BiographyShe has worked in the area of trade policy, technology transfer, foreign direct investment, efficiency and productivity of firms, energy and climate change related issues. In particular, she has worked on projects on free trade agreements and trade creation effects, enhancing India’s integration in global value chains, the textile industry, India’s ethanol blending policy, up gradation of firms in the garments industry in India and demand and availability of feedstock for the petrochemical industry, implications of commodity transaction taxes, the impact of American investment in India, low carbon pathways for India and de-carbonization of the Indian Railways. She is currently working in the use of innovative technologies like Block chain and Artificial Intelligence and Consumer Finance in Financial Inclusion.
She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University on the role of intellectual property rights in transferring technology to developing countries.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Microeconomics, International Trade, Industrial Economics, Energy Economics, Climate Change Adaptation and Applied Econometrics
Published: Sep 01, 2012 by Journal of Developing Areas
Authors: Saon Ray
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry
This paper examines the welfare effects of technology policy of a developing country, which depends on both the technology transferred as well as the spillover of knowledge from such transfers. Situating the model in a welfare maximizing framework, we show that there is a case for an optimal technology policy that may involve a semi strong patent regime.
Published: Oct 24, 2016
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