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Laveesh Bhandari

Ph.D,  Boston University, 1996

New Delhi



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Brief description of the professional career of Laveesh Bhandari from the the Indicus Analytics webpage:

Laveesh Bhandari completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, USA in 1996. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the success and failure of international alliances. His thesis received the Best Thesis in International Economics award by the EXIM Bank of India in 1996. Prior to that he got his MA in Economics specializing in Finance and Industrial Organization from the same university. 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 instrumental in conceptualizing research proposals and in executing research projects using quantitative and qualitative tools. 

Given the diversity of the projects he handled, he acquired a reputable expertise on Indian data - its sources, usability, etc. The position also involved interaction with sponsors both from industry and the government. Some of his major achievements at NCAER include studies on the Public Sector in India, Impact of economic reforms on the Indian industry, Infrastructure Development (issues of regulation and demand for infrastructure), Foreign Direct Investment, and various market estimation and forecasting studies. 

Apart from industry and infrastructure, he has worked on a wide range of topics such as Poverty, Nutrition, and the Public Distribution System, Subcontracting Relationships of Home Based Women Workers, Educational attainment, etc. 

Currently he is a Visiting Faculty at IIT Delhi where he teaches Economics. He was also the Managing Editor of the Journal of Emerging Market Finance.



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