Professional Expertise/Competence: Trade and Investment; Trade Agreements; Services; Special Economic Zones; Economic Corridors; Retail and Food Supply Chain; Start-ups and Entrepreneurs; E-commerce. Specialises in sector and product-specific market trends, go-to market strategy, and government policies.
Dr. Arpita Mukherjee is a Professor at ICRIER. She has over 25 years of experience in policy-oriented research, working closely with the Government of India and policymakers in the European Commission and its member states, United States (US), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and in East Asian countries. She has conducted studies for several international organizations, Indian industry associations, non-government organisations and companies.
Dr Mukherjee has a PhD in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Prior to joining ICRIER she worked with the UK-based think tank - Policy Studies Institute and taught at the University of Portsmouth. She has over 80 publications including national and international referred journals, books and book chapters and government reports. Dr. Mukherjee is a member of various government committees and policy panels and is in the editorial board of several journals. She has been external reviewers to thesis of IIFT, JNU and IIM (B) and has presented her work in different international events. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines.
ICRIER, one of India's leading think tanks, was established in August 1981 as a not-for- profit research organisation to provide a strong economic basis for policy making. Under the current Chairperson, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, ICRIER has continued and reinforced the pursuit of its original vision and in the process significantly expanded the scope of its research activities. ICRIER continues to be among the top Indian think tanks and has retained its top position in India for International Economics Policy and is now also ranked 1st in India for International Development Policy, as per the Global Go to Think Tank Index Report, 2019, by the University of Pennsylvania.