Dr. Durgesh K. Rai
Dr. Durgesh K. Rai is a Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi. Prior to joining the RIS, he was with Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. He was also associated with National Labour Institute (NLI), NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. In addition, he has worked as a visiting scholar at German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany. He has over 15 years of experience in policy-oriented research. He has been involved in several studies commissioned by international organisations such as ADB, DFID, ILO, OECD, World Bank etc. He has worked on a number of research projects related to key subjects like India’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), G20, India in the Global Production Networks, Labour Regulations and Growth of Indian Manufacturing, Totalisation/Portability of Social Security Benefits etc. His main areas of research include international trade and investment, regional cooperation and integration, free trade agreements, trade in services, human capital, international migration and labour regulation.
He holds Ph.D in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has published articles in journals and authored a number of book chapters and reports. His publications also include several articles in newspapers and online platforms. Dr. Rai has presented his research work at various national and international conferences and seminars.