Dr. Nisha Taneja, Team Leader

Nisha Taneja is Professor ICRIER and leads the project on Strengthening Research and Promoting Multi-level Dialogue for Trade normalization between India and Pakistan. Her research areas of interest include WTO issues, regional trade, industrial economics and institutional economics. She has been engaged in several research projects sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Textiles, and Ministry of Finance, India as well as the Asian Development Bank, UNIDO, the London School of Economics, and the South Asia Network of Economic research Institutes (SANEI). Her most recent work is on informal trade in South Asia, trade facilitation and non-tariff barriers.
Dr. Taneja has also worked extensively on various aspects of India-Pakistan trade. She has served on committees set up by the Government of India on Informal Trade, Rules of Origin and Non-tariff Barriers. Her research papers have been published in several journals and have been disseminated widely in India and abroad.  She holds a Ph.D in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.



Ms. Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant

Sanjana Joshi is closely involved with the Japan project and the project on India-Pakistan trade normalization at ICRIER.  Ms. Joshi has been working on East Asia from an Indian perspective for several years, and was Japan Foundation Research Fellow affiliated with the University of Tokyo from August 2000 to July 2001. Her published work includes the book Changing Japan: Opportunities and Challenges for India (Shipra, New Delhi, 2008) in addition to various articles and papers in several journals and newspapers.


Ms. Samridhi Bimal, Research Associate

Samridhi Bimal has over two years of experience in policy-oriented research. Her broad areas of research interest include international trade and development economics. She has worked extensively on various aspects of India-Pakistan economic relations, covering trade and transport facilitation, non-tariff barriers, informal trade and bilateral investment. She has published research papers on several trade and investment related subjects also.


Ms. Isha Dayal, Research Associate

Isha Dayal is a Research Associate at ICRIER. She was earlier associated with the ICRIER-SPF Japan Project. Prior to being at ICRIER, she has been an individual consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India, and has worked at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC Ltd.), New Delhi. 
Isha has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Miranda House, University of Delhi; and an MSc. Degree in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. 


Ms. Devyani Pande, Research Assistant

Devyani is a Research Assistant at ICRIER. Her recent work focusses on the trade between India and Pakistan in pharmaceuticals. She has interned with the Planning Commission and UNICEF under the Knowledge Community on Children (KCCI) in India Internship Programme in the past.
Devyani has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University and a Masters in Economics (with specialisation in World Economy) from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her research interests are in the areas of  international trade and development economics.

Ms. Vatsala Shreeti, Research Assistant

Vatsala is a Research Assistant at ICRIER. She has worked earlier as a Research Intern with the Asian Development Research Institute, Patna where she wrote a paper titled ‘Health and Demography in the underdeveloped states of India’. She also worked as a Research Assistant with the Department of Economics of Miranda House, University of Delhi on a yearlong research project titled ‘Miles on Yamuna’.
Vatsala has a Bachelors degree (with honors) in Economics from Miranda House, University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science.