Shachi Amdekar

Economic Adviser at Department for International Trade (DIT)


Economic Adviser on the Regulatory Analysis (Technical Barriers to Trade, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Good Regulatory Practice and Cooperation, and Competition Policy, Department for International Trade

Policy Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy

Shachi Amdekar is an economist working on trade regulations and non-tariff measures at the Department of International Trade (DIT). Prior to this role, she led on long-term research and the Future of Global Trade series in the Office of the Chief Economist at DIT. Before joining the Civil Service, she worked in private equity and education consulting, and went on to complete her MPhil and PhD at the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College). Her doctoral research focused on UK-India technology diffusion and adoption behaviour, highlighting the use of informal networks within the Indian conglomerate manufacturing sector. During her PhD, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Ajit Singh, and supervised undergraduates variously on papers in Economics, Management and Political Economy.

  • 26 June 2019, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2019

    CSaP's Annual Conference will bring together members of our network from government, academia and elsewhere to discuss some of the policy challenges we have worked on over the past year.

  • 14 April 2015, 10am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2015

    This year our conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.