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Papers Presented Abroad


  • Participated as a Panelist in a High-Level Kickoff Conference on "Think 20 (T20)" organized by Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik and German Development Institute, Berlin, Germany on 30 November-2 December 2016.
  • Participated as a Panelist in a workshop on "Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns" organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines on 7-8 October 2016.
  • Participated in G20 Think Tank Seminar on 'A New Start of Global Governance, Openness and Cooperation', organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) in Beijing, China on 29 June 2016.
  • Delivered Speech at the High Level Symposium on ‘Synergies along the Silk Road for Agenda 2030” organized by Turkic World Educational and Scientific Cooperation Organization (TWESCO) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, 28 March, 2016. 
  • Presented paper on ‘India’s Potential to Propel Intra-Industry Trade in RCEP’, at the American Economic Association Meeting/ ASSA, San Francisco, USA 3-5 January 2016 
  • Panelist the ‘T20 Kickoff Meeting’ organized by Institute of World Economics and Politics at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IWEP, CASS), Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) and Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), Beijing, China on 12-16 December, 2015.
  • Panelist at the ‘Think 20 Summit/Global Policy Dialogue Platform’ organized at the G-20 Summit by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Antalya, Turkey on 14-15 November, 2015. 
  • Keynote Speaker at the International Congress entitled ‘The Prospects of Development of Central Asian countries in 21st Century’ organized by the International Ataturk Alatoo University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 8-10 October, 2015. 
  • Panelist in the Conference on “One Belt One Road” organized by the China-India Association for Promotion and Trade (CAPET), 22-25 September 2015, Kuala Lumpur. 
  • Participated in the First JFSG Meeting on India-EAEC FTA, Moscow, 31 July 2015. 
  • Panelist in the ‘Think Tank Networking Inception Meeting under G20’ under “Joint Think 20 Turkey” by TEPAV-CIGI at Istanbul, 10-11 February, 2015. 
  • Made a presentation on ‘India and Regional Production Networks’ in an International Symposium on ”Regional Economic Integration and EAS” organized by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in Beijing on December 15-16, 2014. 
  • Released the’ RIS South Asian Development and Cooperation Report 2014’ in collaboration with South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)on the eve of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu on November 25, 2014. 
  • Participated in the Conference on “Asia-Pacific FTA: Obstacles and Prospects” organized by the AWW, Bangkok, September 16-19, 2014. 
  • Made a Presentation in the Workshop on Jakarta-based-ERIA sponsored study on “Meaning of Indian Economic Dynamism for the EAS Process” organized by ERIA, Jakarta, June 18-21, 2014. 
  • Participated in the International Symposium on ‘East Asian Regionalism’ organized by Academy for World Watch, Hong Kong, March 18-23, 2014.
  • Presented a paper on “Recent Trends, Developments and Future Direction of Regional Integration of Asia and the Pacific” at the Expert 11 Group Meeting on Regional Integration and APTA organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand., 18-22 November, 2013.
  • Stakeholders’ Consultation on ‘Creating Regional Value Chains between India and CLMV Region’ 09 -15 November, 2013. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Yangon, Myanmar. 
  • Presented a Paper on “Collaboration between Mekong Region Countries and Dialogue Partners in East Asia” at the ERIA “Executive Leaders’ Summit 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand” organized by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia, 20-25 October, 2013. Represented India at the Experts’ Round-Table on ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)’ organized by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, May 5, 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
  • Participated in the “Strategic Workshop on Offshore RMB Market and RMB Internationalization” organized by Hainan Institute for World Watch, 10-13 April, 2013, Haikou, China. 
  • Visiting Research Fellow for the Seminar on ‘India’s Economic Policies in Asia-Pacific Region’ at Academy for World Watch, 1-5 December, 2012, Shanghai, China. 
  • Presented a paper on ‘Conceptual and Policy Issues of Economic Integration’ at the “Second RIIO International Conference on Development of China and Indian Ocean Economies” Organized by Research Institute for Indian Ocean Economies (RIIO), Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming, November 29-30, 2012, China.
