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Rudrani Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor


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Rudrani Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi. Her primary research area includes inflation and monetary policy, international finance, growth, development and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium modelling for emerging market economies. She has obtained her  Ph.D. in Quantitative Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi Campus.

Research areas

Inflation and monetary policy, international finance, growth, development and Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium modelling for emerging market economies.

Current research

1. Nowcasting of quarterly GDP growth in India (in collaboration with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi): Real time prediction of quarterly GDP growth in India using high frequency macroeconomic indicators.

2.  Investigate whether monetary policy shock can anchor inflation expection of economic agents in India using survey-based inflation expectation series.

3. Forecasting Consumer Price Inflation in India.

Recent publications

Membership in committees and commissions

  • Member of the Working Group of for the Revision of the Current Series of Wholesale Price Index (Base 2011-12) under Office of the Economic Adviser, Government of India since August, 2019.
  • Member of the Expert Group for deriving seasonally adjusted series for short term economic data under National Statistical Commission from November, 2012 till date.
  • Member, Expert Committee on Price Statistics under National Statistical Commission from 30th July to 30th April, 2011

Professional activities

Member, Editorial Review Board of Amity  Journal of Economics,  Amity  University,  from July, 2015.

Reviewer, World Bank Economic Review; Economic Modelling; Selected Chapters of the book titled “India’s Fiscal Policy: Prescriptions, Pragmatics and Practice”, Cambridge University Press.

 

Consultant, The Asian Development Bank, November-February, 2013. Attended NBER Summer School, Boston, USA, July 2012.

Other information

Invited to deliver 

 

  • Lectures in the Programme on Macroeconomic Modelling in Economic Policy Making at Reserve Bank Staff College (RBSC), Chennai, April, 2018.
  • Lecture on “Rules, Discretion and Optimal Monetary Policy” at Reserve Bank Staff College (RBSC), Chennai, May, 2017.
  • Lectures on Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Models and Forecasting and Policy Analysis System (FPAS) Models in a Pilot Programme on Advance Macroeconomic Modelling at Reserve Bank Staff College (RBSC), Chennai, March, 2017

Curriculum vitae

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