About Me

amr1An economist by training and an explorer at heart, my current roles are with the consortium on Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) at Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex; and as visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My ongoing research explores the political economy of trade protection, agricultural commercialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa, innovation and inclusive structural change.

My recent roles included an IDRC project on pathways to Inclusive Development through Innovation, Technology and Change at IDS and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex. I work with Rural Futures and Business, Markets and State cluster at IDS.

I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Sussex in 2016; my PhD thesis examined the political economy of Indian trade policy since liberalisation. My research roles have also included work with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London; with the Ministry of Commerce in India, WTO Geneva, ITAD and United Nations ESCAP.

I have also taught various courses in Economics and Statistics since 2012. My roles have been at University of Sussex; at SOAS, University of London and University of Bath. I have also undertaken various research consultancies and projects on trade policy, developing countries and policy issues for India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Trade Policy, Political economy, Agriculture, Governance, Innovation and development issues are the areas of my current research interests. My geographical expertise is on India and Africa. All views expressed on this website are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any institutions I am affiliated with or have been associated in the past.