Dr. Nisha Taneja, Team Leader

Dr. Nisha Taneja is Professor at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. Her broad areas of interest include WTO issues, regional trade, industrial economics, and institutional economics. In recent years she has worked on tariffs, non-tariff barriers, and transport issues related to India-Nepal, India-Sri Lanka, India-Pakistan, India-Bhutan, India-Korea, India-Japan, India-China and sub-regional cooperation between India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

She has served on committees set up by the Government of India on Informal Trade, Rules of Origin and Non-tariff Barriers and was recently appointed as Transshipment Adviser to the Government of Nepal. Her research papers have been published in several journals and have been disseminated widely in India and abroad. She has worked as a Consultant with the Asian Development Bank, The United nations and The World Bank on a range of issues which include supply chain analysis, regional integration in South Asia, informal trade and non-tariff barriers in South Asia.



Ms. Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant

Sanjana Joshi is a Senior Consultant with ICRIER. With over fifteen years of research experience she has been closely associated with research activities at ICRIER relating to both South Asia and East Asia – India-Pakistan Trade program, Japan program, Korea program and Program on Connectivity between India’s North East and South East Asia. She has a B.A. Hons. in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and an M. Phil. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


Ms. Samridhi Bimal, Consultant

Samridhi Bimal is Consultant at ICRIER, New Delhi. She has over seven years of research expertise on international trade and trade policy issues related to the WTO, regional trading agreements and domestic trade policies. She has worked extensively on South Asia on a wide array of issues including trade, investment, transport facilitation, non-tariff barriers and informal trade. She has also been associated with the World Bank as a Short-term Consultant for their programme on Regional Integration in South Asia. Her research areas of interest include international trade, development policy and regional economics. She is currently a PhD scholar at the Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.


Ms. Sakshi Garg, Research Assistant

Sakshi Garg is a Research Assistant at ICRIER working on areas pertaining to Economic Integration in South Asian region. She holds a Masters degree in International Business Economics and Finance from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Gargi College, University of Delhi. She has interned previously at Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT. Her broad research interests include Trade and Development and WTO issues.


Mr. Anmol Nagpal, Research Assistant

Anmol Nagpal is a Research Assistant at ICRIER. He currently works on India-Myanmar Cross-border Trade. Prior to ICRIER, he has worked on Venture Capital in India and Business Confidence Index. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune and Bachelors in Economics from Satyawati College, University of Delhi. His research interest lies primarily in Trade and Development Economics.


Ms. Riya Roy, Junior Consultant

Riya Roy is a Junior Consultant at ICRIER working on South Asian Trade and Investment. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She has worked extensively on Indo-Myanmar trade relations, bilateral investments among the SAARC nations, tariff and non-tariff barriers and trade facilitation. Her broad research interests lie in the areas of International Trade and Regional Integration.