The Planning Committee of the Africa Forum Toronto 2019 is delighted to begin the release of our TAF Canada 2019 Speakers Information, with the announcement of UNCTAD Senior Economist Rashmi Banga as a Speaker at the 2nd edition of the Forum holding from the 13th – 15th September 2019 at the Ontario Investment and Trade Center in Toronto.
Dr. Rashmi Banga is currently a Senior Economist in United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD-India). She received her doctorate, M. Phil and Masters degrees from Delhi School of Economics, India. She was an Associate Professor in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India. She has taught in Delhi University, Jesus and Mary College for 15 years. She has also been a consultant to Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and has worked extensively on various trade policy-related issues. She has undertaken professional works with several international organizations like UNDP, World Bank, GDN, ARTNet, IDRC, etc.
Her PhD thesis on “Nature, Pattern and Impact of Japanese and U.S. FDI on India” has been awarded International Economic Development Research Annual (IEDRA) Award2005 by EXIM Bank of India. She has been a recipient of Gold Medal in Global development Network (GDN), sponsored by World Bank, for two consecutive years (i.e., 2003 and 2004).
She has published papers in leading economics and business journals. She is a board member of Academy of International Business (AIB), Michigan University, ‘Chapter for India.
Some of her research topics includes Linking into Global Value Chains Is Not Sufficient: Do You Export Domestic Value Added Contents?, South-South Digital Cooperation for Industrialization: A Regional Integration Agenda, Is India Digitally Prepared for International Trade?