NEW DELHI, APRIL 5, 2021
Poonam Gupta has been appointed as the Director General of country’s largest economic think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).
Gupta who is currently working as a lead economist with the World Bank, will be the first woman Director General of NCAER, and will assume office on July 1, 2021.
Gupta holds a Ph.D in applied macroeconomics and international economics from the University of Maryland, a Masters in economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Hindu College, Delhi University.
Her areas of expertise and research interest include issues related to growth and developmental challenges in developing economies, fiscal outcomes, financial sector, monetary policy, capital flows and global developments.