  • Presented a Paper as Lead Resource Person on ‘Regional Economic Integration in Central Asia and between Central Asia and South Asia’ at the 2012 SPECA Economic Forum on “Strengthening Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Central Asia by Sharing the Asian Experience” organized by the UNESCAP, 27-28 November, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. 
  • Presented paper on ‘Technology and Employment: Some Theoretical and Empirical Insights’ at International Conference on ‘Global Firms, Global Innovations and Political Economy’, Loughborough University, UK, 27-28 April 2012.
  • Participated in the “Eighth Meeting of the Expert Group on SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services” organized by SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal, 16-19 January, 2012.
  • Presented a paper at the Conference on “Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI)” hosted by SAARC Secretariat, Asian Development Bank, and Government of Maldives, October 8, 2011, Male, Maldives.
  • Participated in High-Level meetings on “India-Maldives Economic Cooperation”, 17-19 October, 2011 Male, Maldives.
  • Held discussion meetings on “Institutional Mechanism for Trade in Services Statistics” at the Ministry of Trade, Government of Singapore and ISEAS, September 14-19, 2011, Singapore.
  • Presented a Paper at the “Workshop on East and South Asia Economic Integration” organized by the Australian National University, Canberra, 17-19 August, 2011, Australia.
  • Participated in the “Inception Workshop for the SAARC Studies on Trade, Economics and Finance”, organized by the SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, 23-24 June, 2011, Nepal.
  • Participated in High-Level meetings on “India-Maldives Economic Cooperation”, 10 June, 2011 to 14 June, 2011, Male`, Maldives.
  • Presented a Paper on “Some Unexplored Issues in Regional Economic Integration” at the Workshop on International Political Economy and Cross Border Effects, organized by the Centre for Globalization Research, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London at Goodenough College on 28 April 2011, London.
  • Participated in High-Level meetings on “India-Maldives Economic Cooperation”, 3rd April, 2011 to 7th April, 2011, Male`, Maldives.
  • Guest Speaker at a Seminar on “Toward the Expansion of Economic Relations between Japan and India” organized by the Keizai Koho Centre (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs), 17-21 January, 2011, Tokyo.
  • Participated in the ‘ERIA Research Institutes Network Meeting organized by Bangkok Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, September 24-26, 2010.
  • Participated in the meeting on India-Indonesia Economic Cooperation organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of the India in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, May 5, 2010, Bali.
  • Participated in the meeting ‘Advancing ASEAN-India Partnership’ Organized by ASEAN Secretariat, May 4, 2010, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Presented paper in Workshop on “Understanding Productivity Impact of Trade and Investment Liberalizations in East Asia” organized by ERIA, February 25-26, 2010 and August 24-25, 2009, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Presented paper as Leader of Indian Delegation in the “Workshop on Rules of Origin for ASEAN+6” organized by Government of Japan on 5 February, 2010, Tokyo.
  • Presented a paper on India-Malaysia Economic Relations at “Second India-Malaysia Strategic Dialogue”, Organized by Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Kuala Lumpur, 27-29, January, 2010.
  • Participated in the Track II Study Group on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Arrangement for East Asia (CEPEA), Jakarta, 2-3 July 2009
  • Participated in the Track II Study Group on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Arrangement for East Asia (CEPEA), Sydney, 28-29 May 2009
  • Presented paper on’ SAFTA and Beyond’ at the Regional Seminar organized by SAWTEE, Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 April 2009
  • Presented paper on’ Imperatives of Regional Economic Integration in Asia in the Context of Developmental Asymmetries: Some Policy Suggestions’ in the Annual Conference 2008 on Asia’s Contribution to Global Economic Development and Stability organized by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), December 5, 2008, Tokyo.
  • Presented paper in the Conference on Multilateralizing Regionalism, organized by ADBI, Tokyo and The Graduate Institute, Geneva on 18-19 September 2008 in Tokyo.
  • Presented paper on ‘Potentials and Constraints in Trade in Services in South Asia’ at the First South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) on Economic Integration in South Asia: SAFTA and Beyond, Colombo, 28-30 August 2008.
