Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India
Dr. Arpita Mukherjee is a Professor at ICRIER. She has several years of experience in policy-oriented research working closely with the government in India and the UK. She has conducted studies for various international organizations such as UNCTAD, WTO, ASEAN Secretariat, ADB, ADBI, OECD Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Italian trade Commission, Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India (TECC) and European Commission. She has completed projects for Indian industries associations such as National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Express Industry Council of India (EICI). Her research is a key contributor to India’s negotiating strategies in the on-going Doha Round of WTO negotiations and in bilateral agreements with countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey and regional blocks such as the EU and ASEAN. Her research has contributed to India’s domestic policy reforms in the services sector. Dr Mukherjee has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research interest includes services; WTO; bilateral/regional agreements; infrastructure; FDI; agriculture reforms; retail; migration and labour market programmes. She has over 60 publications including books, journals, working papers and government reports. Dr. Mukherjee has presented her research in various international and national conferences.