Dr. Bhandari completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, USA, in 1996. Prior to this he got his MA in Economics specializing in Finance and Industrial Organization from the same university. His thesis received the Best Thesis in International Economics award by the EXIM Bank of India in 1996. He was also awarded the Hite Fellowship for his work on International finance. Dr. Bhandari began his career as a Consultant for Manhattan (now Brookdale) Funds, New York and Boston, USA, where he was working on the valuation methodologies of derivative securities. He joined the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, as a Senior Economist in 1997. At NCAER he led research teams for various studies in the Industry and Infrastructure division. He was a visiting faculty at the IIT, Delhi and also worked as Managing Editor of the Journal of Emerging Market Finance. Dr. Bhandari is the founder Director, Indicus Analytics.
Dr. Kale is a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pune, with an M.Phil. in Economics of Developing Countries from University of Cambridge, UK. Sumita has worked at various reputed institutions such as Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, National Insurance Academy, SQW Associates (UK) and the Department of Economics, University of Pune; she is currently Chief Economist at Indicus Analytics.
Mr. Bajpai completed his Masters in International Business from the University of Lucknow. Prior to this he pursued B.E from REC Jamshedpur. He has worked extensively on education, health and the social sector and has conducted many in-depth studies at the sub-state; state and country level, assessing various aspects of education such as enrollment, attainment, expenditure on education and beneficiaries of public subsidies. Mr. Bajpai spearheaded "The Market Skyline of India-2002", a market information product that identified the top 68 city markets. He presently heads Indicus NetLabs a new subsidiary of Indicus Analytics.
Professor Debroy is an eminent Indian economist, who is currently a Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. His past positions include the Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Consultant to the Department of Economic Affairs of Finance Ministry, Secretary General of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Director of the project LARGE (Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy).
Dr. Rao is Chairman, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Energy & Resources Institute, Delhi and Bangalore. He was President, All India Management Association (1985), Executive Chairman, Director-General, NCAER (National Council of Applied Economic Research) 1990-1996 and first Chairman of CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) 1998-2001. He was a columnist also in the "Economic Times" for 15 years and still writes in the "Telegraph".
Dr. Desai is Consultant Editor of The Telegraph, and a columnist in Businessworld, India's foremost financial magazine. He served as Chief Consultant in the Finance Ministry from 1991 to 1993, and helped design the early economic reforms. Earlier, he worked as an economist in National Council of Applied Economic Research in Delhi where he carried out policy-oriented industrial studies, especially studies on technology development and transfer.
Professor Gangopadhyay, one of India’s most authoritative economists, is the founder-director of India Development Foundation. Earlier he had been the adviser to Finance Minister, India and Professor at Indian Statistical Institute. A PhD in Economics from Cornell University, Gangopadhyay has also served at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Rutgers University (USA) and University of Southern California (USA)
Dr. Gokarn is currently Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India. He has worked as the Chief Economist of CRISIL, and Chief Economist in Asia-Pacific for Standard & Poor's. He has also worked at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai and the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, where he was chief economist.
Professor Gupta is currently Senior Consultant at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi and Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development. Prior to this assignment he was Director, Population Research Centre at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.