Rajrishi Singhal

Rajrishi Singhal

Former Senior Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies

Rajrishi Singhal is a former Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House. He has been a senior business journalist, and Executive Editor, The Economic Times, and served as Head, Policy and Research, at a private sector bank, before shifting to consultancy and policy analysis. In his extensive journalistic career, he has covered areas such as, steel, coal, shipping, ports, petroleum, petrochemicals, textiles and corporate performance. He was the Gurukul Chevening Fellow at the London School of Economics (1997-1998), and the C. V. Starr Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (2002). He has written at length on the Indian economy, banking and finance industry, and on numerous public policy issues. He also served on two government committees appointed to re-examine policy options in areas of financial services, such as pension sector reforms. At present, he is a member of the Core Advisory Committee of National Insurance Academy and the Advisory Board of India Knowledge@Wharton, and a regular Op Ed contributor to various publications. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Download a high-res bio picture

Masters in Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata


Politics of international business, finance, economics and trade

Last modified: December 21, 2017

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19 August 2015

Shopping For Inequity

Rajrishi Singhal, Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House, wrote an article on 'Shopping for inequity' for Outlook India.

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20 July 2015 Gateway House

Modi must communicate policy reversals

The Narendra Modi government has recanted on some of its policy promises. There could be valid reasons for doing so, except it has not bothered to take the public into confidence

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7 July 2015 Gateway House

How culture and education can bind BRICS

If, after nine years, BRICS remains a disparate grouping, and its trade and investment flows remain dismal, it is time to explore new avenues of cooperation to consolidate the alliance—and culture and education can provide the necessary cementing factor when combined with the New Development Bank
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3 June 2015 Gateway House

India-China deficit: beyond iron ore

A distinguished Chinese scholar, speaking at a BRICS forum in Moscow recently, ascribed the growing India-China trade deficit to India’s ban on iron exports. While this contention is partially true, the data does not validate this argument, and nor does his view account for the other reasons for the deficit
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19 May 2015 The Wire

Is the ‘Modi Premium’ Wearing Off in the Stock Markets?

Rajrishi Singhal, Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House, has written an article about the stock markets registering a setback with the change in perception of PM Narendra Modi's government policies. This article has been published by The Wire