  • Presented paper on the ‘Prospects of Trade and Economic Cooperation between India and Pakistan’ at the International Seminar, organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan on 25-26 August 2008.
  • Participated on behalf of the Government of India at the 3rd ACD High Level Study Group Meeting held in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 18-19 August 2008.
  • Presented paper on ‘Deepening Economic Integration in SAFTA: Potential and Constraints’, at the Regional Conference on Strengthening Economic and Social Integration in South Asia, organized by the IPS and SACEPS, May 29-31, 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Participated in the Second India-New Zealand JSG Meeting on ‘India-New Zealand CECA’ Auckland, May 23, 2008.
  • Participated in the 2nd High Level Study Group Meeting of ‘Asian Cooperation Dialogue’ Seoul, April, 17-18, 2008.
  • Presented paper on ‘Are Trade Openness and Financial Development complementary?’ at the ASSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, USA on January 5, 2008 (Co-author Meenakshi Rishi).
  • Participated in Consultative Meeting on ‘Potentials of Trade in Services under SAFTA Agreement’ at SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, December 29, 2007.
  • Presented paper on ‘Trade-FDI-Poverty Linkages in a Regional Grouping: Some Evidence from South Asia’ in International Conference on “Regional Economic Integration Beyond Europe” organized by German Development Institute, Bonn, December 19-20, 2007.
  • Participated in the First India-Indonesia JSG Meeting on ‘India-Indonesia CECA’ Jakarta, October 30-31, 2007.
  • Participated in the Drafting Committee meetings and the Adoption Meeting of the ‘Report of the Joint Study Group on the Feasibility of Establishing A Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between India and Malaysia’ at Kuala Lumpur on 10- 11 August 2007
  • Participated in the meeting on ‘Asian Think Tanks: Strengthening Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing, organized by ADBI, 5-8 June, 2007, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Paper presented at the “Roundtable on SAFTA: An Enabler of South Asian Regional Integration, Organized by SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, FPCCI and FNSt, April 17-18, 2007, Bhurban, Pakistan.
  • Made a lead presentation on behalf of the visiting group on ‘Global Economic Issues’ chaired by Prof Mark E. Wojcik, Professor of Law and Director of Global Legal Studies, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, November 15, 2006.
  • Participated in the meeting on ‘Issues with Open Economy Macroeconomic Policies’ with Dr. Jonas D. Fisher, Economic Advisor and Team Leader, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, November 13. 2006.
  • Participated in the Seminar on ‘Prospects of APEC’ by Prof. Donald Hellmann, Director, Institute of International Policy, Washington University, Seattle, November 9, 2006.
  • Participated in the meeting on ‘US Trade and Outward FDI Prospects in Developing Countries’ with Ms. Ardis Dummet, Director of Special Projects, Office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Seattle, November 9, 2006.
  • Made a presentation on ‘Prospects of Economic Cooperation between India and US’, Minnesota Trade Office, Minneapolis, November 7, 2006.
  • Participated in the Seminar on ‘Trade in Services under GATS’ by Prof. Lawrence White, New York Stern School of Business, New York, November 2, 2006.
  • Participated in the Seminar on ‘Implications of NAFTA’ by Mr. Alessandro Nicita, Office of the Chief Economist's Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC, November 2, 2006.
  • Participated in the meeting on ‘US Trade Policy’ with Ms. Tiffany M. Moore, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Washington, DC, October 31, 2006.
  • Participated in the meetings on ‘WTO AoA Negotiations’ at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC, October 31, 2006.
  • Participated in the meeting on ‘US Trade Policy’ with Ms. Angela Ellard, Director, House Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, October 30, 2006.
  • Participated in the Seminar on ‘Doha Development Agenda’ by Prof.. Gary Hufbauer, R. Jones Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics (IIE), Washington, DC, October 26, 2006.
