Curriculum Vitae (April 2016)


International Economics, Political Economy, Trade Policy, Development Issues in India, South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa


University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Ph.D., Economics, 20112015

• Thesis Topic: Essays in Indian Trade Policy

Analysis of Political Economy of Trade Protection

• Supervisors: Prof. L. Alan Winters and Dr. Ingo Borchert

M.Sc., Economics, Audit, 2012

• Courses: International Trade, Econometrics

School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, India

MA, Economics, 2008-2010

• Major: Advanced Econometrics, Time Series, Model Building

University of Delhi, India, India.

Bachelors, Economics, 2005-2008

• Major: International Trade, Comparative Economic Development

Research Experience

Research Consultant

Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 2015-2016

Investigator on India and SMEs in Global Value Chains

Visiting PhD Research

World Trade Organization, Geneva, Summer 2015

Economic Research and Statistics Division

Research Projects/Consultancies (2012-2015)

Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (IDS), United Kingdom

    – UK-China cooperation on African Trade, March-Sep 2015

    – Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Developing Countries, March-Dec 2014

    – Trade Facilitation and Regional Integration, July-Nov 2012

United Nations, ESCAP, Bangkok

    – Aid for Trade, 2014

    – International Trade and Production Fragmentation, 2012

Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS)

    – Research Assistant, 2014

Research Assistant on Market Access Initiatives

• Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, 2010-2011

Foreign Trade Division

Research Projects/Internships (India) 

 • Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) 

 • Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

 • National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

Teaching Experience

Teaching Fellow

Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London

• International Economics (2015-2016)

Seminar Tutor

Department of Economics, University of Sussex (2012-2016)

Advanced Micro Economics (2016)

• Introduction to Economics (2014-2016)

• Statistics for Economics (2012-2014)

• Applied Statistics for Economics and Finance (2013-2014)

Department of Business and Management, University of Sussex

• Introduction to Economics for Finance (2014-2015)


Journal Articles

• Negotiating exclusions in Developing country FTAs, Foreign Trade Review, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Sage Publications; 49 (4). pp. 349-357. ISSN 0015-7325

• The market response to corporate scandals involving CEOs, Applied Economics, 47 (17). pp. 1723-1738. ISSN 0003-6846

• Pruning Indias Sensitive Lists under SAFTA, Economic and Political Weekly, India; 46 (16). p. 80. ISSN 0012-9976

• International Trade in Services in India, Book Review, Journal of South Asian Development; 8 (2). pp. 257-260. ISSN 0973-1741

Book Chapters

 Logistics Performance, International Trade and Production Fragmentation; In Trade Performance and Competitiveness: Selected Issues Relevant for Asian Developing Economies. United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia-Pacific, pp. 91-130. ISBN 9789211206739

• Is the Export-Led Growth Hypothesis Valid for India? New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publ. India, ISBN 978-81-924302-6-3. – 2013, p. 217-231


• India’s Participation in Global Value Chains and SME participation, Commonwealth Secretariat, London

• Pruning Indias Sensitive Lists under SAFTA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

Work in Progress

Protection for Sale with Lobbying Effectiveness: Application for India

Join Hands or Walk Alone: Evidence on Lobbying for Trade Policy in India

India and Global Value Chains: An analysis of Intra-Firm Transactions


PhD Awards

• Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, United Kingdom (2011-2014) – Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

• Royal Economic Society (RES), United Kingdom (2014) Grant for Travel.

• Best PhD Paper (Dec 2014) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi

Research Awards

• MacArthur Foundation Grant, India

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) (2011)

• Sir Ratan Tata Trust, India

Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC), India (2010)


Selected Conferences

• DEGIT, XX, Geneva (2015)

• ETSG, Paris (Sep 2015)

• Empirical Investigations in International Trade, India (Dec 2014)

• Sinergia CEPR Conference, Ascona, Switzerland (June 2014)


Lobbying for Trade Policy, WTO, Geneva (July 2015)

Identifying Potentials for Global Value Chains (July 2012)

Policy Advocacy for Trade Protection, (Nov 2013)


STATA, LaTeX, Gempack, SPSS, Tradesift (Trade Policy)

Referee Experience

Review of Development Economics
Journal of South Asian Development


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