Dr Pooja Sharma, GLF 2008-10


"The Fellowship was a tremendous broadening of horizons and world views. Through close interactions with scholars from different corners of the world, I was able to gain closer insights into some major schools and modes of thought in different continents and the different versions of the different schools. Also, the contacts and networks that the Fellowship has enabled have already been of value in unexpected ways after my return to India."

Pooja Sharma is Senior Fellow with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).  She is engaged in several projects, among which is included a project for the government of India on the G20’s development agenda and an emerging economies research dialogue.

Sharma was previously a Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi; Visiting Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi; and Senior Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. She has also been a consultant for the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) in South Asia. She was also previously member of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), Purdue University.

Sharma holds a Ph.D in Economics, M.A in Economics and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics. 


Select Publications

Sharma, P. (under review) Quantifying the impact of trade costs in South Asia,  (working paper available).

Sharma, P. and Kumar, N. (2009) The case of India, in Francois, J, Rana, P and Wignaraja, G. (ed.)National Strategies for Regional Integration: South and East Asian Case Studies, Anthem-Asian Development Bank.

Sharma, P. (2008) Political economy of conditional aid in a federal economy, Review of Development Economics, 12 (2), 327-338

Sharma, P. (2007) Agriculture at the WTO in the World Trade and Development Report, Oxford University Press and RIS: New Delhi.

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