  • Paper Presented on ‘Regional Trading Arrangements of India: Conceptual and Policy Issues’ at International Conference on ‘The Indian Economy in the Era of Globalisation’ organized by Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and University of Paris –X, Paris, 28-29 September 2006
  • Course-leader of the course on SAARC Economic Integration in the First SAARC Chamber Academy organized by EUROCHAMBERS, Brussels and SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industries, May 24-27, 2006, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Made a Presentation on “SAFTA Negotiations; Implication for the Business” Symposium on Trade Liberalization in SAARC, organized by SCCI and BCCI during March 9-12, 2006, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Participated in Discussion-meetings on Rules of Origin, organized by World Customs Organization, January 25-29, 2006, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Made a Presentation in Workshop on “Rules of Origin between India and ASEAN” organized by ASEAN Secretariat, October 17-18, 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Made a Presentation in Third High Level Academic Conference on Building a New Asia: Towards an Asian Economic Community, jointly organized by RIS and the Shanxi University of Finance and Economics and supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan; September 15-16 2005 Taiyuan, P.R. China.
  • Participated in ‘Indo-Bangladesh Dialogue on Trade, Investment and Connectivity’ held at Dhaka, August 2005.
  • Made a Presentation on Second Meeting of Joint Study Group (JSG) on Feasibility of a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Malaysia, June 21-23, 2005, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Participated in the Seventh Meeting of “SAARC Network of Researchers on Global Financial and Economic Issues” organized by SAARC Secretariat May 5-6, 2005, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Guest Speaker in a Seminar on ‘Implications of India-Thailand FTA for SMEs’ organized by the Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Thailand, November 26, 2004, Bangkok.
  • Resource Person in a Training Workshop on “Macroeconomic Forecasting” organized by the Ministry of Planning and National Development, Government of Maldives and supported by Commonwealth Secretariat, 26 December 2004 - 08 January 2005, in Male.
  • Made a presentation on “Different Dimensions of SAFTA Treaty and Negotiations : A Way Ahead” at Roundtable on SAFTA: Agenda for Trade Liberalization organized by SCCI in cooperation with FNSt and AUS Aid, April 28, 2004, Lahore (SAFTA: Some Analytical and Policy Issues).
  • Presentation in a Seminar on “Towards an Alternative Transitional Development State Paradigm in East Asia: The Experiences of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand” organized by Chulalongkorn University and Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan) in Bangkok, Thailand, January 30-31, 2004.
  • Participated in the Planning Workshop for the preparation of SAARC Regional Poverty Profile 2004 organized by SAARC Secretariat and UNDP in Kathmandu, Nepal, December 11-12, 2003.
  • Made Presentation on “Trade-Development Linkages: Implication and Policies for the South Asian Region” at the Sixth Meeting of the SAARC Network of Researchers on Global Financial and Economic Issues, held in Islamabad, December 8-9, 2003.
  • Presented a Paper on “Trade Liberalization and Development: Challenges for South Asia”, for the South Asia Initiative Workshop, Analysis of Trade Liberalization for Poverty Alleviation, organized by IFPRI (Washington D.C.)/CARP (Colombo)/World Bank Institute (Washington D.C.) during April 21-25, 2003, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Participated as a Member, Inter-governmental Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) for Drafting a Framework Agreement on India –Thailand FTA, Bangkok, 2002.
  • Participated in the Fourth and Final Joint Working Group Meeting in Thailand as a member of the Delegation of the Govt. of India and presented the Feasibility Study on India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement, Bangkok, during 22-23, December, 2002.
  • Participated in the Second Joint Working Group Meeting as a member of the Delegation of the Govt. of India and presented the Feasibility Study on India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement in Cha-am, Thailand during 26-27, August, 2002.
  • Made presentations at the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Department of Business Economics, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of Thailand and Embassy of India, Bangkok on the feasibility study on India-Thailand FTA, July, 2002
  • Presented a paper entitled “Global Economic Challenges”, at the Expert Group Meeting on Competitive Sustainable Development, organized by the NAM-CSSTC, Jakarta and IPA (Prime Minister’s Office) Brunei during 28-30 January 2002, at Brunei Darussalam, (co-authored with V.R. Panchamukhi)




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