Experts

Vikram Singh Mehta
Chairman, Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Vikram Singh Mehta currently serves as the Chairman of Brookings India and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Harsha Vardhana Singh
Executive Director, Brookings India

Dr. Harsha V. Singh has worked for over three decades on international trade policy, development, infrastructure regulation and global governance. He is Executive Director, Brookings India, and Senior Fellow of the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises (Fletcher School).

Rakesh Mohan
Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India

Rakesh Mohan is currently Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India. He was, until recently, Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., representing India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan from November 1, 2012 October 31 2015.

Shamika Ravi
Senior Fellow, Development Economics, Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Dr. Ravi’s research is in the area of Development Economics with focus on gender inequality and democracy, financial inclusion, and health.

Rahul Tongia
Fellow, Energy and Environment, Brookings India

An expert in technology, policy, and design of infrastructure, Rahul Tongia’s research focuses on energy, electricity, and sustainable development, with additional expertise in IT and telecom

Dhruva Jaishankar
Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India

His areas of expertise include India’s foreign relations, Asia-Pacific security, U.S. foreign policy, international politics in theory and practice, and technology and societies. His recent research has focused on India-Japan security relations, Internet freedom in South and Southeast Asia, resilience and power in international politics, and India’s intelligence history.

Geethanjali Nataraj
Consulting Scholar

Geethanjali Nataraj is a Visiting Scholar at Brookings India. She is an economist with more than 19 years of research experience in international trade issues and trade policy of India and other developing economies.

Daljit Singh
Visiting Scholar

Daljit Singh is a researcher with 27 years of experience in policy formulation and evaluation, and regulation of the energy sector in India and USA.

W P S Sidhu
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Dr. Sidhu’s current research concerns the role of emerging powers on the emerging global order, and as development and security actors in fragile states.

Bhaskar Chakravorti
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings India

Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Bhaskar is a regular writer and columnist on a variety of issues ranging from innovation to digital transformation to sustainable development.

Research Associates

Anurag Pal Sehgal
Research Associate, Energy & Environment

Anurag is an experienced mining engineer with a masters in public policy and management from IIM, Bangalore. His research areas comprise, energy policy and environment, sustainable development and coal. At Brookings India he leads the research on coal and allied energy sectors

Mathangi Swaminathan
Research Associate, Development Economics

Mathangi has worked both in the private sector and the development space for six years prior to Brookings India. During her last stint, she co-directed Waste Ventures India (WVI), a Hyderabad-based social enterprise to change the current dumping sector in India and eliminate landfills. Mathangi has worked in technology companies across India and South-East Asia, is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an Acumen India Fellow. She holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business.

Research Assistants

Ramandeep Singh
Research Assistant, Trade and Economy

Raman’s research interests cover the fields of trade and investment, political economy, and development economics.

Shruti Godbole
Research Assistant, Foreign Policy

Shruti’s research interests are in the fields of foreign, defence and security policy in South and Southeast Asia. She assists scholars with research on Indian foreign policy issues.

Abhishek Mishra
Research Assistant, Energy & Environment

Abhishek works on issues of energy sustainability. His interests are in Innovation, Project Planning, Data Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Software Debugging, etc.

Nirupama Jayaraman
Research Assistant, Development Economics

Nirupama specialises in issues of urbanization. Her interests span a wide range of subjects including heritage politics, urban policy and infrastructure, as well as gender and education.