Experts

Vikram Singh Mehta Chairman, Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Expertise: Oil, energy, corporate sector

Shamika Ravi Director of Research, Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Expertise: Ravi’s research is in the area of Development Economics with focus on gender inequality and democracy, financial inclusion, and health. She is also a part-time member of the Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council.

Rakesh Mohan Non-Resident Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India 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.
Expertise: Banking, NPAs, financial sector, railways, infrastructure, macro-economy

Shivshankar Menon Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India
Menon’s long career in public service spans diplomacy, national security, atomic energy, disarmament policy, and India’s relations with its neighbors and major global powers.
Expertise: Arms Control, India, China, National Security, Pakistan

Rahul Tongia Fellow, Energy and Sustainability, Brookings India
Expertise: An expert in technology, policy, and design of infrastructure, Tongia’s research focuses on energy, electricity, and sustainable development, with additional expertise in IT and telecom

Dhruva Jaishankar Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India
Expertise: Jaishankar’s 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.

Constantino Xavier Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India
Expertise:  Xavier researches on India’s foreign and security policies as a regional power, with a focus on institutions and decision-making processes. His areas of expertise include Europe, India, international affairs, South Asia and democracy.

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. Chakravorti is a regular writer and columnist on a variety of issues ranging from innovation to digital transformation to sustainable development.

Krishnamurthy Subramanian Visiting Senior Fellow, Brookings India
Subramanian is also Associate Professor of Finance and Executive Director for the Centre for Analytical Finance at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Expertise: banking, corporate governance and economic policy

Sahil Gandhi Visiting Fellow, Brookings India
Sahil Gandhi is also Assistant Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, where he teaches urban economics and other courses.
Expertise: Urban economics, Housing and land markets, Urban Governance

Ananth Krishnan Visiting Fellow, Brookings India
Ananth Krishnan has closely tracked Sino-Indian relations for a decade, from the boundary question and the rapidly expanding trading relationship to the long history of cultural engagement between the neighbours.
Expertise: India, China

Anit Mukherjee Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings India
Mukherjee is also an Assistant Professor in the South Asia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Formerly, he served in the Indian Army. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla.
Expertise: Defence reforms

                                     Prachi Singh
Associate Fellow, Development Economics prachi
Prachi Singh specialises in health and development studies. Her research covers India and Bangladesh. She has researched on effect of air pollution due to crop burning and forest fires on child health, market structure of pharmaceutical industry in India and has evaluated policies related to arsenic contamination in Bangladesh. At Brookings her focus is on health care take-up and evaluation of health policies in India.  She has presented her research in various development related conferences in India and abroad. Prachi has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and she is currently completing her PhD in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

Sahil Ali
Associate Fellow, Energy & Sustainability
Sahil Ali specialises in systems-level modelling and analyses of energy and material flow and its linkages with sahil_Finaltechnology, policy, economy and environment. He has contributed to several energy and emissions scenario modelling exercises at the state and national level, reflecting directly in official policies and action plans. He has also represented the Indian research community on important platforms for SDGs and green growth, and has advised NITI Aayog on its national energy security model. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a Bachelor’s in Arts from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.

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Consultant, Oil & Gas
Swati’s core competence is in the area of energy transition, fossil fuels and climate change mitigation. Her research focuses on policy analysis along the supply chain via multiple perspectives: economic, financial, institutional and regulatory governance and geopolitical analysis of fossil fuel flows. At Brookings, she handles work on the oil and gas sector and is managing a project on framing a long-term policy for natural gas in India. Swati has a Master’s Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

 

Prerna Sharma
Research Associate, Development Economics
Prerna is an economic researcher with a special interest in promoting research and results-driven policy design and has an interest in health, gender, innovation and financial inclusion. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs where she obtained a Masters in Public Administration and has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK. 

 

Geetika DangGeetika
Research Analyst, Development Economics
Geetika Dang works as a Research Assistant for Shamika Ravi at Brookings India. She is an applied econometrician and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.  Interested in the area of evidence-based solutions to challenging questions of public policy— especially in the domain of health, education, gender and sustainability— she intends to explore the combined rigors of these areas of competence to contribute towards the goals of inclusive development and gender equity.

 

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Puneet Kamboj
Research Analyst, Energy & Sustainability

Puneet Kamboj specialises in techno-economic and policy analysis in power, renewable energy and transportation. He has previously authored a study on the estimation of rooftop solar potential for the Varanasi city, and spent six months at KAPSARC, Riyadh, where he studied and standardised Indian road and railway freight transport as per the World Input Output Database. He has an M. Tech in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management from TERI University, New Delhi.

 

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Geetika Gupta
Research Analyst, Energy & Sustainability
Geetika Gupta is an experienced electrical engineer with a Master’s degree in Regulatory Governance and a gold medallist from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has experience of working on diverse regulatory issues in power sector in India (with Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited). Her research interests include policy and governance issues in energy sector, regulatory impact, and sustainability and consumer interests.

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Nidhi Varma
Research Assistant, Foreign Policy
Nidhi Varma is a Research Assistant for Constantino Xavier at Brookings India. She works on India’s foreign policy in the neighborhood and in the larger South Asian region. Her research interests include multilateralism, global governance, and conflict studies.

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Programme Assistant, Foreign Policy
Nitika coordinates all foreign policy activities at Brookings India. She pursued the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. Her research interests are in the fields of Sino-India relations, South Asia, Democratisation, and Human Rights. 

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Siddharth Chaman 
Research Assistant, Development Economics
Siddharth Chaman is a Research Assistant in the Development Economics vertical. His research interest is on the Indian medical education landscape, particularly on the medical faculty scenario. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Grinnell College, United States.

                                           Tabish Parray
Research Assistant, Energy & SustainabilityTabish
Tabish works with energy systems at the intersection of energy, policy and data. He holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and a diploma in Liberal Arts from Ashoka University. He has prior experience of working with utilities in India and Sweden. His research interests include grid integration of RE, hydropower, and electric vehicles.


Neelanjana Guptaneelanjana

Research Assistant, Development Economics
Neelanjana is a researcher with an academic background in economics and quantitative analysis. She is interested in conducting evidence-based research to inform policy decisions. Previously, she has served at NITI Aayog’s Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office. She has a Masters Degree in International Affairsfrom Columbia University.

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Data Analyst, Development Economics

Sikim Chakraborty is a Data Analyst in the Development Economics vertical. Previously, he worked at Johnson Controls International Plc with the Digital Solutions team. His areas of interests are Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Data Visualisation and Software Development.

Shaonlee Patranabis
Research Assistant, Development Economics
Shaonlee is a Research Assistant in the DeveShaonleelopment Economics vertical. She holds a Master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, where she specialised in Urban Policy and Governance – issues related to land titling, planning, housing and the political economy of space. She is passionate about Institutional Economics, Development and Policy Making – especially in the context of the Urban.