Surjit Bhalla

Surjit Bhalla

Member, Indian Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council

Surjit S. Bhalla is a member of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly formed Economic Advisory Council. He is a senior India analyst for the Observatory Group, a New York-based macroeconomic policy advisory firm, and chairman of Oxus Research & Investments, a New Delhi-based hedge fund. He is also on the governing board of India’s largest think tank, the National Council for Applied Economic Research. He has worked as a research economist at the Rand Corporation, the Brookings Institution, and at both the research and treasury departments of the World Bank and on Wall Street with Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. He is a widely published author and columnist who writes on financial markets, economics, politics and cricket. He has also taught at the Delhi School of Economics. Mr Bhalla has a Ph.D in economics from Princeton University.

B.S., Electrical Engineering (Purdue University); M.P.A. (Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University) ;Ph.D. in Economics (Princeton University)


Economics, globalisation

Last modified: April 21, 2022

Recent projects

Lisa Curtis and Surjit Bhalla Courtesy: CNBC-TV18 (Youtube)
5 August 2021 CNBC-TV18

Quad collaboration on economics and technology

On 30 July 2021, Lisa Curtis and Surjit Bhalla, co-chairs of the Gateway House Quad Economy and Technology Task Force, spoke to CNBC-TV-18 on the various channels of cooperation between the Quad countries in technology, supply chains and undersea cables, and the need to counter China's dominance in the Indo-Pacific.
QUAD Courtesy: Reuters
1 July 2021 Mint

The Quad’s strategy for China

On 23 June 2021, Gateway House hosted the Interim Meeting of the Quad Economy and Technology Task Force. Lisa Curtis and Surjit Bhalla, co-chairs of the task force, explain how the Quad can scale up economic and technological collaboration and pool resources to counter Beijing’s plans to dominate supply chains and global tech.
onions leliebloem flickr Courtesy: Dipayan Bhattacharjee/Flickr
14 August 2013 Gateway House

In search of economic liberalism in India

The reforms of the early 1990s did not bring economic freedom to a majority of the population. That explains a large proportion of the economic and social ills that affect India today. Why is economic life in India of the ‘Taliban type’? Why is illiberal thought still our guiding principle?