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Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan

Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan has been working at the Center for Global Trade Analysis on the construction of GTAP database, its documentation, teaching in the courses and conducting research on various economic issues, particularly on international trade and industry-related issues using CGE and econometric models. His other areas of interests include Labour Economics, Productivity Analysis, Demand Analysis and Environmental Economics. He holds a PhD from IGIDR (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research), Mumbai.

Prior to joining the center, Badri was with ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations), New Delhi, as a Fellow, where he conducted a field-based study on the Indian Auto Industry for the Government of India and co-ordinated few other research projects in the areas of industry and finance. He was a Teaching Assistant in environmental economics and econometrics to the graduate students at IGIDR and was a part of the IGIDR team involved in some research projects for the Government of India.

His Dissertation was on "Some Economic Issues in Indian Textile Sector". Badri also holds a B.Tech. in Textile Technology and has a brief industrial experience as a production manager in a garment export firm in India. He participated in a Meeting with the Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany in 2004. He was awarded a fellowship by Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, USA, for participating in a course on GTAP in 2005-06. He has many publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals and books. He has also presented many of his research papers in national and international conferences.