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Natasha Agarwal is an independent international trade consultant based in New Delhi, India with exposure towards both academic research and policy analysis. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Nottingham, UK and an M.Sc. in International Business (Economics) from Lancaster University, UK.
<>She is a keen researcher in understanding the mechanism behind Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) I-International Trade-Migration nexus. Her doctoral thesis focused on understanding the the impact of developmental bottlenecks like financial development on the benefits to domestic firms from inward FDI in China. Several post-doctoral projects have focused on understanding the impact of financial development of economic growth in the state of Bihar in India, the use of taxes as a macro-prudential policy in curbing financial crisis of 2008, the impact of house prices on pension funds, the impact of FDI (proxied through Investment Promotion Agencies) on extensive and intensive margin exports in the horizontal and vertical industry.
She has also undertaken policy-related research largely focused on understanding the impact of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) on financial development in India, trade financing and its impact on exports in India, identifying reasons why India has large trade deficits with China, Indonesia, and South Korea, and providing strategies which largely included identifying export-potential products, and infrastructural bottlenecks.
Posts by Natasha Agarwal
The ‘Make in India’ programme seeks to incentivise global investors to manufacture in India. In this article, Natasha Agarwal, an independent research economist argues that efforts should also be ...
- Natasha Agarwal
- 22 April, 2016
In October 2012, India embarked upon its ‘Open Government Data’ journey, by opening up access to government-owned shareable data in machine-readable formats for the use of general public. In this...
- Natasha Agarwal
- 26 January, 2016
The Government of India has extended the ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival’ scheme - now expected to be renamed ´Visa Online (ETA)´ scheme - from five countries in 2010 to 44 countries in 2014. In this ...