Professional Expertise / Competence: Trade and Investment; Special Economic Zones; Retail and Food Supply Chain; Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.
Ms. Angana Parashar Sarma is a Research Assistant at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). At ICRIER, she has been engaged in conducting policy-oriented research in projects related to trade and trade agreements, food and agri-supply chain, streamlining customs clearance processes, high-skilled labour mobility, innovation, startups, e-commerce and digital connectivity, export competitiveness, among others. Primarily, her research focus on primary survey-based analysis. She has conducted studies for international organisations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), UK, and industry associations such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). She has publications in the form of book chapters, journal articles and reports. Her research interests include international trade and development economics. She has a Masters in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi and a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
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.