Biswajit Dhar

Dr. Biswajit Dhar is Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, JNU and is a Ph.D. in Economics. He was Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries; Professor and Head, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade; and Senior Consultant, Planning Commission. His areas of specialization are - trade and development issues; international finance; intellectual property rights, traditional knowledge protection and sustainable use of biodiversity; trade and environment; agriculture. He has remained concerned over the developmental impact of economic policy and backs his findings with solid empirical research. He has been nominated by the Government of India as a member of expert groups for providing advice on trade and development strategies. He was also a member of the official Indian delegation in several multilateral negotiations, including in the WTO Ministerial Conferences. Dr. Dhar has been interacting closely with several institutions that have been involved in working on issues relating to trade and development. He has been working closely with several inter-governmental organisations. These include the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Trade Centre (ITC). He has many publications in reputed national and international journals and books to his credit, too numerous to enumerate here. His latest book on FDI in India co-authored with Dr Chalapati Rao has a sober assessment of the difficulties in assessing its impact on Indian technological development. Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3): • India's Recent Foreign Direct Investment: An Assessment, K.S. Chalapati Rao and Biswajit Dhar, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development • Inclusive Growth in India, in Akmal Hussain & Muchkund Dubey (eds), Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia. • The Future of the World Trade Organization, in A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century: The Asian Perspective. • How Vulnerable Is India’s Trade to Possible Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU?.

Delhi, India