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.