Senior Research Fellow; and Research Lead (Trade and Economics)
Amitendu Palit is a Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (Trade and Economics) at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
He is an economist specializing in international trade and investment policies, FTAs, supply chains, connectivity, cross-border data flows, and the Indian economy. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Investment. He is a Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) at the Wong Centre for Study of MNCs and an Adviser for Athena Infonomics.
Earlier, Amitendu worked for several years in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and in the Ministries of Industry and Civil Supplies. He handled macroeconomic policies, including trade, investment, industrial development, SMEs, entrepreneurship, and futures trading. He wrote annual economic surveys and participated in annual budgetary consultations. He was on the Advisory Committees of the Planning Commission of India and the ILO. He has published in several peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a columnist for India’s Financial Express and a regular contributor for East-West Centre, East Asia Forum, and China Daily. He is an expert for BBC, Bloomberg News, CNA, CNBC and others. He has been a resource person for Commonwealth Secretariat, ILO, UNDP, Copenhagen Consensus, and IIFT India.