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Biswajit Nag Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

Biswajit Nag is Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. He has been involved in empirical economic research for more than two decades in addition to having taught in both India and overseas. Dr Nag has completed a number of projects for the Government of India and international agencies such as the UN, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization (WTO), European Union, Department for International Development (DFID) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He is also an advisor on global value chain (GVC) to Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNet), promoted by the UNESCAP. His current research interest covers areas of international production networks (IPNs), GVCs, trade in services, regional trade agreements (RTAs), trade and development and so on. He is well known for advising on sector-based strategies to access the international market. Dr Nag is currently working on trade and technology with a focus on the firm’s ability to absorb new technology and accelerate its involvement in international trade. He is also conducting research on technology integration and employment dynamics in Indian exportable sector. He has also recently reviewed ‘Digital Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific’, a report published by the UN. His book My World with Rafiki: An Economic Travelogue and Miscellany focuses on changing international business environment and is based on case studies used in MBA classes. His another book Business Innovation and ICT Strategies (co-authored) deals with decision-making strategies using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools and role of open innovation in aligning technical capabilities and market knowledge.

Dr Nag has trained a large number of officials and corporate managers in India and abroad on trade policy and development issues including quantitative tools to analyse developmental impact of policy change and international business.