University. He has been economic policy adviser the Director-General of GATT (1991-93), special adviser to the UN on globalization, and external adviser to the WTO. He has served on the expert group appointed by the director-general of the WTO on the future of the WTO and was  a member of the Eminent Persons Group on the future of UNCTAD. Recently, he has been co-chair with President Halonen of Finland of the Eminent Persons Group on Developing Countries in the World Economy. He received his BA in Economics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.

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Bornali Bhandari

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 analysing and assessing the progress and prospects of implementing Direct Benefit Transfers in states and Union Territories. Her wider research interests include analysis of skilling from a 3-E perspective (education, employability and employment), 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 NCAER’s macro publications, the Quarterly Review of the Economy, and Quarterly Business Expectations Survey. 

 

Bornali received her PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon, Eugene, USA.

 
 
Shashanka Bhide

Dr Shashanka Bhide is a Senior Advisor, Research Programmes, at NCAER. He was associated with NCAER from 1982 to 2014 in different capacities. After leaving NCAER in July 2014, he took up the position of Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai until his retirement in December 2018. His research has covered a number of areas in agriculture, macroeconomic modelling, infrastructure and poverty analysis. He has published extensively, including co-authoring and editing books and journal articles in these fields. Shashanka currently also serves as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of RBI and Board of Governors of the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore.

 
Mythili Bhusnurmath

Ms. Mythili Bhusnurmath is a Senior Advisor at NCAER. Previously, worked at NCAER as a Senior Consultant from July 2013 to July 2017.  She  is an economist-turned-banker-turned journalist. After working for almost 16 years with the State Bank of India and the Reserve Bank of India, Ms Bhusnurmath moved to journalism in 1993. She edited the editorial page of The Economic Times for a number of years before joining The Financial Express in 2004 to become the first woman editor of a business daily in India. In 2006 she moved to The Economic Times (ET) as Consulting Editor and  subsequently (in 2013) to ET Now. She writes a regular monthly column for the editorial page of The Economic Times and anchors television shows on the economy on ET Now. She also served as consultant to the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council under the UPA government. She holds a Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, a degree in law from Delhi University and is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.

 
Pallavi Choudhuri

Pallavi Choudhuri is a Fellow at the NCAER-National Data Innovation Center (NDIC), with primary research interests in development, informality, employment, inequality, and gender. At NDIC, her recent work has focused on leading experiments related to measurement gaps in income and consumption data and women’s time use data. Prior to joining NCAER, Choudhuri taught courses in Economics and Finance at the Grand Valley State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor and as an Instructor at the University of Wyoming. She has a PhD. in Economics from the University of Wyoming.

 
Madhura Dasgupta

Madhura  joined NCAER  after completing her PhD in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her interests are both in macro and micro work and cover public economics, economic development and growth, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, and computational economics. She has experience in working with large panel data sets, multivariate linear and logistic regression, IV estimation analysis, time series analysis and forecasting, and computational modelling. Her PhD dissertation on the “Private Provision of Public Infrastructure: Growth and Welfare Implications,” builds on both the theory and empirics of the private provision of public goods.  She uses a model of incomplete contracting between the government and the private sector to analyze how such private investment and the allocation of ownership rights affect the degree of economic efficiency. 

 
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